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4196 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2144
573-348-2217
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good quality and plenty of food

Kay's offers very good, down home type food. You get plenty of food at very reasonable prices. Nothing fancy but a good place for families or friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
Brad I
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Kay's offers very good, down home type food. You get plenty of food at very reasonable prices. Nothing fancy but a good place for families or friends.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ate breakfast here one morning and it was very good. It was a Sunday and they had a sign that said they were only serving breakfast that day. It was fine with me because that's all I wanted. Got the hash, scrambled eggs, toast, and grits. I am definitely eating here on my next trip to The Lake!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's a homey place with wisecracking waitresses and hot coffee. Breakfast and lunch only. Lots of breakfast options but we picked the "all you can eat, cooked to order" option. I had an omelet, hash browns, and pecan pancakes for the first round which was the perfect amount of food. My husband had biscuits and gravy, hash browns and pecan... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been coming to Kay's for years as a family and its always a great experience. This is just a home cooking restaurant, we always go for breakfast. They are able to accommodate fairly large groups of people and the waitresses have been doing this forever they are quick, efficient and friendly. They have an all you can eat... More 

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Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Don't get me wrong, yes the food is good. The "buffet" is all freshly made-to-order, which is great. My mom says the biscuits and gravy are worth driving 500 miles for. However, the place smells like a giant ashtray. You'll likely cut a few days off of your life due to the second hand smoke. The breakfast isn't worth having... More 

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Greeenwood, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We read the reviews on this place and I have to say, the wife and I really enjoyed it. The prices were just right and really good food. Got there about 8:45A.M. and were told about the all you can eat breakfast but we ordered from the seniors menu. We still received a good size meal. We highly recommend this... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow I thought the breakfast was terrible. Somewhat dirty and food was awful. I would not recommend for breakfast at all.

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Liberty, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I stopped at Kay ' s on our way home from the lake per the recommendation of some people we met at Bridal Cave. All I can say is OMG!! Literally thee best breakfast I have ever had! Huge variety of breakfast food served all day, with an all you can eat option for $8.50. Super fast... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great service !!!!! Nice people !!!! & good food !!! This is a place that the locals eat at ...so you know it's good .

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were told this was the best breakfast around. They were right! We were pleased in every way and ended our trip to the Lake for business and pleasure in a great way! The staff were great and the prices very accommodating! The food was delicious with outstanding extras. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4196 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2144
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: 573-348-2217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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