Maxine's on Shine
Maxine's on Shine
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Maxine's on Shine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://maxinesonshine.com/
  • Phone: 4076746841
  • Hours of Operation:
    Seating:
    Tue - Thu: Dinner 4pm - 10pm
    Fri - Sat: Lunch Noon - 2pm Dinner:2pm - 11pm
    Sun: Brunch 10:00am - 4pm Dinner 4pm - 10pm
    Mon: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Bret Ashman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us regarding your off-site event.
  • Entertainment: Tue - Motown Jukebox, See website for Live Performances
    Wed - Maxine's Girls Night Out & "Karaoke for Swingers" (70's schtick) 9p
    Thu - "Parlour Nights" w/ members of the Orlando Philharmonic 7:30 - 9:30p
    Fri - "Earth Trivia 5:30 & 6p, "Mainstage" top Orl musicians 7 - 10p
    Sat - SNL w/ Sergei Kossenko, jazz, classical, broadway, classic rock piano
    Sun - "Rejuicination Brunch" - singer/songwriter format 11a-2p
    "Serrendipity Supper Club" - indie music scene 7-10p
  • Special Events: Please see our website, www.maxinesonshine.com or facebook www.facebook.com\maxinesonshine for up to date special events from wine dinners to fashion shows to charitable events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Livingston
  • Public Transit: Lynx bus drop off w/i .25 mile.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Small parking lot
    Street parking on Shine Ave & Harwood Ave
A word from Maxine's on Shine
Think of entering the welcoming and warm parlour of a friend's home surrounded by only other homes in a charming neighborhood circa 1920's to 40's. The cuisine is Italian Origins w/ New World Explorations. The Tasty Beverage Emporium features 40+ wines by the glass, over 40 beers, & nightly featured libations. Entertainment & promotions nightly round out the vibe of being in a special spot that could be part New York, Paris, Milan, & alot of Orlando. We look forward to celebrating the epicurean passions of life with YOU!
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Maxine's on Shine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Good food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Good food, great service. Would highly recommend for a fun dinner night with date or friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu seemed adventuresome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Menu seemed adventuresome and eclecic, which I like. My visit was short and I only had a salad, which was good. Bread basket very disappointing. Wine list seemed good - service friendly and attentive. I sat outside, as inside was much too noisy for me - not my demographic energy-wise. Outside was nice and neighborhoodish. I want to go back and try much of what was on the menu when I have more time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Excellent hidden gem in downtown Orlando! Staff is very friendly, food is outstanding and ambiance is perfect for a date or just relaxing with friends. LOVE this place and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun at a neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Lots of fun at a neighborhood gem with great sea bass and polento.Shadow's entertainment was right on for the mixed group of people enjoying a Sunday night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Maxine's. it's such
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    I love Maxine's. it's such a great spot with fantastic ambience and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maxine’s has great food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Maxine’s has great food and beverage selection. During our second visit to the restaurant, we enjoyed the magical mystery tour for dinner. This option allows the chef to choose 3 courses, different items for my husband and me, for 25 dollars. It was awesome. I highly recommend Maxine’s.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place rocks! The energy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    This place rocks! The energy is amazing, the food wonderful and the atmosphere is inviting and entertaining. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The owner here was very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    The owner here was very nice - he gave us a free dessert to celebrate my friend's birthday. I had made a note when I made our reservation about wanting a dessert (even if we had to pay for it that would have been fine) to celebrate a birthday at our table, but they hadn't noticed that I guess. Our server was not very hospitable and took long amounts of time to get back to us or check on us. Overall, the experience was a good one but I'm not sure if we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maxine and Kurt have created
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Maxine and Kurt have created a gem near the heart of downtown Orlando. You definitely need to check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maxine and Kirt truly made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Maxine and Kirt truly made our evening unforgettable! We will be back again again and we will be sharing our dining experience at Maxine's with everyone we know. Very well done! Greg and Kay Maitland
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good atmosphere/Food needs help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    I really want this neighborhood restaurant to do well. The owners are nice & the concept is fun. However, my 2nd visit in 4 weeks and the food was just" alright". 4 weeks ago I had a salad topped with fish-the fish was dry and nothing uniquely special. This week I had the curry fish dish and basically it was an over seasoned piece of mush fish. Not much was eaten and the waiter albeit pleasant didn't question why so much was left on the plate. My friend's pannis was "dry" but otherwise fine. French fries were tasty. It took an hour for us to get our food and it was not even a busy night. Work on serving "fresh, quality food" and provide professional wait staff and this could be a great place. I will go for drinks only next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood gem for
    JavaBlueVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Great neighborhood gem for catching up with friends over a bottle of wine...very good food...Super friendly staff and owners... great weeknight spot and brunch...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Orlando's hidden gems.
