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Etablissement Max

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Cafe, European
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Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up near New Orleans, but now live in Europe. I have missed cafe du monde and their wonderful beignets. Thankfully, I discovered Max today. Their beignets are very similar but also are like apple fritters. WONDERFUL! The fresh fruit waffle and cappuccino were also delicious. Makes living abroad a little bit easier. Thanks Max!

Thank Lisa D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to get authentic Belgium waffle and were really disappointed. The entrance was weird, staffs were cold. The waffle itself is empty inside like eating air. Price was super overpriced! I wanted the waffle max (11 euros) without the alcohol , the waiter recommended us to order normal waffle then add items on it. What they didn't tell... More 

Thank Phoebe Z
Ghent, Belgium
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396 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice interior but not at all a nice case. Very unfriendly and expensive. Really something for tourists. Locals who the prices and better places won't be found there. Never again.

1 Thank markhebbelinck
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We lived in Ghent for many years and have been to Max on a number of occasions; always leaving wishing we hadn't given them our custom. Let's start with the positives; the waffles are very tasty and the setting is opulent (hence 2 stars, rather than the 0 I would actually like to award them!) On the down side, it's... More 

2 Thank Laura C
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Yes, they have great waffles, but I bet you can find them at other places. a coffee is more expensive than most place's waffles (€4,50) And on top of paying over €30 for two waffles and two drinks, they charge 50 cents for a toilet visit. They will not see me again.

Thank Jonas K
Ghent, Belgium
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The waffles here are probably the best you can have anywhere, this comes unfortunately with extremely rude services included in the extremely high price. I rarely go there, except when I want to taste a perfect waffle and laugh at how the waiters there perfected the way to be openly rude and offhand to paying costumers.

Thank FrederikBelgium
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The waffle did not disappoint. We arrived after driving in from The Hague enroute to Bruges for lunch and the day. I had great expectations. The location and building is lovely. The decor and atmosphere as close to my imagination as I could imagine! we were seated near the window in a booth. I ordered mine with butter. Nothing else.... More 

Thank ACanadianFoodie
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Avoid this place: it is way too expensive, bad waffles, even the Fristi for the kids was overdue. Luckily Gent has many vetter places than this venue.

1 Thank Lewis G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The waffles were delicious and lovely restaurant. However one of the waiters was rude and considering the price you would at least expect them to be polite. This was a treat so won't be going back. Wish we'd saved some money and gone for waffles and one of the other lovely cafes.

1 Thank Suzanne1404
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

"Can I have a cappuccino without cream?". "No." "May I have my teabag on the side?". "No." Wait staff here take the biscuit for rudeness. It was so rude it was funny in a Basil Fawlty kind of way. Also, Flemish waffles are not very nice if you are used to the more substantial style of Southern Belgium. €8 for... More 

1 Thank emmak629

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 97 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?