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454 Street Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
253.683.4115
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food, atmosphere, and jazz band trio

First time patrons and had an awesome experience. Happened to choose a night they had a jazz trio playing, (amazing), and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. They were flexible on seating; (arranged for us to sit near the stage). There was no rush by our waiter who was friendly and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First time patrons and had an awesome experience. Happened to choose a night they had a jazz trio playing, (amazing), and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. They were flexible on seating; (arranged for us to sit near the stage). There was no rush by our waiter who was friendly and very helpful. The menu had a good variety, (maybe... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The duck and mushroom risotto was to die for. Cooked beautifully, the duck was complimented by a flavorful risotto nestled in a pool of dee-lish sauce. It was pricey, but duck "ain't cheap" and besides... I got two meals out of it, so I am a happy camper :)

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Maple Valley, Washington
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The menu on trip advisor is not their menu. None of that food is now here. No bread service, no salad service. You want a dinner salad? That's $8 more. Entrees are $25-$32 Met there for our Daughter's and Son-in-Laws 1st wedding Anniversary. Central location. 4 stars on Trip Advisor. Plenty of street parking. Though the outside of the building... More 

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USA
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253 reviews 253 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In my search for a great meal, I stumbled across this FANTASTIC restaurant and was THOROUGHLY impressed by EVERY aspect of my dining experience! Maxwell's a BEAUTIFUL, sexy, inviting restaurant that boasts a TRULY impressive menu that is executed with genius! My dining experience included: 1. Tuna Tartare - DELICIOUS!!! 2. Caesar Salad - VERY NICE!!! 3. Espresso-rubbed Duck Breast... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I received a gift card to Maxwell's for Christmas so we decided to give it a try. We both fell in love! We ordered hot wings as an appetizer and they were really unique-tasting, but very good. Then I had creamy carbonara noodles and my husband ordered a burger. I think the noodles that I had were... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a quality, non-chain, intimate restaurant for a good dinner before attending a live performance. Maxwell's was recommended by a friend. I had the pot roast, which was great. Everybody was pleased. We made reservations on line. Would go back again.

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Olympia, WA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We ate in the bar at happy hour. Waitress was attentive and friendly. Drinks arrived quickly. The food we ordered off the happy hour menu was fast and good--$4 per item. We had sliders (2 on a plate, BLTs, but it appears they change); fish tacos (salmon, good, but not very flavorful); beet salad (delicious); and, the best of the... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We chose Maxwell's for our family Christmas Dinner a few days before the holiday, and it turned out to be a wonderful choice! One of us is both gluten/dairy free; another is following the Paleo diet. Maxwell's staff caterers to each diner's needs, and still manages to present a wide variety of mouth watering choices for each course - really... More 

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Washington State
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Date night: indie film at The Grand Cinema, followed by jazz and dinner at Maxwell's. Fantastic. Excellent service by the friendly staff, nice wine list, inventive cocktails, excellent food. We'll go there again.

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Branson, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When our daughter was attending college in Tacoma, her girlfriends took her there when she turned 21 all because she has the same last name! When our family made a trip to WA for her graduation, of course all of us Maxwells had to go. For a pub, it has atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food and great jazz ensemble.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 454 Street Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253.683.4115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?