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Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat

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1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
+1 815-732-6761
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“soups” (2 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fall colors are not very spectacular here in Illinois this autumn. Nonetheless, my wife and I met friends at the landing for Maxson's River Cruise on the Rock River in northwest Illinois. Very pleasant day as we pushed off for our luncheon cruise. The...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The restaurant is a spacious room overlooking the river. The lunch time buffet was adequate, but the soups were delicious, as was the chocolate cake for dessert. The salad bar was great, but the entrées were rather ordinary and the orange roll was disappointingly dry....More

1  Thank KarenfromIL
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Every other year, my cousins from different states for our Family Reunion and cousins' trip fun. Last month we included a couple of fun events. One of the events was our Maxson Riverboat Luncheon Cruise on the Fox River. The owner was helpful and friendly...More

1  Thank Joy A
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

On Sunday the only breakfast that is available is the buffet. WAY OVER PRICED. Food was just ok and the bill for 2 of us was $44.00. Great view, service was good, but unremarkable food at a high price, no wonder only 3 tables of...More

1  Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the dinner cruise which we both basically enjoyed more for the cruise part than the meal. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible but it wasn't in any way exceptional.

1  Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We dropped in after church, looking for dinner. The place had their Prime Rib special on Saturday, so we figured we'd give it a whirl. First off, the salad bar. Our server gave us the entire run down on the salad bar. The soups were...More

5  Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This restaurant is one of the local landmarks! It sits right on the Rock River with great views from the dining room. There is a hotel right next door, and they have a riverboat that they have lunch and dinner cruises on, but I've never...More

3  Thank jaffa76
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My family use to go to Maxon's Manor before the fire when it was the place to go. The only positive review I can give Maxon's is for the view of the river. The inside is so outdated. I ordered a hamburger and I am...More

2  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife saw the commercial for this place and we had never heard about it so thought we would give it a try. Only a little under an hour away from us and well worth the trip. A very nice Sunday brunch that you can...More

3  Thank bruceb94
Reviewed 14 October 2016

While we only had drinks on the large deck over looking the Rock River we were able to watch the Riverboat depart on the dinner cruise. There was a very talented young man and his guitar providing great entertainment. The drinks were of a very...More

1  Thank irishpkc
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Questions & Answers
19 July 2016|
Response from Mr-Cool-Traveler | Property representative |
We do serve dinner on some cruises. Please contact us to check seasonal times and featured meals. We will be happy to answer your questions. 800-468-4222 Maxson's Management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1469 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-9307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oregon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-732-6761
  • E-mail
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