    Bozzmo
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    One of Orlando's hidden gems. Terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A plesant surprise for first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    A plesant surprise for first time diners who had no prior knowledge of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maxine's is hidden away in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Maxine's is hidden away in an eclectic neighborhood just north of Mills Ave. The restaurant is fairly small and we are told, gets pretty busy on weekends. We chose an off night and found the place to be bustling but not overly crowded. The service was quick and efficient and the food was excelllent. Prices are very reasonable. We're happy we found Maxine's and have put it on our list of our "regular" places to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real find. Small, welcoming,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    A real find. Small, welcoming, sophisticated restaurant with excellent food. First time there you are made to feel like a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is really good and the
    JavaBlueVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Food is really good and the atmosphere is great for getting together with friends, sharing a bottle of wine, and just enjoying life. Owners couldn't be nicer and the staff is very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in Thornton Park
    livelaughdine
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    With great bloody mary and brunch selections, Maxine's on Shine is an excellent find for a quiet outdoor brunch in Orlando. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to Maxine's for the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Went to Maxine's for the first time Thursday night. Went with my family to celebrate my daughters 24th birthday.I made reservations because I had heard it was a favorite place for locals. When we arrived there was a crowd and it was a bit confusing as to who to approach about our reservations. We were there only a moment when a delightful man approached us and took us to our table. He took care of us the rest of the night. The food was wonderful and came in perfect portions. The service was at a relaxed pace, which I just loved. Maxine and her husband stopped by our table making sure we were enjoying ourselves. I enjoyed it so much, I will be back. I'm taking a friend with me for brunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Maxine's on Shine! This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Love Maxine's on Shine! This was our second visit. The owners are enthusiastic and friendly. The space has a cool vibe. The live music and art is enjoyable. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVES, LOVED, LOVED IT! CAN'T
    Foodie4LifeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    LOVES, LOVED, LOVED IT! CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK! TRY THE LASAGNA...OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Kurly
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Party of 2 - we both ordered pasta dishes. Food was wonderful. It was busy, but our server was pleasant and apologetic. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live music, good service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Live music, good service, owners who care about their patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love, love, love Maxine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Love, love, love Maxine's on Shine! Great food and great people. The menu is not immense which allows the chef to concentrate on putting out great food. The wine list is extensive. If you are not sure what you want, ask Kirt. He is always happy to oblige a taste or recommendation. Definite stop on your culinary hit list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the new Maxine's!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    I love the new Maxine's!!! The ambiance is so fun and the food & service was very good. I'd certainly go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere is charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    The atmosphere is charming and very "neighborly". We were a group of five celebrating a special occasion. We were disappointed to learn that the selection of cocktails was very limited. There was a speciality friuty drink listed on the menu but when we ordered it wecwerevtokd they did not have any mix prepared. Beer and wine list decent. The food was good and portions were ample in size. The dining area is relatively small and the ceilings are high so it gets noisy if the tables fill up. The other issue that was disappointing is that the room temperature was warm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, food and service
    Marsh
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    I love this place. Had no idea it existed till a friend brought me there. The atmosphere to me is so relaxing yet cultured.. I absolutely love it and plan to go back a lot! The night we went they had a cello player and he was amazing but not too loud where you couldn't talk. Can't say enough about it - loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always an exceptional experience.
    intensityderen
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Tried the cream of chicken/spinach/pesto soup - it was delicious! My favs are still the pork dish and the lasagna di carne. There was also some really good musical talent there. It was a great experience. Kitchen was a little overwhelmed but you have to expect that since it was packed and they are working with such a small kitchen but the wait time was still acceptable. Good job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've dined here multiple times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    I've dined here multiple times and whether it's been for a small party of two or in the case of my last visit, a birthday dinner for thirteen, Maxine’s on Shine continuously provides great service and tasty meals! I’ve chosen this restaurant not only for its great food but above all for its intimate ambiance. Having a meal here with friends is akin to attending a really great dinner party at your best friend’s house. The staff is always personable and you can be guaranteed a table visit from Maxine herself, and she'll sing for you as well, birthday or not! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was recently referred to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    I was recently referred to this restaurant by a friend. I personally think most of the restaurants in Thornton Park are completely overrated and lack in creativity and flavors. However, Maxine's seems to be an exception. The menu had a good variation of dishes and at all price points. I think the pricing is on par with the location. There was just the right amount of variety on the drink menu with excellent selections. The owner greeted us upon our arrival with a friendly smile and handshake. The restaurant is very small and intimate. I had the WILD CAUGHT salmon, very few places serve wild caught salmon. We felt like we were having dinner at a friend's house the owner was so welcoming and gracious. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A big surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    We had an early dinner on a Friday night and were surprised to be treated to a game of trivia. Lots of fun that brought our group together in honest competition. We also hit happy hour and were able to save $10 on a bottle of wine! Food was delicious as always and delivered quickly giving us time to enjoy our meal before heading off to a play at Mad Cow. A band was setting up to pick up the pace just as we were leaving. The evening was all that was expected and more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great experience! Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    What a great experience! Had dinner on Saturday evening-the entertainment was good and the service was great. Really enjoyed the food-everything was excellent. Would definitely recommend this to all. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to being have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    The restaurant was great and the peanut butter chocolate mousse cake is by far one of the best desserts I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    We had a great experience at Maxine's on Shine and are definitely planning on coming back for another meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked being able to reserve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    I liked being able to reserve online ahead of time. The restaurant was informal and had friendly servers. The food was delicious. It was just the right size not like the big chains. I will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We sampled new menu items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    We sampled new menu items - two thumbs up for the new salmon dish! We went with a group of 6 on a Sunday night and we were seated right in front of the stage area where two musical acts later performed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ive been 3 times in the past
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Ive been 3 times in the past month. I really love the feel and the food!! So warm and friendly the owners are fun and engaged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maxine's on Shine is a great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Im happy to find a nice hidden neighborhood gem like Maxine's. The food is good and the atmosphere is nice - the management (Maxine) is gregarious and fun when she visited our table. Orlando needs more places like this.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had my favorite - the Lasagna.
    intensityderen
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Had my favorite - the Lasagna. Loved the musician duo. Friday nights are a lot of fun there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You must give this one a try!
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    First time here what a great restaurant in a small neighborhood. Love the mom and pop type restaurant and homey feeling inside. Outside tables as well. They have a great wine list was hard to choose and reasonable. Had the veggie antipasto delish and so large would have been good to share. I had the chicken maxine and it was delish! Maxine was in the house and she is so sweet walking around and checking to make sure everyone is happy. Dessert is not to miss. Had the lemon pound cake with ice cream and fruit and whipped cream. A real gem. Will be back to this one for sure. They also had music was a wonderful piano player not real loud so you could talk and enjoy your dinner. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate