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Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles

The mission of Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles is to provide a “taste of love in every bite.” Made from fresh ingredients at an affordable price and generous servings, Maxine’s is a place that will make you feel like you are at grandma’s house. Come feel the love.

The restaurant opened up August 2008…we wanted something a little more unique than what was there.”

And Indy gives the love back.  Maxine’s has been named on of the Top Five: Soul-Food Restaurants by the Indianapolis Monthly and Top 50 Restaurants to try in Indy from Indianapolis Star. Maxine’s was involved in catering meals for some of the events for 2012 Super Bowl and the Super Bowl Committee was so impressed they sent Marlene Bunnell to New Orleans to talk with other 300+ business owners.

While their Carmel Cake is their #1 best seller, Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles offers a variety of Cobbler, Pies, cakes and Chef’s Seasonal desserts. All homemade from the kitchen!

Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles offers dine in or carry out using local and fresh ingredients. Delivery is available in the greater Indianapolis area. Catering is also available for your next business party or family event!

Most of their recipes are closely guarded but they did offer to share one…Maxine’s Fried Green Tomatoes


3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 tsp black pepper


2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs

5 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Oil for deep-fat frying


1. In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour , salt and pepper mix, eggs and bread crumbs. Dip tomatoes in flour, then in eggs and milk wash; coat with bread crumbs.

2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry tomatoes, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

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