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Maxwells Beach Cafe

37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
+1 712-332-7578
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (8 reviews)
“brie” (2 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I and a friend at lunch at Maxwell's Beach Cafe in Arnold's Park on a Wednesday in June. There was not much of a crowd, and we sat undercover but outdoors. We each had a different entree and enjoyed watching the activities...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The patio is an amazing place to take in the beauty of Lake Okoboji. The service is terrific. Drink menu has some refreshing summer drinks. The food is fresh and yummy. The outdoor seating is an easier environment to have kids. Inside is more formal.

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I dined here at noon time on a hot Saturday. We seated ourselves outside and were promptly greeted by our server Shaelyn, who quenched our thirsts with some refreshing lemonade. I ordered a chicken sandwich while my wife ordered the chicken salad...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always excellent - Wonderful location - Eat inside on white linen for an elegant dining experience, or, eat on the patio for a casual dining experience - Same menu - That is what makes it so much fun - Lakes favorite - Seasonal...More

Thank Harris B
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I'm a local so I typically avoid the park area like the plague in the summer. It had been quite some time since I had visited. However, a friend wanted to go to Maxwell's for lunch on a weekday, so we went for it. I...More

1  Thank April B
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Quality food and attentive staff typically friendly motivated college students. One can sit inside but more fun to sit outside either under a roof or at umbrella shaded tables

Thank Iowegian-Viking
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Maxwells is located right in the Arnold's Park amusement park. It makes a nice break to sit down for lunch and take a break from rides and fair food. Pretty extensive menu, including a handful of vegetarian options. Indoor and outdoor seating. Prices were moderate,...More

Thank Bookmom17
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Got here after 6 with no reservation and were immediately seated on the patio. My Iowa chop was cooked perfectly, though it didn't have much seasoning when it was mixed with the brie crepes and raspberry sauce it was a perfect combination. The drinks were...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Went for special meal with family from Manhattan to Sioux Falls for special evening out with two siblings, spouses, children, and mother soon to turn 90. Nine in our party. Family business in area and we will tell all clients to avoid this establishment. Seven...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Not too impressive from the outside but the inside seating is very upscale. We are their for lunch and for dinner. Both meals were very impressive. This was the best restaurant we visited while on our trip to Okoboji. We bought a gift card to...More

Thank Iowastar
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July 14, 2015|
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Response from CraftBeers | Reviewed this property |
You have to be 18 to work in a restaurant that serves alcohol. We were served by 18-20 year old servers all week long in Arnold's Park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-7578
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Our restaurant specializes in great food and catering to our patrons from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. We want every one of you who are dining with us to have an exceptional experience. We are proud to serve local Iowa pork and beef products along with fresh Seafood flown into the Lakes area. During the afternoon enjoy looking over beautiful West Lake Okoboji while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and great food. As evening approaches, join us to watch an incredible sunset with excellent dishes that meet everyone's liking and pair that dish with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. The firework show every Saturday night through-out the summer is especially breathtaking from our patio. Kitchen is open from 11:30 AM-10:00 PM with our bar staying open until midnight or later.
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