Maxie's Southern Comfort
Louisiana/Southern Restaurant/Soul Food
6732 W. Fairview Ave.
Maxie's has become a gold mine on Milwaukee's West Side, a bustling place on weekends—when reservations are essential. The reason is simple: excellent Louisiana-style cooking in heaping portions served in a pleasantly funky environment. Bowing to Milwaukee tradition, Maxie's offers a nightly fish fry, which gains a Southern accent if you order it with a side of grits. (D.L.)
Runners-up Louisiana/Southern Restaurant:
Runners-up Soul Food:
Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant