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6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
+1 414-292-3969
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me preface this with my bias... I'm from the South (Louisiana, to be exact). Calling this place "Southern Comfort Food" is a bit of a stretch, even for the most forgiving southerners. They serve very good "Southern Inspired" food, but the gumbo, jambalaya, and especially the corn bread are far from authentic. Again, they serve excellent food, and it's... More 

Thank Peter O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great restaurant is know for their food, but on Kentucky Derby Day ... it's a whole NEW level of GREAT. To Dan and his incredible team .... A +! The Derby party Saturday, May 6, 2017, was one for the BOOKS! Best WIN, PLACE, SHOW in town on Derby Day! Amazing hospitality, incredible cuisine, fun Dixie band, great raffles,... More 

Thank Jeff L
Waukesha, WI
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently dined at Maxie's with some friends whom we are travelling to New Orleans with in Oct. The guys enjoyed raw oysters in the half shell at the bar. Neither of the guys had ever tried raw oysters and said they were quite good. The decor of the restaurant is very inviting with a country feel. We had chicken... More 

Thank CornfedContessa
Petersburg, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place lives up to all the positive reviews. Delightful casual atmosphere. The menu is varied enough to please most palates. Emphasis on southern cooking. Huge portions! We tried the beef brisket and crab cake dinners. Both were excellent. Portions of Fries that came w meals were quite large. Sweet potato fries are excellent. The server was great, and the... More 

Thank Margaret R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

After a full day of meetings 12 of decided to head to Maxie's for dinner. We were promptly sat and the server was right there getting drink orders. When the drinks were served he let us know what the specials were and took our appetizer orders. For appetizers we went with several orders of Nola Grilled Oysters, some raw oysters... More 

Thank Jim and Delmy G
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331 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I was very pleased with my order. I love catfish and was surprised it was on the menu. It was fabulous!The sides were red beans and rice, and broccoli. We ordered green fried tomatoes as an appetizer. They were crispy and not overdone. Very delicious. I also ordered a Marquita. It was very good not a bottled mix. This was... More 

Thank Darlene H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I ALWAYS go here for their special Marci Gras menu. It has never failed! This year they changed the chicken with cheese grits and a honey glaze. They used to serve chicken breast strips and this year they served thighs. I sent it back and got the hamburger steak. AMAZING!!! SUPER FUN ATMOSPHERE!! Go here!! They will not disappoint!!

Thank Comprehensive M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Enjoy a place that has a lot of unexpected items on the menu. Very good fish and seafood. You can't go wrong if you like cajun food.

Thank Nurseontgeroad
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We ate at Maxie's before a theater show on a Thursday evening. We got right in and sat at a second floor table. Restaurant was very busy but the hostess was very pleasant and informative. Ordered our drinks (my Old Fashioned was perfect) and enjoyed those while we studied our menu. The staff brought a basket of corn bread and... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We live in the neighborhood and usually walk and plan to wait about an hour. We were there around 6 on Saturday night on February 18th. We found a place at the bar to enjoy our drinks. Maxies is ALWAYS busy so it is nothing new to patrons or staff. We waited about 45 minutes and were shown to our... More 

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John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this review

We are very sorry for the terrible service. We are using this review as a teaching tool with our entire service team to make sure all our guests enjoy a well-timed dining experience, and true, genuine hospitality. Please email max@maxies.com, so that we may further address your experience with the hope you'll be back to Maxie's. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Seafood, Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-3969
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.

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