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6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
+1 414-292-3969
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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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  • 18
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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
Great meal

Interesting place with a cajun/creole spin. We enjoyed everything, while it didn't quite make it to authentic for me, it was still all very, very good. Great service. Huge portions and reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
therealmike
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michigan
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  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting place with a cajun/creole spin. We enjoyed everything, while it didn't quite make it to authentic for me, it was still all very, very good. Great service. Huge portions and reasonable prices.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love this place. By far the best Cajun/creole in the area. Waiters are knowledgeable and make great suggestions to match your tastes. The Jumbalaya is an old stand by but the Marlin i had was absolutely killer. Top notch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wow...excellent dinner here. Our server was outstanding, he was able make recommendations and speak to size and taste of dishes and was attentive the entire meal. The tofu wings are a must have. The BBQ sauce on them is spicy and saucy. Be prepared for the New Orleans style shrimp to be richer than BBQ shrimp I have had in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They have a great list of innovative drinks and a pretty serious bourbon list. I recommend their Sazerac. ....and the food is pretty good as well!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A summer favorite is their noon lunch truck! Check it out for a great week-day escape from work. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes on the lunch truck menu.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We dined here around 7 on a Saturday night and were pleased to find we could be seated immediately. Our friendly host lead us through the downstairs dining area to a wide staircase to the second floor. We were seated near windows in the funky room where old doors hanging from the ceiling served as dividers from other tables. Our... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is awesome, great atmosphere and location. They have outstanding oysters and a real steal for happy hour. I love everything about this place. Perfect for a date night, for after a brewer game with friends, or just with the whole family for tasty eats. Staff has always been top-notch friendly and prompt. Bar area is great and general... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have always wanted to visit as this place looked interesting and seemed always busy. We were in Milwaukee for business so decided to give it a try. The decor is very nice and well planned. We were seated quickly although I think there is oftentimes a wait. The server was tremendous and the food just as good. The brisket was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were here with our friends, and we loved everything about this place: atmosphere, food, and service. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. I've never tried gumbo before and was not sure if I will like it or not, and he brought me a sample to try. My husband got "Chicken-Fried" Chicken, and it was delicious. We had great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First of this place is legit! Seems like more of a place for some "bro's" to go out and eat super rich comfort food and have some killer drinks while talking about sports. Cool little outdoor seating area bit inside is more my speed. We had some app plate that included some bacon pate topped with butter. Looked bad, tasted... More 

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Additional Information about Maxie's

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, Seafood, Barbecue

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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, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

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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