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Maxie's Supper Club & Oyster Bar

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635 W State St., Ithaca, NY 14850-3347
+1 607-272-4136
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Montville, New Jersey
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love Southern food and this place does not disappoint! Ordered the Fried Oysters which were so succulent and delicious, not those dried up oyster slivers iWonderful meal!n other places! Also had the Fried Green Tomatoes- yummo!- will be planting tomatoes this year just so I can have green ones again! For an entree, I had the Shrimp and Grits... More 

Thank gardenof99
Elmira, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

If I had to pick my last meal right now, Maxie's would probably in the top five. After spending some time in the Gulf area, I moved to New York, where I had to leave my cajun food behind. Until I found Maxie's. A group and I made the trip, and when that group grew to 14+ people, I called... More 

Thank AlexC609
Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Excellent, authentic Cajun and Creole style food. A very nice bar with good craft brews and the freshest (if a bit pricey) oysters, clams, and shrimp (happy hour half price makes more affordable). The restaurant can be a bit noisy, but the food is great and the service solid.

Thank RichT13_13
New York
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We live almost an hour away, and heard very good things about Maxie's. Last night was our first visit, and it was the first of many to come. Everything was amazing - our waitress Kirsten was very knowledgeable and friendly, and all the waitstaff was very attentive and proficient. We loved the Corn Bread, Crab and Corn Chowder, the Fried... More 

Thank fairreviewinny
Alpine, New York
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and food at Maxie's. It was crowded, but it was Friday night. We spied the special dessert right away, so we saved room by having small meals. Ahi tuna that I had on my salad was a bit overdone, but not horribly so. My husband's Andouille sausage po'boy was to his liking. The dessert was... More 

Thank TaDiGra
Trumansburg, New York
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This used to be a fun, innovative restaurant, and the only one of it's kind in the area (serving cajun/southern style food). However, as time passed, they became complacent and now just sit on their laurels. For instance; the gumbo used to be full of shrimp and andouille sausage - last time we counted 4 shrimp and 2 pieces of... More 

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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an excellent place to go as a small group for very good food. The atmosphere is communal and fun. The oysters are opened in front of you and the staff have a good nose for bad oysters which are discarded. The price is moderate for an overall highly recommended experience. I would say to anyone you have to... More 

Thank socker131
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

After a day at the wineries 4 of us, 2 couples dressed in our Mardis Gras garb stopped at Maxies for bite to eat to end our evening. The wait was reasonable, which gave us an opportunity to enjoy some oysters & clams. Our meals,shrimp n grits, steak,bbq shrimp and shooters were terrific. We had an excellent server, Megan &... More 

Thank Julie R
Syracuse, NY
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ended our Mardi Gras wine tour with a trip to Maxie's. They didn't let us down! Started with raw oysters and clams while waiting for our table. Our server grated fresh horse radish for our plate - yum! We came in to have fun, we had our beeds and masks, we joked with patrons and the staff - everyone... More 

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Vestal, New York
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

My fiance and I went to Maxie's on a Saturday night. Big mistake. There was nowhere to park nearby, the place was packed and we were told we'd have a 35 minute wait. We were lucky to only wait about 10 minutes and were seated in a dining room that was packed. The servers were clearly having trouble getting through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 W State St., Ithaca, NY 14850-3347
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-4136

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?