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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 #88 of 2,036 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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
Cuisines: American, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
101 helpful votes 101 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 via mobile

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Boca Grande, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There comes a time in life when you need to experience new restaurants you may have normally ignored, which is exactly why you must try Maxine's during your travels to Indi. It's an easy walk from many of the hotels and is located next to a gas station. This spot is now a tradition for breakfast every single time we... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We loved this place, start to finish an excellent meal. Warm fresh cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and chicken and waffles. We wil be back again and again.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Maxine's reminds me of the food my grandmother used to make. It's tastes great and makes you feel good! Southern inspired dishes are your best bet. Wonderful meal and I love that it's connected to a gas station downtown.

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Additional Information about Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

Address: 132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 423-3300
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Chicken Wings

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