Max Gill and Grill
Max Gill and Grill

Max Gill and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxgillandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 303-722-7456
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Brunch); 2pm-4pm (Lunch)
    Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Brunch); 2pm-4pm (Lunch)

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Bar opens @ 3pm for Happy Hour)

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (3pm for Happy Hour)

    Bar Open Nightly Until 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Najera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mississippi
  • Public Transit: RTD Bus Stop at the corner of Gaylord & Mississippi...Just a half block from Max Gill & Grill
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet available Tuesday thru Saturday in middle of block 5pm - close. Street Parking Available Always
A word from Max Gill and Grill
Specializing in the freshest seafood and raw bar along with the finest spit roasted and grilled cuisine, Max Gill and Grill serves really great liquids amid praiseworthy food. In addition to our nightly specials we will also have Soft Shell Crab Specials every friday!!!! Check out our website at www.MaxGillandGrill.com for all updates
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Max Gill and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (107)great for outdoor dining (52)vibrant bar scene (42)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (32)good for groups (25)hot spot (24)kid-friendly (23)romantic (18)great for brunch (16)late-night find (13)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lovesvolleyball
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic menu. Our server, Rob, was instrumental in helping us select the proper cooking technique and sauce parings for our choices. DELISH!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and Reliabe
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This spot has been a neighborhood staple for years. It's never going to blow the doors off in the culinary department but the food is decent and reasonably priced, the atmosphere is fun and welcoming. This is not your spot for "fine dining"...think Key West patio fish fry! But the fun people....That's what keeps us coming back...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the second time I've been here and both times, I have really enjoyed Max's Gill and Grill! The staff was very friendly, the food excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic find.
    Riles
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Looking for great food and 5 star service, this is the place. We were only in Denver 2 nights and after our first meal at Max Gill and Grill, we decided to look no further and returned second night. Our server was Rob and he did a fantastic job both nights. They prepare the food the way you want it and you can substitute sides to suit your taste. This is a must try restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid the steak oscar
    1234VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We live relatively close to Max Gill and Grill, and stop by for dinner or appetizers once a month or so. It was very busy for a Wednesday, and the noise level in the front room made it almost impossible to talk. This time, we decided to have the Steak Oscar - what's not to like about a steak with a crabcake? Max does great crab cakes, and this time was no exception. Moist, tasty - melt in your mouth. But the steak was a really bad cut of meat - tough, hard to cut even with a steak knife. The chipotle hollandaise was also a bit strange -- the texture was all wrong for hollandaise. It was more the consistency of mashed sweet tomatoes. I would steer away from this combination and just get the crab cakes by themselves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    johnandmiche
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My fiance and I are definitely foodies and very discriminating about where we dine. Max Grill serves sensational food and their service is excellent. My intended is from New Orleans and is used to exceptional food. We both were certainly not disappointed at this star restaurant. Not only is the seafood great, we also tried their barbecue as an appetizer. Wow! We have dined at Max Grill twice within 30 days, and plan to eat there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the best seafood in Denver!
    SeafoodfanaticVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the Hurd time we have spent our anniversary at Max Gill and Grill. We could go somewhere else fancier, or closer to our home in Arvada, but we always come back to Max! The Cioppino is scrumptious. The service is always impeccable. We love sitting out on the patio under the lighted trees where it is private and relaxing. Everything we have eaten there is excellent and we will be back, many times over!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    GonrossVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dine here often. Food is consistently very good. Something for everyone. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TasteVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nice waitress, friendly warm place, good ribs, and oysters were fresh and tastety.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Seafood
    AllysonK
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service at Max was excellent. We were immediately taken to our table and the waitstaff was very attentive even thogth the retaurant was busy. The crabcakes made a nice appetizer. The swordfish and cioppino were coolked perfectly. Only complaint was the 12 hour lamb was way underseasoned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal--definitely going back
    DTCdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We gave Max a try during Restaurant Week, and had a pretty good meal. Everything was high-quality, and the atmosphere was laid-back. Our server was excellent, and very on top of things without being intrusive. He gets bonus points for not asking that awful question, "How's everything tasting for you?" Between the three of us, we had the macadamia trout, asian tuna salad, and a burger, and all were executed nicely and tasted great. If you don't like noise, stay away from the front room and ask to sit in one of the rooms back near the bar. We were in the room next to the patio and probably would have asked to sit there if it hadn't been rainy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    neighborhoodcritic
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    First visit. Food and service were first rate. We had the Lobster Bisque & Clam Chowder as part of the meal---both were excellent. Would return there for those items alone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Meal!
