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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Cup $4.95
Bowl $7.50
Crab and Corn Chowder
Cup $5.95
Bowl $8.50
Maxie's Mighty-Mighty Gumbo
Of chicken, andouille and crawfish, served over rice
Small $6.50
Large $8.95
Supper Club Salad
Field greens, raspberry vinaigrette, roth kase buttermilk bleu, toasted pecans, tart apple
Small $5.95
Large $8.50
Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, traditional dressing, 2 yr. wi parmesan cheese, croutons
Small $7.95
Large $9.95
Roasted Red Grape and Watercress Salad
Local goat cheese, crispy onions, bacon lardons, brown sugar vinaigrette
Fresh-Shucked Raw Oysters
1/4 lb $7.50
1/2 lb $11.50
Peel-N-Eat Shrimp
Served chilled
Maxie's Deluxe Crabcake
With cajun mayo and “rwb” slaw
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
with grilled French bread
Cajun Popcorn
Zesty fried crawfish tails with remoulade
Ahi Tuna
Seared, orange-arugula salad, buttermilk tabasco sauce
Crispy Fried Pickles
Hot sauce dip
Hickory Smoked Wings
Zesty BBQ sauce, bleu cheese buttermilk dip, crispy celery
Fried Green Tomatoes
With remoulade
Mussels and Herbsaint
Housemade chicken andouille, grilled French bread
Seasonally inspired creations
Chicken Fritters
Piquant chicken and vegetable stuffing, cracker crust, creole honey mustard dip
Pork Confit Flatbread
Grit dough crust, creamy cheese sauce, bacon, sweet BBQ sauce, baby arugula
Frogmore Stew
Shrimp, mussels, ocean fish, smoked sausage, onion, fresh corn, seasoned broth, grilled french bread
Chicken-Fried Sirloin Steak
Up eggs, pomme dauphinoise, asparagus and radish salad, Jake’s crawfish gravy
Jambalaya “Me-Oh-My-a”
Shrimp, andouille, and chicken in zesty creole rice
Half $13.95
Full $17.95
Grilled andouille sausage $+4.50
Shrimp and Grits
Gulf shrimp, rich and spicy tasso sauce, over yellow grits
Maxie's Deluxe Crabcake Platter
Cajun mayo, “rwb” slaw, red beans and rice, sweet potato fries
Jumbo Gumbo
A big bowl of Maxie’s finest, served with “rwb” slaw
Blackened Catfish Creole
With zesty tomato sauce, red beans and rice, daily vegetable
Damn-Good Fresh Fish Fry
Beer battered, with tartar sauce, rough-cut fries, creamy slaw
Cajun-Seared Ahi Tuna
Sorghum butter, horseradish potato cake, roasted garlic tossed spinach
Pecan-Crusted Rushing Waters Trout Filets
Sweet‎ potato fennel hash, arugula salad, roasted apple, citrus sauce
“Chicken-Fried” Chicken
With tasso gravy, mashed potatoes, daily vegetable
Pulled Pork Plate
Eastern north carolina-style, creamy slaw, BBQ beans
BBQ Organic Tofu Plate
W/ mashed potatoes and daily vegetable
Grilled Portobello
W/‎ creole tomato sauce, horseradish potato cake, daily vegetable
Vegetarian Jambalaya
Smoked tofu, pecans, spinach and red beans in zesty creole rice
Portobello Po’Boy
With cajun mayo, bayou onions, cajun fries
BBQ Organic Tofu Sandwich
Topped with creamy slaw, served with cajun fries
French bread sandwiches served with cajun fries
Bleu Cheese Burger
8oz. With caramelized onions, mayo
Grilled, BBQ, fried or blackened, mayo
Fried Fish
W/ tartar sauce
Fried Crawfish
W/ remoulade
Blackened Catfish
W/ tartar sauce
Fried Oysters
W/ cajun mayo
Sweet Potato Fries
W/chive crème fraîche
White Cheddar Mac ‘N Cheese
Cajun Fries
W/ cajun mayo
Rough-Cut Fries
W/ malt vinegar
BBQ Beans
Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice
Slaw “Rwb” -or- Creamy
Yellow Grits
W/ tasso sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Hoppin’ John
Maxie's is Milwaukee's outpost of Southern cooking and comfort food. Known for seafood and fish dishes, Maxie's features an oyster bar with Happy Hour and nightly specials. Maxie's draws inspiration from throughout the South, and serves barbecue, Low Country favorites, Cajun and Creole cuisine.
$7 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went for dinner on a Thursday night. We arrived around 4:30 pm and there was no wait. The service was outstanding. My husband ordered a full rack of ribs with the crawfish mac n cheese. It was delicious. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Travelers2415
Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening couldn't have been better. We were promptly seated and attended to immediately. Our waiter, Ben, was the best - personable, friendly and knowledgeable. He was a delight and we'll ask for him when we return the next time! I had the Memphis baby...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jimjanebarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their sister restaurants, Blue's Egg and Story Hill BKC, but last night was my first time at Maxie's (ridiculous, I know), and it did not disappoint. Two of us arrived at 5:00 on a Thursday evening and were seated immediately at a small...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for some oysters and appetizers. First of all, delicious delicious delicious food. I've been to the Gulf Shores for fresh oysters and holy crap are those good....BUT these are pretty much the next best thing you can get out in the Midwest...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nrocci84
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at Maxie’s last night. We needed a gift card and decided to have dinner. The service was excellent from the time we walked in the door to leaving. Our dinners came quickly and were served so hot we had to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peg K
Reviewed December 2, 2018

2nd time to this place and food was great again once we got to it but when we checked into Yelp and talked to the hostess, it was a 30-35 min wait. We waited 1 hour 20 mins to get to a table. Overall, it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovetoeatoften
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We went here because our son recommended it. Saturday night around 5:30 we were a group of 5 and were seated right away upstairs. The place is really good size and a cool vibe. We started with 2 orders of peel N eat shrimp, a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cheaky44
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a great find for Happy Hour! It includes oysters and shrimp and fried green tomatoes! Plus you've gotta' try their specialty mac and cheese! And good deals on specialty drinks!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paula W
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It was really busy last Saturday night. I wanted to try Maxies because of their vegetarian options. We were seated rather quickly. We had the lemonade, it was delicious. They serve sweet cornbread, it would have been better served warm. Our server was very friendly....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pamela L
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Fantastic place to get oysters. From 4-6 PM the have $1 oysters. The other food is reasonable priced and yummy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WanderlustDust
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Beverly M
December 5, 2016|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
Yes, we have a children's menu and Sunday night is family night when those meals for children 12 and under are $1. Maxie's accepts a limited number of reservations for parties of 6 people or more every night, but parties of... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
Maxie's Brisket should be dairy-free. However, the Corn & Arugula Salad has a buttermilk dressing, so that should be substituted. Please make your server aware when you visit, so they can answer any questions and direct the... More
September 5, 2016|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry we didn't see this sooner. We are closed on Labor Day. Maxie's is also closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July.
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