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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

4.6
371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar has been serving Cary & the Triangle since 1991. Owned and operated by Will & Margie Hennessee, Maximillians offers global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Offering over 15 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list, or enjoy one of our hand crafted cocktails or local draft beers. We hope you will join us, and if it is your first visit, it won't be your last! Cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 Friday - Saturaday 5:00 - 10:00
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Phone number
(919) 465-2455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Margie Hennessee
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Catering
Maximillians offers a variety of catering options based on your individual needs, from business to social we will assure your event to be a success.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Academy Street
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Parking details
We offer a private parking lot for our guests.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Will or Margie Hennessee 919-465-2455 for information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 371 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely meal. All the food was great and they definitely made us feel special upon arrival for our anniversary dinner!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome !! Great fresh food, nice daily specials. On the more expensive side but worth a special occasion. Wish we could afford to go every day.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food as always. Hangar steak was spectacular. Good service.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Mady was an awesome server with great food suggestions according to our taste.
Food was well presented, delicious, and satisfying. will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous as always! We shared the bone marrow, which was served with the softest, spongiest gyro bread I've ever had. Then we had the salad with goat cheese, apples, nuts and fennel, a taste treat. I had the salmon w/potato pie (a mile tall!), and my date had Homage to the Pig which, with a Flinstone-sized chop, sausage and pork belly, truly did "honor" the meal. We also had the banana pudding-style bread pudding with banana ice cream, a Southern treat taken to another level!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely everything from food to service was excellent!!! Thank you so much. I am excited to return...

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent Food. Nice ambiance. The salmon was excellent and the potato pot pie was succulent. The service was spectacular and the banana bread pudding was amazing. A great dining experience and value. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was incredible and service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, seasonal changes with specials. Very friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Salmon was extremely fresh and well seasoned. For a good spicy dish try the Voodoo special. Located in a non-descript strip mall the experience was none-the-less very good and when I'm in the area I'll return.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always, awesome. I had the duck and friend had pork. Excellent desert too.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Incredible bone marrow app. Had the diver scallops w beet risotto (10 stars) and airline chicken w eggplant and tomato ragout and spaghetti squash (10 stars). Had the Belgian waffle w banana pudding ice cream for dessert (10 stars). Incredible wine and drinks. Great server. Ate at high top in bar and was perfect. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great meal - went somewhere else for espresso and dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This restaurant never diasappoints in any way. Always look forward to next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

First time here, wonderful food and service. Had linguine special and the scallops with risotto. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Margie excelled as usual with some unbelievable trigger fish! Beautiful presentation and the flavor was out of this world! I've never had a bad meal at Maximillian's and it is a can't miss terrific meal. As always, I'll be stopping by the next time I am in town. Thanks to the staff for doing a great job of making me feel warm and welcome once more! Oh, don't miss the Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah on the wine list, by the glass or bottle. It is a superb full bodied wine, and yes, even great with the trigger fish! The pre dinner Manhattan was done perfectly, Maker's Mark makes a yummy Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

