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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Fun (20)
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Casual (18)
Happy Hour (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Live Sports (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

For some reason, despite Denver's size and recent growth it is difficult to find good quality seafood without having to go high-carb, high-brow, or high-dollar. Does everything here have to be about the "high"?

Enter Max Gill & Grill.
Food - A (Just go and see for yourself)
Service - A (They care; went out of the way to enhance the experience)
Ease of Experience - A minus (parking)

I tried Max Gill & Grill for the first time since moving to Denver almost one year ago. The food was great in terms of flavor and presentation, service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. Couple the experience with the walkability of Gaylord Street and the quaint Wash Park location and you have a solid overall experience. I will definitely be returning again.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Incredible food and ambiance!! Our server was a little grumpy but the seafood can’t be beat!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is awesome. Best happy hour. The food is great.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We go to Max a few times a year, mostly for special occasions. Always have a good time. A little pricey, but great food and service. Main area can be loud.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Went to Max’s for Valentine’s Day. Food was excellent, love the no fuss atmosphere. Was a little on the loud size, but mainly b/c they were so busy.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

This is some of the best seafood Denver has to offer. Nothing on the menu has ever let me down.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding dinner,great service
Been going there for many years and have never been disappointed
One of the best around
Use the valet service to park

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Another great experience at Max, this time Valentines day. We had a smorgasbord of items and beverages. I had a couple beers and my sweet significant other had a couple Manhattans with the real Jerrys. We had oysters, mussels, shrimp étouffée, and lots of different flavored wings. Emily our server was fantastic and attentive, even though the place was quite busy. Next time we will investigate their tiki bar in the back!

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Food service was exceedingly slow - even on a busy night! Live music was really nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Handicapped accommodation minimal. Side dish offerings not very appealing. Valet parking nowhere in sight. Great crab and salad though and our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

Maybe just an aberration but food was not to standard, nor was the service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is one of my friends favorite place so we went for her Birthday celebration, we had a great time, the food was great service was wonderful. We had a nice celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

1st time to Gill and Grill. Made reservations on open table and as requested table was by the fireplace, ready when we requested and we had great service A+! We will be back soon. Only problem was finding parking at 5 p.m. but they offer free valet.
Food selection good, on time and very tasty. Really enjoyed! Happy 31st Jackie Barlock (my daughter)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I loved the ambiance but I thought the food and service were just average. We had the blue crab dip and clam chowder soup and it was nothing special. Disappointed in the service too. Had to ask multiple times for more bread, water, and the waitress forgot my salad which I then decided to forego. Would come back for drinks and try the raw bar - but probably not for food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great recommendations from our server, they really take the time to invest in their training so their staff knows their stuff! Our food was amazing, and the service was great. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Max Gill & Grill... Josh our server was fun.. served 🍸
Filled to top with excellence
The oysters on half were great as was calamari as were ribs!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall a good experience. We ordered a chocolate cake dessert and it was dry. cake was supposed to come with whipped cream (didn’t) so we had to ask for......

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter was great! Our first time there will come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We usually go to Washington Park Grille when we go to a restaurant over on South Gaylord, but my husband and I have been wanting to try Max Gill and Grill for a long time. The atmosphere in the front dining room was very nice. There was a fire going which made the small room seem very comfortable and intimate. The service was prompt and friendly. I started with the soup special which was a tomato basil. It was delicious and hot. So many restaurants serve cold soup these days. My husband ordered the calamari. Unfortunately, it came out very soggy. We should have returned it. I ordered one of the specials for the night which was a Marlin Marsala. The marlin was cooked perfectly. The mushroom sauce was a little thicker than I like, but overall a nice dish. My husband said his short rib pasta was good. The pasta was cooked perfectly, but the short ribs were a little fatty. The creme brulee that evening was a chai, cappucino. It had a very interesting flavor. I really liked it. The wine list actually has some reasonably priced wines on the menu. Overall, a nice experience and we will go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good as always. Service was very disappointing. Young man was totally overwhelmed and out of his element. Very busy and he was obviously not trained well and/or not suited to be a server.
Manager came over and apologized. They took 50% off the bill so they acknowledged the unfortunate experience. Just not the birthday celebration we had hoped for.
Food has always been excellent and will return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Overall everything was great. We made it for the tail end of happy hour and made use of their happy hour food and drink specials. The lobster flatbread, mussels and clams were all very good. My dad and I shared a lobster roll which was delicious, and my dad is hard to impress but he loved the lobster roll. Uncle enjoyed the wings, the lobster macaroni and cheese was well enjoyed by the friend that ordered it, and even the shrimp etoufee and fish tacos was a hit. This place is a long term favorite of mine that I’ll continue to return to

