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Bluff Lake

9343 95th Ave. One Mile Outside Maquoketa Caves State Park, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-3272
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (24 reviews)
“coleslaw” (13 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
9343 95th Ave. One Mile Outside Maquoketa Caves State Park, Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good food and a beautiful view! Had Chicken & Shrimp both very good. The wait was about a half an hour, but time went fast enjoying the surroundings.

Thank Jmk5s
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

With a hour and a half wait to sit after we checked in, it took 30 minutes because we weren't eating the family style all you can eat fried fish, with coleslaw and potatoes, so we had to wait for a menu and time to...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Bluff Lake is located in a rural location with a nice lake view and cozy lodge style building. The place is always busy and be prepared for a hour wait. What's the hurry? Have a couple of coctails and relax. Have a conversation and enjoy...More

Thank Goodscout
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Any night that you go is a good choice! Friday is prime rib and you get a generous portion or all you can eat catfish. Delicious! Saturday is all you can eat haddock. The tarter that goes with it is to die for. Prices are...More

1  Thank dustysgirl1979
Reviewed 11 April 2017

People always ooh and aww over this place and I dont really know why. The food is good but not great. Served family style if a group. Never ordered off the menu always had there nughtly special. Always busy and usually a long wait to...More

Thank Wandering_Iowan
Reviewed 14 March 2017

this is a one of a kind restaurant! the food is delicious and the view is even better! you can sit outside on the patio in the summer hours too

Thank mortensona
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to go whether it be on a date with my husband, dinner with friends, a family gathering. .....no matter what the event, this place rocks!!!!!!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

All you can eat catfish and sides are served family style! Be prepared to for a wait because the food is so good!

Thank bandpal
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went here with family on a Friday night as they love fried fish. And the fried catfish was a hit with them. Initially I was not going to review as fried fish is not my thing. But, this dinner was disappointing in other ways. There...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I surprised my wife by taking her to Bluff Lake while we were returning from a funeral. We got there a little while before they opened and had a cocktail and sat out by the ponds and watched the beautiful scenery and the ducks and...More

Thank cigar614
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Questions & Answers
Jayne M
1 October 2017|
Response from Jmk5s | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if take credit or debit as we pd cash.
Sheri R
7 July 2017|
Response from Iowan319 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, It was a bar years ago that did serve food. You can drive by the Maquoketa Caves as you drive through what appears to be a farmers field to get to Bluff Lake. It is a beautiful setting.
7 October 2016|
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Response from Kriskain | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a ramp to get in building, handicapped parking close to uilding.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9343 95th Ave. One Mile Outside Maquoketa Caves State Park, Maquoketa, IA 52060
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Maquoketa
  • Phone Number: +1 319-652-3272
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