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Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat

1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
+1 815-732-6761
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Sunday the only breakfast that is available is the buffet. WAY OVER PRICED. Food was just ok and the bill for 2 of us was $44.00. Great view, service was good, but unremarkable food at a high price, no wonder only 3 tables of...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 18 May 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.

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 21 March 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

3  Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 26 December 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 13 November 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 The inside is so outdated.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 31 October 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 14 October 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 12 October 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 19 August 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 18 August 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
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18 July 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
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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