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Maxwells Beach Cafe

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37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
+1 712-332-7578
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It is trying to be "upscale" but just doesn't make it there. The manager was very good with the wait staff--was directing them quite intensely on their jobs which was appreciated. Good service by the college kid age servers. The food was ok. Nice to be right by the water.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Have eaten here a number of times but this last visit was the BEST. Had the black-and-white sesame seed-crusted tuna on focaccia, with wasabi mousse, sliced fresh ginger and spicy aioli. It was HEAVEN, done perfectly (rare). I hope it's on the menu next year when we make our annual trek to the Lakes! Everything is always good but they... More 

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Thank Laura R
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy eating here. The service is good, and the food is delicious. Nice place to go when you want something besides pizza, Mexican or fast food when you are in the lakes region.

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Thank Sheila K
Omaha, Arkansas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A great fine dining experience, if you have children I recommend the patio, children's Meals are served on a frisbee.

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Thank Alison K
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great combo a brie crepe with a nice glazed chop and raspberry sauce. Lewis, the owner, stopped by to chat.

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Thank jetsoo
Bali, Indonesia
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and ownership! Great location too! Just a little expensive for my budget. Most items are $30+

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We decided on Maxwell's because of a recommendation from a local. We were not disappointed one bit. The macadamia nut crusted halibut and the steak at poivre were excellent dishes! Excellent meal and service!

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Thank Desea3
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Eat here often. I understand busy and delays but tonight our meals were brought to our table . One of the orders they were out of so the waitress brought something totally different from what we ordered. Not giving us a choice. As it turned out 3 of us finished our dinner and sat another 30 minutes while the new... More 

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Thank sd h
Bennington, Nebraska
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Must get the peanut butter chicken appetizer. Wow!!! The California wrap was fabulous. You can eat outside or inside. Absolutely beautiful view of the lake while you eat.

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Thank mexicoplumber
Clear Lake, Iowa
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is the best you will find in Okoboji! White linen all the way with excellent service and excellent food. I wish it had a more peaceful view of the lake, but they make the best of it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, 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
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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