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Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge

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454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2410
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had gone back and forth over where to make reservations and finally settled on Maxwell's because we had eaten at the bar several times in the past. Unfortunately, it has since changed ownership and totally gone downhill. Our reservation was at 7pm. We arrived and were promptly seated. Curiously, one person brought us water, followed by another. We had... More 

1 Thank georgiasue26
Tacoma, Washington
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We were here in January 2015 and had a beautiful meal with excellent service. This year was a fiasco and a complete letdown. We were handed a piece of copier paper with all the menu options on one side. There were four choices for entree: a pork chop $29, a 21 oz. rib-eye steak $39, vegetable pasta, and a hamburger... More 

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White Bird, Idaho
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The food at Maxwells' is terrific varied, creative, attractively plated and always presented in a great manner. The service is superb, in fact one of the servers here was voted "Tacoma's Best Server" last year. Ask for Kent, he is known for his culinary understanding and his command of the wines served here. A big help in making your meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We walked in 6:30 on a Saturday evening and were able to get a table. The waitress and maitre d were particularly accommodating as I wanted a table near the AC (it was very hot outside) and she moved a reservation so we wouldn't be near a large party. The menu had changed from what was online and the drink... More 

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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We just stopped in for small plates on our way out to explore a few other places. We ordered the cocktail flight--which was fun and creative. The beer list is just ok but it seems like they are more of a cocktail place anyway. Thankfully they offered a craft beer or two and a local option. The beet and quinoa... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dined there on a Wednesday evening. Restaurant definelty not busy (one large group of 10 and two other couples there, no one @ the bar) they seated us near the kitchen with some kind of curtain covering the door. That was rather distracting with servers coming and going and the curtain flying open, actually a little comical. Service was slow... More 

1 Thank psdietc0ke
Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First time patrons and had an awesome experience. Happened to choose a night they had a jazz trio playing, (amazing), and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. They were flexible on seating; (arranged for us to sit near the stage). There was no rush by our waiter who was friendly and very helpful. The menu had a good variety, (maybe... More 

1 Thank WSUtraveler
Puyallup, Washington
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The duck and mushroom risotto was to die for. Cooked beautifully, the duck was complimented by a flavorful risotto nestled in a pool of dee-lish sauce. It was pricey, but duck "ain't cheap" and besides... I got two meals out of it, so I am a happy camper :)

Thank Martha G
Maple Valley, Washington
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The menu on trip advisor is not their menu. None of that food is now here. No bread service, no salad service. You want a dinner salad? That's $8 more. Entrees are $25-$32 Met there for our Daughter's and Son-in-Laws 1st wedding Anniversary. Central location. 4 stars on Trip Advisor. Plenty of street parking. Though the outside of the building... More 

2 Thank Mike A
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254 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

In my search for a great meal, I stumbled across this FANTASTIC restaurant and was THOROUGHLY impressed by EVERY aspect of my dining experience! Maxwell's a BEAUTIFUL, sexy, inviting restaurant that boasts a TRULY impressive menu that is executed with genius! My dining experience included: 1. Tuna Tartare - DELICIOUS!!! 2. Caesar Salad - VERY NICE!!! 3. Espresso-rubbed Duck Breast... More 

1 Thank Thurman M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253.683.4115

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