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Maxwell's on the River, Muscatine, IA

Maxwell's on the River

4.8
4.8
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
From Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks, the artful cuisine of Maxwell's at the River is poised to please. With an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable fare, the Modern American menu showcases the finest in Muscatine dining in the heart of downtown. Enjoy the sweeping Mississippi River views gathering with friends or meeting other like-minded travelers and locals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (563) 770-7005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tessa Crookshanks

  • Catering

    From Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks, the artful cuisine at The Merrill Hotel is poised to please. With an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable fare, your event menu will showcase the finest in Muscatine dining while catering to special dietary needs including kosher meals, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Let our team of highly skilled event planners craft the perfect menu for your next event.

  • Neighborhood

    Davenport

  • Cross street

    Chestnut and West Mississippi

  • Parking details

    Free parking in our garage behind the building or an open lot to the West of the property

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Ambiance

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Great for scenic views

  • Iowa

    Good for special occasions

  • Quad Cities

    Most Booked

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  1. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was beautiful and the food we had was absolutely unreal.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A small family gathering. Beautiful ambiance! They were out of a few items on the menu that were chosen when our order was taken….the waitress came back to change our orders for those items.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rsvp through OpenTable: a first time user. Arrived and was promptly and pleasantly led to a reserved table. Service was excellent, food was outstanding! Great atmosphere! Everyone looked like they were having a good time. Great place especially for an anniversary celebration (ours) or any occasion deserving of a memorable level meal or just an outing to enjoy a great restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very friendly staff. Definitely somewhere to stop in at if you’re in the area.
  5. KK

    KentK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, server was professional, hotel stay was wonderful. The ahi appetizer was both delicious and well presented. My filet was cooked to perfection and there were no leftovers, where there usually are. The Brussels sprouts were to die for! Dessert, though not needed, was super! Can’t wait to come back again! It was a nice mini staycation/belated anniversary celebration away from our dogs and the Quad Cities.
  6. LD

    LadyDi

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful meal and experience! Exceeded all my expectations. First time but it will not be our last. The Merrill Hotel where this is located was also exceptional. Certainly worth the 2 hour drive. We will be back! Husband had the short ribs and I had the grouper both were wonderful. Lovely servers at dinner and breakfast, which also was great. He had the steak and eggs which included a small filet cooked perfectly. I had a terrific fluffy omelet. Love this place. Could not be happier.
  7. Y

    Yogeros

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Maxwell's was wonderful! The manager was very nice and our waitress, Mercedes, was phenomenal. The food and the signature cocktails were delicious. We sat outside and the ambience was perfect. Highly recommend Maxwell's!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The brussel sprouts are soooo delicious!
  9. SO

    ShellyO

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Caesar salad was HUGE… a meal itself!! And the filet melted in my mouth. My husband LOVED his NY strip steak. Steaks were cooked to perfection.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our son's birthday. He typically wants to grill food at home but requested Maxwells. We started with the brussels... Delicious!! We tried different items on the menu (my wife and I split our entree). We had the grouper... I must say that I've never had a better tasting piece of fish. We ordered a side of asparagus... WOW! So much flavor! The rest of our party had a salmon entree, a Big burger and the Rib... The reviews on these 3...Great! Our server (Kayla) was awesome!!! Kayla was very attentive and made some great suggestions for menu items. Thank you for a very nice birthday dinner! 👍
  11. KC

    KerryC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food, service, and ambiance.
  12. JS

    JasonS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience! Food and service was exceptional. Will definitely visit them again.
  13. NM

    NancyM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food & service! Would go back again anytime.
  14. HH

    HansH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Just very good , reasonable prices and good service Did not speak Dutch?
  15. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The pork chop was over done but otherwise the food was terrific. We had fantastic service. Fantastic ambiance. Thank you so much.
  16. BW

    BookWormB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Restaurant is directly within the lobby of the hotel. There is zero separation from diners and hotel guests. There were lots of softball families the night we dined. They were walking through with their ball bags, uniforms etc. For the expensive price tag, they do not police the atmosphere at all. Food was okay. Got our appetizer before we even got our draft beers.
  17. BC

