Maxie’s is a New Orleans-style fish house with Southern comfort cooking, BBQ, and a full bar.
Loved the oysters on half shell. The Finger Lake Old Fashion was perfect. Smooth bourbon with excellent bitters and flavors. The Po'boy sandwiches were delicious. Fun atmosphere and great patio. Highly recommended.
We came here with a group of 8 with a reservation and were not told that there wouldn't be A/C. The restaurant has a cool section and not cool. We were told there wasn't space for 8 inside but I later saw a table of 8. Restaurant seating: Section without A/C was full of flies and hot as hell on a summer day. It made it impossible to enjoy the food. Food review Appetizers were good. Gumbo and crab corn chowder were hits. Entrees were a bit and miss. Seared ahi tuna was a miss. While the side dish of potato cake was the star the $34 tuna was completely underwhelming. The only way to eat this dish was mixing potato with the tuna itself to mask the tuna taste. Crab cakes were ok. Fried Chicken was a good option, shrimp and grits looked small but tasty. Ordered whiskey mule. I wasn't impressed. If you have a large group confirm if you can get ac on the inside
Southern feel and charm in Ithaca. Maxie’s is my #1 eatery so far. It is fun with the open porch, tin ceilings and great service. Soft breezes and the sounds of Ithaca accompanying a fantastic meal. I had the crab cake appetizer and the Cajun blackened catfish with rice and black beans on the side. Great presentation and full of flavor!! The rice and beans were truly authentic. A must on places to eat in Ithaca. Cost $40 and had lunch the next day!!
Visiting the area for the weekend and I’m glad we stopped here! If you like seafood packed with tons of flavor, then this is your place! Food was delicious and the service was top notch. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time as you will need one. Highly recommend. Great spot!
Our favorite restaurant to visit in Ithaca! The oysters are always amazing. The creole style food is delicious. I had the shrimp and grits last time I was there and it was really good. They always have a good local beer selection and the service never disappoints. If you're visiting in the summer months just beware that there's no air-conditioning. They do bring in extra fans on really hot days though.
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