A Delectable
Muscatine Restaurant

Incredible tastes in a delightful atmosphere await you at Maxwell's. Conveniently located just off of the lobby in our hotel, Maxwell's lets you stay on-site and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a drink while taking in beautiful views of the Mississippi River. Choose from a wide range of expertly prepared meals, or, if you prefer just a drink to unwind, we have craft beer, wine, and housemade cocktails.

Felt Like We Were On Vacation - My family and I ate at the restaurant Maxwells in the hotel. The lobster bisque is amazing with plenty of lobster. Also had the cornbread crusted calamari which was very crispy and the two homemade sauces were excellent. The lobby and restaurant are beautiful with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mississippi River. Even though I live in Muscatine, it felt like we were on vacation. Will be back. Recent Guest
Maxwell's at the Merrill

Delectable Dining at Maxwell's

Fireside Meals Await at Maxwell's

Maxwell's on-site restaurant and lounge is the perfect gathering spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With gorgeous views of the Mississippi River, seating for up to 65 guests, excellent service, and cuisine, it is a dining experience that continues to garner rave reviews. In addition to deliciously prepared dishes by our highly experienced Chef, guests will enjoy an atmosphere filled with ambiance. From cozy seating inside with warm colors and gorgeous textiles to a charming, outdoor paver patio just off of the restaurant with a water feature and fire bowls, Maxwell's is an ideal place to gather with friends, grab a cocktail, watch a game, and enjoy some much needed down-time amongst other like-minded travelers or local visitors. 

For those guests who just want to stay in for the night, our room service is available during normal restaurant hours of 6:30 am to 10:00 pm. 

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 6:30am-11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Paying Homage to Muscatine History

Maxwell’s at The Merrill will be an incredible addition to our four-star, luxury boutique hotel.

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.