Maxine's on Shine
Great timeI took my mom for Mother's Day and it was perfect. The owner greeted us so kindly, the table was ready, the service was excellent. The music was live and enjoyable. It was just a quaint, eclectic little restaurant with great character. Would definitely go back. Food is very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMaxine's on Shine- A ReviewMy wife and I visited Maxine's for Mother's Day. I had a voucher I had purchased before Christmas. The place is small, intimate.
Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. He made excellent food and wine suggestions.
We had the mussels appetizer. Delicious. I could have quite happily made a meal out of them.
Maxine came over and introduced herself, a very nice touch.
Susan got grouper. I got lobster raviolis with seafood. Both were excellent. The grouper really was grouper. It was fresh and was perfectly cooked. It's easy to overdo cooking a piece of fish, and so many places do. I'm a fisherman and usually can't eat fish in restaurants.
We finished with a chocolate-peanut butter mousse. Again, just wonderful.
We're going back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden TreasureMaxines is a wonderful spot to enjoy a delicious meal in a convenient location.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEclectic vibe, but great food.First time there and I did not know what to expect, but the food was good - will be going back for sure. I was a little over dressed - would have had even more fun if I was in nice shorts shirt and sandals. It is a very eclectic place, but that is the fun part of it - no stuffy and everyone was very nice.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my birthday and 6 ofIt was my birthday and 6 of us ladies where there to enjoy..3 of us had been before and 3 first time..the meals where very good and the 2 ladies who cooked loved the salad dressing :) Nice touch champagne toast on the house..classy.. Thank You Cindy Latham4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMShould not have changed theShould not have changed the menu, food was not so great this visit.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphereGreat food and atmosphere as always - I especially love the skillet lasagna - YUM!- love this place!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMmaxines on shine was a real findGreat service. The red snapper was prepared just right. The music was really nice without overshadowing the dining experience. Maxine and her husband have a real gem for Orlando! Enjoy...we will definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance, great food,Great ambiance, great food, great employees. Your bill runs up fast though, prices a little on the higher side.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been coming to this locationI've been coming to this location for quite a few years now , and it never stops being amazing! Would recommend to someone on their first date or first anniversary.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local PlaceStopped here for dinner before a concert in Orlando. Great food, awesome atmosphere (inside and out)... a very nice place. Only issue was the waiter was a tad slow, but we were in no rush, so it wasn't an issue.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Karaoke Bash - short ver.White mussels, Burger, Catch of the Day, Flan - We had tasted some food and met Maxine the brand icon, at the Lake Eola food festival recently. She succeeded in getting our attention.
The cooking at the restaurant was excellent -- distinctive, sensitive and tasty.
Just so happened that our birthday celebration coincided with the last-Wednesday-of-the-month karaoke -- we totally enjoyed the evening, the place was full and swinging - well, singing anyway. The welcome from Maxine was accompanied by the usual caution regarding service wait times -- we didn't notice any delays at all, the convivial company, entertainment and thoughtful selection of craft beer and good wine with expert service makes it all work. Keep up this great work!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a nice, fun restaurant!What a nice, comfortable atmosphere with a great neighborhood location!! We were disappointed that their excellent "Roasted Root Salad" (and several other items) had been removed from their menu. Also, there are no main course menu selections for vegans/vegetarians, however when asked, the chef did make us up a very nice pasta dishes with veggies. If Maxine's could keep a couple good choices on the menu for us "non-meat/non-dairy" customers, I know a number of friends who would frequent the restaurant more often!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome energy....live musicAwesome energy....live music every night. Maxine actually went to every table welcoming you and thanking you for coming making you feel right at home! Can't wait to come back for brunch!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried this restaurant onWe tried this restaurant on a Saturday night on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. The dining room is small, but decorated nicely. There was live music that was really enjoyable. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed the food and drinks. I will definitely go back again.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM