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Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits

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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: Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 57
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Hour is Hidden Gem!

Ruthie D's has very friendly staff and manages the HH Rush without any delays. Their selection of food available at half price is unbeatable on the lake. Their hamburger is excellent and goes well after trying some of their appetizers. The grouper bites are our favorite. Half priced call drinks as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Jeff M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ruthie D's has very friendly staff and manages the HH Rush without any delays. Their selection of food available at half price is unbeatable on the lake. Their hamburger is excellent and goes well after trying some of their appetizers. The grouper bites are our favorite. Half priced call drinks as well to make this overall experience a true value.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband & I found this restaurant on restaurant.com for our anniversary vacation. I am so glad we chose this place! The servers and manager, Brent, was wonderful, pleasant, and very nice. I was blown away by the ribeye steak, especially after being to a fancy Brazilian steakhouse in the past. This was the best steak I have ever had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Lake of the Ozarks and found Ruthie D's online. I am SO glad we ate there. The prices were reasonable and the food was some of the most incredible I've ever tasted. We got the Montanara pizza. They fried the pizza dough for this pizza which I had never had before. Also, everything was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we walked in on Saturday night, the place looked like a ghost town, but we were told there would be a 30 minute wait...weird. We weren't going to stay, but then another couple who had been waiting quite a while decided to leave, so they ended up having a table for us. The server was friendly enough, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I had dinner Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 with a special guest! Besides the onion strings, which I always get, I had the 14 Oz ribeye and giant baked potato. It was cooked a perfect medium. My guest had the catfish dinner with lemon and jalapeño tartar sauce. The steak melted like butter in my mouth, and the catfish was crunchy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Loved this experience! Beautiful lake view. Staff was efficient and accommodating. I will definitely make a point to eat there next time we go to lake ozark.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For our 37th Anniversary, we went to Ruthie D's expecting a fine dining experience. It was Wednesday night, we were seated immediately and the waitress took our drink orders. My wife's margarita was bad, it tasted like a bottle mix, she sent it back. After finishing our appetizers, we waited for over 45 min. Before our dinner arrived. Atomsphere/decor is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice atmosphere here and good food. Well-priced upscale restaurant with lovely lake views. The chocolate lava cake dessert was yummy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A group of 13 family members consisting of grandparents, parents and kids dined here, and we had mixed responses to food, but overall, we had a terrific time. The kids loved their kids' meals - mac and cheese, burgers, fettucini and lots and lots of crackers and bread. (Our kids love crackers and bread, especially when served with fresh, soft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we had not been there since 2013 and wanted to go back to see if it was how we remember it. we had cocktails in the bar which we enjoyed and then had dinner. my wife and I both had the fried shrimp which were very big and great. we were not disappointed and will be back again when at... More 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub

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?