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Mini reuben sandwiches are incredibly good at Maxwell's.

Mini reuben sandwiches are incredibly good at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013) Credit: Daniel Brennan

With some notable dishes and an excellent bar scene, Maxwell's in Islip is on the rise. Its recent expansion has allowed the dining area to seat more guests comfortably, which will hopefully make dining here as popular as their happy hour.

Maxwell's American Bar & Grille is a saloon-style
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Maxwell's American Bar & Grille is a saloon-style restaurant at 501 Main St. in Islip. (April 26, 2013)

The entrance to Maxwell's in Islip has a
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The entrance to Maxwell's in Islip has a view of the bar. (April 26, 2013)

Old wooden merry-go-round horses line the booth seating
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Old wooden merry-go-round horses line the booth seating of Maxwell's in Islip. (April, 26, 2013)

The wooden bar and raised dining area at
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The wooden bar and raised dining area at Maxwell's are frequently packed. (April 26, 2013)

Friends chat over drinks at Maxwell's restaurant in
Credit: Daniel Brennan

Friends chat over drinks at Maxwell's restaurant in Islip. (April 26, 2013)

Guests are seated at the newly added communal
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Guests are seated at the newly added communal tables at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013)

Chef Mario Villalobos works in the kitchen at
Credit: Daniel Brennan

Chef Mario Villalobos works in the kitchen at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013)

Mini reuben sandwiches are incredibly good at Maxwell's.
Credit: Daniel Brennan

Mini reuben sandwiches are incredibly good at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013)

Fish tacos, soft corn tortillas crammed with cubes
Credit: Daniel Brennan

Fish tacos, soft corn tortillas crammed with cubes of seared mahi-mahi, black beans, slaw, a spicy-creamy mayonnaise and just a touch of mango, are a must-order at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013)

The bistro burger is served with a side
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The bistro burger is served with a side of onion rings at Maxwell's. (April 26, 2013)

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