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 3, 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
  • A bit disappointed!
    SherryKVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Although I enjoy the bar scene at Max's and the appetizers and salads have always been great, my dinner last night was a bit disappointing. I got the swordfish which was a very small portion, with about 1/2 cup of orzo, a few spinach leaves and small a few small pieces of strawberry with it. The plate looked pathetic. I would go to Max's again, but from now on, I would ask specifically about each dish --or just never get the swordfish again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed it all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Went for a celebration and it was a great choice! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our food, our waiter was excellent and the atmosphere was great! We got the Caribbean calamari, a blackened halibut, the lobster linguine, tres leches and bread pudding. It was all delicious, but we agreed for entrees we liked the lobster linguine best. We didn't try and of the happy hour specials but plan to return to do so!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant
    aggie00sarah
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Hands down Max's is my favorite restaurant. The Happy Hour is the best I have found in the Wash Park/DU area. It is the only seafood restaurant in Denver that I really enjoy. To top it off, they have one of the most knowledgeable and friendly staffs in Denver. Kudoos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Veg Friendly!
    SchneitmVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious!! As a vegetarian, I really appreciate when restaurants put forth an effort to make a creative veg option. The meat eaters at the table devoured their food as well :) One of them absolutely loved the lobster & shrimp linguine. She was impressed at how much fish was included in the dish. Not just a bowl of pasta. Great friendly service & pleasant atmosphere. The dark chocolate torte is both gluten free & spectacular! Like eating a piece of fudge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Seafood Eatery
    gmdenver
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Varied menu, delicious food, great presentation and energetic ambiance. Overall, one of the better, reasonably priced seafood spots in Denver. You get to pick the garnish sauce for you fish dish. Very foodie friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This place is a great neighborhood spot with a bar scene that reminds me of Cheers-everyone knows your name! On a Friday night, we were seated upon arrival. Our waitress was friendly and very personable. Ordered a dozen oysters to start-each was fresh and delicious. Halibut was recommended and it was outstanding. For dessert, had amazing pecan pie. So.. we've had a great time in our visits here and find the food to be as good as our days in San Francisco. A real treat and a good price!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Max Gill & Grill
    NewingtonVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    A warm and cozy neighborhood spot with friendly service that radiates good vibes. Margaritas are decent, not great because there is no fresh lime juice in evidence. A starter featuring a trio of dips is very good. The seafood is fresh, side dishes are good but many dishes fall down in the saucing and seasoning department. My scallops entree featured good quality bivalves, broccolini and polenta but had been doused with a puree that tasted like fruity baby food by Gerber. Salads have a similar problem--good quality ingredients but mediocre dressing. Service was attentive, warm and friendly. I would list Max as a neighborhood gem--except for the saucing/seasoning problem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour!
    janeeyre96VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went during happy hour and got some great 99cent oysters! The lobster rolls were awesome too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ordering problems
    joan
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    too many order mix-ups. errors were corrected, but it took effort--and a bit of unpleasantness-- to get what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress was especially
    Cologrammy
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Our waitress was especially good- attentive, friendly, fun and efficient!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good experience
    JankossVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food was good as usual. Service was prompt, we will go back again and are looking forward to warm weather so we can sit outside.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our usual experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We've eaten at Max Gill & Grill many times and have always had really good service and great food. This time, the service was well below what we were accustomed to. We had a reservation for 7PM and the place was packed. A Groupon expires later this week and that may have explained why it was so busy. Everything took longer than normal, drinks, ordering our dinner, the dinner itself, and even getting the bill took a long time (it had slowed down by this point). The food was great, as usual.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food at best, good local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Our waiter was dry. Our food was ok. Fish tacos were probably the best. Fish and chips were pretty good. Appetizers were not good. Calamari, Brie, unsensational crab dip. Great place for a beer. They need to get much better apps.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly good; will go back
    SrLoboVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Our first time. Waitress was very helpful & patient. Killer fried oysters & Kona-rubbed tenderloin. The ribs at the next table looked good. Two minuses: the waitress didn't hear the "half" in the "half-dozen" oysters we ordered, and charged us for a dozen, tho we pointed that out; and the special I ordered was disappointing. (Fortunately, I have a generous partner who doesn't eat as much as I do! Did I mention the Kona-rubbed tenderloin?) All in all, very good, and we will definitely be back. The tab wasn't terrible, either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The staff/management was wonderful. My mother wasn't satisfied with her dish. From the menu description, it wasn't what she expected, or had at other restaurants with a similar description. The staff/management went out of their way to make sure she was satisfied. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service could improve
    skkar
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I love Max Gill & Grill. I've been here many times over the many years I have lived in denver. It is so good and has a wide variety of options and price ranges for any "out-to-eat" budget. We arrived at 7:35ish, for my 7:45 reservation and were told 10 minutes "or so". About 3 or 4 more couples came in and we were all waiting. They were seated first, which was a little odd. So at 7:55 I checked in. We finally were seated at 8:10. What's the point of having a reservation then? The food was delicious, our server I think his name was Rob, was awesome. We shared the grilled calamari (delicious) and I got pan-seared scallops and my friend got the lobster linguine. Delicious food, but do something about your hostesses, Max.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my best dining experience...
