Stop anyone on the street in Bastrop and ask where to get the best breakfast in Bastrop County and they will send you to Maxine’s. You’ll be sent for best lunches and dinners too; like chicken fried steak with gravy, fried catfish, pork chops, mashed potatoes, Jalapeno cheese corn, cheeseburgers and fries, fresh salads and daily specials. And, did we mention the pies? We take great pride in our perfect mix of Texas charm, Southern hospitality, and our food made from scratch ‘just like your mama used to make it’. Our funky, cozy atmosphere and our small town friendly staff have established Maxine’s as a distinctive dining experience. Below is a list of just a few of our recent accolades:

  • Voted Best Breakfast in Bastrop by local residents for 10 years running.
  • Voted Best Overall Restaurant in 2012, 2017 & 2019
  • Voted Best Desserts for the last 5 years running
  • Recognized by Texas Monthly as one of the “40 Best Places for Breakfast in Texas” and one of the “40 Best Small Town Cafes in Texas”
  • Featured Texas Highways and Day Tripper as an essential experience in Bastrop for road trippers

Our full range menu, weekday specials, and Live Music on weekend nights, are a few of the many reasons to dine with us. But so are our collection of regular, crusty locals trading jokes and stories at our “liars’ table” or our waitresses who have never met a stranger.

Our Bastrop downtown location offers a full-service bakery and catering from Aunt Fanny’s.