One of the very few places that really makes you feel like they are glad to see you. We LOVE this place!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We enjoyed our late Valentine's Day meal immensely. The farm-to-table meal was a treat and we paired it with a delicious St. Emilion Grand Cru. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My husband and I had Valentines reservations at Maximillians. This is our go-to spot for special occasions. We started out with the classic favorite the Grilled Caesar salad along with the appetizer special of the evening, the Tuna Poke. Both were delicious, we especially enjoyed the Tuna Poke which had diced apple & japaleno to season. It was refreshing! I had the Salmon entrée, and my husband opted for the Lobster special of the evening. Dinner was Divine!!
The staff provided great, friendly service.
Our only concern at the end of the meal was why don't we come here more often!!
We are not waiting for a special occasion any longer, and plan to frequent on a regular basis!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was phenomenal, not to mention the food. We were escorted to a private dining area upstairs, and enjoyed a nice quiet dinner for Valentine's Day. The staff worked well together and made sure we never wanted for anything. The wait staff was very patient and friendly, and was obviously very familiar with the menu. The food is pricey, but well worth it in taste and that everything comes straight from NC. 10/10, would recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for a date night after reading the excellent reviews, and we were blown away! We had the scallops and filet and both were amazing! We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always, an outstanding meal for a great evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food and the smoothest Valentine’s Day dining experience I’ve had at any restaurant. Warning: the Voodoo tuna is extremely spicy! Food was 4 1/2 stars, service was 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a wonderful Valentine’s dinner with my husband! The server was wonderful with recommendations from food choices to wine! It was our first time at Maximillians, but it won’t be our last !!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Maximillians is an amazing tucked away gem in Cary. Local owners, with great attention to detail for everything from customer service to their dishes. Their specials and menu changes quite often, and everything i have tried thus far has been nothing short of amazing. They also have a great wine list (including Coravin wines!) and delicious house cocktails. Every time we visit maximillians, we leave fat and happy ;). Thank you for all that you do for your customers- it does not go overlooked!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is our first visit since the new owners started. It was wonderful, food was excellent, service excellent and it has a warm & eclectic atmosphere. The tuna was outstanding, we were told it is fresh every day and most of the food is routinely prepared fresh, rarely using frozen products. Whatever the method, it is working...It definitely is a “hidden neighborhood gem”. The staff also need a “shout out”, everyone was polite, respectful and accommodating. Our server, Shane, was exceptional. He is a natural working with customers. We had a marvelous evening and thank everyone at Maxmillians for the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here! The food had lots of flavors, and the service was very good. I would consider coming back here again when I want a meal that is low stress and relaxing.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Korean barbecue appetizer was amazing! Good selection of wines. Variety of entrees please a variety of tastes. Service was attentive and helpful. Overall a great experience. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and staff. My wife and I have been coming here for over a decade and the new owners have kept the great food and environment.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had not been to Maximillians in 10+ years. What took us so long? It was wonderful! From the polenta Gorgonzola appetizer to the spicy Voodoo tuna steaks with mahogany fire noodles to the HUGE piece of luscious coconut cake, everything was delicious and nicely presented. Our server Katelyn (sorry if I'm misspelling this) was excellent with just the right mix of familiarity and professionalism. She made a great wine recommendation and was fun and knowledgeable. Great experience and highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

They have great specials, always something different. Try the calamari it's the best I've tasted here in NC. The service is excellent very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful food as usual. I had the voodoo tuna with shrimp and pasta. Spicy (as I requested), perfectly charred rare, great flavor. I live in San Francisco, so I do not get to visit Max's more than once or twice a year now, but whenever I get back to the Triangle, I make it a point to have a meal there. Will and Margie are great, carrying on the tradition from Michael and Gayle, but with their own touch. Cannot wait until my next trip.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Every time we come here, we say, why don't we come here more often? The food is fabulous and service is excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff is very nice and attentive. The venue itself is a little cramped but cozy. We were seated upstairs at a deuce.

Our server Shane was very nice and knew the drink and dinner menus very well. We ordered the calamari and the bread plate for appetizers. Both were very good.

For dinner we ordered the voodoo of the day (yellow fin tuna) and the pasta d’ florie. Both were okay, but were a little short on flavor.

The d’ florie was a little bland , and the voodoo was a tad too spicy. The drinks, service and atmosphere were great.

Everything we ate was fit for consumption, but we expected more flavor, based on the reviews. We will give them another try.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

the food was very tasty and the flavors unique but portions were small and my wifes salmon was under done. Our friends had steak which he liked alot and his wife had Tuna voodoo style. It was too spicy and over powered the dish.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a 5:15 reservation for our first dinner out since having a baby. The waitress was very quick to give us water refills and ask if we had any questions when we sat down. We ordered a bottle of wine and two appetizers which also came quickly. The “flu shot” soup was amazing and my husband really enjoyed his salad. We ordered our entrees soon after finishing our appetizers and it took a good 45 minutes for the food to come out. There was no explanation from the waitress and no apology. I will say my husbands duck confit was a large portion and he loved it. My pasta lacked much flavor but was nice and light. Maybe I just didn’t order the right thing. Want to go back and try the diver scallops!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

It just keeps getting better...everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

As always, an outstanding evening at Max’s to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We started out with the calamari and bread plate - both delicious. For entrees we had Voodoo Tuna (3 of us), the filet and bread pudding special (that was AMAZING), and the Chicken. Everyone raved about their dinners!

The service (Mady) was exceptional - friendly, engaging, helpful, but not at all intrusive. Just perfect.

Love, love, love Max’s!!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been to Maximillian's twice recently. I was blown away but he amazing food and personality of the place. The owners (husband and wife) were there both times and both went above and beyond to ensure our visit was a magical one. IT WAS
Here's to many happy returns.

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