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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

#71 of 332 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Fusion, Wine Bar
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8314 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC 27513-4051
+1 919-465-2455
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best Fusion Cuisine in the area! A lot of spicy, flavorful dishes that you won't find anywhere else. The owners, Will and Margi are very friendly and helpful with the wine selection from their extensive wine list.

Thank Margaret C
Statesville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I do not understand how this place can not be rated above 4. I have now had dinner there 6 times and I have been anything other than impressed. Did I mention that ownership has changed during this time and the new Owner has raised the bar!! The menu is diverse and the daily specials are outstanding. I had the... More 

Thank Lamar A
Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We returned for the first time since Maximillians changed hands and are delighted to report that we had a lovely meal. We had the spare rib and the veal appetizer; for entrees, the scallops and a corvina special. All were delicious, and we appreciated the melding of vegetables and seafood into a harmonious dish in each case. The spare rib... More 

Thank Melissa J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My wife and I had dinner for a special occasion. We had not been here for several years and wanted to give it a try. We were roundly disappointed. Both of our entrees were severely under cooked (tuna and scallops). We sent them back and they were still under cooked. In fact they were inedible. In addition the tuna dish... More 

Thank Bear4321
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have been eating here for years. The food and the service has always been great and now that it is under new management the tradition continues. For the quality, Quantity and service you will not find a place in the triangle that tops it.

Thank Jason C
Cary, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The service was excellent, attentive without being obtrusive. The Pear salad was good and both the Korean BBQ and the Seafood Medley were both very good. Unfortunately both the Tuna and the Rack of Lamb were just ordinary, and at those prices they should be much better. Overall it was a good meal, in times past we have gotten dishes... More 

Thank Robert O
Cary, North Carolina
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790 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Four of us went for dinner during Restaurant Week. Fixed price for dinner - $35 plus drinks and tax each person. Service is very friendly and helpful. Choice of 3 appetizers, 4 entrees & 3 desserts. My wife & I both had Grilled Caesar Salad. It was OK both the strangest Caesar Salad I have ever had. Plus I couldn't... More 

Thank Levon M
Morrisville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've loved Maximillian's for years so was sad to see it closed for the transition to new owners, but it was worth the wait. Unique menu items fabulously executed! I'll continue to be a fan!

Thank tammy1365
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable and quiet place on a Tuesday night. Excellent and attentive, friendly service. Food all cooked to order. Asian leaning menu. Had Korean BBQ dish that was well prepared and very tasty beef. Got our business done with good drinks and good food.

Thank Alf B
Cary, North Carolina
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was a little surprised that there were very few people eating when we went the other day and it was good but not pronominal as I was told. Will eat there again to give another chance to impress me.

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fkt2014, Owner at Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Please come join us again! We want every experience to be beyond expectations. Feel free to call and speak with Will or Margie 919-465-2455 so we can make certain you are impressed! Thank you so much for the feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Fusion, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8314 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC 27513-4051
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-465-2455
Located in Cary since 1991, owners Margie & Will Hennessee decided to purchase the restaurant from their mentor, Chef Michael Schiffer upon his retirement. After 20 years of honing the flavor profile, unique to Schiffer, Margie has brought back some of Maximillians long time favorites, as well as incorporating her own unique approach to food. Using only the best local ingredients, a global inspired wine list and a hand crafted cocktails your visit to Maximillians is one not to be forgotten! If it is your first visit it won't be your last! Welcome to Maximillians!

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