Welcome to Maxie's

Our Southern inspiration includes "Low Country" cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana, traditional slow-smoked Southern BBQ, and southern comfort cooking of all kinds.


Get Some South in Yo’ Mouth!

Check out the vibe at Maxie’s

Maxie’s has been described as “walking into a party that’s in full swing.”

Take a virtual tour of Maxie’s. Click on the 1 or 2 to switch between upstairs and downstairs.


Open Every Day at 4 PM


9 PM Sunday

10 PM Mon-Sat

Maxie’s accepts a limited number of reservations for parties of 7 people or more every night — 414.292.3969. Maxie’s accepts a limited number of reservations for parties of all sizes, Monday through Thursday — 414.292.3969. Parties of up to 6 are encouraged to check live wait times and get on the list via Yelp … Once you arrive, please check in with a host and we will seat you when your table is available and your entire party is present. Wait times are estimates; seating order is not guaranteed. If there is not currently a wait, it will say “Come on in!”


Click to learn about Maxie’s on-site and off-premise catering. To book a group function or to speak with someone about catering options, please call 414.336.1005 or email catering@blackshoehospitality.com.

Mardi Gras

Feb. 24-25, 2020

Lundi Gras & Mardi Gras

Head to Maxie’s for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party. If you can’t make it to New Orleans, you’ve gotta be here.

May 2, 2020

Derby Day

Join us for Maxie’s 13th annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Through the generosity of our guests, we’ve raised more than $10,000 for the Hunger Task Force on each of the last three Derby Days.

A Slice of


Part of our mission is to support local causes. These are some of our favorites.

Tosa Farmers Market

We’ll be out at the Tosa Farmers Market Saturdays this summer (along with Blue’s and Story Hill BKC), serving pancakes, fried eggs over grits and pulled pork sandwiches. We’ve partnered with Valentine Coffee Roasters to sponsor the tunes again this year! Click here for a schedule of music at the market.

We’re proud sponsors of the Tosa Tonight 2019 Summer Concert Series. The free music series features concerts by local, national, and international groups on eight Wednesdays this summer. Check the full Tosa Tonight schedule here. We’ll bring the food and drinks; you bring your dancing shoes.


Local Radio

We are proud sponsors of public radio in Milwaukee. We love good music and information, and we believe in the power of community-supported radio. We are partners with 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Radio at 89.7 WUWM and 91.7 WMSE. We sponsor Radio Milwaukee’s online streaming and its 414 Music.fm All-Milwaukee music channel.

A Truly American Cuisine

Southern Comfort Cooking Of All Kinds

We source ingredients for quality first, and we source from local farmers and producers whenever possible. We feature a raw bar serving fresh oysters and shrimp flown in 5 days a week from some of the best purveyors on the East Coast.

Chef/Co-owner Joe Muench on

Maxie’s food philosophy

All of our eggs are from:
S&R Egg Farm / Palmyra & Whitewater, WI

All of our bacon is from:
Jones Dairy Farms / Fort Atkinson, WI

All of our milk is from:
Sassy Cow Creamery / Columbus, WI

More local farmers and producers:
Central Greens

Lake View Farms

We proudly serve:
Valentine Coffee / roasted in MIlwaukee, Wis.

We proudly steep Rishi Tea from Milwaukee, Wis.

Just a little bit of history

More about Maxie’s

Maxie’s opened its doors on May 5th, 2007, serving Southern-inspired “from-scratch” cooking. Maxie’s is located in the old Vespalec family grocery store and Gerry O’Brien’s Meat Market at the corner of 68th Street and Fairview Avenue, immediately north of Interstate 94 and the 68th Street off-ramp. Maxie’s offers full-service bars and dining on two levels.

Dinner is served until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Maxie’s Southern inspiration includes the “Low Country” cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana, traditional slow-smoked Southern barbeque, and Southern comfort cooking of all kinds. We feature a raw bar serving fresh oysters and shrimp flown in 5 days a week from some of the best fish purveyors on the east coast. Our bar offers a hand picked selection of quality wines, micro-brewed and imported beers, and top-shelf liquors. Click here for the latest drinks list.

Maxie’s serves from a whiskey list of 125 selections, including rare and ultra-premium bourbons and ryes. Maxie’s opens 7 days a week at 4 p.m. featuring Milwaukee’s best Happy Hour with $1 fresh-shucked oysters!

Take-out food and drink are available at all times with reserved to-go parking immediately adjacent to the building. Maxie’s has a second parking lot directly across 68th Street to accommodate our guests. Additional on-street parking is available in our surrounding neighborhood.

Maxie’s is the first restaurant by Black Shoe Hospitality. Co-owners Dan Sidner and Chef Joe Muench invite you to try their other restaurants: Blue’s Egg and Story Hill BKC.

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