Saturday, February 5, 2011
Maxine's Chicken and Waffles
I have been wanting to try this place for a while. As a new Indiana Pacers season ticket holder, I have begun to frequent the downtown area and its many new restaurants. Maxine's has been open since 2007. It is a family owned restaurant. My first impression when I walked in was that it was a lot bigger than I had thought. To me, the decor seemed sort of cluttered. Anyways, we arrived around 11am and were seated right away. I could see how Maxine's would be really busy when it isn't blizzard conditions outside.
If I could use one word to describe the atmosphere in Maxine's it would be busy. It seemed like they were overstaffed. The wait staff was running all over the place. This was a good thing because we never had to wait for help. In our case, we did need the extra help as a full glass of water was knocked over onto the table (motor skills were hindered from the previous night's activities). Our drinks were always full and our waitress was constantly coming over to see if we needed anything, but it wasn't to the point where she was annoying. She was very friendly and accommodating.
All in all, I would definitely consider a return trip. Knowing that the non-wing fried chicken is made to order, I will either call in for carryout or plan to be there for at least an hour. I recommend Maxine's if you are looking for a good homestyle meal or you are looking to cure the hangover blues (If the hair of the dog isn't around, I always fight the demons with something a little more heavy and on the greasy end of the food spectrum). In my case, it was the latter and it hit the spot.