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6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
+1 414-292-3969
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Maxie's is Milwaukee's outpost of Southern cooking and comfort food. Known...
Maxie's is Milwaukee's outpost of Southern cooking and comfort food. Known for seafood and fish dishes, Maxie's features an oyster bar with Happy Hour and nightly specials. Maxie's draws inspiration from throughout the South, and serves barbecue, Low Country favorites, Cajun and Creole cuisine.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over priced average food

Food was ok but way over priced nice atmosphere but not enough to compensate for average food. Would not go back ,I don't know what all the hype is about this place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
josesan777
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was ok but way over priced nice atmosphere but not enough to compensate for average food. Would not go back ,I don't know what all the hype is about this place.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I met a former co-worker for dinner tonight at "Maxie's Southern Comfort", which had to shorten it's name to "Maxie's" because the makers of Southern Comfort weren't happy about the restaurant's name, or, that is what urban legend says. The restaurant tries to provide a southern experience. Walls are painted red, and signs over the bar indicate how many days... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We have being going to Maxie's for several years now, and have always had good food and good service. Tonite was a huge disappointment and we took people that hadn't been before. We ordered mussels as an appetizer, and the first batch was cold. We told the waitress and they gave us a new batch, half of which were raw.... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went on a Saturday night for dinner. The wait for a table was one and a half hours. Don't go if you are in a hurry. Very good food--willing to work with special diets.

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not our first visit, but we are never, ever disappointed. Always friendly service, and well educated in what to expect from the specials. All accompanied by good 'beverages' and great food. We even tried new things and were "wowed" again. It's my favorite go-to place for a special eat-out experience, even though it can be crowded and a little noisy.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

From the moment we arrived, we were made welcome, provided excellent service, savored delicious food, and enjoyed a warm atmosphere. The jambalaya is worth the visit! The pork jowl is outstanding! The BBQ is amazing! We dined there on a Wednesday evening at which time they offered $10 discount on every bottle of wine. Excellent savings! The server was wonderfully... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The service was out of this world. I was do impressed by the professional demeanor of our waitress. She knew hew stuff through and through and never hesitated to check on us. I wasn't as impressed with the food, though. The chowder was excellent. The Sputhern foods that were supposed to be "mild" in terms of how spicy were extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great cornbread an all the dishes, probably the space is a llitle bit reduced and also is kind of crowded not the best mix.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Happy hours are fun and oysters are 1/2 price. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and provides great service. Sal the manager is awesome and the food delicious. Ask for some cornbread! Shrimp and grits are also great.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Awesome dinner, great service, and fun atmosphere. Cajun flavors with a modern flair. In season, outdoor seating is a nice bonus. Parking available in lot across the street.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-3969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Maxie's is Milwaukee's outpost of Southern cooking and comfort food. Known for seafood and fish dishes, Maxie's features an oyster bar with Happy Hour and nightly specials. Maxie's draws inspiration from throughout the South, and serves barbecue, Low Country favorites, Cajun and Creole cuisine.

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