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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Delivered with a Smile

We had a business dinner and the wait staff was excellent. The prices seemed on the top end, but the quality more than made up for that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Paul F
Michigan City, United States
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meeting friends in Michigan City while traveling. We were unfamiliar with town, and we tried to go in one where a customer entering did not recommend it, then the next two we saw, both which were temporarily closed. Maxine's was our last try, and we hit the jackpot. We had delicious soup and two helping of the rolls. Our entrees... More 

Thank Phyllis C
Michigan City, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have visited several times and have found this place to be small and quite pleasant. We had a presentation in the back room and for small ( 40 or less) meetings it is quiet and undisturbed. The food is great and the service is excellent.

1 Thank MstrMstr
Michigan City, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a business dinner and the wait staff was excellent. The prices seemed on the top end, but the quality more than made up for that.

Thank Paul F
Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I am a foodie. Period. No apologies! That said, tonight I had the very best steak I’ve ever had over the span of 60+ years dining in restaurants. Ruth’s Chris. Nope! MGM Grand in Vegas? Nope. Any steakhouse anywhere? Nope. Maxine’s. Yep! Unbelieveably good. = Had the 10 oz. Filet. $30.00 and worth every penny. The waiter, Kyle, asked if... More 

Thank AAC_63
great lakes
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

nice atmosphere. I've only had lunch there, seemed limited choices, but very tasteful and well presented.

Thank amethgr8
Fountain Hills
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Opinion hasn't changed. Always a great meal...especially the appetizers...and a different one at that. Service is excellent, and we don't mind paying the price of a quality meal and service.

1 Thank 25Jason
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. I will definitely eat there again when visiting the Lighthouse Outlet Mall! Reasonably priced also.

Thank Anne Marie H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We arrived about 7:30 PM last Friday night. The place was barely half full. The atmosphere was quite nice, as were the wait staff who often were standing around waiting for something to do. He ordered the chicken sandwich with swiss cheese and chips and I ordered the fish tacos, no appetizers. We were served warm bread with butter which... More 

Thank Caroleenamaria
Bloomington IL
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The dining room has a enchanting ambiance and the food is delicious! Piano could be heard playing in their bar and provided great background music. We started with the crab cakes and a glass of wine. I had the Grilled Salmon and hubs had Wiener Schnitzel, Maxine's staff was top notch. You don't receive service from only one staff, they... More 

Thank 40somethingngreat
Michigan City, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

OK I went with my mom she order the prime rib sandwich and I had the mushroom ravioli and the chocolate mousse ..the prim rib sandwich came covered in gravy which was a first but it tasted OK we don't think it was prime rib at all but more of a pot roast ..now the the mushroom ravioli left a... More 

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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