Lewis Casson & Julie Roth


Maxwell’s was founded in 1986 by Lewis Casson. A native of Liverpool, England, Lewis previously operated or invested in restaurants in Kansas City, Sioux Falls, and in Spencer and Sheldon, Iowa.

From the start, Maxwell’s presented itself as a restaurant offering superior food served with care and courtesy. In time, Maxwell’s became the premier dining establishment in the Iowa Great Lakes area.

With wife and partner Julie Roth, Lewis began with a strong commitment to the remarkable pork and beef grown in Iowa. Responding to their clientele’s rising appreciation of sophisticated foods, they carefully expanded Maxwell’s menu to include classic cosmopolitan dishes. In dining at Maxwell’s you have chosen a restaurant visited by some of the region’s leaders – governors, congressmen, jurists, journalists – and discriminating women and men like you.