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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)
Good for a Date (20)
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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)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This is a good local go to for us and while we enjoy the food, it always comes out exactly as we ordered and the servers are always very pleasant, the service is very very slow. Its good when you want to just sit and have conversation, but expect to wait a while to order or for service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent food. The steak was cooked to perfection and the side of wild mushrooms was amazing. Drinks were very tasty albeit a little smaller than I would expect for the price.

our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and was very helpful in making a couple changes to accommodate a request for certain sides.

the only negative comment I have is that when we arrived, it did take a long time to have our server come over, and then even longer to get an initial drink order in. At one point a member of our party asked if we could just get drinks in and bread served (as she was very hungry) and the waiter said 'sure', then walked away for another 5 minutes.

However, after the initial delays, everything was very good and we enjoyed the evening very much!

I would certainly recommend Max's Tavern and hope to return there at some point

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Favorite local restaurant. Go to for date night. Great food. Never disappoints.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We sat outside because the weather was beautiful. I enjoyed the band; loved the set list and Floyd and Adam. Only downside was volume; made it tough to have a conversation. Food was outstanding. Pork chop was delicious.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Perfect birthday dinner with my husband and son. The food and service was outstanding. Delicious perfectly cooked prime rib. The chopped salad was perfection. The shaved brussel sprouts with pancetta was unusual and delicious. Portions are pretty large and we took home doggy bags. Great value for what you get. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. This is our go to place for birthday celebrations!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Loved the food and ambiance...my husband and I both got the salmon with pea spaezle and greens which was cooked perfectly and totally delish. All the entrees looked wonderful and different than the norm. We're watching what we eat at this time or would have tried other items. We would go back if in Springfield again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 27, 2017

More or less what you would expect from a good steak house. Setting and decor were fine, staff and service were both exceptionally efficient and extremely welcoming.
My wife' steak was excellent, the sides and salads were very good, the prime rib ok but not great. Dessert and coffee were very good.
Overall, a very pleasant dining experience and a restaurant we would return to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Our server abandoned us. Spent most of her time talking to another table who she apparently knew. Never returned to check on our meals or offer us drinks. Not the first time we've had poor service here.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We had the seafood rissoto, blackened tuna, John Dory, soft shelled crab and hangar steak. Every dish was well prepared! Pleasantly surprised. Service was fine.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Good food in a casual environment.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I always enjoy this dining venue, however this particular evening it was busy and he were say at table that was place there in an attempt to acommidate our party size. Normal a two top table in in this spot. It was tight and a bit uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Max's was good, however our server was a little disappointing. Never gave any suggestions or recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The service was great; prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. The food had good flavor, but EVERY steak at the table was over cooked, and not just a little over done. Wouldn't go back, at least not for steaks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent food and service . worth making this a choice on your next trip

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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The food is always good here. The atmosphere is always good as well. It is a must stop and eat here every time I am in Springfield. It is right next to the basketball hall of fame. Same parking lot. I had the marinated flank steak. It had a lot of flavor it was really good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Our server, Sarah, was incredible. Food was outstanding. The restaurant was packed, many people waiting, but with Open Table reservations, we were seated immediately. WooooWooooW. Extra credit.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This was our choice for my graduation celebration and we were not disappointed. Server was friendly and efficient. She even brought me a special dessert treat congratulating me on graduating. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Not much in wine selections, but everything else made up for it. I would definitely go back if I'm ever in Springfield, MA again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

This was a second visit. Loved it as much as the first. Steak done to perfection. The Brussel sprout dish was utterly delicious!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Max tavern was overmatched tonight. Bar was "slammed" so drinks were very slow to arrive. Waitress was stretched thin and was not as attentive as usual. Kitchen was busy so one meal arrived incomplete and one was cold. Just not at their best tonight. I'll be back because no one bats 100 percent. But lets be better prepared for Saturday nights in may!

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

I frequent many of the Max restaurants, but had not been to the Tavern in a little while. My entrée (seared scallops on sesame noodles) was exceedingly salty (I asked my husband to taste to confirm that it was not my particular tastes). It was sent back to the kitchen to recook the noodles, as the scallops were fine. The dish came back with no sauce on it, and so it was not salty but rather bland. All in all, not worth the $30 cost. The sauces on everyone else's dishes seemed very heavy handed. Nothing subtle about the chef's style here!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

My husband and I had a fabulous dinner on a Wednesday night...just needed a night out, and Max's was terrific! We are always very happy with our dinners here. Service is excellent and food is exceptional. Steaks are always cooked to perfection and the seafood entrees that I have ordered have always been wonderful. I didn't leave even one morsel on my plate...and we even had dessert, which was excellent also, and my husband is a pastry chef so he's particular about his desserts! The cocktails were very good and the wine we chose was amazing! A brilliant evening out!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Always a great meal and great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I've been enjoying the Food & Drinks @ Max's for many years, usually taking customers like
C&S Wholesale folks there to dine with the professional & most friendly restaurant folks,
who work very hard to insure your dining pleasure @ Max's.

