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Baxter's Lakeside Grille

2124 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Ranked #5 of 44 restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: An authentic American restaurant with a great bar … That’s the idea behind Baxter’s. We’re perfect for just about any dining occasion or gathering that calls for great food, warm, personal service and an inviting, casual atmosphere. Our classic American restaurant builds on the rich history and tradition the Lake Area is known for. We use only the finest, freshest ingredients, coupled with personal service and warm, inviting surroundings. We’re happy to bring this dining experience to the Lake of the Ozarks. Baxter’s is the perfect place for a business or casual lunch, a special evening out, a family get together after a long day on the Lake, or “just because.” We can accommodate most any group — from an intimate dinner for two to a business or family party — in our private dining room. And don’t forget our classic American bar, one of the Lake’s great places to meet friends and family.
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79% Recommend
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch on a saturday and sat outside. The view was Incredible! Service was slow. The bartender (who was fabulous!) was Also our server so he was Pulling double duty and just running ragged. Food was good, at best. Not anything to write home about. But if you want to go for a cocktail and sit outside-this is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food is very good with a slight higher than average cost. Nice atmosphere with a fabulous view! But the attitudes! Had a server roll her eyes at us because we wanted another drink before we ordered. They want to turn those tables so eat fast! We were actually told we had to leave our table because they had a... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Baxter's was recommended to us as an affordable fine dining experience in the Lake Osage area. The setting couldn't be better - perched high up on the side of the lake affords spectacular views to most tables and there is an outdoor patio for al fresco dining or drinks. That said, the view was cetainly the only hugely impressive part... More

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks, the view is wonderful! We visited Baxters with another couple last evening. The service was great. The other 3 enjoyed their pasta meat meals. I ordered the steak burger ($14.95) which was average. This is a pricey restaurant, so be prepared. The ambience is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Food was great, and the views are just marvelous! The desserts were good too. A lot of good choice seating to enjoy the beautiful scenery outside. Call ahead for reservations, this place can get busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I always get the same thing when I go to Baxter's for lunch....their buffalo chicken salad....it is SO good!

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went at lunchtime to avoid the crowds on the weekend -- and were not disappointed. We were seated by the windows with great views of the Lake and, surprisingly, wildlife below (deer, birds, etc). Our lunch was delicious, great service, nice quiet place to relax and enjoy the view.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's hard to find a nice, relaxing place at the lake. The view is great. Food much better than most at the lake. Well worth the effort to go by car...steaks are cooked to perfection. Sides are large and varied makes for a nice meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great view, never had a bad meal and great service!! I have ordered different specials and several different meals and never had a bad one. Just had the Jerk Chicken and so good and liked the salsa a lot. Have ordered this meal several times.

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Austin, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have eaten a combination of lunches and dinners at Baxter's at least ten times in the past three years with our dining experiences ranging from ratings of 2 to 4, hence the 3 average. Baxter's menu is varied enough to provide dining offerings for everyone from light eating, salad eaters, to those who prefer fish, chicken, pork or beef... More

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