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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 good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
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37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 10 June 2017

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 25 May 2017 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 19 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 13 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
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and ownership! Great location too! Just a little expensive for my budget. Most items are $30+

Thank OysterAddict
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We decided on Maxwell's because of a recommendation from a local. We were not disappointed one bit. The macadamia nut crusted halibut and the steak at poivre were excellent dishes! Excellent meal and service!

Thank Desea3
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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
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