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Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits

American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar
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4466 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9082 (Formerly Ruthie D's)
+1 573-964-6448
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lake View Dining and Hand crafted Food prepared by trained Chefs...
Lake View Dining and Hand crafted Food prepared by trained Chefs. Overlooking 12mm of Lake of the Ozarks. Screened in Patio, weather permitting. All food made in house! Sauces, stocks, soups, desserts etc... Come taste for yourself! Come Savor Ruthie's on the Bend in Lake Ozark!2014 Silver Cup Chefs Challenge WINNER! Best Chef at the Lake!
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  • 45
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fine place to dine

I am learning that the Lake of the Ozarks area has many fine restaurants that go beyond casual (and very good!) "Lake food". That goes further for some very fine chefs. But, Ruthie D's has fine dining with a great fireplace bar. The food and service are always above average every time we stop by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
William M
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Sunrise Beach
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Sunrise Beach
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I am learning that the Lake of the Ozarks area has many fine restaurants that go beyond casual (and very good!) "Lake food". That goes further for some very fine chefs. But, Ruthie D's has fine dining with a great fireplace bar. The food and service are always above average every time we stop by for dinner, or just a... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We dined at four of the top-rated restaurants during our four-day stay at the lakes, but Ruthi D's was the best by far! Outstanding French onion soup, fresh salads, an incredible special of the day (pheasant and duck cacciatore), extensive wine list and chef's recommendations upon request, personal and friendly service, and beautiful view. My chicken spedini was probably the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ruthie D,s has great food, wonderful service and a view of the lake from their patio. Don't miss this opportunity for a wonderful dining experience.

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Fenton, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visit there for happy hour. We love that they serve escargot. However, the acoustics in the bar area are terrible. It is very loud. The restaurant side is very nice and quiet. They have great food and great service.

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Kearney, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Decided to eat at Ruthie D's due to a recommendation from the representative that worked at the Country Club. She said I would not be disappointed and she was correct. Our server Brandt was great. We never had a empty glass whether it was Brandt or a young guy I think his name was Dakota I know he was named... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our experience at Ruthie D's was so memorable! The special of filet tips, pasta and blue cheese was absolutely divine! Service was well paced and informative even with another table demanding a lot of attention. The dining room is nicely appointed and in all it made for a very very fine evening.

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Sunset Hills, Missouri
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a great meal here Saturday evening. The service was spot on. My husband had the shrimp fettucini alfredo...totally yum. I had the fried chicken...fabulous. I did have to send it back as it wasnt cooked all the way. Kind of surprised me as this is one of their specialties...thought they would have it down.

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Savannah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Fireplace., my husband, and the most delish lightly battered baha fish tacos... a must so good and refreshing.

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Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been patrons of Ruthie D's since they opened and have never had a bad meal or service. I usually get a past dish but the last time we were there the waitress suggested the fried chicken. It was the BEST fried chicken I have ever eaten. Not greasy and seasoned to perfection. My husband normally gets a steak... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We eat out often - sometimes in the mood for casual - sometimes fine dining. Ruthie D has a wide variety of both combined with exceptional service. Hands down the best restaurant at the lake. I love the lounge this time of the year - fireplace is a nice touch to happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4466 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9082 (Formerly Ruthie D's)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-964-6448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Lake View Dining and Hand crafted Food prepared by trained Chefs. Overlooking 12mm of Lake of the Ozarks. Screened in Patio, weather permitting. All food made in house! Sauces, stocks, soups, desserts etc... Come taste for yourself! Come Savor Ruthie's on the Bend in Lake Ozark!2014 Silver Cup Chefs Challenge WINNER! Best Chef at the Lake!
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?