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The Blue Heron Restaurant

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One Heron Hill, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 (573) 365-4646
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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When we first went to the Lake, the was out of our league. Men had to wear a sport coat and tie. When we got a little older, more settled, we went as a special treat without the children. Not particularly a good place for kids. The outdoor area is magnificent. There is an in-ground pool and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
iahmb
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Clinton, Iowa
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Camdenton, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique selection of entrees. Great wine list. The view is spectacular and Joe the owner makes it a perfect expierence

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Thank Brian S
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went for our anniversary. We had the worst food, and probably the worst dessert ever. The giant eclair, it had no flavor, and was soggy, like they forgot the sugar and had it frozen for days and thawed out, making it soggy. My lobster and steak stack was terrible, they used the worst parts of the lobster for the... More 

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1 Thank Anne w
Clinton, Iowa
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

When we first went to the Lake, the was out of our league. Men had to wear a sport coat and tie. When we got a little older, more settled, we went as a special treat without the children. Not particularly a good place for kids. The outdoor area is magnificent. There is an in-ground pool and gazebo as well... More 

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Thank iahmb
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I think this is the best restaurant in the world. My favorite is the poached Lobster Tail and shoestring potatoes. They also have fried Lobster Tail. To die for!

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Thank Barbara B
Kansas City, Mo
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we visit the area. Cuisine and atmosphere just wonderful. The deep fried lobster tail is the best. Cheese cake...wonderful !! Did I mention the service ?? Beyond expections. If you are in the mood for an elegant dining experience than this is the place for you

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Thank KansasCity_MoSusie
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We had not been to the the Blue Heron for awhile, so decided to have dinner there while visiting the lake. While the view is great from the deck, it could use some up dates. The paint and furniture looked very worn. The interior is definitely in need up some updating as well. The food is just ok, with fine... More 

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1 Thank Kbecker3
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have been coming to the Blue Herron every year for the past 30-35 years. We started at the Potted Steer & then continued with the Blue Herron when they opened on the other side & Potted Steer closed due to the new street/hwy structure. The food is outstanding! We always continue our tradition with the battered fried lobster tail.... More 

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1 Thank Donna W
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat out for our anniversary. We have come many times over the years and added this year to the list. I have to say that with the kind of restaurant this is, it started off slow. We arrived and went in to the hostess stand. There was no one there. 2 more... More 

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Thank StLouisSpeaks
Kaiser, MO
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was great as always. The place does need to be updated, cause my boyfriend says it smells like an old persons home, which it does, musty smell, and moth balls.

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Thank Brenda G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

It was a pleasure. Food was great. I had a shrimp entree and it was tasty. The medallions were a big hit too along with shoestring fries.

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Thank Sara M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Heron Hill, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 (573) 365-4646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?