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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food.

Would have given it 5 stars but it was a little expensive. The waitress we had was excellent and very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Chad B
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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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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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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 22 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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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Came for my daughter's birthday dinner, 2 4 year olds and picky eaters. Adults loved their food and cocktails were delish. Kids meals came on frisbees, which was a nice touch. Everyone raved about their meal. success!

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Would have given it 5 stars but it was a little expensive. The waitress we had was excellent and very friendly.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Hard to give this place an average review. I'd like to give them something between average and poor. We had been told this was the place to go around Okoboji. Pretty disappointed in the food. The servers were really young but really nice. We ate here twice ... once for lunch and once for dinner. What a way to ruin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice day outside, good quick service, nice meal. Our son even got a kids cup and frisbee to take home from his kids meal. Beautiful lake front outside dining view right by the lake and Arnold's Park Amusement Park.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our family here on the 4th July for dinner and it was just delightful. We had an outside table in the shade. The service and food were extremely good. We have dined here a number of times and it is always a great experience. We even had a front row seat for the fireworks at dusk.

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Darfur, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We've been to the lake areas numerous times over the years and this was our 1st time dining at Maxwell's and we'll be coming back very soon. Two types of dining styles ~ inside very formal or outside with covered patio or tables with umbrella's. The food and drinks our family enjoyed was a grand experience ~ Our server was... More 

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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
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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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?