Max Restaurant Group

Max's Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

An uncompromising commitment to quality, service, style, and cuisine.

8.7/10

Based on 118 votes

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    Phil
    "Awesome happy hour 4-6pm weekdays + Saturday, 1-6pm Sundays!"(13 Tips)
    Nicholas S.
    "Happy hour oysters are a great deal but can be hit or miss."(10 Tips)
    Sarah F.
    "Make sure to say hi to Chris Bonee at the bar."(2 Tips)
    Ashley C.
    "The food at Max Restaurant's is good enough but apparently incapable..."(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • oysters
  • chris
  • max restaurant
  • martinis
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • lobster tails
  • beignets
  • wine
  • brioche
  • cod
  • banana cream pie
  • foie gras
  • short ribs
  • brunch food
  • desserts
  • waffles
  • beer
  • shrimp
  • Jill H.

    Everything was top notch. Really fresh and delicious oysters.

    Jill Hornstein · May 24
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  • Alex K.

    Happy hour just changed - doesn't start until three on Sunday's.

    Alex K · May 17
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  • Vinnie D.

    Really? It a max restaurant. Outstanding everything. The only disappointment. The service was not up to par.

    Vinnie Daboul · April 26
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  • Mike

    Amazing meal last night. They had Asian style Hebi in the menu with house made fried rise and spicy mustard sauce. Amazing.

    Mike · March 26
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  • Mark M.

    Rhode Island vs. Connecticut http://bit.ly/1MsdOc5 #Yelped #NewEnglandShellfish

    Mark Melly · March 11
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  • Molly K.

    Brioche crusted cod is delicious, Chilean cabernet is a must, atmosphere is lovely, service is great. 5+ stars!!

    Molly K. · January 8
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  • Michael O.

    The paella

    Michael Orozco · December 3, 2014
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  • Alex H.

    Best happy hour in west hartford. Tuna burger!

    Alex Hennessey · August 10, 2014
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  • Alycia C.

    GREAT FOOD!! Very pricey, the wine selection is amazing and you will always leave full and satisfied.

    Alycia Cucka · August 9, 2014
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  • Jhevante L.

    The sockeye salmon is divine. Please get it I promise you won't be disappointed

    Jhevante Lyons · August 9, 2014
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  • Esther K.

    If you're with a group of 7-8 people, definitely get the oyster hi-bar. Fresh and delicious! The flounder is soft and it's lemon zest flourishes the flavor. Honey and milk dessert- a special must try!

    Esther Kim · February 13, 2014
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  • Katelyn W.

    Went for brunch ended up enjoying oysters, lobster tail, crab cakes and prosciutto wrapped shrimp. Everything was absolutely fantastic and our waiter was really great! Definitely heading back soon :)

    Katelyn Wilcox · December 9, 2013
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  • Alycia C.

    When you order the baked stuffed lobster, it is an actual lobster you have to dismember. Just so you know. DELICIOUS!!!!!

    Alycia Cucka · November 25, 2013
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  • Ketil O.

    A great happy hour deal, a-buck-a-chuck, oyster deal.

    Ketil Osland · October 29, 2013
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  • Meg M.

    The blackened fish tacos are out of this world, and so cheap on the happy hour menu!

    Meg Murphy · September 26, 2013
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  • Dee B.

    One of the best happy hours around.

    Dee Babkirk-Rodriques · August 18, 2013
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  • Andrea S.

    Happy hour is a must!

    Andrea S · August 17, 2013
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  • Nicole B.

    Need to remember the name dropper!

    Nicole Bevino · August 9, 2013
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  • Nicole B.

    Hendricks martini w tomolives!!!! Only place that has tomolives!

    Nicole Bevino · August 9, 2013
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  • Phil

    Awesome happy hour 4-6pm weekdays + Saturday, 1-6pm Sundays!

    Phil · August 8, 2013
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  • Cheryl A.