    John
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food was not as good as the last time. Halibut was not firm. Crab cakes were too much filler. Every time someone opened the door it was freezing. Ran out of several of the dessert choices. Not a particularly good experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded and maybe overbooked.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Crowded and maybe overbooked. The food was fair, but I have had better on previous visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great food. Great service. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Mussels were excellent. We were early but seated on time for reservation. I thought prices for drinks were very high. Food was very good and service was ok. $52.80 became $60.00 became$105. We don't do that very often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Emil56
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was good and our appetizers and drinks arrived quickly. We seemed to sit and wait quite a while to be served our main course while other tables around us had been served. The server never checked back to see how our meals were. I had been looking forward to our meal here as it is a favorite restaurants of friends. The appetizers were great - the oysters fresh and the calamari crispy. The Ahi salad was tasty and filling. The salmon was so-so. The fish a bit on the well done side and the beans/mash on the bottom pretty tasteless. I will look forward to going for happy hour and oysters. Not sure if we'll go back for entrees.
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  • The happy hour was fantastic
    Jaws2
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The happy hour was fantastic and the food was very good. i definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 1st experience
    Thediners
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We loved this restaurant, made our reservation on open table for restaurant week. Once we got our menus we decided to just order off the normal menu as it was about the same price and we weren't restricted to just the restaurant week specials. Our service was prompt and excellent. He had great recommendations for us, and was very friendly. They had a great happy hour going, and even Better if you sat in their bar area. They had a large selection of delish dinners to choose from and both of us were impressed with our meals! I would def recommend this place to anyone especially if you love seafood! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service and Ambience
    firemangeorgie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Hubby & I had an intimate evening here and it was great! Went in for Restaurant Week but ended up having some drinks and oh-so-wonderful appetizers instead. Ribs & shrimp were particularly great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The Short Ribs were awesome! Tuna burger very good also. The parking was a hassle, and the valet doesn't arrive until after 5:30pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A main stay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Max's Gill and Grill is a mainstay in our dining portfolio. We have always great service, our requests are honored and the food is great. My only comment for return customers is they need to add specials that reflect the talent in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food....parking nightmare
    Mona
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food was great, the atmosphere was pleasant. Trying to find parking was a nightmare! Very limited street parking in front of the restaurant and you take your chances by parking in the surrounding neighborhood. I believe the restaurant has parking behind it but again this was full. The parking behind the restaurant was never mentioned to us by wait staff or the hostess, perhaps because it was always full. Valet is available after 6 but our reservation was prior to. Will rethink going to this restaurant in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ordered the linguine with
    JCMH
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I ordered the linguine with lobster and shrimp. It was very good. They didn't skimp on the lobster and shrimp. The portion was just right!. My husband had the cioppinno which he also rated as very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CAH
    CAHA
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Tried this place during restaurant week and most everything was good. Calamari was the only thing marginal. Server even noticed the overhead heater was on too high. Nice place and we will definitely go back and try the patio in the Summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brussel sprouts Who knew
    brusselsprouts
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I normally don't like brussel sprouts but these are deliciousand the steak was to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night!
    SueJ
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Max Gill and Grill serves reliably wonderful food with casual graciousness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I typically love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I typically love this restaurant but their 5280 menu was sub-par at best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with friends
    Nana
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Max Gill may be most of the above categories, but since we've only visited for dinner, with other adult friends, I'll stick with "neighborhood gem", noting that we came from both county line, nearly Douglas County area, and Golden, Jeffco area. Well worth it! On this occasion, since we wanted to chat with one another, we went earlier, to avoid more noise, and lucked out with a wonderful booth in a quiet area. Thank you, staff, for helping with that. Their happy hour appetizers were terrific, and a terrific bargain. Among us, we enjoyed three different delicious entrees, four different salads/appetizers, and three different amazing desserts. Reflecting on this, I believe it's time we also tried lunch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was mediocre, steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was mediocre, steak was ordered medium, brought to table as well done. Also, both of us ordered app Caesar salads, my husband's portion was half the size of mine. With drinks, this did not feel it was worth an $80 meal and we will be going elsewhere next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Margo
    Margs
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was fantastic, service was 'right on'. And their Happy Hour prices, for both food and drinks, is a great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young, energetic, very noisy
    Carol
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This is more of a bar or tavern atmosphere than a restaurant. Huge bar, huge TVs, lots of action.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To start I requested a white
    TazzVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    To start I requested a white wine based on my dinner selection; server was not knowledgeable about wines. I had a Chardonnay which did not pair well with my meal. I had an appetizer that was shredded chx in Parma Gnocci - OK but not much flavor. The meal was a Sea and Bay scallop dish w two sauces (lemongrass-curry & Mango-jalapeno). Scallops were way overcooked and rubbery. Sauces were good but overpowered scallops; my fault for picking those sauces. I also added a lobster tail which was excellent but I wished I'd have ordered more of that! Overall, this wasn't a stellar experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denver's Best Seafood Place
    gmdenver
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great food (some of the best seafood--taste & presentation), energenic atmosphere, excellent service (attentive & friendly) and an overall great place for an informal (or formal) night out. We love this place and have been more than several times and will continue to come back. Prices are reasonable for the quality, so value is indeed a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Mike
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We always enjoy ourselves when we have dinner here at Max Gill and Grill...usually take friends and they enjoy it as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary failure on Gaylord Street
    PorkFace
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Tried it once, I will not come back, not that memorable. Smaller than usual portions, crab cakes were overprized ($14 for three half dollar size crab cakes, this is not Elways). Cioppino was tasty but quite watery, my wife steak was tough. Overall very overpriced for the meals value, there are better places for the seafood and steak in Denver. OK for the neighborhood watering hole, but go for dinner someplace else.That said, our waiter was very pleasant and competent, but servers bringing the dishes just dumped them on the table and disapeared without the word.
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    • Noise LevelModerate