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Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Chicken Wings
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132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-3300
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Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Peach Butter Here is not to be missed!

I have eaten at Maxine's several times and have not been disappointed. My favorite inexpensive item is the $6 chicken wing and choice of waffle, which I usually pick, if I can, a sweet potato or strawberry. The food is tasty, and can be, in my opinion, a little pricey if you don't go for a special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jo P
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Maxine's several times and have not been disappointed. My favorite inexpensive item is the $6 chicken wing and choice of waffle, which I usually pick, if I can, a sweet potato or strawberry. The food is tasty, and can be, in my opinion, a little pricey if you don't go for a special and want to... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was so surprised to find good soul food all the way north in Indianapolis but Maxine did deliver. Their sweet tea, fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, everything is so excellent! What I especially love is that Maxine tops almost every dish with their own peach butter spread. It is so good that I wish they sold it to... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The decision to eat here was a good one. They have an Appetizer called Chicken Fries?....Its amazing!....Fried Chicken was good. I thought the waffles were just ok. I expected a little more there. Prices are a bit high, but it is a cool place and we loved that Maxines family runs the restaurant in her honor. Apparently to not discourage... More 

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

On a quick weekend trip to Indy, we decided to eat at Maxine's for lunch after reading some of the reviews on here. We weren't disappointed. Our service was excellent. Liz was our waitress, and she couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. My kids really enjoyed the complimentary little cornbread pancakes, and peach butter. I couldn't even get my... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I used to love this place. Went there often, specifically for their sweet potato waffle, biscuits and gravy, and even those little corn cakes with peach butter they bring out before your meal. Went over the weekend. Sweet potato waffles are gone, they were out of biscuits and gravy and a few other items, and I watched all the tables... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Decided to give this place a try. The interior is very sparse with concrete floors and not much decoration. The workers were efficient, but not over the top. Had to request cornbread, but it was amazing. The chicken wings were amazing and the waffles were light and fluffy. Would love to try some of the sides next time.

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Hammond, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Maxine's for the second time on New Year's Day. I was a bit nervous when we arrived. I told the hostess that I made a reservation (made the reservation at least 1 week in advance). She could not find my name anywhere... but brought be right to a table anyway. I was glad for that because there were... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Landed here with out of town guests....since I am new to Indy, thought it would be fun. We arrived 30 minutes before closing on a Sunday evening, we could not have been welcomed more warmly! We were not rushed...as I am vegetarian, I was a bit concerned, would there be anything for me? Well I ordered the sides...collard greens, black... More 

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stopped here when I was driving to the airport. The location was convenient and had plenty of parking. The staff was extremely friendly and the service was great. I enjoyed the fried chicken, it had just the right amount of seasoning and was not extremely greasy. I would eat here again for sure.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I have been here at least 10 times, nearly always taking friends or family. Without exception, everyone has agreed that this is a great place to eat. Friendly staff and homey environment. Food is more like home-cooked. Each table is served corn bread in small circles, with peach butter. That alone is worth going here for. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 423-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 am

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