Eat & Drink Fine Dining

Maxson's Riverboat & Riverside Restaurant

Oregon, IL - Ogle County
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Address:

  • 1469 Illinois Route 2 North
  • Oregon, IL, 61061
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Hours:

  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm
  • Thursday: 11am-9pm
  • Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: 11am-9pm
  • Sunday: 10am-3pm

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Located on the Rock River, Maxson Riverside Restaurant in Oregon offers a unique setting that has turned the restaurant into a tourist destination. Their complimentary homemade orange rolls are legendary and a hit with locals and tourists.

Maxsonโ€™s Riverside Restaurant offers a dining experience in Oregon that is both a delight for the eyes and the taste buds. The elegant glass-enclosed riverside dining room reveals a stunning panoramic vista that includes a direct view of the Rock River and the area’s most famous landmark, the majestic Black Hawk statue. The extensive menu offers delectable appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches that are sure to hit the spot, and mouth-watering entrees such as steaks and seafood. Wines, beers, ales, and popular soft drinks make up the beverage list. The restaurant can seat 300 and is available for private parties, receptions and group functions. 

The Pride of Oregon is an authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat. 102 feet of real river charm. She docks at the historic Maxson Riverside Restaurant and Paddlewheel Inn. Built as a replica of the famous Rosie Oโ€™Shea paddlewheel in 1989, her festive exterior and graciously appointed interior provide a relaxing atmosphere for memory-making cruises. She has the capacity of 149 sight-seeing passengers and offers daily Lunch and Dinner Sight-seeing Cruises and is also available for Banquets, Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions, Business Meetings, Conferences, Parties and Family & Class Reunions

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