Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes is a great place to be! Maxie's is all about fresh fish and oysters and truly traditional New Orleans food! We do feature delicious vegetarian, chicken and red meat offerings too, for those who want to diverge from the sea, so don't be shy. (Our customers regularly come back for the best burger in Ithaca.) Our menu is Southern-inspired and highly addictive, we must warn you! It's comfort cooking of the highest quality. We change our menu seasonally to reflect produce and seafood that is in its prime; however, slight menu changes take place all the time. Additionally, our blackboards feature creative nightly specials and fresh shucked oysters and clams. And we've got spice! Creole and Cajun food isn't shy on flavor. It's tasty stuff!

They know how to really LIVE IT UP in New Orleans, as you may know. And that's what Maxie's is all about. It's festive in here! Every night IS A PARTY! Yet despite the fun, you won't find a more attentive and professional place to eat and drink. From hosts to servers to managers, Maxie's is dedicated to you, the guest, and your good time. Belly up to our bar and you'll see... Our bartenders pay attention to you!

Speaking of bartenders, we like our liquor, just like they do in the Big Easy. Maxie's features an excellent selection of handcrafted beers which never stays the same, a wine-lover's wine list and a slew of southern specialty drinks like Hurricanes and Mint Juleps made better than the traditional ones.

What more could you ask for? Maxie's is OPEN LATE! We believe in the important relationship between drinking and eating (and we love to stay up late!), so we serve our ENTIRE menu practically until closing.

You can come in for appetizers or desserts after a movie, a full-on wine, oyster, and grilled-fish, 4-course kind of dinner, or just end up satisfying a spontaneous case of the munchies. GET IN HERE!

We will be happy to provide you with any number of reasons for a late-night visit, so don't hesitate to call us at (607) 272-4136 !

What else is Maxie's about besides great food, drink, atmosphere and convenient urban hours? We can only tell you that you can feel good about dining at Maxie's because we believe passionately in our employees and the wondrous community of Ithaca. Besides providing high quality products and listening to you, we are also here to contribute to the betterment of the Finger Lakes and livin' life to the fullest!

Friends, we encourage you to maneuver all the way through this web site. Check out especially the feedback section for compelling comments from our guests. And keep checking back! is updated monthly. Thanks and keep shuckin'!

--- Owner Chick Evans


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Our Philosophy on Food
Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar sources only the freshest fish and shellfish, using Steve Connolly Seafood direct from Boston. Steve Connolly Seafood purchases its fish directly from the fishermen, buying only the choicest fish. There is no middleman, so your seafood is not delayed by further purchasing, holding and reselling. Our fresh fish is simply harvested and shipped to us within 48 hours of receipt at the dock, packed in ice from the time of catch to service. Temperature-controlled warehouses and refrigerated trucking assure your fish comes in at its absolute freshest. Steve Connolly is the only seafood purveyor in the country that employs its own microbiologist to ensure peak quality, and it also has a team of chefs that bring greater awareness to the products. We pay top dollar for the best seafood available and then extra to ship it to Ithaca. This is Maxie's unyielding commitment to serving wholesome food at what, in real terms, is the best value.

Maxie's uses local and organic ingredients whenever possible. We are committed to small-scale, family farms where passion and care is taken in growing your produce and meat. Consequently, your food tastes more flavorful and assures a healthy physical and economic environment for our region. We use seafood and produce in its prime to keep quality up and prices down. Our menu changes to reflect the influence of the weather on what naturally grows and on what foods we crave each season, while still maintaining our classic Southern roots.

Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar greatly believes in the power of community involvement and the enrichment and mutual benefits which are reaped by everyone when local and regional products are supported.
Some of the local companies whose products Maxie's is proud to offer:
  • Bacchus Brewing
  • Bandwagon Brewery
  • Finger Lakes Distillery
  • Galaxy Brewing Company
  • Hazlitt Winery
  • Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Hopshire Farm and Brewery
  • Hosmer Winery
  • Ithaca Bakery
  • Ithaca Beer Company
  • Myer Farm Distillers
  • Ports of New York
  • Purity Ice Cream
  • Ravines Wine Cellars
  • Remembrance Farms
  • Standing Stone Vineyards
  • W.E. Salle Sodas
  • Whispering Willow Farmy