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Maxwell's

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
+44 1865 242192
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Today
12:00 - 23:59
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 23:59
Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:59
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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Oxford for a couple of days we decided to visit Maxwells having had a great meal there in London last year. What a difference. In need of major TLC. Dirty in general. Sat in a booth. All tables looked shabby, in need of a sand and revarnish. Not shabby chic. Just shabby. Walls needed cleaning and paintwork needed attention.... More 

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Thank Andrew O
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had the Philly cheese steak sandwich and the double beef burger with bacon (not at once). Both were okay. It's not cheap and it's not delicious, but if you're there for a night of dancing and need something heavy in your belly, it's good enough

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Thank happy_pilgirm
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been to Maxwell's several times and I always had a good time there. If you are a student, Sunday-Thursday all the dishes are half price for students - so I decent burger or salad costs about £5. What a deal! During night, this place turns into a bar with a dancefloor and it's free entry too :) The... More 

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Thank jnadiah
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The service was great, however the plates were cold. Husband ordered Chicken - which was tasty and well cooked. I ordered a burger, it was tiny, served with a normal bun, cold sauce inside and with the cold plate - food got cold quickly. Not nice when it's trying to snow outside. The service was very good though. Very pleasant... More 

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Thank Emong B
Oxford
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice American style restaurant, good burgers, friendly staff and very affordable prices. Get the tastecard and receive 50% off all the food for up to 8 people. Why not try a Sunday and it's happy hour on cocktails too.

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Thank Lauren D
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Maxwells is bang in the middle of town and is a great space. The menu is great with burgers/fajitas/salads etc all looking very tempting. However the food is standard rather than sensational. It really is a shame because with a bit more care, it could be fabulous.

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Thank elizaecclestone
United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Hadn't been to Maxwell's in Oxford for a number of years but on Tuesday visited to have lunch. Have to say that the burgers were as good as I had remembered, wine and beer were good value also. Staff were welcoming and chatty, always checking that everything was o.k. Restaurant was very quiet when we arrived but gradually filled up... More 

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Thank terrycooper49
Corwen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Maxwells is an American style burger diner that does 'friendly, tasty and good value', not 'posh and haute cuisine'. The place is just as it was in 1981, thank goodness, with staff that are just as nice. Long may this continue.

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Thank roytheboy_wales
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We popped in for a light lunch during a recent visit to Oxford. All four of us had completely different things from mains, to starters to a mixture of sides but they coped admirably and all the food was hot, tasty and served together. It was reasonably busy and the food coming out to other tables looked equally delicious so... More 

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Thank TheRolandFamily
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited on a quiet Wednesday lunchtime, in fact we were the only diners for most of the time! As expected the welcome and service was very good as was the food, the restaurant was quite dated and "Worn" and the food choice has probably been the same for years. That said, we were made very welcome by the manager and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 45
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:59
Monday
11:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:59
Thursday
12:00 - 23:59
Friday
12:00 - 23:59
Saturday
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242192

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?