We went to work on creating the best fried chicken we could make to serve on Family Night Sundays and Chicken-Fried Tuesday. That starts with the chicken.
We’re using Bell & Evans chicken, which is renowned for its humane treatment and air-chilled process, with no antibiotics or added water, which adds up to healthier, more flavorful food. We created and taste-tested different batter to find the tastiest crust, with crispiness that sticks well to the chicken. And we know you’ll want plenty to eat, so we’re serving a half chicken: a leg, a thigh, a breast, and a wing.
Pair that up with our mashed potatoes and collard greens, plus a white cheddar buttermilk biscuit, and you’ve got yourself one helluva meal for 16.95. Bring the kids on Sunday night, and enjoy $2 kids meals for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. If you want to make the whole thing “hot chicken”-style, get it tossed in our Nashville-style hot chicken cayenne oil for two bucks.
If you want to try the Nashville hot chicken flavor without committing to a whole meal, stop by Maxie’s on Chicken-Fried Tuesday to try our Hot Chicken Nuggets, with our Nashville hot sauce coating dark meat chicken over Texas toast, topped with our house pickles. And expect to see other creative chicken specials every Tuesday.
Our favorite pro football team is playing our second favorite pro football team this weekend, so we came up with a way to get some NOLA flavor for your tailgate or viewing party.
FALL SPECIAL: Schedule a pick-up of large-format individual catering dishes from our “From The Smoker” or “Soul-Stirrin’ Specialties” section and get a free side order of Maxie’s Cornbread (18 pieces, $17 value). Call us at 414-292-3969. We may need 24 hours notice, so please let us know by Saturday afternoon.
Maxie’s is back with another Whiskey Dinner, this time featuring Jim Beam and Beam brands, including Jim Beam Black, Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek Rye & Bourbon, and Jim Beam Single Barrel for a five-course pairing dinner.
Some bottling will be showcased neat or on the rocks, and some will be crafted into cocktails by Maxie’s talented bartenders, to be paired with four plated courses, and a cocktail and appetizer reception.
Booker’s, Booker’s Rye, Basil Hayden’ Rye, and Knob Creek Single Barrel will also be on offer for tasting at an additional price.
Beam Brands Whiskey Dinner, Monday, October 2; 6 p.m.; $90; includes 5 coures, cocktail reception, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity. Here’s a working draft of the menu:
Mini Tomato Pies • Housemade Braunschweiger • Red Wattle Headcheese • Natchitoches Meat Pie
This a great activity for a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend, with Maxie’s joining thirteen of the other best BBQ joints in town on the Lakefront Summerfest grounds at Henry Maier Festival Park. Come check out some of the best smoky, savory, signature BBQ and sides, two stages of live music, cooking demonstrations, family fun picnic games, and a local celebrity bacon eating contest.
Vote #TeamMaxies for the new “Big Gig Pig” people’s choice award!
We’re celebrating our 10th year as a restaurant with our 10th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 6, 2017. As always, proceeds will go to support Hunger Task Force – Free & Local.With your generosity, our Derby Day party has raised more than $10,000 last year, and more than $30,000 in the last four years, to prevent hunger by providing food to people in need.
Doors open at 1 p.m., with a $15 entry fee, which goes entirely to Hunger Task Force. The Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra, our friendly neighborhood Big Band, will perform jazzy tunes before and after the race. We’re adding even more screens this year to watch race coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Dress to impress: a photo booth to document every glamorous attendee. The photo booth will be the entry point for Best Dressed contests, with categories including Best Hat Most Elegant, Best Hat Most Creative, Best Dressed Family, Couple, Gentleman, Lady, and Gentleman. Photo strip prints will be available for a suggested donation of $5.
Maxie’s will sport a culinary costume: for this big day, we’re making over our menu with Derby party favorites and Kentucky-inspired specials amongst Maxie’s menu classics. Click here to see the DERBY DAY PARTY MENU. We’ve expanded the outdoor area to add tables for more outdoor dining, more party tent, more dancing, and more fun!
Drink specials will be available at our two full-service bars, as well as at two outdoor bars. Enjoy a Four Roses Bourbon Mint Julep ($6), Oaks Lily ($6) and Peach Vodka Derby Tea ($5). Beer specials include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($5) and official Derby beer Stella Artois ($4).
The party includes raffles and a silent auction, with fabulous prizes including hotel and dining packages, gift baskets and catered parties from Maxie’s. Entry includes a $5 “bet” on the race (correct selection of Win, Place & Show are entered in a raffle for prizes). Additional “bets” are $5. All Derby “bets” are for prizes only; no cash will be tendered. All entry, raffle, auction and “betting” proceeds go to Hunger Task Force. Note: Maxie’s daily Happy Hour special will not be available on Derby Day. Maxie’s will serve its special Derby Day menu only on Derby Day; regular menu items may not be available. Maxie’s cannot accept reservations or call-aheads for our Derby Day party.
It’s an all-you-can-eat roast of cluster oysters — 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of the rocky bunches of sweet, briny, baby oysters shipped from the coast and roasted. Maxie’s is shucking fully grown raw East Coast oysters to round out the total oyster experience. Maxie’s is also serving a buffet of Low Country-inspired party food, featuring Eastern North Carolina Pulled Pork, Jambalaya, Charred Corn Mac ‘n Cheese, Veggie Hoppin’ John, 7-Layer Salad, Cornbread, Key Lime Pie, Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Banana ‘Nilla Wafer Cream Pie Parfait.
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
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.
Join us for a dinner featuring the whiskies of Wild Turkey Distillery on Monday, February 13. Wild Turkey makes “real bourbon with no apologies,” under the care of father-and-son Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russell.
Get your sweetheart a seat at the table for a pre-Valentine’s Day date! Check out the menu below, and some of the blowout meals we’ve served here. $75 includes four courses plus reception and drink pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Call Maxie’s at 414-292-3969 to reserve. Reservations required.
We don’t have the decorations up yet… but we’re thinking about it! The holidays will be here before we know it, and we’re ready to party. As you’re thinking about your next big event, it’s important to keep in mind that we can do nearly anything.
Maxie’s is available for fully private daytime events. The entire upstairs is yours, so you can plan your luncheon however you like. And if you like Maxie’s food, you’re gonna love the Lemon Caper Chicken from our Lunch Catering menu.
In the evenings, you can host semi-private dinner parties of up to 50, or evening cocktail parties of up to 75. You’ll have your own space, but your guests will still feel part of the nightly Maxie’s party.
Maxie’s also offers off-site catering for offices, tailgates, large groups, and weddings, with pick-up or delivery options available. Our menus range from competitively priced Po’Boy sandwich platters to a supreme Southern spread to feed any size group.