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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 #34 of 1,961 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Think of Maxine's as an experience and not as a restaurant, and you'll be fine. If you want a quick bite to eat, go elsewhere. There is nothing quick about Maxine's. Service is friendly but not particularly swift. Bread for the table (corn bread with peach butter) comes before the meal, but definitely not immediately. The meal itself will take... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The moment I stepped in I was greeted with luv and a smile! On a snowy Saturday it wasn't as packed as it normally is but that was great for me! Being a first timer I had to order the sweet potatoe waffle n chicken! Delicious! The peach butter def gave it a unique touch! Wings crispy and flavorful, sweet... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was so looking forward to a piece of fried chicken from this place. I waited for 45 minutes before they took my order. granted we were with a group of 8, but still if you seat someone you could at least take an order before 45 minutes. I ordered one piece of fried chicken breast and a 3 side... More

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Tulsa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I visited here because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor during my vacation in Indianapolis, IN. It was well worth the visit. The location is easy to miss, I had to circle around the block and come back to try to find it. It may look a little sketchy from the outside, but the inside is charming and welcoming. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you are looking for some great food, you HAVE to give Maxine's Chicken & Waffles a try! It is conveniently located in Indianapolis downtown area. The staff was extremely pleasant, helpful, and welcoming. The food was EXCELLENT! Fried cornbread with peach butter...AWESOME! You will certainly be satisfied and pleased with your experience here. Everything was great!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a unique local restaurant just a mile or so northeast of the Circle and Banker's Life Fieldhouse. I loved the sweet potato waffle, it had a great flavor and the chicken was great as well. Also they serve cornbread cakes with peach butter and this was really good. Service was great, atmosphere is comfortable casual and the menu... More

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Roanoke, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Visited here with my wife and three kids and the soul food and environment here is amazing. You will have to wait a good 45 minutes for the fried chicken but it is absolutely worth it. I had the chicken and waffles which were the best I've had and my wife had the fried chicken and she still says it's... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have always been a fan of southern foods. Maxine’s delivers, not just with the menu, but the food itself. Although I prefer my greens and black eye peas to be a bit spicier, they were still very good. The catfish was very good as well. The place was full with no more than one empty table at a time.... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

While in the Indianapolis area for work, my coworker was told we needed to go to Maxine's for chicken and waffles. When he told me this I was hesitant as it really didnt appeal to me, however I still went along. We arrived around 11:30 for lunch and there were only a few tables available. The staff was very friendly... More

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