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About 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. Check out our website at www.MaxGillandGrill.com for all updates

1052 S. Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday: 10:00am - 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

Cross Street:
Mississippi

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 722-7456

Website:
http://www.maxgillandgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Free Valet available Tuesday thru Saturday in middle of block 5pm - close. Street Parking Available Always

Public Transit:
RTD Bus Stop at the corner of Gaylord & Mississippi...Just a half block from Max Gill & Grill

Executive Chef:
Rafael Najera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Party Room Available, Holds up to 75 people with private bar area.

Max Gill and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (13)
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Fun (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were wonderful as always. We have never been disappointed here. My son loves Sundays here because they have a magician. The prime rib is an amazing value!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is amazingly fresh and have never been disappointed with anything that we order. Service this time wasnt as good as it usually is due to an inattentive waiter who complained about having to use a tablet to check people out at the table and it how it affects his tips, but the service is usually top notch every other time we've been there.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We found this place on Yelp, decided to try it. The service was great, food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable for a seafood restaurant. I would definitely recommend this place for a great value on excellent seafood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Order took 40+ minutes after ordering to come out and the server didn’t keep us abreast of the timing .
We had to ask for the salads and she seem d surprised they hadn’t come out yet.
The server seemed new or just uninformed. We asked if you had sparkling water and she had no idea what that was.
So sad as I’ve loved the restaurant for years and several friends have felt the service and food is suffering.
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I have dined at Max Gill and Grill many times before in the past and have enjoyed it very much. The chicken chopped salad has always been very special. Good size portion, corn bread croutons, etc. Not so this time! Small portion, no croutons, not sure the salad had everything mentioned in the menu, nothing special and certainly not worth $16. I had the "large" crab cake sandwich. Here again, small portion, nothing special, and not worth $18. The waitress was very nice. We were very disappointed in the meal and we're not planning on returning very soon.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite place for a steamy bowl of cioppino and crisp pino grigio!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were staying in Denver for a vacation and we so pleased to find Max Gill & Grill on open table. Food and service was excellent. It is a sports bar so some areas were very loud, but the restaurant accommodated is by sitting us in a section so we could have a good conversation with our family.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great anniversary at Max’s. Our server was fantastic and the food was good. They surprised us with an anniversary dessert, which was an extremely nice touch. We’ve also enjoyed their weekly and happy hour specials.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been coming here for years and have always loved my meals. However, this time I ordered the $27 scallops and was disappointed. For that price I expect perfectly cooked seafood. What I got was overcooked, quite chewy scallops. My friend also ordered that dish and could not finish them for fear of choking on them. Had there been more than 3 scallops on my plate, I would have sent them back. But I didn't bother.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed .
This time not only was the food excellent, we also sat at the front window and were continuously entertained by the straw witch with the basket of candy and the curious passers by :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

You will think that you are back on the east coast! Warm and nautical, great food, comfortable and not pretentious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great first meal at Max Gill and Grill. We had Oysters & King Crab and the Surf & Turf and other than the lobster being slightly overcooked it was fantastic. My 6 year old got a great piece of Salmon w/ some french fries off the kids menu and it was one of the best kid's meals I've seen in terms of quality food. All in all a good find and will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Thank you for the birthday treat. I had the clams which I truly love and we also enjoyed the happy hour oysters. You are very generous Max Gill and Grill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, great service, 2nd time i was there and I was pleased. I will be back

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress did not do a good job at explaining the menu. My fiancé and I ordered the calamari grilled and it came out like a steak. My girl friend order the breakfast sandwich and it came out on a hamburger bun and the menu you read a croissant. The manager was super unhelpful and just said that they had ran out of croissants which is why the kitchen used a bun something else our waiter did not tell us.

