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Maxim's Restaurant

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20 N Clark St, Ste 120, Chicago, IL 60602-4109
+1 312-236-7717
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible64%
Feb 28, 2016
“Not Great, Not Terrible - But Convenient”
Dec 3, 2015
“Everything I've tried is awful”
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20 N Clark St, Ste 120, Chicago, IL 60602-4109
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Maxim's is a typical "coffee-shop" style restaurant in the heart of the Loop. The menu is varied and there are different lunch specials offered every day. For the most part the food is pretty average with very little that I'd call outstanding. The ravioli dishes...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2015

I eat here with a social group once a week. They have been going here for years (way before I joined) because the waitstaff lets them bunch tables together and writes out separate checks for each diner. The food is godawful. I have tried the...More

1  Thank PD W
Reviewed August 14, 2015

August 7th, Chicago Board of Health suspended the eateries license and forced them to close due to numerous violations. So many it took the inspectors four hours to inspect the entire restaurant. Cockroach infestation, clogged sewer pipes leading to open sewage seeping into the kitchen...More

2  Thank WKE235
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although this doesn't look much from the outside, we went in on the basis of how busy it was. A constant stream of people in and out. The food was basic but very tasty, the waitress couldn't have been more welcoming and attentive. I'd definitely...More

Thank admf2
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Not sure why the reviews are so poor but my experience was great. I ordered a vegetarian omlet ( really hungry) and could only eat half of what was served. VERY generous portions and well prepared. Great tasting coffee. Pleasant, prompt service Very satisfied

Thank ShAronmarie3311
Reviewed August 27, 2012

The service was terrible. Our waitress asked what we wanted to drink and literally walked away when we didnt respond right away. She came back, asked if we were ready to order.... gave us our drinks. My drink had crusty food all around it. COMPLETELY...More

1  Thank KaryeS
Reviewed June 11, 2011

Used to be a great place for lunch or breakfast. Food was good and fast, service was OK. Now this place is just a dump. Go elsewhere

2  Thank BigIsland1
Reviewed April 21, 2011

I asked for cushioned booth downstairs (which I have never seen filled to capacity) at lunch time as I cannot sit in hard-backed chairs due to having recently hurting my back in a recent accident and have my left foot in a cast due to...More

2  Thank ChuckG54
Reviewed March 19, 2011

I work in the loop and decided to give this place a try. The food was horrible, prices high and the guy at the checkout was rude. I heard years ago that this place had a filthy kitchen and used spoiled produce, now I believe...More

2  Thank Joey60606
Reviewed December 7, 2009

Had a breakfast meeting here around 8:30 am and were quickly seated at a dirty/sticky/beat-up booth. Three years ago I used to eat here all the time, but the place is really showing its age. Please see my blog at http://talesfromtheroad-mwalno.blogspot.com/ Service was decent (it...More

1  Thank mwalno
Downtown / The Loop
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Clark St, Ste 120, Chicago, IL 60602-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-236-7717
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