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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” (90 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (12 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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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

CT people suck and give poor reviews. This place is amazing. Slightly high in the price category but worth the improvement in a great dinner and atmosphere. Everything is so tasty and fresh. I am from Tampa FL.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Happy Hour specials were great and well priced. Service at the bar tables was lacking, however we moved to the bar and the female bartender was excellent.

Thank Ethan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going here since inception. We also visit the chain's other restaurants on a regular basis. Generally, the food is very good to excellent, as is the service. We especially like sitting at the bar at the Oyster Bar enjoying their fabulous raw seafood...More

Thank Beauregw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times, and always enjoy the service and the food. In warmer weather, dining al fresco is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and escape the hubbub inside. And although we don't eat oysters, we have had excellent meals.

Thank Icelandia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in West Hartford and Max's Oyster Bar Is one of the best in town that has many fine restaurants. Both lunch and dinners are outstanding. For lunch their chopped shrimp salad is excellent and for dinners any of their fish dinners are great....More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Ate dinner here a couple weeks ago on a busy, Friday night and the meal and service were top notch. Key for me is keeping my water glass filled WITHOUT me having to ask and that was done throughout the meal. My friend and I...More

Thank wtrcan
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place has a very comfortable atmosphere with excellent, attentive service that complements their delicious seafood fare. Order the seafood sampler which includes Oysters, Clams, Shrimp and some Lobster - you'll be amazed at the size of the shrimp (more like baby lobsters) which are...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner for 6. 5 different entrees, everyone liked what they ordered. All the shellfish appetizers were great, very fresh. Nice atmosphere, wonderful service. Highly recommend.

Thank Lmaatlanta
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Stopped at Max’s for a pre-dinner drink and some oysters on the half shell. The restaurant was busy but we were lucky to get a seat at the bar. Had a couple drinks, which were tasty by the way. We sampled three different types of...More

Thank leao74
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The freshest oysters from all over. I mixed it up a little and had blue points as well as Wellfleets. My companion ordered a salmon dinner that looked like a work of art. Almost a shame to eat it, it was so beautiful. Presentation and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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