    Raw bar platters are a very good deal & the variety is excellent; although the platter for 4-6 has only one lobster tail & 4 shrimp. ( great for 3-4, but with more will need more food)

    Cheryl A · August 4, 2013
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  • Lauren K.

    The food at happy hour is a great deal but you could be waiting awhile for a waitress

    Lauren K · June 11, 2013
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  • Dee B.

    Unbelievable happy hours!!!

    Dee Babkirk-Rodriques · May 31, 2013
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  • Dee B.

    Great Manhattan and oysters!!!

    Dee Babkirk-Rodriques · May 25, 2013
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  • SNOCRU

    Seafood sky scraper is unreal! So much deliciousness

    SNOCRU · April 5, 2013
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  • Amy A.

    Sit at the bar and ask for Joe! I think he learned a few things from Brian regarding martinis ;-) and also say hi to Chris who opened this place! ;-)

    Amy A · March 25, 2013
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  • Michelle F.

    Try the Chicken Fried Short Ribs, Cheddar Waffle, White Gravy - Soooo good!

    Michelle Farella · March 7, 2013
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  • Michelle F.

    Try the Chilaquiles Verde With Farm Egg Queso Oaxaca - Smokey taste, like bacon! Amazing egg!

    Michelle Farella · March 7, 2013
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  • Michelle F.

    Try the Hiramasa Crudo, Foie Gras Powder, Freeze Dried Strawberries, An Shiso - Great with Stone levitation ale

    Michelle Farella · March 7, 2013
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  • Erica F.

    You know a restaurant is amazing when the Brussel Sprout Salad is wonderful.

    Erica F · March 4, 2013
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  • Chin Music

    Freshest salads in town.

    Chin Music · October 2, 2012
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  • Chin Music

    This may be the best restaurant in Central Connecticut.

    Chin Music · September 17, 2012
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  • Caitlin C.

    Drinks are expensive but incredibly worth it for their quality and innovative recipes!

    Caitlin C · August 31, 2012
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  • Vid W.

    Beignets are the bomb

    Vid Wehr · August 29, 2012
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  • Vid W.

    By all means, get the chocolate beignets.

    Vid Wehr · August 24, 2012
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  • Cristian L.

    The happy hour menu rocks!

    Cristian Löfvall · July 16, 2012
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  • Benson

    Get the moscow mule...bro....do it....bro

    Benson · June 9, 2012
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  • Amanda W.

    Great happy hour specials!

    Amanda W · May 28, 2012
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  • Shannon O.

    Try the Nick's Baja-Style Fish Tacos - Delish

    Shannon O'Keefe · May 18, 2012
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  • Elsa H.

    Fresh oysters and seafood for brunch :-)

    Elsa H · March 18, 2012
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  • Ashley C.

    The food at Max Restaurant's is good enough but apparently incapable of temping food. 3 times now I have ordered fish,burger or steak & I order mid rare and it's always attest mid well!!

    Ashley Clayborn James · December 4, 2011
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  • Lindsay B.

    Fried oysters are good!

    Lindsay Baldridge · September 6, 2011
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  • John T.

    Amazing seafood Read more

    John Turnberg · August 15, 2011
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  • Jeff R.

    Fish tacos get it

    Jeff Roeser · June 17, 2011
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  • topher M.

    Go sit at the bar for happy hour 4-6 and ask for Joe

    topher Mac · May 15, 2011
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  • Jennifer H.

    The catch of the day is always great with Brussel sprout hash!

    Jennifer Hsu · April 12, 2011
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  • Nicholas S.

    Happy hour oysters are a great deal but can be hit or miss. The fish tacos are great and an amazing deal.

    Nicholas Scott · December 27, 2010
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  • Mary Ann W.

    high rise is a definite must. havent had a bad meal there yet...

    Mary Ann Williams · October 31, 2010
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  • Shawn O.

    love the apps and the bread and butter with wine of course.

    Shawn O'Brien · September 8, 2010
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  • Jonathan R.

    Get the banana cream pie SO GOOD

    Jonathan Rios · September 3, 2010
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