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The Duck

67 Cherokee Ct, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-365-9973
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Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Great fine dining on the waterfront...The only fine dining restaurant on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come by car or boat. See our website for our current menus.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Great fine dining on the waterfront...The only fine dining restaurant on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come by car or boat. See our website for our current menus.
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We just returned from driving our boat to "The Duck". Beautiful setting but definitely overpriced (most meals over $40). My beef for the Steak Diane was cooked perfectly, but that was brown gravy on it with mushrooms no less. In my book a Steak Diane has fresh shallots cooked in steak drippings to which lemon, fresh chives, and finally good... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just left the Duck. Terrific evening. Great atmosphere. Great food (sea bass and lobster ravioli). Great service. Our server, Jessie was terrific!

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Nevada, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Several years ago we had a package deal at the Lake. My brother and his wife heard great reviews of The Duck. I had just had open heart surgery and it was a struggle to go from the parking area to the restaurant. I had order beef and it was with bake potato or some other starch and asparagus. I... More

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St louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Food was excellent but service was poor and tables outside dark and could not see eating. Not sure it's worth the $.

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Kansas City, Mo United States
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lake of the Ozarks is lucky to be blessed with so many terrific locally owned restaurants. There are eateries there that, if they opened a facility in Kansas City, people would willingly wait hours to be seated. Baxters, Hooks and JJs at the Copperpot are just some of the A team. But the pride of the fleet, the flagship, has... More

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LakeWineGuy, Owner at The Duck, responded to this review

Thank you for putting us in such good company. We’ve just received our 11st consecutive award from Wine Spectator Magazine, the only restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to be so honored. Our chefs work hard to get our food just right every time and the front of the house staff is experienced in taking care of guests. As... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beware the stairs!! ... but so worth it!! In-house Sangria, perfect calamari (with two thin slices of lemon fried in the same batter (wow that was good), and 4-cheese stuffed mushrooms. Susan had wild greens with a celery-seed vinaigrette, a thick porkchop with a brown sugar and bacon glaze/topping, and raspberry bread pudding. All perfect. I had the chicken corn... More

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LakeWineGuy, Owner at The Duck, responded to this review

It was nice to meet you and we’re glad your experience lived up to our press! I also appreciate your good humor regarding our steps down to the restaurant….I frequently bring guest cars down our access drive – it still isn’t perfect, but we want to accommodate all who want to come. The hills of the Ozarks are lovely, but... More

Alton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I visited the Duck on 7/11/2009 and 7/11/2014. We enjoyed the first visit so much that we had to go for an encore. The atmosphere was great. The view of the lake and the staff was so nice. They even threw in dessert for free as an anniversary gift to us.

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LakeWineGuy, Owner at The Duck, responded to this review

Great seeing you again; how about this weather we’ve been having! We know it can’t last, but we’ll take it while we can. We’re honored that you spent your anniversary celebration with us. More

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I dine at the Duck every June during our trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. Reservations recommended. Food always very well prepared with attention to detail. My wife had the lobster and I had the scallop special. Donna was very attentive as usual and the view was spectacular. Like everything, the meals are getting more expensive... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Call for a reservation at this restaurant. Seating is limited. Guests arrive via car and boat. It is an upscale establishment which we found worth the price. We paid about $150 for a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and two entrees. This amount included a gratuity. Staff made this dinner enjoyable. Extra steps were taken to insure that we had... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Donna and Mark are always at the restaurant to ensure a great dining experience. Chef Phil is now the head chef. Every item on the menu is always very creative, delicious and beautifully presented. To top it off, it is the best fine dining restaurant with the best view on the Lake.

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