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6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
+1 414-292-3969
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Ranked #59 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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 regional barbecue, Low Country favorites, and Cajun and Creole cuisine.
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English first
West Bend, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We went on a Saturday and had an hour and a quarter to wait for a table, they don't take reservations on a Saturday. The drinks were good, although on the pricey side. Food was excellent, I was especially impressed as they were really willing to work with me to accommodate a food allergy. I had the trout and my... More

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Rochester, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Maxie's was disappointing on all levels. It took an hour to get seated, Thirty minutes to get our orders. Our food arrived 30 minutes later. Dishes were generally over cooked. Our server was clearly overworked and had checked out. She did the minimum amount of work possible and was borderline surly. And this was on a Sunday evening @7PM. I... More

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John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this review

Hello Tina, We’re very sorry to hear of your poor experience. Your food should not have taken so long, and should have been prepared properly to meet our high standards. Your server should have done everything possible to ensure you a quality dining experience. Please contact me at john@maxies.com so that we may further address your substandard experience, with the... More

UP of Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to this place tonight, a Friday night and had to wait about 30 minutes to get in for our group of 5. When seated our server gave us a thorough review of the specials and the menu items. Very good selection of food and beverages and both were excellent. I had the jambalaya which was very good. The bourbon... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

went with a large group. the staff was excellent and so was the food. family style and plenty for all. fantastic food.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Maxie's offers great southern food in of all places Milwaukee. The beef brisket and pork ribs are divine, but you can't always get the pork ribs. Green fried tomatoes were tasty. It's a fun atmosphere that is perfect for a night on the town with your friends. And the location is close to Potawatomi and Miller Park.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited on a Wednesday night in September, and took advantage of their 10 Days in Tosa special of crab corn chowder, pulled pork, half shrimp and grits, and baked chocolate chip cookie dessert. Service was good. Food was good. Annnnnd they now have a parking lot across the street, so that is great. Overall, good visit and we would... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We lived in the south for many years, and when we had a chance to go to Maxies, we thought we were back in the south! The meal was spot on with it New Orleans seasoning and quality ingredients. Oysters on the half shell at the bar before dinner was a treat. We then were escorted upstairs for dinner and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I have been to Maxie's before and never had anything less than exceptional food and service. On this particular occasion, we ordered the Mac and Cheese as an appetizer to split (as usual) then had the Shrimp and Grits as our entree. The Shrimp and Grits doesn't typically come with andouille sausage, but you can get it... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place has the best food! Had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer (which can be made gluten free!) they were so tender and delicious. I had shrimp and grits, amazing! My husband had the pulled pork which was ready flavorful and good. My daughter had a burger/no bun and mashed potatoes... Nice GF option. Mother in law had... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband wanted to try BBQ brisket for his birthday meal. My oldest son suggested we go to Maxie's Southern Comfort. He and his fiancé have eaten there a few times and had great meals. When we got there, the five of us were seated right away. From what I understand you normally have to wait so we just happened... More

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