Maxie’s was started in 1956 by Max Sr. and was originally located down on Main Street. At the time, it was a little mom and pop store that sold a small variety of pizzas. After becoming so popular in just 4 short years, they moved shop to the current location on Blue Lakes and expanded the menu to include a Spaghetti Pasta dish with their varieties pizza flavors. In the year 1976, Max Jr. came back from college to be a part of the Maxie’s team full time and eventually took over the growth of the business until 1984. Mike Hayes showed up, in 1982 and became manager at Maxie’s in 1984. We have added more pasta dishes, went from 12 pizzas varieties, to well over 400 different varieties, and three different types of crust. Added 8 sandwiches during lunches, and included 4 different highlighted pasta dishes for our patrons.
Due to many years of hard work by many passionate people, the community now knows Maxie’s as more than just a pizza house. But oh is their pizza still as amazing as ever! With an Italy originated dough recipe and always providing top quality ingredients, Maxie’s has created pizzas that keep people talking. The versatile dough can be used for all three types of crust and the spectacular breadsticks! Maxie’s even puts their own spice mixtures together. Come in to smell the garlic and homemade sauces that have been simmering for hours. Maxie’s offers salad bar, breadsticks, pastas, pizzas, dessert pizzas and more!
With a focus on community, Maxie’s strives on supporting the local area that has provided such great business through the years. Their cheese is purchased locally due to the wonderful dairies surrounding the area.Maxie’s also tries to give back and support local charities as much as possible with food and gift certificates. They give to 16 different charities and offer discounts to students and teachers. Some of the community events Maxie’s has contributed to have been: Special Olympics, Tip A Cop, Fight for Hunger, Toys for Tots, and many others. Adapting to our customers needs has allowed Maxie’s to offer specialty pizzas with gluten-free dough and toppings. There are also menu items for the lacto intolerant, individuals with Celiac Disease, or nightshades diets.
No matter what your need is, Maxie’s has been adapting the menu to allow all people the opportunity to taste their delicious food.