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Maxwells Beach Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Ocheyedan, Iowa
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205 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 be right by the water.

Thank On_The_Move_Mama
Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 when we make our annual trek to the Lakes! Everything is always good but they... More 

Thank Laura R
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 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
Omaha, Arkansas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Bali, Indonesia
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128 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Eat here often. I understand busy and delays but tonight our meals were brought to our table . One of the orders they were out of so the waitress brought something totally different from what we ordered. Not giving us a choice. As it turned out 3 of us finished our dinner and sat another 30 minutes while the new... More 

Thank sd h
Bennington, Nebraska
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Must get the peanut butter chicken appetizer. Wow!!! The California wrap was fabulous. You can eat outside or inside. Absolutely beautiful view of the lake while you eat.

Thank mexicoplumber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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: 17123327578

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?