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Maxwells Beach Cafe

37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
+1 712-332-7578
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just arrived around 12 and needed a bite. We had Chicken Caesar salad and the seafood bisque. Both were delicious. The bisque was fabulous. I wish I would have ordered a bowl instead of a cup. My niece had the Chipotle Chicken sandwich. The...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with family. Service was great, food was okay. Chicken salad was bland, not much flavor, cashews were on top and not mixed in. Fries are cooked in same fryer as fish so they had a fishy taste. My cousin's salad looked fantastic.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching for something wonderful to eat, I read the reviews of Maxwell's. They boasted having the best prime rib in the area so I was on board. First thing you should know is that parking is a bit away from the front door. There is...More

Thank Shawn H
roth_casson, Manager at Maxwells Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry that your experience was not up to your, or our, standards. We do take great pride in our prime rib and have addressed this issue with our Chef. We hope to see you again, and sincerely apologize for your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here in the summer for over 8 years and Maxwell's has a wonderful location, a great patio setting covered and open. The inside has good ambience with tablecloths and fresh flowers. Their menu has a wide variety. My favorite is the macadamia...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place for a light meal or complete dinner great service great food super atmosphere!

Thank Marlin L
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

Thank On_The_Move_Mama
Reviewed 12 October 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...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 25 September 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.

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Thank jetsoo
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Do you have to be 18 to be a server?
14 July 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
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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