The nostalgia is palpable the moment you enter Maxine's on Shine. From the walls dripping with work by local artists to the vintage-inspired outfits on the proprietress, this is one place that makes you feel welcome before you even enter the door. That kitschy, throwback vibe doesn't extend to the menu, though, and for that, you should be grateful.
Coming to Maxine's for dinner is a solid, modern move. It might be the only place in town where you can start dinner with a poached pear salad, have a 12oz. bone-in pork chop stuffed with spinach and cheddar cheese, topped with a bacon-cremini mushroom sauce in the middle, and finish things off with a slice of homemade key lime pie. But that said, this is well known as a brunch spot. Bring all your best girlfriends, order a bunch of mimosas, and toast to the greatness of you. Find out more in this video from Celebrity Chef 4 U.
The brunch menu here has a distinctly Southern vibe, so if you're in the mood for biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, or spicy fried chicken and waffles, you're in the right place. But this place is so popular because there's something for everyone. If you're into egg white omelets with manchego and spinach or brisket hash with poached eggs and jalapeño cilantro aioli, Maxine's is ready to accommodate your cravings. Before you go, make sure to take some time to check out the artwork on the walls. Maxine's is also an art gallery, and the walls are covered with work by creative locals. Who knows, maybe you'll fall in love with a piece you've got to take home?