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109 Jefferson Street, Savannah, GA
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Ranked #61 of 744 restaurants in Savannah
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State St./Broughton St.
Description: Chef: James Parker, formerly of Garibaldi's.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Brunswick, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The dinner we had here was a highlight to our trip to Savannah. We came with another couple from Montreal, where there is gourmet food on every corner. They loved this restaurant and raved about the desert especially. The wine list is extensive and even had Italian wine (most places have only French or Californian) and the selection was just... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were reccomended this sweet restaurant by locals. The decor is inviting and classy, the service wonderful and food was personalized and great. I had my first mint julep and loved every minute. Do not miss this lttle southern gem. Us two Canadians were wowed by the hospitality. Tell Catherine that Karen and Phil sent you.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Found Maxwell's on Open Table and took a chance on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is small on Jefferson Street - a bit of a walk from the river, but accessible by car or peddy-cab. The night we attended parking and traffic was a bit tricky since there was a large ball occurring in an adjacent square. We were seated... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to Maxwell's for Valentine's Day during our first trip to Savannah. The selections we chose off the special Valentine's menu were superb. Our waiter, Steven, was a delight and very personable. Maxwell's came highly recommended by a close friend and we loved it as much as they did!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to Maxwell's on the recommendation of the idiot concierge from our hotel "It's perfect!". No, it was not perfect. In fact, it was pretty bad, considering the prices and the pretensions. Okay, there are some very nice things about Maxwell's: the decor is charming with low lights, fresh flowers and comfortable seating. Too bad the service is completely inept.... More

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Rick B, Owner at Maxwell's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our food and service. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and hope that you will give us another opportunity to show you that we can do better. The management and staff of Maxwells pride themselves on giving good service and food to our customers and take all reviews... More

Savannah, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Every visit to Maxwell's is a wonderful experience. The decor is simply lovely, the staff always very accommodation...and the food...second to none!! The location is also great as you are not in the middle of the crowds. Maxwell's is always tops of our recommendations for a great dining experience!!

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Savannah, GA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My husband and I and another couple had dinner at Maxwells last night - and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was one of the best we've had in Savannah in quite a while. The ambiance is extremely comfortable for downtown. Our server, Chris, was very nice and attentive even though our foursome talked and talked and talked. His... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

While a lovely place the buzz is not there and the food isnt special enough. Good for the older set as seems to b their clientele. Owner a bit nosy for our liking seems like she's listening in on your conversations. Need to step up their game with the prices they charge.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stopped on for a drink and a nibble. Not worth the $45. Both drinks were watery and not well constructed. The tuna was iffy at best. We're pretty picky, but wouldn't go back.

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Gadsden, Alabama
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My husband and I dined at Maxwell's last night during our Savannah vacation. I think everything about this elegant small restaurant was excellent. Our server, Jimmy, was a delight with spot on suggestions for both food and wine. When we complimented our experience the chef came to our table where we were able to express our appreciation personally. The price... More

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