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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%
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“prime rib” (8 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I'm a local so I typically avoid the park area like the plague in the summer. It had been quite some time since I had visited. However, a friend wanted to go to Maxwell's for lunch on a weekday, so we went for it. I...More

1  Thank April B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Quality food and attentive staff typically friendly motivated college students. One can sit inside but more fun to sit outside either under a roof or at umbrella shaded tables

Thank Iowegian-Viking
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Maxwells is located right in the Arnold's Park amusement park. It makes a nice break to sit down for lunch and take a break from rides and fair food. Pretty extensive menu, including a handful of vegetarian options. Indoor and outdoor seating. Prices were moderate,...More

Thank Bookmom17
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Got here after 6 with no reservation and were immediately seated on the patio. My Iowa chop was cooked perfectly, though it didn't have much seasoning when it was mixed with the brie crepes and raspberry sauce it was a perfect combination. The drinks were...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went for special meal with family from Manhattan to Sioux Falls for special evening out with two siblings, spouses, children, and mother soon to turn 90. Nine in our party. Family business in area and we will tell all clients to avoid this establishment. Seven...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not too impressive from the outside but the inside seating is very upscale. We are their for lunch and for dinner. Both meals were very impressive. This was the best restaurant we visited while on our trip to Okoboji. We bought a gift card to...More

Thank Iowastar
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Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I made a reservation for our family of 6 and we were seated outside even though I requested inside. My husband ordered the prime rib which was good but the salad was wilted and warm. My daughter in law ordered the Italian nachos and it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in Arnold's Park Amusement Park. Setting is your choice to inside or out. It is also located across the street from beautiful Lake Okoboji. Casual dining outside and more formal inside. The staff is excellent and the menu has many great...More

Thank james R
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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 18 June 2017 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
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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
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
Our restaurant specializes in great food and catering to our patrons from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. We want every one of you who are dining with us to have an exceptional experience. We are proud to serve local Iowa pork and beef products along with fresh Seafood flown into the Lakes area. During the afternoon enjoy looking over beautiful West Lake Okoboji while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and great food. As evening approaches, join us to watch an incredible sunset with excellent dishes that meet everyone's liking and pair that dish with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. The firework show every Saturday night through-out the summer is especially breathtaking from our patio. Kitchen is open from 11:30 AM-10:00 PM with our bar staying open until midnight or later.
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