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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Bar Seating (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Max’s is still the best in Western Mass. Always fabulous food and an excellent atmosphere. The wait staff is very attentive and the bartenders are great.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Business meeting for 3. Nice pre dinner cocktails in the bar, then to table for dinner. Server-Mark was excellent always attentive yet not overbearing. Had Rombouer Cabernet and steaks and salmon perfectly prepared by the kitchen. Exceeded expectations!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

we always enjoy Max restaurants! Kayleen is a wonderful server, very thoughtful and helpful!!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much! The food was excellent and the service was exceptional!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Tuna tacos and french onion soup are excellent. The "small"prime rib was huge and cooked perfectly. Make sure you leave room for the banana Foster sundae. Great service.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, attentive staff and a good dining experience.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had an anniversary dinner at Max's Tavern. Prices there have increased considerably. I ordered simply grilled haddock with Brussels sprouts as a side. Presentation was surprisingly sloppy. Fish was definitely simple. Fillet was broken up into bits and unseasoned. Shaved Brussels sprouts with pancetta had too much pancetta and were too oily. My husband ordered the meatloaf and said it was fine. Food quality and presentation were average or below average for the price. We expected better from Max's , but may give it another try.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome server

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·Dined on January 22, 2018

Took advantage of Max’s birthday free entree. We have been here and at other Max locations many times. The food is always top notch. Sometimes gets loud when very busy but that can be expected almost anywhere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great experience. Our needs were met without excessive interruptions. Meal was very good but over portioned for a lunch, in my opinion.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

I felt the food okay, a little pricey for the quality of the food.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place good food the bar tender is unpersonable I was told before going there by other people the maitre d there is very rude and of course he lived up to it when I got there not friendly even though had a reservation was treated like I was a nobody

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·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great fresh seafood, great meal.

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·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food kind of missed the mark this time. Everything was bland

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Max's Tavern has a nice atmosphere and is not too loud. The food is generally pretty good with a variety of options. My wife & I went for her birthday. We were given a free entree though the Max Vantage program for her birthday.

She loved her meal and my meal was ok. We both ordered caesar salads which were pretty large. We could have split one and I wish our server had spoken up as they were 9 dollars a piece! Nine dollars for romaine lettuce, some cheese, croutons, and below average dressing! It also took a very long time for our salads to come out.

I am still not sure why I was served a warm 8 oz bottle of coke when others around me were given large glasses of soda with ice. I was given a glass with ice, but it did not get cold.

There were two servers working our section together. There was 1 large party next to us and a few 2-4 person parties around us. They were both friendly and attentive when they did stop us, but were absent for the most part.

I've had great experiences at the Max restaurants, but Max's Tavern has always been a bit below par the few times I have gone there. This last experience wasn't worth the hard earned money spent even with the free entree.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The crab cake and steaks were as good as always. Sal was an excellent waiter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice spot in Springfield right next to Basketball Hall of Fame. Went to dinner with my son; filet was cooked perfectly and a lovely bernaise sauce. Will definitely go again. Staff was very friendly, and prices are reasonable. Nice wine choices as well. Lively atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I was disappointed with my recent visit to Max's Springfield. The food was lukewarm and presentation was lacking. Basically a scoop of mashed potatoes and plain filet on the plate. I ordered the creme brule for dessert and it was cold, not fresh. I do not feel I got my money's worth!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great, service was great. Only negative was hearing someone in the kitchen YELL at someone else in the kitchen about "stop burning the food". Everyone around us looked towards the kitchen. Very unprofessional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I traveled in from Southern R.I. to meet a friend from Sarotoga Springs, NY. It not only was a great central meeting spot, but my cell phone was nearly depleted upon arrive, and the staff accommodated me with bringing it back up to full charge ... as I dined and had fun.

The atmosphere is friendly, the staff friendly and knowledgeable of menu, we felt so comfortable and welcomed.

I highly recommend Max's Tavern for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Max Tavern is always a good choice. The food is always good and it has a great atmosphere. The service was not as good as usual-the server took a while to get to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were seated promptly even though we had to wait for an additional guest. The wait staff was great and food was even better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was nothing special and so over priced. I was not impressed by this restaurant

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Second time in 1 week disappointed again. Had a reservation told us table was ready while in the bar then told a few minutes then they started apologizing about the wait. If they do not honor reservations then why bother taking them? I’ve been coming to restaurant for several years and must say in this past year the service and the food are becoming disappointing and overpriced. Time to look for a new restaurant to enjoy and it won’t be hard since there are several.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love this restaurant and normally the food is fabulous but this was the most unmemorable meal i have ever had.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·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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·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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·Dined on December 2, 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 1, 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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·Dined on November 18, 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 9, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 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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·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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