Maxine’s on Shine — Restaurant Review | Condé Nast Traveler



What were your first impressions when you arrived? Feel’s a lot like rocking up for a meal in friend’s kitchen on a birthday, with fairy lights strung around, paintings by local artists decorating the walls and a central bar where locals gather. A very popular place for weekend brunch with a great little outdoor patio, too. Casual, neighborhood spot.
What should we be drinking? A spot for a beer, classic cocktail (highball, margarita) and local beers. Nothing too fancy but quality all around. Stella and Florida east coast beers are on tap and affordable wines by the glass.
Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss. A mix of comfort food and bistro classics—think fried green tomatoes, Key West crab cakes, pork chops with Bavarian sausage, lobster ravioli, burgers. Not really a place for dining light.
And how did the front-of-house folks treat you? Casual and friendly, though like everywhere they’re having staffing shortages now, so be patient. It’s a real come as you are neighborhood spot. 
What’s the real-real on why we’re coming here? Great for a casual weekend brunch with friends or low-key date night. Easy, breezy, relaxed meal out.