Maxie's Southern Comfort

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4.3 / 4 votes

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Southern inspired, including Cajun, creole, BBQ and comfort foods

This place is absolutely fabulous; the only downside is they aren't open for lunch anymore. They have Fried Green Tomatoes, spicy veg Jambalaya, BBQ Tofu sandwich, Portabello Po Boys, Red beans and rice AND spicy Cajun waffle fries and sweet potato fries too.
A group of veg heads have been working with the owners to increase the options. They dined in together once and the chef even made them a special batch of vegan remoulade!
The atmosphere is modern but cozy. A perfect place for happy hour and dinner, though they are quite busy on the weekends.

Added by *jill on Dec 31 07 (last updated Dec 31 07)

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We loved the Tofu Jambalaya! It was blackened tofu which was done really well. It was spicy and hot and a little sweet at the end, they nailed vegan southern comfort food with this entree. We just got back from New Orleans so it was perfect timing to compare the food. The Cajun fries are super good also just skip the sauce, they serve it with cajun mayo.

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This place seems to always be packed at night but you can call up to 30 minutes ahead to put your name in (they don't do traditional reservations).

I had the veggie jambalaya with smoked tofu, and while the jambalaya could have used more flavor and heat, the smoked tofu was outstanding. The BBQ tofu sandwich is also really good, but it's annoying that sometimes it comes on a roll and sometimes on a bun, sometimes has lettuce and tomato, and sometimes is just tofu and bread. It comes with fries but I recommend paying $1 more to get sweet potato fries. The canjun fries (which make a good $5 side dish for 2 or 3 people), are very flavorful and salty and go well with their homemade BBQ sauce.

Our server was very nice, and although he wasn't too sure about what was vegan, he asked the kitchen a million questions and even said he'd encourage them to carry some vegan desserts.

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Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Soul Food


  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Wi-Fi


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4pm - 11pm
4pm - midnight
4pm - 9pm

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