Overall it was over priced and the food was horrible.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Attractive decor and interesting layout with indoor and outdoor spaces.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Nice atmosphere, food was tasty, yet some of the portions of the main fish dishes (salmon and swordfish) were pretty small. By comparison the chicken dish that two members of our party had, was very ample in size and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Crabby benedict was awesome. Server easily accommodated special requests: no english muffin substituted polenta, another in party wanted toast which was not on the menu. I am excited to go back :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Planned a special birthday celebration flying in from Indianapolis because we had a great experience here several years ago. Unfortunately, except for our excellent server Brittany, the experience was less than stellar starting with tiny wobbly table in corner to bad fish / overcooked risotto selection chosen by birthday boy. Mgr. Steven did come over and talk to us, comping 2nd meal, but we were disappointed with this visit. When in Denver again, we will still try Max's again in hopes of a better meal. The ribs are always a good choice.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a great experience at Max Gill and Grill! Our server, Julie(?), was AMAZING! She was super friendly, attentive, kind...and more. We would come back just for her. I mentioned in passing that it was my mom's birthday so she put a candle in mom's Creme Brulee and came out singing, "Happy Birthday!"

The food and atmosphere were great but the service is what will bring us back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Max Gill and Grill is always our favorite and best choice for seafood in Denver. The cioppino is always delicious (though slightly different this time around) and the lobster special was excellent. We especially enjoyed our steamed clam appetizer (killer broth!), and the happy hour prices for this and our drinks. The service was stellar and the patio is a lovely place to enjoy a warm evening. This was our 35th anniversary celebration for ourselves and we loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Came in for dinner this week after a very hard work day! First time and my kids, husband and I were impressed.. service and food amazing.. definitely is going to be on our family restaurants of choice list ;)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always great

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have been going to this charming neighborhood restaurant for years and was good friends with the owner whom passed. It was not that busy and the service was horrible and it took forever to get our food. We will return, as the food was and is very good.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The service was excellent from the minute we walked in. The rubs were good, but the seafood linguini was amazing. We were visiting from out of town; the restaurant was recommended to us. We are glad we went.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Oyster selection was great! Food came just as expected. Wait staff not very knowledgeable of seafood, but overall good service and food. The patio was quiet, nice and clean.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Disappointing - overworked crab which is typical for restaurants but usually not for restaurants charging $18 for a crab cake sandwich. Rest of party was underwhelmed as well- shrimp etouffee and lobster roll. There is a much more careful seafood restaurant in town that respects the ingredients, starts with a J.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was mediocre for price. Our server came to table 2 times the entire time

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Always friendly service and solid reliable entrees and specials.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Our server made the day. He was attentive(but not too attentive!), honest and appreciative. Food was good, wine was good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

As always, an extensive menu and the food is great!

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very disappointing. When we had tacos a few years ago they were delicious. This time they were bland. No spice, no sauce, just naked meat on lettuce. The server seemed unconcerned, oblivious. The place was not crowded so we were surprised by slow service and poor food. This used to be a favorite place, but it's unlikely we will go again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We enjoyed the Buck a Shuck oysters. They were the way we like them, small and mild, very fresh. Our server was attentive. The cioppino and grouper were mediocre.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent service and food as always.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Awesome hidden gem! Forget downtown, forget The Highlands, this place has it all. Friendly staff, delicious creative food, just a great vibe! Had dinner on the patio, then drinks and dessert at the bar. Even bought the cooking staff a round ( it was a choice on the dessert menu) and one of the cooks came out to thank us. New favorite place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Never a bad time here! The BEST seafood in Denver!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The decor and vibe and Max is good, but the food is just ok. We opted to sit on the patio, which was nice and relaxing until a raccoon showed up arms length away from my husband in a tree. Although very cute and seemingly harmless, the presence of a raccoon so close to our table was off putting. The staff were as curious as we were to see what the raccoon was up to and one by one came out to "check in" on the status of the little beast. Food was obviously of secondary importance. The fish tacos were plentiful but lacked flavor--almost as if someone forgot the seasoning. The shrimp étouffée was bland and unattractive. Luckily our server was awesome and had a good sense of humor about our dinner guest, and the drinks were decent. We'd love to have a good seafood place near us and will give Max another shot--maybe next time we'll opt inside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Instead of dessert - buy a beer for the kitchen staff - they love it! And I personally love that this is an option on their menu - what a great way to say thank you for a delicious meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We go to Max every year for our wedding anniversary, never disappointed. They even send us a coupon for a free dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very good food and reasonably priced! We enjoyed the crab legs, scallops, and pecan pie for dessert. We waited a while for drinks but the food came out in a decent time. This place has deals everyday we will be coming back for!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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