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Maxwell's

454 St. Helen's Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
253.683.4115
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University Place
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Service was good. Atmosphere a little dark and was noisey. We were there for happy hour with some friends. Bar food was okay but nothing great. Not worth the drive for us and the parking was a problem. Probably will not go back.

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Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We come here for special occasions and date night. Every time we are treated like VIP'S. The service is spectacular and the food is the BEST in town. Live music makes the night really special. We can't say enough about the Chef and the team who support his excellent cuisine.

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Fair Oaks, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I made reservations on line and within 2 hours received two call backs verifying reservation. I selected this site for a business meeting. It was perfect. Our server was very knowledgable without being condescending or intrusive. We ordered the blue cheese cake which seemed a little odd. It is actually a blue cheese cream cheese combination served with figs on... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This small, charming well appointed Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Tacoma is easy to overlook. Don't. In a nod to another time, Maxwell's steps back to a time where service and wonderful food blended together to give the diner a first class experience . The Bar and Restaurant have an open feel. The food is excellent and the service is... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I live across the street and have been twice and will never go back. It is a nice looking building and interior with nice chairs and a nice bar area, other than that its not good. The service is terrible, the first time I went with a group of 5 around 9:00 PM we were seated but not approached by... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 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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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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