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Maxwells Beach Cafe

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37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
712-332-7578
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat when your at Okoboji this summer!

Great place for fun up scale lunch or dinner in Okoboji summers. You can boat to restaurant, docks just steps away!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
116marilynv
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Arnolds Park, Iowa
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Arnolds Park, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for fun up scale lunch or dinner in Okoboji summers. You can boat to restaurant, docks just steps away!

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Thank 116marilynv
Arnolds Park, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a great dinner and a enjoyable time looking out over West Lake Okoboji. If you have not taken in the views of the lakes of Okoboji we hope that you will do this. I have lived here all of my life and the times on or near this lake never ends. Go and dine at Maxwells in Arnolds... More 

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Thank Brian J
Okoboji, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Right in the heart of Arnolds Park. Have dined there for many years and they are usually very constant with their food and service! The pork chop is my favorite. The prime rib is another. As far as an appetizer, the Italian nachos with chicken on them....yum!

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Thank 1mar
Okoboji, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fun place but only open in the summer. has fun lunch menu and great outdoor seating if the weather cooperates!

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Thank kellyspies
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The vegetable risotto was cooked by someone who apparently was not aware of what the consistency of risotto should be. And the carrots in it were woefully undercooked. It was an odd combination of vegetables with rice to begin with. The dessert was good and the service was exceptional, so that brought this review back from what would have been... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We had Dinner reservations for the Patio. It was our 1st time, our Host had been there twice that week. They are known for the Prime Rib - an excellent choice. The owner greeted us & made sure we had all we needed. The servers had good manners & we enjoyed our meals & the Sunset!

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Thank Coloradopegret
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

There are many fine restaurants in our beautiful Okoboji lakes area, but Maxwell's is over the top in fine dining, and the fact that it is located right on beautiful West Lake Okoboji only adds to the magic!

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Thank Roger F
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great family restaurant or romantic evening out if you sit inside. Great menu choices! A great variety. Loved their salads! Kids loved the hamburgars. If you sit inside, you should dress business casual; however, if you sit outside shorts would be perfect. We will definitely go back! Service was great!

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Thank Sheila G
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We are here while visiting Arnold's Park...the food was very good and the place had a great summer vacation vibe. Staff was on top of everything and overall we had a wonderful time.

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amherst
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had 13 people in our group, stopped in for lunch. Were on a little bit of a time line and it was absolutely no problem even though they were quite busy. Food was good, service was awesome. Glad we stopped by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: 712-332-7578

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?