Fireside Meals Await at Maxwell's
Whether you're indoors keeping warm by our fireplace or gathered around the outdoor patio fire table, sink into cozy seating and enjoy a delicious meal. With seating for up to 75 guests, Maxwell's showcases a variety of locally grown farm-to-table cuisine. If you're on your way out the door or spending the night curled up in one of our plush guest rooms, take advantage of grab and go options or 24-hour room service.
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Paying Homage to Muscatine History
The restaurant’s name is derived from the relationship that Stanley “Merrill” Howe had with Maxwell Stanley. In 1948, Stanley Howe joined HON Industries in Muscatine under the management of Maxwell Stanley who also happened to be Howes childhood Scoutmaster and Sunday School teacher.
For 36 years they worked together, all the while developing a close bond. Howe looked up to Stanley and considered him to be one of the pivotal role models in his life and career. Working his way up the corporate ladder, Howe eventually took over as Chairman and CEO upon Stanley’s death in 1984.
Their friendship was one of respect and admiration. Under Stanley’s management and guidance, Howe flourished and went on to become one of the most prominent and respected members of the Muscatine community to date. Howe and his wife, Helen, were incredibly selfless. They cared deeply for their community and for others, as did Stanley. It is with great pride that we chose to call our dining spot inside The Merrill, Maxwell’s, as a tribute to the late and great Maxwell Stanley.