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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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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 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
Good place where you can see the lake and all the action

I've been to Arnold's Park many times but never eaten here. We decided to eat here as it offers outdoor seating where you can see the lake and all the people walking around. The wait staff was courteous and didn't make us wait. Our food and drinks were good and the prices weren't out of line. I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Mike H
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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to Arnold's Park many times but never eaten here. We decided to eat here as it offers outdoor seating where you can see the lake and all the people walking around. The wait staff was courteous and didn't make us wait. Our food and drinks were good and the prices weren't out of line. I'd come back again.

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant is first rate, service excellent....the pork chop with raspberry sauce is heavenly, as is the chicken breast with rosemary sauce and asparagus, also top shelf liquors and the timeless beauty of West Lake Okoboji, Iowa USA

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you're looking for a really nice place for dinner, I would recommend Maxwells. Excellent food, equally good service, atmosphere is relaxed but feels like you are a nice place. I would suggest getting the carrot cake dessert. Prime rib was excellent. Nice view of the lake. Again, highly recommend.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Fabulous fish tacos! We've eaten here several times and have always been delighted! Ahi tuna sandwich done to perfection. You can eat on the patio for casual beach dining, or go inside for a more more a more formal setting. For an area filled with bar food, this is a a refreshing change!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Maxwell’s is a classic, best Prime Rib in town. Rib eye, burgers, chicken are all good, as are all of the other menu offerings. Canadian walleye is very well prepared. Menu is moderately priced on some items, economical for others, a great all around place for dinner. Drinks outstanding and effective, price was very good with specialty mixed drinks around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A destination since the 1890s, the Okobojis are hardly undiscovered, and the options are many. But Maxwell's Beach Cafe is known to those of us who live here all or part of the year as summer's tops for fine dining. This restaurant is where one goes for an unhurried special meal on linen table cloths. All entrees are special, but... More 

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Ocheyedan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very awesome food great wait staff very professional , great place to enjoy time with friends or family!

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Davenport, Iowa
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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
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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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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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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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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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