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About Max's Tavern

Located at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, Max's Tavern is open daily for lunch and dinner and features an innovative menu of contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of the Hall of Fame with a trip to Max's Tavern.

Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 W. Columbus Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 746-6299

Website:
http://maxtavern.com/

Parking Details:
-We offer ample free parking directly in front of Max’s Tavern as well as free parking in the Basketball Hall of Fame garage under the building.

Executive Chef:
tba

Private Party Facilities:
Rooms available to accommodate from 14 to 400 people. Movie Theater is also available.

Private Party Contact:
John Thomas: (413) 746-3003

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

Special Events & Promotions:
From a business meeting to a five course wine dinner,

Max’s Tavern can accommodate your celebration.

We specialize in creating exceptional and memorable events through our fine food as well as wine and professional, courteous staff.

Thank you for choosing Max’s Tavern for your special event,

we look forward to serving you.

Facility Capacity

-The Crown Room can accommodate up to 34 guests.

(minimum of 20 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 25 Guests Friday and Saturday)

-The Chef’s Table can accommodate up to 14 guests comfortably for a sit down function.

(minimum of 10 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 14 Guests Friday and Saturday)

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Max's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food and ambiance were great, but our waitress was amazing. She made the evening special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Max's is always consistent, dependable, and delicious. All the Max restaurants are wonderful. The staff is well-trained and want to make their customers happy. I had filet w/ crab and Bernaise. My favorite. The onion soup is a meal as well as the fried calamari. The salads are big enough for two. The food is plentiful and always delicious. My husband and I dine there often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great evening with delicious food. Steaks cooked perfectly as well as drinks made exactly to order. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The people were very friendly. The food was amazing and the service was great. The food was delivered right on time. In and out in less than an hour .. would definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

had a wonderful dinner with husband. it was his birthday ! We sat in bar and had shrimp cocktail (excellent) and I'm very fussy about my shrimp! The bartenders were very nice. Dinner was exceptional, a bit of a wait for dinner, but the food was worth it. Our waitress was extremely attentive and brought dessert for husband (the plate said happy birthday ) w/ wonderful crème brule in addition to a card signed by staff! It was lovely and we cant wait to go back again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great meal every time! Definitely recommend Max’s!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

My fish and chips were excellent and perfectly cooked, as I would have cooked them at home. However, my two guests had a very similar dislike for the same rosoto dish. One friend said he would not come back again and the other was compted by the Manager and Partner and stated that he would return. I personally like Max's and will return again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waitress never asked us if we wanted another beverage. She served the tables near us very quickly and often. If you don't drink alcohol I recommend you dine elsewhere. Those drinking had much better service. We won’t return.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our group had sushi grade tuna, prime rib and chicken. The tuna was done perfectly as were the meats. We all enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great friendly service. Yummy food. Very well done. excellently pork chops. Limited vegetarian options, but s great selection of veggie sides. No one left hungry. Huge cocktail selection.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had made a reservation; told the hostess on arrival; she immediately left without comment and proceeded to seat other people. When I asked what the problem was; she said there were others ahead of us. There was no one in sight! Finally we were seated and given menus. About ten minutes later the waiter arrived and asked what we wanted to drink. We all asked for water with lemon. I asked that an order for spinach & and artichoke dip be put in right away for a table appetizer. The waiter proceeded to then wait on several other tables; not ordering our appetizer. In about fifteen minutes he returned with the water, no ice, and took our orders. The appetizer arrived about 30 minutes later, and the main order 15 minutes after that. In all it took us over an hour and a half to have a simple lunch. The manager came to the table and inquired how our meal hnd gone; I told him very badly and explained. He returned about ten minutes later and said there would be no charge for our meal. A very busy period was blamed (Sunday afternoon at 12:30). I suspect that the real problem was we had not ordered any drinks, the main profit item for a restaurant, and were purposely ignored.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant! Consistently great food and outstanding service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A little wait for our reservation, but it was a Friday night. Great booth and service. Salad, main courses and dessert were all perfect. Excellent wine list. Great place for a special occasion

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Calamari was fantastic, burger was your usual burger and pasta dish was just ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a quality meal right off of I91. We were happy with the ambiance, the food and the service.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Prime Rib was the best I’ve had in a very long time. The meat was rare as ordered and juicy. Kudos to the chef.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our steaks were excellent! Potatoes were cold (sent them back). The plate presentation was messy. For the cost of the meals the presentation should be more upscale. Especially since this is a Max's restaurant. Side dining room was cold.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I took my daughter to Max's Tavern to celebrate her new job. Dinner was fantastic and our server Brian took very good care of our special request.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everthing was excellent from the waitstaff to the exceptionally prepared food. Our cocktails were perfect, as well as my birthday dessert and card signed by the staff. For us, a special occasion place, but definitely worth every penny!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice selection of menu items. Server was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The only issue was related to Open Table. The reservation was made however the restaurant was not aware of our reservation. I showed the Open Table reservation information to the hostess who said that atleast 2/ week they have issues with Open Table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had a cobb salad, the chicken was dry and unseasoned and it wasn't until the server brought out my food that he informed me they had no avocado (the main reason I get a cobb salad). Aside from the food, we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful Fall day. The drinks were GREAT, and the customer service was really awesome! I would come back and try something different to eat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service. Great food. Never a complaint, always a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent place for a business dinner, good food, wine, and service. Also a great banana split for dessert!! (see photo)

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent food in a professional atmosphere. Always a good choice for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and ambience; however, waiter was inattentive. Towards the end of our meal, seemed as if he was not even there, and it took a long time to finally receive our check.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Steaks were overpriced and surprisingly not tasty. Service was nice

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best meal I have ever had at this Max location

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great as always.
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Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was good. Just need to watch the temperature to make sure it is fully hot when served.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Steak was perfect, crab cake phenomenal, and my wives scallops on point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The wine pairing with the Prime Cuts made the experience simple and easy to enjoy

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been "Max" lovers for years... and with the "loyalty" card they reward you for that! We celebrated 2 birthdays and everyone was very satisfied. I accidentally dropped a cashmere wrap in the parking lot - they gave me number of security - I called and they found it and held it for me, who could ask for anything more - THANK YOU!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is the weak link in the Max's chain, unfortunately. The menu is nice, but the food is uneven. Steaks were delivered not as ordered and and even after new steaks were prepared were not the quality one would expect of a Max's establishment. The baked potato was dry, and even the cheese bacon whatever that accompanied the potato was disappointing.
To the restaurant's credit, they took off the cost of the salads we had ordered as a gesture.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Super wonderful waiter, made us aware of turkey burger going to look a little pink and undercooked. Big Pig burger wonderful also as well as Cobb salad. Thanks! Look forward to returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Service and food were both excellent. Unfortunately had a so-so experience a few months ago, but very glad to see a rebound in both quality of food and service to the levels we'd previously experienced at Max's. Interesting specials and local craft beers, too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Thank you for preparing my steak exactly the way I requested.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Another tremendous meal at Max's, as is the case each time we have gone. Thanks for having a Fort Hill ale on tap. Fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved the booth seating. Our meals were outstanding , as was our server Rich.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Have been to Max's many times and were meeting old friends so location was convenient and we always found Max's to be consistent. Had a chicken dish served on top of spinach and polenta which was a nice sized serving and done well, skin crispy and meat still moist. Rest of the party had prime rib, fish and chips and striped bass. Staple fare prepared well and served efficiently. Our waitress was great and even asked our friends for a photo id as the credit card used required one something our friend said no one really ever does.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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