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Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6299
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (95 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
“seafood tower” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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1 - 10 of 420 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere is fantastic and the food is better. I had the special , which was a red snapper with Asian vegetables. If you don't like seafood, there are a couple other options on the menu. Service was also superb .

Thank Micki B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to Max's Oyster Bar numerous times. The food is never disappointing from the pasta, or beef to the seafood, everything is great. Service can sometimes be a little slow, but general it is good. The bar seems to be a hang out...More

Thank jenk701
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at the bar.. service was ok, and the food is good and fresh, but very pricey. Recommend the corn and chicken chowder (special) and my husband enjoyed the oysters and the fresh fish entree. I had the filet which was fine. If you...More

Thank sanjimgregwa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an end-of-summer catch-up dinner with friends. We ordered soup and salad. The soup was tasty (rather spicy) and the chopped salad was pleasant -- I wolfed it down happily while watching the passing scene. This is a very popular place, so you'll see...More

1  Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very large with lots of seating. We did make a reservation and would suggest you make one. For appetizers we had fresh oysters and calamari, both were very good. Three of our party of 4 had seafood. The portion sizes are large,...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive forty minutes to this restaurant. We ordered the Alaskan king crab appetizer at 26.00. We got about 8.00 worth. Only one was sliced and available for consumption. The others we couldn't break into and the crackers were not served. We sent it back...More

1  Thank Meryl H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love seafood, but I had a difficult time finding an appealing entrée on the menu. None of the salads were very appealing either, since they all contained either bacon or cheese, or both. One of my friends ordered the large filet mignon with a...More

1  Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended but unfortunately, it was extremely disappointing. The restaurant is pegged as "upscale" on numerous search engines, but in my opinion, it did not meet my expectations for an upscale restaurant. We made reservations and arrived a bit early, but us...More

1  Thank Elj321
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. Great selection on Oysters and clams. The scallop ceviche was great. Will definitely be back the next time I am in town.

1  Thank Felix I
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Referred by family member that this bar would be a great place to celebrate this special occasion. 1. Exceptional service 2. Mouth watering food Which all made the experience for my Parents a very enjoyable one.

1  Thank kazzabe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
    (South Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-6299
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