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Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 423-3300
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Ranked #69 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Chicken Wings
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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English first
Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Maxine's on the recommendation of a friend. Our expectations of freshly cooked dishes like 'grandma used to make' were easily met. The house favorite of chicken and a blueberry waffle, were flavorful and yummy. On the recommendation of the very helpful server, a great-granddaughter of Maxine, I had the pan-fried fresh catfish which brought back memories of... More

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Muncie, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Maxine's several times over the past few years. Most recently (July 15th) we used them for a fundraiser. I love breakfast food, any time of day or night. And I love chicken, most any time of day or night. So, when you offer the opportunity for both on the same plate, I will jump for it.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As usual the food was good- I tried the sampler plate and my companion had the namesake chicken and waffle and we both took home enough for another meal. The problem was that it took almost two hours!!!! and we never did get the promised corn cake; the server dropped my sauce and never replaced it ( it was all... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good home cooked food. I had the chicken and waffle, it was good. You can get pan fried chicken that they will cook to order. Had grits which where ok the mac n cheese was good. The restaurant is a little run down looking on the inside. Its kind of a hole in the wall just east of downtown. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place has the best pancakes I've ever tasted in my life. Nothing else matters. I suggest the sweet potato pancakes.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food at Maxine's is simply amazing. It's a small family-run business, and the quality food is nothing short of amazing. It's always a treat for me to go. The portions are large enough when I order the chicken and waffles that I always have some to take home. I suggest the chicken and sweet potato waffles. When I first... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We waited 40 minutes here for our food, watching others who came in after us get their food before us. The waitress made one week apology, with no explanation. When I asked when my to-go order would be ready, she checked and said 4 minutes. 12 minutes later I finally had that. Just seems like the place is poorly run,... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I'm a Commercial Driver, and was in this city this past Saturday. My co driver had a daughter that lived there, so she came to get us and take us out for lunch. I wanted Soul Food, and this is were she brought us. All of us sat down together and had lunch together as one big family, it was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The last time I went to Maxine's chicken and waffles....was three years ago because I was unhappy with the service and the food. My friends begged me to go in Saturday and still not impressed. We all ordered at the same time, we all ordered chicken and waffles. Our food came out at different times, which wasn't a deal breaker... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited for breakfast on a recent trip to Indy. It was the first time we've had appetizers for breakfast, but we had to try the fried green tomatoes. They were fabulous! The green tomatoes got us primed for the chicken and waffles. The chicken was so juicy, and had just the right right amount of batter. And the waffle was... More

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