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The Blue Heron Restaurant

One Heron Hill, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 (573) 365-4646
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Ranked #17 of 45 restaurants in Lake Ozark
Price range: $20 - $50
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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57% Recommend
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English first
Staunton, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I travel to the Lake of the Ozarks every July and one of the highlights of the trip is to experience dining at The Blue Heron. The restaurant is situated on the spectacular bluffs of the Lake of the Ozarks and the view alone is worth the price of dinner. But I would be amiss if I did not say... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I wanted a nice dinner alone and even though we had been enjoying the lake and it's restaurants for over twelve years we had never gone to The Blue Heron. They don't take reservations but even though it was a Saturday night, we decided to go and give it a try. Not disappointed at all! We were... More

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springfield, mo.
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The batter fried Lobster is the best at the Lake. Completely remodeled over the winter with private dining rooms. The wine and spirits are the best! The Dover Sole is good too. It's a 3 hour evening with beautiful sunsets and very good desserts too!

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Situated high on a bluff overlooking the lake, the spectacular view complements the dining experience. The steak lobster stack with portabella mushroom and sweet onion slices to finish the stack provided a true variety of flavors for the palate. They said the crusted fried lobster was one of the more popular entrees, but I didn't enjoy it as much as... More

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

The highlight of our trip! The staff is down home friendly yet professional. Beautiful view of the lake with a outdoor patio with a pool. The food is pricey, but I thought it was worth every penny. The salad is served on chilled plates with a house dressing that was delicious. I loved the fried lobster. It is a excellent... More

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Blue Herron is a great restaurant. Their food is excellent, but you will pay a lot of money for it. Most menu selections are $45,00 and up. The service is great as well. A beautiful view of the lake. It would be a special night out for most people who visit the lake. You will not be disappointed in... More

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Eldridge, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Spent (Wasted) $150 on a dinner for 2. And that was no drinks just Ice Tea! Waiter used his BARE HANDS to open my baked potato right in front of me! The food is over priced the service just average. Will never be back.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The owner greeted us like old friends though it was our first visit. This is a dining experience not just a meal. Folks had raved about the fried lobster but I thought the batter took away from the taste of the lobster. The add-on beef medallions were very tender and tasty. The lobster came on a bed of shoestring potatoes... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I would like to begin with a Thank You to our friends that took me to the Heron for my Birthday. It was such a generous gift. However, I was embarrassed with the total lack of what the Heron calls a Gourmet experience. The steaks were cooked right, the salad was "just Okay" nothing upscale here, but good-night, the only... More

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Lincoln, MO
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Cost is about $100.00 or more per couple but well worth it! The fried lobster tail is very good! We have been going here for 17 years for special occasions and to take out of state couples for a great evening! The service here is impecable. My husband and I do not drink, but the Blue Heron is known for... More

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