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Maxwell's

454 St. Helen's Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
253.683.4115
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Ranked #79 of 656 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped by here for drinks and appetizers. Drinks were good and food was great. The place has a good feel.

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Tacoma, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Twice was enough!! Worst bar in Tacoma. Water with a splash of bourbon says it all!! A friend pushed me into going for the best Pork Chop around. The drizzle of sauce partially saved an over cooked chop that was dry. "Homemade" potato chip starter had to be poured from a bag. Manhattans were tiny and served straight up (as... More

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Tacoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am a local and visit Maxwell's approximately once a month. The food and cocktails are excellent. The ambiance is also great and there is sometimes live Jazz. This makes for a romantic date. However, there are some issues. In the fall and winter, it is quite cold inside, especially when you are seated close to the door. I am... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Just go! I think you will enjoy it if you like thoughtfully prepared food, great drinks, good service and fantastic music. The chief is just 25 years old, and he is nailing it! We will go back the next time we are in Tacoma and YOU should too!

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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went here for date night, last minute change of plans, so we didn't have a reservation. One warning, make a reservation. If you don't then you'll have a good chance of getting seated right next to the band. The music was very jazzy and lounge style, a nice compliment to the overall atmosphere. I had the Walker burger (one... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This restaurant is a secret gem! The atmosphere is cozy and warm... the food, from appetizer to incredible entree is over the top... the wine and bar options are great... and on the right evening, there is excellent live Jazz!

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Edgewood, Washington, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're looking for Tacoma's BEST hamburger look no further than Maxwell's! The Walker Burger is simply divine and don't get me started about the Rib Eye Steak (can you tell we like beef). Maxwell's is our families (we have teenagers, it is not an appropriate restaurant for small children) favorite restaurant and the go to place for all birthday's... More

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Seattle
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have eaten here on a regular basis for years. We think the food is always great. We love the halibut, and the pan fried chicken. The wine list is good, in that there is a good selection and the prices are fair. However, something needs to be done about the staff! Honestly, I do not understand the attitude they... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Love Maxwell's! The staff is amazing, the chef is incredible, and the food stands alone. Great atmosphere, interesting cocktails, good happy hour, and the live music on Friday nights is always fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We called two weeks prior to our prom to reserve seats and were told there was enough room to hold all twelve of us together. Then, two days until prom, we were called to be told that in fact there wasn't enough room for all of us together and we had to get split up between two tables, back to... More

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