Thank goodness for Restaurant
Thank goodness for Restaurant Week. Without it, we would have never known that such a wonderful seafood restauant was literally in our back yard. I am sure that Friday night was the first of many nights that we will visit Max's.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been going to Max's for
Have been going to Max's for thirty to forty years and have NEVER been disappointed. This was the first time I didn't get the mussels in some form. The broiled seafood combo was excellent and was dates lobster ravioli was so good it was hard not stealing some when ever she wasn't paying attention. The orange creamcycle cake made me think I was a kid again. The service was impeccable and once again I have to say "Max's well done thanks".
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food and keylime pie
great food and keylime pie what more does a girl need!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waiter was very personable
Waiter was very personable and made suggestions regarding entrée/beer selection/dessert. Was very helpful. Food was delicious and was served promptly. Made for a very good date night with my hubby!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always. Me and
Delicious as always. Me and my wife both left with full bellies and smiles on our faces.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early dinner on a Monday was
Early dinner on a Monday was very quite. If you like mussels with a garlic, white sauce, stick with that. The Irish mussels with cabbage, sausage and potatoes although novel couldn't match the traditional ones they serve. The mussels are big and yet tender. Highly recommend.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a good experience.
Overall a good experience. Good food, nice and local.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mussels with Thai broth are
Mussels with Thai broth are WONDERFUL. Also try the grilled asparagus - perfectly tender, not overcooked, just a touch of grill marks. Well done. The fried oysters were a little heavy and could have been crisper.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in a town I knew
Great find in a town I knew nothing about. Great neighborhood feeling! Food and service excellent!! Cross the bridge and get away from the Philly scene, it's better here in all ways!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
Been going there for years and Max's never disappoints us. Now they even have a great happy hour daily! Music on weekends and staff has never been better! Thanks Max's!!!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good seafood chioces
Server was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive without being annoying. Ample time to enjoy each course without being rushed. The raw oyster sampler was fantastic and fresh. The mussels were cooked and seasoned perfectly with plenty of bread to sop up the juices. The sole was filleted table side and my husband said it was delicate and tasty. The lobster ravioli were loaded with cheese and lobster and a nice size. Will definitely go back to try some other fish dishes.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the visit
Max's Seafood Cafe was a pleasant find. Loved the atmosphere, woody, brick and quaint. The menu provided a very varied and large enough selection to pick from. My tilapia was excellent, fresh and very tasty with its accompanying sauce. The coffee was pretty good as well, although it would have been nice to see a bit more fruit related desserts along with the many cakes slices they offer. The host was very pleasant and our server was very good. The only minus for me was sitting too long on a wooden chair can become painful for me. (A cushioned chair would have been great!) Aside from that one personal quirk this restaurant & bar is a real find and an enjoyable place to dine in. Would surely go again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
two of my favorites crab cakes and keylime pie mothers day complete
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my 2nd time at Max's, and I will going back many more times!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sea Food Restaurant in the area. They charged $12.00 to cut a birthday care we brought after spending a bundle with six people. I thought that should be a service.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our second time going to Max's and like before it was fantastic. service, food, everything.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service
We have been to Max's several times and each time we have had great service and food. I would suggest to add non-seafood pastas to your menu since some people don't like seafood and dine with those that do. We also have had excellent service and the menu includes seasonal specials which is great.
Thank you and keep up the good work!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've never had a meal here that we haven't enjoyed. Mussels are always excellent.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is terrific and the young chef Tim Blair is quite talented at what he does. I would bring family and friends here again.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Great Services
Took my mom and family for dinner on a tuesday night. There was a nice crowd there when we walked in. Our server greeted us right away and was professional and friendly. Food was great. Lambchops as a special were tender and cooked perfectly. The sweet potato gnocchi and homemade eggplant melanzanna went perfectly with it. The cedar plank salmon and crab cakes were fresh and delicious as well. Our server is was attentive throughout our entire meal. Great food great service.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find off the beaten path
We stopped here to dine before the Stones show in Philly. Great place for people heading to an event in Philadelphia that want a nice meal before heading over the bridge into Philadelphia.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service. Can't wait to go back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the atmosphere! Established in 1912 changed hands several times but the actual bar remained & these owners keep the decor authentic. The bartender was super cool. The food was good we went farm to fork week & go back again. Actually we'd go back to sit at the bar & enjoy happy hour specials! Great beer list!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Farm to Fork Week
As one who is always looking for Jersey fresh produce, I was anticipating a good meal during Farm to Fork Week, and Max's Seafood did not disappoint ! Our four courses were loaded with fresh veggies, fruits and seafood. Service was excellent and it was evident that the staff take pride in their service efforts. The extensive beer and wine lists make it tough to choose and the staff was able to assist with some fine suggestions. Great experience at Max's .
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed to the "max"
We've been to Max's a number of times, and each time we enjoy it. This time our waiter introduced us to their wine specials, which we were never aware of in the past. Max's showcases some unusual wines, some not even available in the stores, and all the bottles are only $20. The restaurant week menu offered a varied enough selection for anyone, and we always enjoy ordering different items, then sharing. The scallops in creamed corn was so delicious, I could've eaten that for the entree! But then I wouldn't have had the wonderful mahi mahi entree!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Farm to Fork Week
Excellent menu for the Farm to Fork week!
I've always been a huge fan of Max's.
