King Cakes From Black Shoe Bakery

Our own Black Shoe Bakery is opening up preorder pickups for King Cake.

They’re 16-inch oval King Cake decorated with purple, green, and gold sugar and icing, and Mardi Gras beads. $24 plus tax on pickup with 48 hours notice. WATCH OUT! There’s a plastic baby hidden in the cake. It means good luck and prosperity to you if you find it (and that you’re bringing the cake next time)!


King Cake Preorders are closed! Join us March 4 and March 5 at Maxie’s for Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras!

Maxie’s Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras, March 4-5

We’re gearing up again for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party on March 5 and we hope you’ll join us! For our 12th annual party, we’re again switching over our entire menu to New Orleans specials for two days only.

We’re skipping our usual Low Country and BBQ mix for Maxie’s Mardi Gras party favorites. Hits include Alligator, Tasso & Pork Fritters, Crispy Chicken Thighs, Coconut Voodoo Shrimp, Crawfish Étouffée, Blackened Hamburger Steak, Blackened Sea Scallops, and of course, Boudin Balls and Muffuletta.

Drink specials for both nights include $4 Abita beers and $5 real passion fruit Hurricanes.

Lundi Gras, Monday, March 4, 4 p.m.

If you want to dine with New Orleans flair without dancing in the party tent, Lundi Gras is the night for you. Maxie’s opens at 4 p.m. on Lundi Gras. Members of the Extra Crispy Brass Band (ECBB) will perform roving throughout the restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m.

We’re accepting a limited number of reservations for parties of all sizes on Lundi Gras via 414-292-3969. On Lundi Gras, parties of up to 6 are encouraged to check live wait times and get on the list via the Yelp app’s waitlist feature. You can use the app to see how many parties are ahead of yours. 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. This is not a reservations, wait times are estimates; seating order is not guaranteed.

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2 p.m.

Maxie’s opens at 2 p.m. on Mardi Gras. Matt “MF” Tyner will play onstage in the heated party tent from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ECBB will play onstage in the heated party tent from 6 to 10 p.m. An outdoor bar in the tent will serve the party’s signature drinks.

Maxie’s is not accepting reservations on Mardi Gras, March 5. The Yelp app’s waitlist remote check-in function will not be available on Mardi Gras. As it is the first Tuesday of the month, Black Shoe Hospitality Best Guest Club members can earn Double Points on non-discounted items.

You can dress up, dress down, #dowhatchawanna. (#maxiesmardigras, #teammaxies)

NOTE: Maxies’ weekly NOLA Night (formerly Mojito Monday) and Chicken-Fried Tuesday specials will not be offered on March 4 and March 5, respectively. Maxie’s will not be offering its $1 Fresh-Shucked Oyster and “Buck Off!” Drinks Happy Hour on Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Mondays

In our constant quest to bring dining value and quality unparalleled in Milwaukee, we’ve improved our Monday night special. Once known as Mojito Monday and NOLA Night, our new weekly event brings it all together: Mardi Gras Monday.

Look for a weekly featured NOLA-inspired cocktails, dinner, and Po’Boy specials, PLUS $5 Mojitos, $5 Hurricanes, and $3 Abita Beers. Join us Monday nights from 4-10 p.m. for this unique experience of creative New Orleans cuisine.

Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s, Feb. 12 & 13, 2018

Join us here at Maxie’s for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. This is our 11th year, and we’re again sporting a “culinary costume” of New Orleans-inspired creations. For these two days, we’ll skip our Low Country and BBQ dishes, and double down on pure New Orleans realness. Expect our unique Strawberry Beignets, Crispy Boudin Balls, and, of course, Muffuletta. (And save room for a slice of King Cake at the end of the night on Mardi Gras!)

Drink specials for both nights include $4 Abita beers and $5 real passion fruit Hurricanes.

Lundi Gras, Monday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Lundi Gras is an excellent opportunity to dine on classic New Orleans dishes and Maxie’s original creations before the party rages. Maxie’s opens at 4 p.m. on Lundi Gras. Members of the Extra Crispy Brass Band (ECBB) will perform roving throughout the restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m.

