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Max's Seafood Cafe

Max's Café was built in 1890 as a shoe store. In 1912, 34 North Burlington Street reopened as Leisinger's Saloon for the next 25 years even through prohibition (as a "soft drink establishment"). In 1937, Leisinger's Saloon passed through the family & was renamed Max's Cafe; it’s name for the next 65 years. In 1977, a new simply prepared fresh seafood menu transformed Max's Cafe into Max’s Seafood Café. The neighboring building was acquired to seat the growing number of patrons from both sides of the Delaware River, often forming lines around the corner, waiting to enjoy fresh flounder, shrimp, clams, & most of all, Steamed Mussels! Max's reputation grew for the next 22 years before age & neglect left it in a state of disrepair. The bar restaurant closed in July of 1998 & remained dormant for 2 ½ years. Refurbished in late 2000, Max's Seafood Cafe reopened on June 2, 2001 to continue its tradition of hospitality, impeccably fresh seafood, & most of all Steamed mussels.
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265 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(265 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 265 reviews
5 stars
(137)
4 stars
(95)
3 stars
(21)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Max's Seafood Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/26/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Saturday Night in Gloucester

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Nice bar. Great live music. Excellent food. Great service. Consistently consistent!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 5 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was excellent, the Irish music added to the experience. The only complaint is that the bus boy should be more service oriented. It seemed like he could only do the basics, and more was needed."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
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Review 6 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Scallops Great appetizer"
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
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Review 7 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice Evening

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We decided to have dinner at Max's at the last minute they were having a surf and turf special.
The dinner overall was good but the oysters were fantastic. Not a Wow but worth going .
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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 9 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 10 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was very quiet only ones at the actual restaurant. Great food."
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2010
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Review 11 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 12 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great as always

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"outstanding mussels!! The rest of the meal was darn good too."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 13 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Very slow service."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
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Review 14 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food is always great.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A very nice restaurant in a neighborhood setting. Great service and nice staff."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 15 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent food, good service, relaxing atmosphere"
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
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Review 16 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 17 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Fair

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Place needs a reboot. Haven't been here in a couple of years since the last time wasn't that great either. Had the stuffed shrimp. They were stuffed... with all sorts of bread. Hardly and crabmeat although the menu states "STUFFED JUMBO SHRIMP roasted, jumbo lump crab filled," Hardly. I dislike the appearance of the food as well. The so-called crab filling was scooped on from an icecream scooper.. just reminded me of how a cafeteria serves food. Place needs to get back to making quality seafood."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 18 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
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Review 19 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Intimate. Love the ambiance. The food is amazing! Small place but packed with character. Staff very accommodating and welcoming."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2015
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Review 20 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice place for very good food and value. Old world bar welcomes you.
Fish is fresh, tasty and nice portions.
Second visit was better than the first visit.
Try the mussels!
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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
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Review 21 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 23 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great decor, feel, and menu. Service was excellent. Spicy Red Mussells best I've ever had. Pork slightly over cooked but still tasty. Will be back for sure"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
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Review 24 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
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Review 25 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 26 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not Impressed

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"In all fairness to Max's, I am i diner who appreciates value. I want good, quality ingredients, properly prepared, taste phenomenal, and at a good price. They just didn't deliver on the value part. We all agreed that it was overpriced and the meal wasn't that great. I don't mind paying $26 for crab stuffed shrimp, it's just got to be worth it.
The food wasn't bad. It just wasn't worth the price. Philadelphia prices in Gloucester City.
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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 27 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 28 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Gloucester City Gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have come here once or twice a year for about 4 years now and I have to say it has really gotten better and better. Our recent visit was by far the best. The drinks were a generous size and the blue point oysters were delicious as were the little neck clams and the generous portion of crab dip, which came with grilled pita triangles. The Roasted Herb Crusted Cod Filet with creamy clam sauce, minced veggies, & crisp potato cake was prepared perfectly as was the Cedar Plank Salmon with its pecan crust, roasted brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potato, & cranberry chutney. The wine was a generous pour at a reasonable price and we ended the evening meal with a tasty apple tarte. It is a true gem that might be seen as off the beaten path from Philly or Cherry Hill, but well worth the visit."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2006
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Review 30 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

BIRTHDAY

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We've been going to Max's for years, usually to celebrate a birthday, and have always had a good experience. It seems that the prices have really gone up and the portions are smaller, you do not get a salad any longer (unless you want to order one). I just don't fell you get what you pay for, I hope they make some changes because we've always loved going to this hidden gem."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2011
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Review 32 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 33 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 34 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 35 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 36 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The mussels were delicious. The food was very good and veal was done just right. For a corner bar and restaurant the price could not be beat."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2011
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Review 37 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2005
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Review 38 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2010
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Review 39 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Neighborhood sleeper

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Beautiful space. ... went there on a first date and it couldn't have been more romantic. Staff was great and Tom the owner was a very gracious host. I'll definitely be back."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 40 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When I walked in It felt so nostalic and kind of took my breath away for a moment..... Felt like i was back in another place and time...
All employees' from bartenders, bussers, servers, and hosts were so attentive..and the owners (who we met) were so nice!! (Ooops, I forget their names)
The food..........delicious!!
Shrimp Diavlo was ...awesome....lots to choose from...Ya just gotta go.
And they are opening up down the street from here......"Chubbys"...,best of luck....my husband and I will be there soon!!!!
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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
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Review 41 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2011
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Review 42 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/07/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 43 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

As always, the food and service was excellent.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 45 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Max's Seafood on Friday

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The atmosphere is great, feels as if you are in a 1920s bar/restaurant. The service was good, but felt a bit rushed with ordering our food. As for the food, half of my party enjoyed their meal, while the other half, including myself, thought it was just okay. The crab cakes were on the menu as "lump," but I don't think they were entirely lump crab meat. The drinks average."
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a Favorite

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Always pleasant, delicious and enjoyable dining experience with yummy seafood selections. Those mussels make us go back over and over again."
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 47 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

WE had a great meal

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 49 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great seafood. Fairly priced. Very nice people

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Read about this place on Philly.com in a piece that was actually about another place. For some reason it stuck in my head. When my wife and I had a night booked with a babysitter (so you know plans were not made lightly) we decided to give Max's a try. We could not have been happier. Oysters. Mussels. Scallops. Steak-- all split between us so we got equal tastes. It was fantastic! Everything was great.
Perfect atmosphere for chatting, catching up and feeling like we were "out" and that increased as the place filled up and the music began in the bar--just enough to heard in the dining room but not to overrun it .
look forward to going back in the nice weather, having a beer outside while we wait for our table."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 50 for Max's Seafood Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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