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Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat

1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
+1 815-732-6761
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
May 18, 2017
“Go for the Boat Ride”
Mar 21, 2017
“Unusual - Quiet - Perplexing”
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the dinner cruise which we both basically enjoyed more for the cruise part than the meal. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible but it wasn't in any way exceptional.

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

We dropped in after church, looking for dinner. The place had their Prime Rib special on Saturday, so we figured we'd give it a whirl. First off, the salad bar. Our server gave us the entire run down on the salad bar. The soups were...More

2  Thank AvWriter
Reviewed December 26, 2016

This restaurant is one of the local landmarks! It sits right on the Rock River with great views from the dining room. There is a hotel right next door, and they have a riverboat that they have lunch and dinner cruises on, but I've never...More

2  Thank jaffa76
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My family use to go to Maxon's Manor before the fire when it was the place to go. The only positive review I can give Maxon's is for the view of the river. The inside is so outdated. I ordered a hamburger and I am...More

2  Thank Laura S
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife saw the commercial for this place and we had never heard about it so thought we would give it a try. Only a little under an hour away from us and well worth the trip. A very nice Sunday brunch that you can...More

3  Thank bruceb94
Reviewed October 14, 2016

While we only had drinks on the large deck over looking the Rock River we were able to watch the Riverboat depart on the dinner cruise. There was a very talented young man and his guitar providing great entertainment. The drinks were of a very...More

1  Thank irishpkc
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Group lunch trip on a Saturday afternoon. Group size of 42. Arrived a few minutes early just as the group began boarding. We were some of the last on board and we were greeted by a gruff gentleman yelling that we could only be seated...More

2  Thank pote97
Reviewed August 19, 2016

During a recent motorcycle run, we stopped at this restaurant for lunch on a Wednesday. Only two other people were there when we got there, but a few more rolled in later. The restaurant sits right along side the Rock River. We had the buffet....More

2  Thank Review-by-2
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I've had many visits over the years, including well before the famous fire. It's a great spot, and I always feel a sense of nostalgia when I return. It's very sad the food does not seem to match up to the view. I wish it...More

2  Thank FFSbundy
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

On our way home from a short trip we hit a turn that was exactly the same distance to two towns. We were planning to eat lunch soon so we decided to go to Oregon Illinois to have lunch on the Rock River at Maxon...More

2  Thank Kurt R
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what does the boat ride cost ? Is dinner available and if so what cost and times
July 18, 2016|
Response from Mr-Cool-Traveler | Property representative |
We do serve dinner on some cruises. Please contact us to check seasonal times and featured meals. We will be happy to answer your questions. 800-468-4222 Maxson's Management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oregon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-732-6761
  • E-mail
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