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6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
+1 414-292-3969
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn bread” (22 reviews)
“brisket” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. The wait was small but the food was large and very tasty. The drinks were amazing as well. The waiter was awesome and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place even if you have a wait, it is...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There are two dishes that I love: the shrimp and grits, and the blackened catfish. Both of these (among others) can be made GF, and both are very good. Food is always tasty, service was good, and I loved the option of adding andouille sausage...More

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to Maxie's a few times, and every time we ask ourselves why we went back. It's not that the food isn't good or that the service is bad. We just leave feeling like the experience was "meh." Tasty cornbread, average entrees, and...More

Thank mops4567
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were very sorry to read you have not been impressed with your visits to Maxie's, or found value in the quality and quantity of your meals. We often say that "good" is the enemy of "great," and we work hard to make sure all...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Oyster happy hour with buck-a-shuck? Oh yeah. And a happy hour priced draft beer? Oh yeah. And no where else except down South can I get shrimp 'n grits like that. Outstanding server. Cool laid back vibe. Solid!

Thank dentalmediator
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for Maxie's. The menu looked outstanding. We made reservations and went early. When we arrived, we were seated in their upstairs dining room. Our waiter was nice and friendly. They have a big beverage menu, and a decent tap beer selection....More

Thank AndyB5542
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear of your uneven experience, and we have shared your review with our kitchen and service teams to make sure the door we serve is excellent and is served promptly and professionally. Please contact us at max@maxies.com, so that we may...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Server was fantastic and knew the menu and how things were prepared exceptionally well. Something that is lost today. Oysters were fresh and delicious. All entree items were awesome as well. Large portions too!

Thank dinanm3atl
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went to Maxie's before a baseball game at Miller Park. I called to see if reservations were needed or what the wait was and was told come on in and we could get seated right away. Upon pulling up to the establishment it looked...More

1  Thank David A
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear of your average experience at Maxie's, as you should expect and enjoy excellent experiences here. While we cannot seat partial parties, we are also confused why you were not at least offered a seat at the bar, where our drinks...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

After seeing reviews on here and hear rave reviews from friends and coworkers we were excited to try this place out. I really wish we hadn't. Throughout our meal we found two long hairs in the food (one in the corn bread and one in...More

Thank Anna D
John B, Guest Relations Manager at Maxie's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We're extremely sorry to hear there were hairs in your food. We take food safety very seriously, and maintain all the necessary certifications and best practices for food safety, and take all possible precautions to ensure the highest quality and safest food possible. We are...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

My wife, our son and his wife enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Maxie's last night. The setting was wonderful- a perfect night with outdoor seating. The food was delicious- we each had something different and thoroughly enjoyed every entree. The service was outstanding- our waiter,...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Three couples traveled to Maxie's on a recent Friday night. We utilized the 30 minute call ahead service and were seated at a high top table shortly after our arrival. Great cocktail and beer choices with a southern flair. We ordered the Cajun Popcorn and...More

Thank 893gregorys
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Questions & Answers
Beverly M
5 December 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
Harry P
5 November 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
s m
5 September 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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