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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (20)
Good for a Date (18)
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Fun (15)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Live Sports (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tapas (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Great happy hour deals that can get even in restaurant. Variety of selection.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The crab appetizer was great. The crab cake sandwich was served on some sort of wonderbread bun (meaning cheap, soggy and gross.) Some sort of nice bun or bread would've been much better, as the crabcake itself was good. About 1/4 of my fries were cold, the other 3/4 parmesan truffle fries that were warm were great. The food took about 30 mins. to arrive, which was a long time, considering it was early on a Sunday evening. Overall, it was ok, and though I've been eating here for years, the slow service and food taste have me visiting less and less. Wash Park Grill is still the best of their restaurants.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

15 minutes before any service after being seated and then only because I asked a waiter who turned out to be the manager . Who apologized and said he'd make it right for us (which he never did. After ordering it took another 15 minutes before I hit my byob Bloody Mary and another 19 minutes before getting our brunch entrees.
My wife's fish n chips were cold. My Benedict was was warmer.
Took a long time to get our check and longer still to get it processed. The place was moderately busy with many open tables, so not the reason for such slow poor service.
We were anticipating this would be a great place so all the more disappointing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

after 2 previous disappointing meals, Max's came through again!! Used to love this restaurant , but had 2 bad experiences. Decided to try one more time and am glad I did! And our server, JJ, was great. We will be back after all!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We went on a Thursday evening and they had Happy Hour all day. Their special for Happy Hour was $1 ribs. The ribs were succulent, moist and well seasoned, with a choice of 2 sauces...sweet or spicy. The spicy BBQ was delicious, with just the right amount of heat. They also had discounts on their alcoholic beverages. Their Happy Hour menu offered a good variety of dishes and beverages. N

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Happy hour should not be missed. $1 oysters and great deals on beer. When the weather is right make sure to sit on the patio.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Our booth was good, but directly in front of the door, so with freezing temperatures/no buffer, we were frequently blasted with cold air throughout the meal. The waiter was invisible for most of the dinner - as an example, we ordered wine for dinner, which didn't arrive - until after a 2nd request from the hostess - until we were 1/2 way through our meal. The food was ok, but overpriced for what it was, and one of our party's meals - a cobb salad, was anything but a cobb salad - mostly greens and little else. We will not return again.....too bad, as it used to be much better - both overall food/service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Fundraiser-Dining out for Life

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Disappointing. Although service was very good The menu choices and food quality has gone down hill. Probably will be a while before I return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This was our first time at Max and while we enjoyed the decor and atmosphere the food was bland and lacking (shrimp etoufee had very few actual shrimp and needed lots of salt, and the grouper was also quite bland and the brussel sprouts ragout was just unappetizing) and we felt, overpriced. We also ordered the crab dip appetizer in the bread bowl and could only taste cheese (and found no crab). It is probably a nice place for drinks and maybe appetizers but reaches when it comes to their dinner menu. Disappointed because we are looking for a local, delicious seafood place.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The weather is beautiful. Don't miss the patio during happy hour. What a great pair.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We love going to Max's, but this time it was a little different- We arrived right on time for our 7:00pm reservation, but it took 40 minute to be seated. The manager was kind enough to provide our party of 6 a round of drinks- well done. Unfortunately however, the food took an additional 45 minutes after we put our order in. - so it was over an 1:30 minute before we had dinner- the food is usually "AMAZING", so much so that we make the drive from Golden to enjoy. Yet this time...not so much. We hope this is a one-time occurrence as we do love this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great casual seafood spot with delicious oysters and seasonal blue crabs.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Amazing food!! Great service. Will definitely come back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Always a good time here. Staff and food always outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The steak was tasty. Lobster was good, but small. Lobster rolls looked great. I'll go back for one of those.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We sat in the outdoor garden, which is a great spot on a beautiful evening. The seafood selection is broad and the food is well prepared. The bisque soup was 5 star. I've had the clam chowder and it's just as good. Good, friendly service. A nice relaxing atmosphere. We'll be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great food and service! We went on a Tuesday, so bottles of wine were half off - that was a nice treat. Would definitely go back!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Service was a bit slow on this night -drinks keep running out and empty cups sitting for a bit before we saw our waitress and our appy was a bit of a fiasco that the manager did end up crediting us back on but all and all it was a good experience. Usually though it is much better.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Knowledgeable and helpful waiter. Outstanding seafood. Good wine. It was a delightful dinner. We will definitely eat at Max Gill and Grill again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Every thing met the criteria for a first rate dining experience - the wonderful service by Kelsie who was attentive with out being intrusive, the food, the atmosphere. Not many restaurants have it all!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I personally love how they give an option on the dessert menu to buy the kitchen staff a round of beers. I think this says how much the owner values his/her employees and we definitely participated! They have a new chef that hails from Louisiana and his crawfish etouffee is amazing! Definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We started off with oysters from Maryland they were prepared nicely and the steamed clams came in a broth that was Devine. Dicky served us and he was on top of his game in the bar area. We then went to eat dinner in the dining area. We had Caesar salad which was awesome and lobster bisque which was very good. For entrees we had king crab, lobster and seafood pasta. I enjoyed our time from the moment we arrived, Josh was our server and he was very personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The skillet tasted great but came out in a small cast iron skillet. No toast, no garnish. Small serving and was $15.00! We left hungry. My chopped salad didn't come with the cornbread that it used to, so my $16 salad was less filling, and presentation was spartan. This was our favorite restaurant but now we are questioning it and disappointed. Seems cheap. 😞

