Maximus / Minimus

Food Truck, BBQ
$ $
Mobile Location
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 322-1644



If you have any interest in American street food, you’ve likely seen a photo somewhere of Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s iconic Maximus/Minimus Seattle food truck. What started out as a small storefront became a catering truck (named after his son Max), which with some help from local designer Colin Reedy, morphed into a giant, distressed metal gray pig complete with snout and perked-up ears. (The design was enough to rank Maximus/Minimus among The Daily Meal’s Most Outrageous Food Trucks.)


But let’s not be distracted by form over substance. There’s a very basic menu — just about four or so options including grilled chicken, posole and pork, and a "Max & Cheese." But the flagship is the truck’s inspiration pulled pork, which started as braised pork with a barbecue sauce developed at Dammeier’s restaurant Bennett’s. There are two versions of the sandwich, the MAXImus (made with hot and spicy peppers, onions, and fruit juices) and the miniMUS (sweet and tangy with tamarind, honey, and molasses). — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012


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  • Create a mix of the ginger lemonade and hibiscus nectar.
  • order the Maximus with extra hurt, but skip the cheese.
  • Try the pulled pork sandwich. The Maximus is spicy while the Minimus is not spicy. If you want more heat, ask for "Heat" powder on the pulled pork.
  • Go to Maximus Minimus and get the Maximus pork sandwich and slaw. wash it down with a glass of hibiscus nectar
  • Maximus Minimus is back downtown! Grab a pork sandwich. Don't forget the hibiscus tea.
  • Go to Maximus Minimus and order the maximus pork. Add Cheese. Extra Hurt.
  • Bring your veggie friends here so they can have a good veggie sammich and you still get your pork on! Yummy ginger lemonade and hibiscus nectar!
  • liked maximus over minimus today. bolder flavors.
  • Check out Maximus Minimus as seen on United States of Bacon , Eat Street
  • Owned by the same company that owns Beecher's Handmade Cheese, so they use that delicious cheese in the mac and cheese!
  • As a vegetarian, this is my absolute favorite food truck. The veggie sandwiches are amazing - I personally prefer them with minimus sauce and cheese.
  • Bit pricey, but very worth it. Also a 30-foot long steel pig truck.
  • Such a great food truck. Pulled pork Maximus sandwich w/ the sweet slaw is a must try. Also check out the hibiscus tea.
  • Put the hurt on it!
  • If you're gluten-free but not too sensitive, they have forks to avoid the bun!
  • Pretty disappointing overall. The sweet slaw had some good flavors, but the spicy pulled pork's predominate flavor was chili powder. Also, the meat was pretty dry overall.
  • Add some hurt!
  • Woof! This Hot redhead took my money and put some hurt on my pig....sandwich.
  • liked Maximus over minimus today

Nearby places

401 Pine St. (at 4th Ave.)
85 Pike St (at Pine St)