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Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar

) #11 of 201 Restaurants in Ithaca ££ - £££ American, Bar, Seafood
635 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-4136
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  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
635 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed yesterday

As a native of Louisiana I KNOW Cajun food! Maxie's has authentic Cajun food ! I was very pleasantly surprised. My family and I were in Ithaca for my sons graduation from Cornell and saw a list of local restaurants. I'm always happy to find...More

Thank Sherrette S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Have been to Maxie's a few times over the recent years and it is always terrific. Wonderful oysters, great seafood, outstanding service. Tough with big crowds but not surprising given the menu and service. They don't take reservations (except IC and Cornell graduations) but they...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Wow! You made Maxie blush. Thank you for your kind and generous review of Maxie's. We sincerely appreciate you sharing Maxie's compliments, description, recommendation and previewing other guests through their Maxie's experience. Very nice!!!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one establishment that consistently provides the most wonderful experiences. I always think of Maxie's when I want to have fun, taste good food, and enjoy the atmosphere. Not sure what to try first? Try the jambalaya. It's my favorite and always pleasing.

Thank muz4now
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are happy to hear Maxie's consistently pleases your desire for fun, tasty food, and enjoyment. I too love the Jambalaya! Thank you for your repeat business and for taking the time to to write your thoughtful and kind review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

A busy weeknight at Maxies was nice to see. We went for an early dinner. They have the same oysters in the dining room as in the bar. Generally, there are too many fried options. And a lot of standard fare. The ingredients were fresh....More

Thank queenbeesneko
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to share about your Maxie's experience. We appreciate your assessment of our performance and promise to use them as inspiration to provide more excitement and value. Please keep an eye on us, change is coming.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was fine but the food not so good. Crab cakes didn't taste much like crab and were dry. Slaw and sweet potatoes only ok. Fish tacos needed more sauce -- guess we could have asked for more. Beans and rice were good, my husband...More

Thank amoore14850
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so very sorry to disappoint you and your family on your visit to Maxie's. Your comments have our attention and we will be immediately investigating and resolving these issues. Your enjoyment of Maxie's is our top priority, and it is our desire to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to Ithaca for business that I do at Cornell. I've driven by Maxie's many times and decided this time to check it out. It's a fun college town spot but I personally was disappointed. I ordered the Carolina Pork plate...More

Thank whicheall08
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to review Maxie's. I am very sorry your meal was a disappointment. Your comments are helpful, and I am personally assessing the quality control on Maxie's pulled pork and bbq beans. We appreciate your candid...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By fun, I mean the surroundings and the wait staff are fun. The selection of items was impressive and the quality was very good. Now, was it flopping around six hours before they cooked it? No, but for Ithaca, it is excellent, hence the rating...More

Thank irbflyfish
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

You got it! I was told many years ago by a loyal regular "there are a lot of great places to eat in Ithaca, and Maxie's earns high marks for food. But the reason so many people dine at Maxie's is that Maxie's makes people...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

It was not a great oyster year and have been cravings them s I broke my rules and ate oysters inland, in a non-r month. The fried oyster poboy was just wonderful. Big plump oysters and a monster pile of fries. Actually I never even...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for coming in and trying our Fried Oyster Po'Boy! We are happy to hear you enjoyed. If the bread and fries are too much for you, try the Fried Oyster Appetizer next time. And you if you like raw oysters, you...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered a salad it was very appetizing, the decor is very cool. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Ciara W
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and for taking the time to write your review! We hope to serve you again soon. Best wishes.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with the wife and kids to meet friends for drinks at 6 PM on a springtime Saturday evening. The staff was very accommodating of out now larger party (12) and rearranging tables. We ordered 2 dozen oysters, some good beers and food for...More

Thank Humarock_Seth
Maxies_Chick, Owner at Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your business and kind words. You may want to check out our everyday oyster happy hour, and our Wednesday kids' meal deal. We hope to serve you again soon!

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nancy c
do you take reservations?
11 April 2017|
Response from Maxies_Chick | Property representative |
Maxie's takes reservations for Cornell University & Ithaca College Graduation Weekends, and occasionally limited large group events. Alternatively, we have 30-Minute Call Ahead Seating so we can plan for your arrival... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-4136
  • E-mail
Maxie’s is a New Orleans-style fish house with Southern comfort cooking, BBQ, and a full bar.

From our Kitchen, only from-scratch Southern comfort cookery: traditional and modern fresh seafood dishes, slow-smoked barbecue, and homemade desserts.

From our bar: freshly shucked raw oysters and clams, specialty cocktails, microbrews and boutique wines

Our lively, warm professionals are happy to serve you. Get in here!