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Maxines

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521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
+1 219-872-4500
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for lunch

Reasonable lunch prices. The Chicken Salad and French Dip sandwiches are great. Order extra Au jus. The atmosphere is a little old school, but they've subtly updated it to a kind of retro look. The place has a lot of charm. I've heard it's a happening place at night, although I've only been there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Michael M
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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonable lunch prices. The Chicken Salad and French Dip sandwiches are great. Order extra Au jus. The atmosphere is a little old school, but they've subtly updated it to a kind of retro look. The place has a lot of charm. I've heard it's a happening place at night, although I've only been there for lunch on multiple occasions. It's... More 

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Northern Indiana
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our children arranged a 50th wedding anniversary dinner at Maxine's in Michigan City, IN, last week while we were on a family vacation. We were given a private room for the eight of us. The meals fantastic and the service was outstanding. Our server was a wonderful gentlemen who volunteered to take our family pictures at the conclusion of the... More 

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Long Beach, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I called to make a reservation. I talked to someone who was very nice; and suggested we sit outside - that it was a good night for it. I agreed. there were three in my party; and we were seated immediately. That is all that went well. The food was terrible; the service was non-existent; and the food was .... More 

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Brandy H, Owner at Maxines, responded to this review

Brian, I am sorry to hear of your experience. It has been quite a while since I have had a negative review, to the point where you are advising others to bypass my business. Maxine's is known for exceptional service and cuisine. Can you take a few moments to help me to figure out what went wrong? When were you... More 

Long Beach, Indiana
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went there last Friday without a reservation. We were seated in a timely manner. The owner, Brandi came over and welcomed us and chatted for a while. Our server, Miranda was friendly and provided us with exceptional service. We both had the large filet cooked to perfection. Green beans and carrots were flavorful and still slightly crisp, love the mashed... More 

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SKOKIE
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170 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The beautiful decor does not make up for the average food we had here on New Year's Eve. Hubby and I both had the weiner schnitzel. The breading on the pork was soggy and barely edible. The spaetzel side was skimpy but the red cabbage was excellent. I was not a fan of the salad with nothing in it...no tomatoes,... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ate at Maxines for the first time a couple weeks ago, and were very impressed. They have a wide range of entrees, and very affordable prices. My husband and I needed food that was on our diet and they were happy to do what we asked. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy. We will definitely go back soon!

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near Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a restaurant I have been to many times as I am a local patron and because there aren't that many options in our small town. Their menu choices for vegetarians are limited so I tend to get the vegetarian polenta dish. It has always been an acceptable go-to dish. Last night however, after dinner and in the middle... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped in for dinner here on a week night. I had the gnocchi with chicken breast, which was quite tasty. The portion size was very generous. The rest of my dinner party had the petite filet which they enjoyed as well. So give Maxine's a try if your downtown or near the outlet mall.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Maxines is a block or two away from the outlet mall. We stopped by for an early dinner and found the place almost empty. The waitress was a bit flustered -- it was her first day -- but put forth a great effort and got the orders correct. Portions were nicely sized. Service was prompt and attentive. Definitely worth a... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A very diverse menu, reasonably priced, great wine selection. The servers and bartenders are very well educated on their menu. The atmosphere is quaint. Always a fun time. I'll be back!

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Additional Information about Maxines

Address: 521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
Phone Number: +1 219-872-4500
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-872-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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