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6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
+1 414-292-3969
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (26 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
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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

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!

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

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.

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have never had a bad meal at Maxie's. The ambiance is fun and the service is wonderful. I'm a huge fan of their grits. I'm not going to compare Maxie's to traditional Southern food, so you'll just have to come try it yourself.

Thank phaselow
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We love this restaurant. Tonight was the first time that we've had a bad experience at Maxie's. This is one of our favorite restaurants, as is BKC, and Blues Egg. We absolutely love Blues Egg. Our service tonight was way off. We waited about 15...More

1  Thank SteveM4766
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

We're very sorry that we were way off on your recent visit. We are happy to hear that you know this is far beneath our standards, as you had never had a bad experience at Maxie's before. Our service should be kind and attentive throughout...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband had an emergency visit to the Eye Doctor and could not see a thing when finished. I used it as an excuse to stoip at Maxie's on the way home to avoid having to cook. We have both been hoping to try it...More

Thank lawrencemueller7877
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This neighborhood restaurant has a very large menu. I thought the food was ok- nothing fantastic. Started with a special of the day salad with peaches and goat cheese- not as flavorful as I expected. I had the BBQ ribs which were good but not...More

Thank Spiketon
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

We're very sorry to hear your food was not fantastic, as that is what you should expect and enjoy at Maxie's. We will check to make sure we are smoking our ribs to perfection, and that all of our specials are extremely flavorful. We will...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Looking for some well developed flavors, good service, and fair prices, this is a good bet. My wife and we’re spending a few days in Milwaukee and found this gem for dinner.

Thank Elgin60123
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been to Maxis a few times. The food is outstanding. Service all around was pleasant. Everyone served with a smile and goes above and beyond. I would highly recommend Maxis.

Thank Timothy M
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
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, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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