    Anyonomous
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great restaurant week options - the Lobster Bisque is fantastic!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My Husband and I really enjoyed Max Gill and Grill. The food and service was wonderful. Great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal
    johnandmiche
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Max Grill. The food was great as well as the atmosphere. Dessert was decadent and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was a great find! First time diners and not yet familiar with this neighborhood, but this one is a keeper. Interesting cocktails, great menu, and impressive friendly service from Julie. I'll be back! Excellent value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value, good food
    SuperZinette
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Where else can you find a very fresh and tasty lobster for 19.99? That's the Saturday night special. Other nights offer specials on oysters, crayfish, etc. Good, fresh seafood in Denver at a reasonable price is so appreciated. Set in the fun and happening Wash Park Gaylord neighborhood.s
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a Relaxing Celebration
    DRRD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent. Brought my parents here while they were in town. They absolutely adored the atmosphere and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    JesZ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had family in town and wanted to take them to a place that had a little bit for everyone. Arrived at 6:00 place a drink order and shortly after placed our food order. 7:00 hits and our food has yet to come and our waitress hasn't even stopped by to fill our water glasses. Finally, our food arrives. Fish is overcooked and lukewarm (if that). Our waiter was clearly avoiding us which made me even more upset. This isn't the most expensive place around, but paying $26 for entrees we can't enjoy is more than enough reason not to try this place again. I'll be back for happy hour, but will not be coming by for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lighthouselady
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thought it was a little pricey for what you got - taste was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Place!
    GetTacos
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love going to Max Gill and Grill, especially one Wednesdays for dollar taco night. I took a school group there just recently and we all loved the venue, food, and service. This is definitely a place I'll go back to. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place!
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I love finding a place that has excellent food and a great atmosphere - Max Gill & Grill is that place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Special
    tlee
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Not the best thing on the menu. The happy hour prices are great. The $1.00 taco nights are fabulous. Just steer clear of the prime rib. I also had a steak once that I was very unhappy with
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time at Max Gill and Grill. It was an excellent experience through and through. Everything we ordered was just right. Lobster bisque was fantastic. And Ahi Tuna was done just right. The wine was excellent. And our server was very friendly. We'll be back, no doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiny Universe
    2tinyforthemoney
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband, a friend and myself went out for dinner at Max's Gill and Grill for the first time in a couple of years. We started out with 6 raw oysters which were very tiny. At over $2 each in price you would think you'd at least get a mouthful. We then made the mistake of ordering steamed mussels which were so tiny the seafood fork was almost to big. The sauce that accompanied the mussels was amazing. We also asked for more bread to get up more of the sauce. When it was finally delivered to the table there was one toast point that was tiny and another normal size. The problem was there were 3 of us. We then ordered grilled calamari. They were rubbery strips with little flavor. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hint of Cape Cod
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We just returned from Provincetown where lobster rolls and seafood is everywhere. In search of that good ol Ptown feeling we found Max G&G. When you walk in it is like walking into an east coast property off the wharf. The décor gives you that feeling and the food comes close, but don't get me wrong, the food is great, especially for the Denver scene. I would recommend it to all. I look forward to going back. If I can't get to the cape all the time, I can at least pretend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my wife and son for dinner. Son had never been here. Everything was terrific--as usual!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • usually pretty good...not this time
    DeverdecoratorVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I ordered the scallops with polenta which I've had many times before. This dish was pretty much inedible. WAY over seasoned (with salt and pepper). Not sure what was going on with their kitchen this night. On the other hand, our service was amazing and probably the best we've ever had there. We happened to hit a night/time when it was super loud. We sat right next to the bar, so that was the main problem. They are always friendly and accommodating to our young daughter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Evening with Friends
    Llenoj56
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our second time here this month. Our first experience was wonderful- excellent food, wine, and service. This time we took friends there for their first time. 2 of us ordered the steak Oscar- i ordered mine medium rare and the other was medium well. My steak was charred (read: burned) on the outside medium well- not rare. So the burned taste was distracting, and the over-cooked steak was somewhat dry and flavorless. My friend said that her steak could have been more done. Perhaps they switched our plates? Overall, this a nice little place, but I was disappointed in my steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dining
    Proud2BMollysGrandma
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were a party of six which included a child. Not only were we able to order the sea food we wanted, our 6 year old was able to find something on the kid's menu that she could enjoy. She raved about the fork she was given--a sea food fork she called a "miniature." You never know what will trip a child's trigger!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun HH spot!
