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6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
+1 414-292-3969
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Ranked #51 of 1,414 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
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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 barbecue, Low Country favorites, Cajun and Creole cuisine.
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Maxie's serves authentic southern dishes, and is one of only a few places in the area that serves fresh raw oysters. Been there a few times now with my wife for dinner, always top notch food and great friendly service. If you can't decide, just ask the wait staff, they have not disappointed. If you like raw oysters, get there... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had 'Cajun popcorn' (fried crawfish bites with remoulade dip), gumbo, pecan-crusted trout, and shrimp with grits. All were amazingly flavored and made us want to lick the plates clean. Since we went early, no wait for seating and the service was very attentive and appropriately paced. They have 'Happy Hour' every day from 4 - 6 with discounts on... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Took my mom and sister here on a busy Friday night. Was initially told there would be close to an hour wait for the table. While others would have either put up a fuss or left, the better option is waiting at their bar! The combination of fantastic oysters and bourbon drinks (they have a virtual winelist-style menu of bourbons!)... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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Address: 6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone Number: +1 414-292-3969
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Seafood

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