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went on a Wednesday night and it was pretty busy (wings special). We ordered the crab dip appetizer and weren't too thrilled. Needed something else to eat with the dip (chips?) but the flavor was not all that great so wouldn't recommend it. Ordered the chicken/lobster and it was tasty along with the risotto. Date ordered a tilapia special that was drowning in crab sauce. Service was slow, server had to come back to get our drink order because he forgot it and didn't write it down. He wrote it down when he came back though. They packaged up my leftovers but did not put my leftover risotto in the box! I mentioned this to the server and he brought me a small container of it. We ordered a cold dessert, which took a long time to get and then a bit longer to even get our check. We had not been here in a long time but it'll be a while before we go back. Plenty of other places with better service/experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good service and good food. Get a fireside table for warmth and ambiance. Lots of seafood options. Casual atmosphere. Good beers on tap, too although we selected from the wine list, which had many good selections at honest prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

WAITRESS TRIED TO SEAT US IN A TINY TABLE SQUEEZED IN NEXT TO THE FIREPLACE. I COULDNT FIT THERE. WE ENDED UP AT A 6 PERSON BOOTH NEXT TO THE BAR. WAY TO BIG. ILL ASK FOR A LARGER TABLE NEXT TIME SO THE WAIT STAFF DOESNT GET SCREWED SERVING 2 AT A 6 TABLE.. EVERYTHING WAS VERY NICE.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a great restaurant! It’s New Years Eve, the ambience was perfect and the service was excellent. Our waiter Josh had an awesome sense of humor and made great meal suggestions. The food was outstanding the girls had surf and turf, my son had the shrimp and seafood linguine and I had the Colorado lamb! Great meal, great location and outstanding service!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant is under new ownership but the food was still the same! Love the surf and turf. Lots of food and awesome atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and service was great.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience, fabulous food and the service was exceptional! We'll be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have loved this restaurant for some time now. For the money it cannot be beat and the food is always delicious. Great specials and oysters!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fish was overcooked and service was very slow. I would not recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waiter was the best. I believe his name was Josh and he was so accomodating. He did mention he has worked there for a while and I can see why. Our first order of oysters came out smelling strongly with a fishy smell. He was great. Spoke to the manager and had us a new order of different delicious oysters in no time at all. We have eaten here many times and will be back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've gone to Max's (and Hemingway's) for years. This visit was disappointing. The calamari was inedible...cold and mushy. Fish tacos were just okay. We were in the back and a very loud company party was going on right behind us. With so many great new restaurants in Denver, it will be tough to go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I would have given a higher rating but the service wasn't the best. Our drink order was not correct and our food wasn't all delivered at the same time. Some people didn't get their meal until 10 minutes after others.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous food! Had a great date with my husband. LOVED my Mac n cheese with lobster and crab. Great choice for fresh seafood.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great friendly and quick service. Happy hour Oysters a real bargain and delicious. Everything else so far also good, but mostly eat oysters and appetizers so can't comment on entrees YET; but plan to try fish entrees next time. Crab cakes and clams very good, but don't bother with the lobster flat bread--just a small square pizza with very little lobster on it. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a Great dining experience! There were six of us and we kept ordering at different times and our server Joseph did an outstanding job! We love this place! Great food, service, ambiance, and value!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We have never been disappointed eating at Max's, whether it was just my wife and I, or with children and grandchildren. The waitstaff have always made us feel very comfortable and provided outstanding service. The food has always been very tasty, and affordable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Organic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We live close by but had never stopped in to try this place, and now I am glad that we made the trip. I loved the ambiance and feel of the restaurant, it was cozy and chic at the same time. A bonus to what really matters, the food was delicious. I got the fish special and my boyfriend got a steak. Both of us were more than happy with the portions we received and the yumminess of the food. We will be going back for sure. One last rave: the happy hour goes to 6:30, which for someone who can never make the usual 6:00 cut-off at other restaurants is fantastic.

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

We shared a shrimp appetizer...6 lg shrimp for $11...they were fine. My husband had the shrimp ettoufe and he said it was good. I had the ciopino...i was disappointed. 1 clam, 4 little mussels, 4 shrimp, two baby lobster tails, no calamari and one small piece of bread..the broth was actually the liquid from a can of tomatoes...no other seasoning .this was $25.....i have had this dish here before and this was.a real disappointment.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I love this place, so I decided to try wing and whiskey night . Drinks were good
Wings were awful , very over cooked but I still love this place for the seafood and Prime Rib . I will not do wing night again

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Quick Bite
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