Maxie’s is a New Orleans-style fish house with Southern comfort cooking, BBQ, and a full bar.
When in Ithica New York, eat here.
Great food. Really fresh tasting oysters. Family friendly. UPDATE: Had the jumbolaya which was delicious. The shrimps were cooked perfectly. The fish fry from the kids menu was freshly made, not from some microwaveable bag.
Right out of the gate, our waiter was so friendly and happy to see us, the manager was smiling and said hello. The food and drinks have been amazing for years, but we don't always get such warm service in Ithaca. Everything about this experience was pleasant.
It was nothing to write home about. The only food that seemed to have any flavor was the gumbo which was very good. The rest I could take or leave as we had to add salt to every dish. The cornbread tasted like it was day old and stale. In the end, we left still hungry $80 later. Service was efficient but they were very apparant about being stressed out. In the end they just tapped the table and said "you're good," and ran off. The interior was very cramped and a bit chaotic as people shuffled in between each other to get in and out. I would not rush back.
It was an amazing experience, especially considering the fact that you get fresh seafood in Ithaca. I had ordered a fried chicken, jambalaya, crab cakes and fried tofu with mixed vegetables. From the raw bar I had raw clams, oysters and shrimps. Everything except the clams were amazing in my opinion. A must visit for all the seafood lovers.
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