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Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge - CLOSED

454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2410
+1 253-683-4115
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
4 Jan 2016
“Ruined Our New Year's Eve”
3 Jan 2016
“Terrible Disappointment”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2410
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I had gone back and forth over where to make reservations and finally settled on Maxwell's because we had eaten at the bar several times in the past. Unfortunately, it has since changed ownership and totally gone downhill. Our reservation was at 7pm. We arrived...More

1  Thank georgiasue26
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We were here in January 2015 and had a beautiful meal with excellent service. This year was a fiasco and a complete letdown. We were handed a piece of copier paper with all the menu options on one side. There were four choices for entree:...More

Thank kathysommer
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The food at Maxwells' is terrific varied, creative, attractively plated and always presented in a great manner. The service is superb, in fact one of the servers here was voted "Tacoma's Best Server" last year. Ask for Kent, he is known for his culinary understanding...More

Thank AL B
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We walked in 6:30 on a Saturday evening and were able to get a table. The waitress and maitre d were particularly accommodating as I wanted a table near the AC (it was very hot outside) and she moved a reservation so we wouldn't be...More

Thank skuebbing
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We just stopped in for small plates on our way out to explore a few other places. We ordered the cocktail flight--which was fun and creative. The beer list is just ok but it seems like they are more of a cocktail place anyway. Thankfully...More

Thank sharding23
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Dined there on a Wednesday evening. Restaurant definelty not busy (one large group of 10 and two other couples there, no one @ the bar) they seated us near the kitchen with some kind of curtain covering the door. That was rather distracting with servers...More

1  Thank psdietc0ke
Reviewed 22 April 2015

First time patrons and had an awesome experience. Happened to choose a night they had a jazz trio playing, (amazing), and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. They were flexible on seating; (arranged for us to sit near the stage). There was no rush by...More

1  Thank WSUtraveler
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The duck and mushroom risotto was to die for. Cooked beautifully, the duck was complimented by a flavorful risotto nestled in a pool of dee-lish sauce. It was pricey, but duck "ain't cheap" and besides... I got two meals out of it, so I am...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The menu on trip advisor is not their menu. None of that food is now here. No bread service, no salad service. You want a dinner salad? That's $8 more. Entrees are $25-$32 Met there for our Daughter's and Son-in-Laws 1st wedding Anniversary. Central location....More

2  Thank Mike A
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

In my search for a great meal, I stumbled across this FANTASTIC restaurant and was THOROUGHLY impressed by EVERY aspect of my dining experience! Maxwell's a BEAUTIFUL, sexy, inviting restaurant that boasts a TRULY impressive menu that is executed with genius! My dining experience included:...More

1  Thank Thurman M
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-683-4115
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