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American, Contemporary
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36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
+44 1865 242192
12:00 - 23:59
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 23:59
Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:59
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Corwen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maxwells is an American style burger diner that does 'friendly, tasty and good value', not 'posh and haute cuisine'. The place is just as it was in 1981, thank goodness, with staff that are just as nice. Long may this continue.

Thank roytheboy_wales
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We popped in for a light lunch during a recent visit to Oxford. All four of us had completely different things from mains, to starters to a mixture of sides but they coped admirably and all the food was hot, tasty and served together. It was reasonably busy and the food coming out to other tables looked equally delicious so... More 

Thank TheRolandFamily
Swindon, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited on a quiet Wednesday lunchtime, in fact we were the only diners for most of the time! As expected the welcome and service was very good as was the food, the restaurant was quite dated and "Worn" and the food choice has probably been the same for years. That said, we were made very welcome by the manager and... More 

Thank steve smith_123
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The decor inside is perhaps a little grimey and outdate but the food was really nice and reasonably priced for a quick bite to eat at lunch. We went as a group of friends and had either the Philly steak sandwich or club sandwich all of which were very tasty.

Thank cheekyface27
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Myself and my partner visited for lunch a few months back I had the club sandwich. The chicken in the sandwich was inedible from being partly frozen when cooked the chicken had hard freezer burned patches on it which were vile. Service wasn't the best. I called up and spoke to the manager about the poor quality food was promised... More 

Thank Daisy-alys S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited at lunch time. It was dead, no atmosphere. Upon entering I smelt an over whelming smell of dirt. I put this down to the fact it is also a night club. Soon discovered it was actually the manager that smelt. Every time he came over it was really bad. We got used to the smell. We were served... More 

Thank Han700
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First of all i must declare a bias, I've been visiting Maxwells since it opened in 1972 (when i was still a teenager). I don't go as often as i used to but this is more to do with the fact that i don't eat quite so many burgers as i used to (a sure sign of old age). The... More 

Thank Bernard G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Thought I would have a go at Maxwell's, looked quick and easy. Not a difficult menu so where could you go wrong. As soon as I walked in I wanted to run back down the stairs but I persevered. Ordered a burger and a club sandwich, found multiple hairs in our food and the club sandwich had tough and what... More 

Thank Catherine L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Trying to be an American style diner but not quite making it. Everywhere was a bit sticky! Great burger and wine choices and we were well looked after by the staff

Thank Rosemary G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The waiter was extremely friendly and efficient but the food was disappointing. The chicken wings were small and dry; the nachos very greasy and the burger burnt and dry. We were the only people there so no excuse for the chef.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242192

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