Maxwell's on the River LogoDistinctive Local Dining

From Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks, the artful cuisine of Maxwell's On The River is poised to please. With an emphasis on fresh, local, and sustainable fare, the new classic American food and drink menu showcases the finest dining in the heart of downtown Muscatine. Enjoy the sweeping Mississippi River views gathering with friends or meeting other like-minded travelers and locals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails in our inviting dining room or enjoy al fresco dining at Maxwell's On The River.

Hours


Breakfast
7 am-11 am

All Day Dining
Mon - Thu: 11 am-9 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am-10 pm

Room Service
Mon - Thu: 7 am-9 pm
Fri & Sat: 7 am-10pm

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New Classic American Food + Drink

Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks unveils her all-new menu for Maxwell’s On The River, focusing on simple ingredients and an eloquent dining experience tailored to fit the local palate.

Chef Tessa began her culinary journey at age 16 in Muscatine and holds a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. With 14 years of experience in the industry including Hy-Vee Muscatine and Geneva Golf & Country Club, she has developed a unique but approachable style that is sexy and wholesome.

Complimenting Chef Tessa is Sous Chef Ryan Caussé, also a Muscatine native with seven years of experience in the industry and coming from a Country Club background. He is down-to-earth, approachable, and brings a fun edge to the sophisticated menu.

Ryan is a cyclist and avid outdoorsman and, combined with Tessa’s love for adventure and nature, the two bring a passion for locally sourced ingredients and farmer’s market produce. Chef Tessa’s aim is to bring no-nonsense cuisine to Muscatine. The new menu at Maxwell’s On the River will push towards Modern American fare that maintains a price point that patrons have come to know and appreciate.

Elevate Your Special Event with a Custom Menu

Create a custom menu with Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks that is sure to delight your family and friends at Maxwell's On The River.

Maxwell's On The River Pays Homage to Muscatine History

Maxwell's On The River restaurant's name is a tribute to Maxwell Stanley — manager, childhood Scoutmaster, and Sunday School teacher to Stanley Merrill Howe.

Stanley Howe began working at Hon Industries under the management of Maxwell Stanley in 1948 and for 36 years they worked together 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 passing 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, IA, 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 restaurant inside The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Maxwell's, as a tribute to the late and great Maxwell Stanley.

We are Muscatine and Muscatine is The Merrill. We hope to capture the stories of this Iowa town through everything from the Boy Scouts to Mark Twain sunsets. For those seeking a genuine experience, The Merrill shares our heritage and culture.

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