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Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

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Downtown Indianapolis
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132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2618
+1 317-423-3300
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Today
10:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:30 - 14:30
Wed - Fri 10:30 - 20:30
Sat 09:00 - 08:30
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious chicken and waffles. Friendly service and all, but I would come every day for the chicken.

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Thank Brendan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Maxine's specifically for the pan-fried chicken dinner. We were greeted at the door with friendly faces and things just got better from there. Kamilah was our server and she took great care of us! At our request, she brought us complimentary fresh cornbread muffins and peach butter to enjoy while waiting on our pan-fried chicken. (They tell... More 

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Thank lnlindy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I used to visit Maxine's Chicken & Waffles for lunch and would normally put up with slow service from time to time. Last week was my last visit here. A friend and I visited for lunch arriving at 11:30am. The room was nearly full and they only had two servers working. While I was willing to wait a bit, I... More 

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Thank Hangtimesm
Greenwood, Indiana
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202 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I ate here with a senior group for lunch & got to sample their cornbread muffins with peach butter. Liked it so well I bought an order to bring home. I had one of their waffle sandwiches with scrambled egg, cheese, & turkey sausage. It was good & I'd order again. Came with home fries (chopped potatoes cooked mushy style).... More 

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Thank cookieladyangel
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy about the atmosphere, but the food is out of this world. Best chicken I've ever had, hands down.

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Thank Joe B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I was driving by and Chicken and Waffles so I thought I would stop in Friendly readers on ice and correct the first time catfish fillets dinner is very good I suggest to stop by

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Thank Joshua D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Been eating at Maxine's for years, since they opened their doors. Don't be fooled because it's attached to a gas station/convenience store. Great southern-style food, including all the sides. (Yams, corn and house potatoes are my favorites.) Love the Chicken & Waffles; huge wings are always juicy and tasty. My one complaint, if I had to state one, would be... More 

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Thank IndyAndyZ
Lafayette, Indiana
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The first couple times Maxines was fantastic I had no complaints. But the last 2 or 3 visits has been inconsistent. Thr Chicken taste plain and under seasoned. The same goes for service its very hit or miss. The service isnt bad but the waitress are out numbered.

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Thank Dustin A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A quarter of the dining area had black plastic on the floor with buckets to catch water from the leaking ceiling (it was raining periodically). The floor was concrete (you could tell tile had previously been layed on it and since removed) and was very slick to walk...but not slick because of water being tracked in, slick almost like a... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very good. Sherry was our waitress and very attentive . I would go back. The chicken , catfish and fried green tomatoes were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:30
Thursday
10:30 - 20:30
Friday
10:30 - 20:30
Saturday
09:00 - 08:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2618
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-423-3300

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?