Tucked away on a residential street lined with cobblestone and picket-fence homes, Maxine’s on Shine not only redefines the term “neighborhood restaurant,” it’s also been voted Orlando’s No. 1 in the category.

The brunch and dinner restaurant, complete with a full wine and beer bar, welcomes foodies to a “friend’s home” in colonial town for a comfortable and delicious environment, “with a splash of sexiness.”

Quaint yet lively, the ambiance inside Maxine’s is often accentuated by live musicians, and its calendar of events features daily specials, including half-off bottles of wine priced at $40 or more on Tuesdays.

The varied menu includes fine-dining options, such as the lobster ravioli or rib-eye steak, while the brunch menu offers Southern flair options, such as chicken and waffles.

To find a new meaning to the word drink garnishes, order Maxine’s Bloody Mary, which comes topped with shrimp and bacon strips.

Where: 337 N. Shine Ave.

Price range: $7 to $30

Type of Cuisine: Brunch and fine dining

Recommended Dish: Eggs Benedict


Daniela Marin is the Entertainment Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @dan__marin or email her at

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