    BrianC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I ordered short ribs. Sauce and potatoes were cold. The meal lacked flavor. I don’t know how you can make short ribs that lack flavor but they managed. My fiancé ordered pecan crusted chicken. The chicken was over cooked. Her asparagus was the highlight of both meals. Not what I would expect for a $70 dinner. I will not go back.
  18. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Mushroom sandwich was too over-spiced. Little mushroom taste left. Overall service was very good.
  19. LS

    LataS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Best place to dine - breakfast, lunch or dinner, in Muscatine, Iowa - with a stunning view of the Mississippi River, just a block away from the famed Mark Twain Overlook.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always with the most breathtaking views!
  21. L

    Larry

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came over from the Quad Cities, having seen great reviews for this place and looking for a new adventure. This was well worth the trip. The food was fresh, well prepared, and tasted great. The chef brought together some flavor combinations I hadn't had before and they were well crafted. My steak was actually cooked to a perfect medium rare (unusual around here) and my wife's salmon had a great cook as well. Nice experience and would definitely recommend it.
  22. ME

    MrEat

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good and arrived promptly. Everything was on time regarding our reservation. Will definitely dine here again.
  23. AH

    AnthonyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and the food was fantastic! The scallops and beet salad were both amazing!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as always!
  25. EB

    EvaB

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, elegant, yet cozy atmosphere. The food and flavors were exquisite. Service was attentive without being overly present. The quality of the food is well worth the price. It is the only restaurant in Muscatine that will provide that kind of experience of fine dining.
  26. HS

    HSfriends

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for our girls-night xmas dinner and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was good. Would definitely recommend.
  27. G

    Gail

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The menu is expensive; however, the food is worth the expense.
  28. CC

    ChicagoChristopher

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    For breakfast we both had granola with bright fresh berries and yogurt with a mimosa & a smoothie to go. Everything was delicious & service delightful..
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined at Maxwells twice now. Both experiences were perfect! Service was delightful, food exceptional!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! We are from the quad cities and was totally worth the drive. We will be back.
  31. JH

    JimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place for dinner in downtown Muscatine ... refined, comfortable, and conversation friendly. The charcuterie platter is a must have appetizer, entrees expertly prepared, local wine and local beer available. A fantastic addition to this historic Iowa river town!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for dinner
  33. KG

    KenG

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We traveled from Iowa City on the encouragement of a employee of the Kirkwood Hotel and we were not disappointed. We will take friends there again.
  34. j

    julianan

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good and service was excellent. Disappointed that the dining is open and adjacent to lobby check in. Didn’t feel special. Just not what we expected.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend back from AZ
  36. RL

    RochesterLocal

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, excellent cocktails. Food was outstanding, especially the bolognese and lodes mac and cheese. Prices were not outrageous for a hotel restaurant. Would definitely recommend and dine again.
  37. D

    David

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both great! The restaurant is in the lobby of the Merrill Hotel, which has a nice view of the Mississippi River. My wife had the braised beef short rib and I had the halibut special. Both were excellent!
  38. l

    love2dine

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating at Maxwell's on the River. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was just wonderful. The bartender was also very good. The food was very tasty and the prices were within reason. We will definenly go again.
  39. MC

    MadCreek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend the Muscatini, or two. We were there for lunch and it was quiet enough to have a conversation.
  40. C

    Chicagoguy

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Solid dining experience. Really good food. Wait staff was outstanding. Will definitely return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maxwell's on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (563) 770-7005.

Maxwell's on the River is rated 4.8 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Maxwell's on the River

119 W Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut and West Mississippi

  • Neighborhood

    Davenport

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking in our garage behind the building or an open lot to the West of the property

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tessa Crookshanks

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (563) 770-7005

  • Catering

    From Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks, the artful cuisine at The Merrill Hotel is poised to please. With an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable fare, your event menu will showcase the finest in Muscatine dining while catering to special dietary needs including kosher meals, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Let our team of highly skilled event planners craft the perfect menu for your next event.

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