    FitGurl9
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    There were 4 friends of mine who have been so busy that life seemed to pass us by, and we lost touch for a bit. I opted for Max Gill and Grill to meet one evening and we had the best time! Thanks for always having the peel and eat shrimp!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fish!!
    LoveColoradoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Go to Max Gill and Grill for the freshest, most well prepared fish in Denver, at a reasonable price. The bamboo steamed mahi mahi was so moist and delicious. My husband had the salmon, also great. We rarely eat everything on our plates, but we did Friday night. My only complaint was how freezing cold the restaurant was, but the staff tried to remedy that, and it was much more pleasant later. We had Key Lime pie which was a great end to an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Criticism
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Altho' we arrived on time we had to wait for our table 15-20 min. There were 5 of us and we were told the restaurant only had 2 tables for 5...BUT, 2 four top tables could have been shoved together. While we waited a good number of couples were seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Land locked Seafood Joint
    BuckyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If you want the closest thing to a beachside seafood joint, Max G&G is the place. Nicely prepared seafood , reasonably priced, and racous atmosphere may this the casual neighborhood Wash Park spot. Lots of seafood choices prepared anyway one could want. Service a little spotty but the management is more than happy to get your meal the way you like. Don't forget nightly specials that are great. I had the all you can eat pork ribs that were fall off the bone delicious for $16. It should be called all you can wait for ribs. Frustrating to wait for refills so I gave up after the initial batch. A family favorite for good food at a reasonable price. Favs goat cheese,pear, & garlic,steamed mussels/clams & cioppino
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Living up to its reputation...
    CorkerDivine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    From the frontline greeting to the "see you again soon", Max's GandG simply and exquisitely provides for its guests. The Gaylord community of restaurants are all good. What makes Max's go from good to great is the desire to please and make the evening perfect. I have never had a bad experience here. Each aspect of the dining was a custom-fit. Service. Food. Ambience. Nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality has gone down considerably
    swaynewilson
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated our son's 19th birthday several years ago at Max Gill & Grill. The food was wonderful and matched by equally great service. I wish I could say the same for this time. The service was quite poor even though the restaurant was only about 1/3 full on a Sunday night. My wife's salmon was overcooked and dry and my steak oscar was also dry. My entree was served on a chipped plate. We will not be going back, there are far too many great restaurants in Denver to waste our time with mediocre food and poor service.
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  • SusanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Best lobster roll ever, & they let me substitute asparagus for fries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of home
    washparkth
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I grew up in Mystic, Connecticut and regard Max Gill as my seafood home away from home. They have the best lobster roll outside of the shacks in my old hometown! Their oysters are always super fresh, as well. When it comes to seafood, freshness is paramount and Max Gill always has great fish. Be prepared to speak up when talking to your dining partner, as the place is always jumping and everyone is having a great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent good food - poor service
    nene722VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We live close by so we head in occasionally for the oysters and selection of fish. We would frequent more often if the staff at the bars were more friendly. If you are sitting at a table in the dining room the wait staff is generally friendly and attentive. The front and back bars are a different story. We were recently in on a Saturday around 6:30 with a party of 8. We had a reservation for 6 but had two added at the last moment so we were told to go to the back bar. The bartender and staff were sitting around the bar and not pleased to see a large group come in (???). We had to move the tables to accommodate our group and the bartender was not friendly in serving or assisting us. The oysters are great...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Newplace
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great place to come for a seafood dinner. Wife had rainbow trout and was outstanding. Also very mindful of folks who are gluten free. Prime rib was okay. Have had better elsewhere. All in all, will be back and bring friends. Prices also in line.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.