Thanks again & I WILL be back from New York real soon.
The Butcher

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I have to give a shout out to Max's Tavern to being so accommodating to our group. What started as a reservation for 8 turned into, after several phone calls, a reservation for 14. The staff was gracious and accommodating with each phone call. Service was fast, even considering the size of our group. The waiter was right out front about the wait on check out if we all got separate checks, and didn't bat an eye when that was what we did. He was fast, efficient and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to go back with a group...as a matter of fact, we will be, next year.
Oh. And the food was great. As always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had reservations at 2pm for lunch on a Saturday. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was fantastic, I wish I could recall her name. For appetizers we had the Korean ribs...delicious and a generous serving to share.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Max is always dependable. We all wanted beef, so between us we had filet, strip, and rib eye. All were perfectly cooked, tasty, and extremely satisfying. Wait staff well trained and freindly. Great place for dining and chatting.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Another excellent experience at Max's Tavern. I not sure which was better, our server Ryan or the food. We order the tuna tacos every time and are never disappointed. Our kids had the baked macaroni and loved it. Salmon was perfectly cooked and the scallops were great. Banana fosters sundae for dessert was awesome.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

My wife & I went to Max's for Tuesday Tax Day special. I had Prime Rib, my wife had Swordfish. My wife's Swordfish was slightly overcooked, but was immediately made right. My Prime Rib was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our family had a lovely dinner for Easter. The wait staff was very pleasant and willing to accommodate our needs. Food was very good! Nice time!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter early dinner/ late lunch was amazing. A perfect choice to celebrate with family. The food and service are always top shelf!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Staff was friendly and attentive except for one request. There were specials of the day which we asked the price. We decided both to order the special with one of us requesting a substitution. When we got the bill the meals were more than what we were told adding $16 more to the bill. Our server explained she was given incorrect information and also there was an up charge for the substitution which was not explained. She did remove the seven dollar additional fee for both but it was disappointing that we had to ask for that. The meal was good but not worth what we paid for it

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food is consistently delicious! So we keep going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent service, food was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. Matt our server was fantastic. His recommendations were spot on! Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 13, 2017

My hanger steak was very chewy and raw. Rather surprised as they raved about the special. I will not order that again.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2017

It was amazing and great food! They did a special request for me and made sure evearything was comfortable and outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Our waiter Josh was amazing. The good was delicious as always

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food is consistently good here! Also a dependable safe dinner for a celiac, they pay attention to their gluten free preparation. Always my go to for a nice business dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Glad you asked. I had made the reservation for my husbands birthday. When we arrived, they couldn't even find my name on the reservation list. I had requested (in my online reservation) a bottle of a certain wine I selected, to be brought to the table right away. I also asked that a small dessert item be brought at the end of the meal....as a surprise. If I had known that all of this was going to be ignored, I wouldn't have bothered. On a final note, we both ordered the filet for dinner. We have dined at Max's Tavern MANY times in the past (and have brought groups with us) and have never had a filet cooked medium come back to us dry and brown....obviously overcooked. All of this together made it a somewhat disappointing dining experience especially since it was my husbands birthday....he's 72 and a CPA.....in the past 45 years, he has not been able to celebrate his birthday because it falls during tax season.....what a let down.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We have eaten at Max's Tavern on many occasions and the food has always be 4 been excellent. Unfortunately, we were disappointed by our experience this past weekend. We made a reservation for 5PM for 2. Upon arrival, we were seated at a 2 top table in a side room with primarily 4 top tables with the exception of the 2 top we were offered. I politely asked if we could have one of the FIVE normal sized tables and was told that they were reserved for other parties. I was disappointed but understood...at least at first. By 7PM there were no parties at any of the open tables. Not one single party had come in after my request. My very tall husband and I sat squished at a half size table that was kiddy cornered to the wall in a room full of empty tables. Normally I never complain but I said something to the host who is always very gracious and he did apologize. I just think when you're dropping $46 on a steak and make a simple request it would be appropriate for the establishment to look into their availability a little further.

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