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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
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Romantic (17)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

No prime rib at 7 on a Saturday?? One of their "signature" dishes? Poor planning. Won't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our raw bar apps were delivered to the wrong table and had to be remade. We were brought wrong apps also, and witnesses others being brought the wrong food. My chicken was way over cooked and brussels sprouts raw...wrapped in overcooked bacon!!! Creme brûlée was burnt...yuck!
We were not impressed. For the price they charge for food it really should be served perfectly cooked.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We sat outside on a lovely summer eve. Had a fantastic server and live music that was not overwhelming our conversation. Food was fine. Ambiance was fun. A great way to spend Friday night with friends.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere . Servers and service very good.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Professional wait staff and hostess, prompt service, not intrusive, and my friend and I did not feel rushed. My salad was excellent. I would return, though it is pricey. I was very glad I had a gift card. This was my first time at a Max Restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent service. Our waiter, Matt was on spot with everything, made for a special evening. I will definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was my birthday but the waiter never treated me any differently . He did not even say Happy Birthday! I used my birthday reward. I had to remind the waiter to use my reward on my bill!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Good food. Decor needs updating

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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was just ok. I've been to Max's Tavern many times and normally order Parmesan spinach. For some reason this time the spinach was very stringy and tasted bad. The rest of the meal was ok.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was good and the service was good. The only disappointment was when I asked our server to wrap both my wife's and my uneaten prime rib, and only my wife's leftover meal was boxed, and was not noticed until I arrived home.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Another outstanding visit to a Max Restaurant. Great standard entrees and special entrees

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me the amazing restaurant this place actually is, I eat here at least once a month sometimes more, I have been going to this restaurant for years, inevitably when u go to a restaurant for this period of time, u will get a bad meal, which I would understand, every restaurant has a bad nite once in a blue moon, some more than others, with that said, I have never had a bad meal or bad service, I always recommend this restaurant, I have never been disappointed , the max restaurant group is a well oiled machine, from the owners, to the hostess, bartenders, servers, cooks, this is how a restaurant is run,

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always have a great meal at Max's

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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. My wife had the crab cake and I had the pork chop. There private labeled wine is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

After a slightly disappointing experience at one of the other Max Restaurants the week before, we were a bit apprehensive. But the Tavern was fully in synch-with fine service, perfectly executed starters, mains and desserts. Our friends were impressed and we were delighted to treat them to a fine dinner. They really do seafood beautifully!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent a must. Best restaurant in Springfield.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Over priced. Poor quality of food service just so so

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I gave Max's an overall ratting of 1 star due to the availability of items off the menu. My first and second choice for an appetizer was not available on Friday night. That is unacceptable in my book. The server and service was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our experience at Max's Tavern was a mixed bag. When we first arrived the hostess(blonde) looked us up and down and was generally unfriendly as she walked us to a table. When we asked to sit at a different table, without eye contact she pointed out an area we could select a table. As she cleared the table of extra silverware, again, she acted like she'd rather be anywhere else. We ordered drinks some appetizers and entrees. The drink was exactly what we wanted. Oysters were fresh. One of the entrees was half great--noodles had a delicious flavor but the scallops were over cooked. The chicken penne dish was not good at all. The chicken was dry and tough and the penne was rubbery. We talked with a manager, who was pleasant, to return the dish. We really wish this had been a better experience overall.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We've stopped here on trips through Springfield and always pleased with service, food, etc.
Swordfish, prime rib and oysters perfect. Kids' menu comes with veggies, fruit nicely presented.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food and drink were very good but service was even better. Professional wait staff made the difference. Congratulations on your continued success.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Max's always delivers quality food with outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Have made several trips to this restaurant and it is usually very good. App was great. Service was great. We each ordered separate cod dishes - both were awful. As we are not complainers we sucked it up, but should have sent them back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great as usual!! Thanks

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I proposed to my fiancé here and they were wonderful. We had a great waitress who made sure that everything went according to plan. The ambience was just perfect and the food alone would make me sacrifice a rib bone to eat there again. I highly recommend the seafood risotto. I'm not much of a wine guy, but the waitress helped out with the choosing of the wine and we got one we loved even bought the bottle to save for the wedding. They do allow kids, but I wouldn't call it kid friendly. But as a date night or a special occasion or just for extremely good food I would recommend. Photo rev courtesy of my fiancé. I was too busy eating to take a photo of my delicious dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I dine here many times. The biggest issue I have, the food is NOT HOT. It's always warm.
Our server on Monday was not what I call excellent. She never told us the special, our food was plated incorrectly, and certainly not hot again.
I really wish they would be a bit more attentive and consistent with their cooking.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

One hour and twenty minutes is too long to waite for the dinner after placing an order, especially without an acknowledgement by the waitstaff of the delay. Our Maxx card will now just sit in the drawer.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

over the years have had fairly consistent food. Their Shrimp Cocktail is the best! But the rest of our plates which we have ordered before - were not consistent or of the quality we are used to. Probably the most disappointing was the French Onion Soup. No bread was offered or delivered. Our visit was early eve on a sunday and they were not very busy. Their prices are not inexpensive and for those prices you expect consistent quality - but it was lacking today.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. I have a severe food allergy and and the waitress (Kaylene) was wonderful and very helpful as to to the food I could or could not eat. Would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

In a single word - FANTASTIC! We went there to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. We asked for a quiet our of the way table and we were seated in a separate area that was out of the way and quiet so we could enjoy our special anniversary. The gluten-free was a plus and we were even surprised to be offered gluten free rolls while the rest of our guests enjoyed regular rolls. Our server was in a class of her own! Took care of us while we were there, did not rush us and took care of every need we had so much, we had to ask for nothing. a real professional server. We were even given a "Happy Anniversary" card that was signed by the staff when we were having our desserts. We are DEFINITELY going to be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Good upscale restaurant in Springfield locality. Food quality is very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great! I'm so glad because the last few times it was a disappointment. Jess is a gem.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We appreciate Max's Tavern for its consistency and congeniality. The wait staff is always cordial. The dishes are well crafted and the range of beverages is extensive. In nice weather, sitting outside on the patio is an option. Yes, the view is the parking lot and I-91, but it is still "outside". Have had their salmon on a bed of vegetables several times now-attractive, tasty and healthy. What else could you ask for? Oh, yes, a calorie laden dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was superb and the food was great. We are looking forward to going back in the near future.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food and enjoyed eating outdoors with music. The music was very good and included a cute young girl singer with a nice voice but could have been a little lower in volume. Had a good time and thought the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Well everything was good but i need to talk about the service. We are waiting waiting and waiting that day. The lady who is serving us the dishes, literally forgot one of the dish i ordered. Later when i reminded her she was like im sorry and all. I hated it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always great service and attention to details. Food is great and perfect selection of wines, spirits. Always the freshest seafood

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The most outstanding part of the evening was our server, Sara. She was phenomenal. Food and wine selection was terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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