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“Great river view..Too bad the business is now closed”

Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat
Ranked #21 of 29 Restaurants in Oregon
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great view of the river and the river cruised were fun..Restaurant is now closed and for sale.. Maybe it will be sold and come back to life!!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food was always really good. It was a little expensive, but the boat on the river was really fun to watch.

1  Thank Jet P
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had hoped for the riverboat cruise however, the season was still too cold for business. Our backup plan was to eat at Maxson Manor, the restaurant affiliated with the riverboat (which is docked outside the restaurant). The whole fried catfish was a good deal and also appropriate to eat while watching the Rock River just a few feet from the dining room windows. The service was great and well-timed. The two staff working that night were both friendly and attentive. The view is fantastic for bird watching and to see Taft's Eternal Indian from the opposite side of the river. The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. This isn't a modern au courant place but that is part of the charm; this is a traditional dining establishment where the staff wear bow ties, the salads are included, one gets a choice of potato in addition to the vegetables; and a quirky bread dish called orange bread is served. The Maxson menu could accomodate your grandparents or your grandchildren all at once.

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2  Thank JJBChicago
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The view at this restaurant is one of the absolute best I have ever experienced. The orange rolls to start each meal are great, but after that - there is literally nothing worth enjoying on the menu

1  Thank lcayetti
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We enjoyed the $7.75 luncheon buffet recently at the Maxson Riverside Restaurant located on the picturesque Rock River across from Lowden State Park. My only problem with their buffet was knowing when to stop loading up my plate. The hand carved beef & ham, along with the fried chicken & fried shrimp plus the potatoes, veggies, salad choices & dessert were all wonderful. Our waitress, Cindy, was very attentive. After our meal we looked at the paddlewheel boat, drove over to the park & enjoyed the Loredo Taft statue of Chief Blackhawk.

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3  Thank bearded_bard
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