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Maxie's Southern Comfort

6732 West Fairview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213
414-292-3969
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Ranked #46 of 1,392 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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 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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Milwaukee
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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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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Get the Mac and cheese and the oysters on the half shell. They have great mojitos as well. Loud environment was the biggest downfall.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided early on Friday afternoon, that we wanted to go somewhere for a Fish Fry. After reading the Internet list of best fish fries in the area, we decided to on Maxie's. Husband and son had been there earlier this year and had mentioned how much they enjoyed the fish--but had a long wait, as they had arrived after... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was in Milwaukee for the weekend and the wife surprised me by taking me to a southern seafood place. The menu looked great, diverse in their types of BBQ and southern cooking, and it was hard to make a choice. I was wondering if there was going to be enough of the Catfish Po'Boy for me but I needn't... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off - if you go here on a weekend or a night with special events, prepare to wait & wait! You can call an hour ahead to put your name in which helps alleviate too much of a wait. The service is either really great or just alright. I have not had consistent experiences but continue to go back... More

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