37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-7578

Wine Spectator award

Steven and Leah Jensen welcome you and thank you for dining at Maxwell’s. As the owners of Maxwell’s Beach Café, our plan is to continue building on the traditions and quality that have characterized the restaurant since its founding in 1986.

We plan for Maxwell’s to remain the premier dining establishment of the Iowa Great Lakes with a menu that includes local Iowa beef and pork products, classic cosmopolitan dishes, fresh seafood flown in daily and an extensive wine list — in addition to excellent service and a classic fine-dining ambiance.

We also bring to Maxwell’s an understanding of and commitment to the lake’s region, both of us having spent almost every summer of our lives in the Okoboji area. We met at Emerald Hills Golf Course in July of 2013 and were married at the lake in September of 2018. Going forward, we are excited to be living and raising our two daughters in our wonderful community, Lake Okoboji. 

Our head Chef, Tim Stephenson, has seventeen years of experience with Maxwell’s Beach Café and continues to create and experiment with new and exciting dishes for all palates. With our refined menu of over thirty-five years and daily evening features, we are sure you will find a dish to satisfy your appetite.

With the assistance of our incredible staff, we are working to make your dining experience fulfilling, enjoyable and memorable. So please, enjoy your time and thank you for supporting our small business.


Steven & Leah Jensen




Wine Spectator award