We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
454 St. Helen's Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
253.683.4115
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    16
    5
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Washington State
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Branson, Missouri
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We traveled from out of town to spend the weekend with our Son and Daughter-in-law, the guys did guy things while us girls attended her baby shower. They had been talking for years about Maxwell's and wanted to share...so glad they did! It was a fantastic evening all around. Great service, amazing food...the Max+cheese and goat cheese were wonderful apps.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
University Place
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fair Oaks, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Maxwell's also viewed

 

Been to Maxwell's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maxwell's

Address: 454 St. Helen's Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253.683.4115
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
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
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maxwell's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?