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Ver good but kitchen was extremely slow; portions were small

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Love the Delaware oysters particularly at $.99

So thrilled to see the little neck clams back on the menu, that is a terrific dish

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Really great seafood. Solid staff. We enjoyed our dinner here and plan to return. Great happy hour as well!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great food and if you have the chance they offer on the desert menu to buy the kitchen staff a round of beers for $12, very cool idea ands great way to show appreciation for the great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Not our first visit BUT ahi portion small and average flavor. Other two had prime rib special which were paper thin, great flavor but over cooked.
Surprised to have AT BEST average food, but service excellent and outside open patio relaxing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Disappointed with the food. We had been several years ago for restaurant week and really enjoyed it, so tried it again with a Groupon offer and wasnt very happy... Won't go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This was a special occasion and we had great service, menu choices, and ambiance...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We love this place and come here often. Consistently good food and family friendly.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Not our first visit to Max's but not our best. There was a large, loud party in the back room that often made conversation impossible. Once again, the service was lackluster. Love the fish, but.....

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Great dinner with wife and grandson! Chris, our waiter was outstanding - blackened grouper special worth the price. Wife ordered ahi tuna but did not like the way it was prepared; ordered a burger (amazing!) with no charge on the tuna! Will go again when in Denver!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Always fresh seafood and every day happy hour. Definitely a neighborhood go-to place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Food was very good, especially seafood. Waiter was apologetic, but unfortunately it took way too long to get our food. Kitchen was way too slow for a Sunday night. We had a 5:30 pm reservation and didn't get our food until about 6:45 pm.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Used a Groupon to check out Max. The Groupon does not include any happy hour drink or app specials or general specials. We arrived an 1/2 early for dinner (4pm) so we ordered the Lobster flatbread to start off. It was ok, the lobster was very fishy (1 would saw maybe 1 claw cut thin ) and the middle of the flatbread was soft. For dinner we ordered the top sirloin and Cioppino. The top sirloin was not cooked to the order, and drenched in the blue cheese butter sauce, it came with 4 small roasted potato halves and we exchanged the cauliflower with asparagus. The Cioppino was not to my expectations for the price. It included 4 small shrimp, 4 mussels- no little neck clams (heard to waiter at the other table state they ran out), 3 small strips of calamari steak (the total size of your index finger), and 1/2 of a small lobster tail that was so tough I could not get it out of the shell. The waitress asked if I wanted to add linguini to it for an extra $2.00 to help soak up the broth. It was served with 1 piece of soft Italian bread. Over all I received maybe 3 oz of seafood. We passed on the dessert. If we wanted to order the Sunday Prime rib special it was not available. We were told that it was not cooked and not be ready until around 6:00! The waitress was very nice and the service was good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Amazing as always! I was born and raised on a island in Maine, one thing I miss more then anything is fresh lobster! It's so good! Some of the best I've had!! Bravo!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Don't miss out on the great happy hour specials. Dollar oysters...does life get better?

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2017

My girlfriend and I wait here last Sunday. We were greeted probably and taken to her seat. The gentleman that saddest down actually said to us we're glad you're here. Don't hear that everywhere you go. Josh was our waiter he was great. The food was outstanding period we went in for Restaurant Week and we will be going back has regular customers. Great food great atmosphere just an overall nice place to be.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive
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