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J. Bruner's Restaurant

5166 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Ranked #16 of 76 restaurants in Osage Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $33
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road)
Description: You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Reservations recommended--book online.
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76% Recommend
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English first
Fulton, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I have been together for about 8 years; this whole time she has been bragging about the food at J Bruner's. Recently, we had a vacation at the lake and decided to eat at this establishment. It was a huge disappointment. The Prime Rib soup had a good taste; however, it was full of gristle, the steak... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They are pricey but the quality of the food and service is worth it. Our server was extremely nice and very knowledgeable about the restaurant and menu. We both got KC strips and they were great. My husband's was over cooked a bit but they quickly cooked another at the right temp. We would definitely return!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Me and my boyfriend have dinner here each time we go to the lake. The service is great and the food is amazing! It is pricey but well worth it!

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Abilene, Kansas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Service was great and the food was good but prices are high. The building isn't anything to rave about and neither is the atmosphere. We went for our anniversary and everyone was very nice....even a great dessert. So go have a great meal but plan on spending at least a 100 for 2 ppl.

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

The food is good but way over priced. Everything is served individually. The restaurant is actually an old house next to a gas station on the old highway. With no windows! The TVs are programmed to show a fake fish tank. Not sure how this place passed the Handicapped Laws. The atmosphere and the prices don't match! The original chef... More

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Independence, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We arrived on a what seemed a slow evening. Service was prompt and courteous. They seated our large party of 11 quickly in a room by ourselves. The decor is late 70's/early 80's. Very dim lighting and dark wood paneling. There are a couple of flat screen TVs that are projecting fish (like aquariums). Being a steak place they recommended... More

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Lone Jack
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very over priced. They must think they are a Ruth's Chris. No Atmosphere here. Better places at the lake for less money and better food.

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We chose to eat here as this is advertised as having the best steaks at the Lake. The food I would rate as good, however, the atmosphere I would rate as poor. The décor was dated and there was a musty smell throughout the dining room. The service was good with the waiter being pleasant and helpful. All in all,... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food is great! But the service is standard and not much on atmosphere. Prices are very high because sides are all ala cart even salad.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In case your attention span is limited - THIS PLACE IS SUPERB - GIVE IT A GO! And now on to the fine detail... We read the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor and decided the only thing that it's right to do... to make up our own minds. We arrived early (around 5.00pm) on a Monday evening and the place was... More

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