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Maxwells Beach Cafe

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37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
17123327578
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maxwell's is an unexpected place to find amazing food and drinks. It's located in Arnold's Park, and looks like your standard patio cafe. The staff is very well trained, the owner is often dining there, and the food is amazing. It does have some unique items. Whether you come for breakfast or lunch, you really can't go wrong. Maxwell's is... More 

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Ida Grove, Iowa
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maxell's Beach Café is right across the street from Arnolds Park Amusement Park. It typically is so busy that we could never find a place to sit. This time we were there at 3:00 on a Sunday afternoon, so there were places to sit outside. We decided to give it a try and we were very satisfied with everything. The... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First rate dining experience with lakefront view. The food is excellent and the servers are extremely well trained. No place like it at this summer resort area. Very nice wine list, too. Note that this restaurant is open each year only from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Because Maxwell's is conveniently located in a fun but occasionally raucous area of Arnold's Park, I didn't expect it to be as nice as it was. Twelve of us enjoyed Sunday lunch, and were treated to excellent service, peaceful atmosphere inside and white table cloths. Food ranged from average to good; the turkey wrap was flavorful. The location, very close... More 

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They prefer reservations but if you get there soon enough (5 or so) you might beat the crowd. Dress is a little more than beach wear for sure. Good kids menu and decent tasting. Great outdoor seating over looking West lake. Heard they fly their fresh seafood in on Tuesdays so go then! Wife had a chicken wrap and I... More 

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love patio dining overlooking the lake. Service was excellent with an attentive waitress. Ate for lunch on a hot summer day- beer was cold, water glass was refilled, mahi-mahi tacos were very flavorful...enjoyable lunch finished off with black salt water taffy from a nearby shop- a childhood favorite stop that still tastes delicious!

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here. Nothing special about the outdoor patio menu. Had to get ticket fixed as was charged a kid drink when drinks are supposed to be part of the kid meal. Tried to go back for dinner, but the patio menu is the same at night. There are better options to eat inside the restaurant, but the prices are... More 

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Ossian, Indiana
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area for our son's wedding. We had the rehearsal dinner at Maxwell's on Thursday night. We enjoyed the meal so much we ate lunch there on Friday and again on Saturday. Great atmosphere right on the water. We ate outside on the patio each time we were there. Our staff was extremely friendly, although some friends... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu. Really good variety of food and everything is tasty. Nice wine list as well. Owners are the best!!!!

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CALIFORNIA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the third time we've dinned on the patio at Maxwell's, and the first time this season. Our other two experiences were great, but it had been just about a year since we last visited. I made reservations, as two weeks before there was a 40 minute plus wait for walk-ins. We arrived and were greeted promptly and friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: 17123327578

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?