I was disappointed on my last visit to find that they no longer include the small side salad with the normal menu. It was always just enough, now you have to order a $8 salad which is a meal in itself.
After checking out the Farm to Fork menus, I was impressed by Max's and had to go back! I'm glad I did, as the food was amazing! I started off with pan seared scallops served over a creamed corn & had the Mahi Mahi. They cooked them to perfection!
Overall it was a great experience and I would go back again soon. I hope they decide to bring the salad back as it completes the meal.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
farm to fork week was great here
the scallops app was amazing as was oysters rock. dessert was a little weak and waiter was friendly, but made two errors on what people ordered. all in all it was a great time had by all for farm to fork here.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, great service.
Great meal, great service. Staff was accomodating and friendly and food was delicious.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Meal Out in a Long Time
We made it through some tremondous weather conditions (raining, flooding) to get to Max's on 7/28/2013. We ordered the scallops wrapped in bacon and the deviled clams appetizers, and the shellfish mix and broiled seafood combo for the entrees. Everything was exactly as it should be. Food was perfectly cooked and was hot, and we didn't have to wait forever for it to arrive. Prices were VERY reasonable for what we received. Deserts were good (key lime pie, chocolate cake) but I'm not sure that is their forté. All for roughly a C note. Bob our server was very professional and accurate, as well as personable and easy-going. We have been there before, and we'll be back!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second family birthday dinner experience. First experience was excellent - on a Friday night. This time, the Tuesday
evening made for little noise (good!) & thru half or more of our time there, we were the only ones in that particular dining room. I personally was disappointed in my mahi mahi special: tasted good but portion size was very small; same for veggie. Risotto was
tasteless. (One of the alcoholic drinks was also poor.) Everyone else in my party seemed okay with theirs except for other person who also got mahi mahi special.
I would definitely return, for the neighborhood feeling of the place, and past good experience in food.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Little Gem
We enjoyed our dining experience - the food, atmosphere & staff were very good and accommodating. We will definitely return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday at Max’s and they did a splendid job in all aspects of our dining experience. The shrimp fra diavolo was spectacular, and by all accounts, the steaks were done perfectly. The wait staff went out the way to make sure that we were comfortable and satisfied ... including a fine rendition of Happy Birthday to my daughter. Fantastic job.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service.
Enjoyed this place. Definitely will be going back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed by the decor of this quaint, historical dinning environment. The service was very professional and the food was very delicious. Soft music played while we ate, which was a very relaxing ambiance.
We would definitely return again and are spreading the word!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want superb seafood...you
If you want superb seafood...you must eat at Max's. Service was impeccable and a good wine list.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great neighbor experience
A great experience,good food,great wine selection,nice atmosphere and available parking.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Muscles - All Gone!! :(
Evidently, the folks who came for Happy Hour ate up all the Muscles! Although at first very disappointed that they had run out of muscles, all four of us were happy with each of our meals . The waiter John was great, noted our disappointment and said that rarely happens and they were expecting them at any moment - which never came. I have to say I had the best clams and linguine I have ever had. My husband had the stuffed flounder and was very happy. Our friends each complimented their dishes (pasta and shrimp and ? I forget) and we were quite satisfied after the initial disappointment of not being able to enjoy muscles! (A dish that Max's is noted for and is the reason I only gave 4 stars).
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood -worth driving to NJ
Great Seafood at its finest. We drive about 15 miles from PA to enjoy this great restaurant.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time at Max's in many years and we already can't wait to go back. The Thai Mussels were incredible and our server, Bob was an absolute professional and made our experience even better.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific terrific waiter,
Terrific terrific waiter, awesome awesome food and menu. I've been going there since it was ahole in a wall for 40 years. Its always special and top of the line service and food.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it there!
Bar is awesome and great entertainment on weekends. Something for everyone on the menus and food is consistent and specials are always great in the dining room. Loved the new Sunset Menu $25 Menu!!! We booked our company party downstairs in the private dining room...can't wait!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service. I've been there about 4 times now and never a let down.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Experience
Never a disappointment... excellent service, food and ambiance.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for the four course $35 restaurant week offering. Wasn't disappointed! Everything was delicious.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful surprise. The food was wonderful. The restaurant had been renovated 12 years ago and looked great. We will put this on our"A" list!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our visit was great. The drinks were great. The seafood was fresh and delicious. It can be difficult to find good fried oysters, a classic. Max's has them. Looking forward to going back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous and Fresh!
Went to Max's with friends on a recent Friday night. Had a great experience. The seafood specials were delicious!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and offered to recommend some reasonable bottles if wine which were great as well. Our son is a huge craft beer fan and he raved about the beer menu. All in all a great dinner!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Small Town Gem
This place has Superb seafood! Try the mussels in the Irish sauce...greatest mussels I have ever eaten!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a holiday meal
Max's, unlike most restaurants, brings their A game when it comes to a special menu for a holiday. We come here over and over again for holidays such as Mother's Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving because we know they will serve food at the same level of quality as they do on regular service. Max's is such a gem.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!
It's just the most comfortable bar to walk in to. Music on weekends is a lot of fun! Definitely reminds me of Cheers! Wether you sit at the bar and eat (which we love to do sometimes) or you enter the dining room, you will be in for a treat. The staff is always accommodating in every way. We always enjoy everything we order. We had a tour of the wine cellar, and now can't wait to have a family gathering downstairs in their private dining room.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM