Max’s Seafood Cafe, longstanding restaurant/bar/pub in a classic building that dates back to the late 1800’s. Arrived and were immediately attended to and seated. Large dining room menu that is very diverse. Accommodating to the seafood lover as well as those desiring land. We went with two seafood dishes for our entree’s, Crab Cakes & Clams/Linguine. We started with an appetizer, Mediterranean Tapas. Hummus, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, with Grilled Pita Bread. Very fresh and light starter, large enough to share. The house made hummus was terrific, rich and did not last long on the plate. Using on the pita bread, we married with the olives. Added the roasted peppers. But in the end decided the hummus was best on its own. A great start!
Both entrees arrived shortly after we finished our appetizer. Clams & Linguine, whole baby clams as well as chopped. White Wine sauce, beautifully rich from the use of clam broth, a hint of lemon. Linguine perfectly cooked. A simple dish that was spectacular. Crab Cakes> 2 cakes on the smaller side. Nice crust, great flavor, high quality lump crab that had no filler in sight or taste. A homemade tartar sauce was spread on plate enhanced nicely but we definitely needed more. Sided with a medley of veggies we found satisfying.
Friendly and attentive service, pricing about $80 with a few adult beverages. Max’s Seafood Cafe in Gloucester City, offering lunch, dinner, bar menus and happy hour. Check them out and let us know when you go!