We’re accepting a limited number of reservations for parties of 7 people or more on Lundi Gras via 414-292-3969. On Lundi Gras, parties of up to 6 are encouraged to check live wait times and get on the list via the NoWait app or Yelp app. (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!”).

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.

Maxie’s opens at 2 p.m. on Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13. Matt “MF” Tyner will play onstage in the heated party tent from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ECBB will play onstage in the heated party tent from 6 to 10 p.m. An outdoor bar in the tent will serve the party’s signature drinks.

Click here or the menu for a PDF of the special menu.

Maxie’s is not accepting reservations on Mardi Gras, Feb. 13. NoWait app and Yelp app remote wait list check-in function will not be available on Mardi Gras.

Dressing up is always fun, but #dowhatchawanna. (#maxiesmardigras, #teammaxies)

NOTE: Maxies’ weekly NOLA Night (formerly Mojito Monday) and Chicken-Fried Tuesday specials will not be offered on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, respectively. Maxie’s will not be offering its $1 Fresh-Shucked Oyster and “Buck Off!” Drinks Happy Hour on Lundi Gras or Mardi Gras.

P.S. The day after, we’re accepting reservations for parties of all sizes for Valentine’s Day and/or your Ash Wednesday Fish Fry!

Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s, Feb. 27 & 28

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Celebrate Maxie’s 10th annual Lundi Gras & Mardi Gras with us on Monday, Feb. 27 and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28. Lundi Gras offers the chance to dine from Maxie’s special menu of shareable New Orleans-inspired classics before the party rages. Wisconsinites who can’t make it to the historic dining rooms of the French Quarter this carnival season should be here – with beads on!

Join us for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party, with $4 Abita beers, $5 Hurricanes and our special NOLA menu both nights. We’re open at 4 p.m. on Lundi Gras, and 2 p.m. on Mardi Gras. Click here to check out the menu. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!! 

We’ll be joined by the Extra Crispy Brass Band both nights — roving the restaurant 6-9 p.m. on Lundi Gras, and in the heated PARTY TENT 6-10 p.m. on Mardi Gras. Check out a song from ECBB at Maxie’s Mardi Gras 2015:

Costumes and masks are encouraged, of course, but certainly not mandatory. #dowhatchawanna



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Note: Maxies’ weekly NOLA Night (formerly Mojito Monday) and Chicken-Fried Tuesday specials will not be offered on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, respectively. Maxie’s will not be offering its $1 Fresh-Shucked Oyster and “Buck Off!” Drinks Happy Hour on Lundi Gras or Mardi Gras. We cannot accept reservations for Mardi Gras; we can accept limited reservations for parties of 7 or more on Lundi Gras. 

Mardi Gras & Lundi Gras at Maxie’s

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We open at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 for LUNDI GRAS – the official start of our Mardi Gras party! We’ll open at 2 p.m. on MARDI GRAS, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9 to keep the party going!

Join us for Milwaukee’s best Mardi Gras party, with $4 Abita beers, $5 Hurricanes and a special menu both nights. Enjoy live music in the heated party tent and laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

Monday, Feb. 8 – Maxie’s opens at 4 p.m. Kitchen serves until 10 p.m. Members of the Extra Crispy Brass Band will perform roaming throughout the restaurant 6-9 p.m. Performers from Dead Man’s Carnival will perform throughout the restaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Maxie’s opens at 2 p.m. Kitchen serves until 10 p.m. Jesse Voelker plays guitar from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Extra Crispy Brass Band performs in the heated party tent from 6-9 p.m. Performers from Dead Man’s Carnival will perform through the retaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and onstage during ECBB’s break.

Check out our special NOLA-inspired menu, or CLICK HERE to access it as a PDF, and preview a little below. We have our complete offering of raw bar: Fresh-Shucked Oysters, NOLA-style Grilled Oysters, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Peel-n-Eat Shrimp (our weekly NOLA Night and Chicken-Fried Tuesday, and Happy Hour, will not be offered on Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras in lieu of this special offering). Big Easy Bites are soups, salads, sandwiches and shareable starters inspired by New Orleans party classics. New Orleans Favorites are small plates and entrees in “downtown New Orleans” or Cajun country cooking styles. 
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