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All 29 Arnolds Park Restaurants

Maxwells Beach Cafe

37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
712-332-7578
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Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Arnolds Park
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Davenport, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We go to Maxwells every year and have never been disappointed. They get and properly prepare fresh food, including seafood, for every meal. The help is always well trained, cheerful and fun. Just a great place to go - we look forward to returning again and again,

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West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Arrived at Maxwell's after listening to the band in the green space for a few songs. I am from the area but had 6 friends with me that haven't been to the green space or Maxwell's. We were excited for a good meal to end a great day. I knew a wait was likely but we were in no hurry.... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to Maxwells on our family vacation. We sat outside, it was a nice day. Cons: my soda was watered down( I drank it fast, ice did not melt to make it that way), never got a refill on soda. We were never checked on, the sever only came after we were done eating. Pros: food was good although my... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Unfortunately, in Okoboji you do not have many choices for fine dining. This place finds itself among 2 to 3, maybe 4. We love to eat out so we have been to this restaurant frequently. The menu is the same it's been for the last several years. The specials are the same that they have had for the last several... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were at Arnolds Park Amusement Park and went to Maxwells for dinner. We didn't know what to expect and had 20 in our group. They quickly found space for us, gave us quick and friendly service and shared with us the features of the day and favorites of diners. We received our food fairly quickly, I ordered the burger,... More 

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Omaha
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is considered upscale in Arnolds Park. The menu is good. Calamari was yummy. Salad was good. Overall, the food is very good here. Our service was not near the level of the food. Nice enough, just not around enough to serve well. We ordered 2 drinks, an appetizer, a salad, and a main dish (to share) - total bill... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of Okoboji's finest restaurants. Ben going there for years and I do think that this year is by far the best food we have ever had there. Chose it to celebrate my wife's son becoming a Dr. in dentistry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Run by Louis and Julie for approximately 100 days of the summer lake season, this lake view eatery and watering hole is the best there is on Lake Okoboji. Gourmet food at reasonable prices is a great meeting spot for locals and tourists alike. Food is always fresh and the wait staff, mainly students with summer jobs is very very... More 

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CRIowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Family of four with two boys ages 13 and 10. We all love seafood and were not disappoiinted! The area is busy and somewhat noisy if you are seated on the patio but the view is worth it. And yes, you can absolutely order from the regular menu if seated on the patio, just ask! Service was great, our son... More 

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Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were in town for the Victory celebration and they were very, very busy. They let us in even though we did not have reservations. We ordered Rib Eye and Prime Rib dinners and they were excellent. The calamari appetizer was excellent. Our salads were excellent. It was one of the best meals we have had in a long time.... More 

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Additional Information about Maxwells Beach Cafe

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

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