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“Awesome view, good food, but slow service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baxter's Lakeside Grille

Baxter's Lakeside Grille
2124 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-2669
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Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: An authentic American restaurant with a great bar … That’s the idea behind Baxter’s. We’re perfect for just about any dining occasion or gathering that calls for great food, warm, personal service and an inviting, casual atmosphere. Our classic American restaurant builds on the rich history and tradition the Lake Area is known for. We use only the finest, freshest ingredients, coupled with personal service and warm, inviting surroundings. We’re happy to bring this dining experience to the Lake of the Ozarks. Baxter’s is the perfect place for a business or casual lunch, a special evening out, a family get together after a long day on the Lake, or “just because.” We can accommodate most any group — from an intimate dinner for two to a business or family party — in our private dining room. And don’t forget our classic American bar, one of the Lake’s great places to meet friends and family.
Ottumwa, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome view, good food, but slow service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We ate here in the late evening outside on the deck. We got to watch the sun set over the lake while we ate dinner which was amazing! The service was super slow but we didn't mind because of the view and it was a perfect evening the night we ate here. We spent a little over two hours there, so if you are in a hurry I would not recommend this place. The food was good but nothing special. You get huge portions though, we were able to make two meals out of our dinner. They do have a large drink menu. I had a strawberry daiquiri that was delicious. I would recommend if you eat here to eat outside because the view is what made our experience here most enjoyable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My search for fine dining at the Lake lead me to Baxter's and I was not disappointed. We had a great view of the Lake, very good service, didn't feel rushed, and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. All of the food was good, including the shrimp pasta I ordered and couldn't finish. My wife had the seafood special and enjoyed it. The ahi appetizer was a nice start!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Camdenton, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Got Sick”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Everything during our visit seemed fine until later when I got ill. Called Baxters and told the manager what had happened in case he would like to check the shrimp pasta. He said I did not get sick from there and didn't even give me the time of day. I will not be back!!!! Needs better customer service skills.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were given a beautiful patio table because the maitre d was so gracious! The server was a super efficient young lady who was superb at meeting our every wish. My husband wanted seafood and was delighted with the house specialty of Cajun shrimp w pasta. I too chose from the house specialty menu and ordered sweet potatoes and pork tenderloin. We could only eat a portion of our dinners so enjoyed them a second night after we left Lake Ozark. We almost didnt choose this restaurant based on a critical review but we are super glad we did . We will definitely come back to the area.... If only for dinner at Baxter's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic...everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This restaurant was on a short list of recommended restaurants by many of our friends who regularly visit the Lake of the Ozarks and we visited last Saturday evening. Wow, we enjoyed everything about this place starting with the incredible sweeping views of the Lake. We tried the cedar plank salmon and blackened mahi mahi. The salmon was beautifully presented on a cedar cutting board, cooked to moist perfection, and served with a tasty sauce. The mahi mahi was flaky with a kick and wonderful with a fresh mango salsa. Cooking fish so well can be super tricky but Baxter's nailed it. We had the cheesecake for dessert, also delicious.

The service throughout our experience was exceptional from the moment we arrived. We were celebrating a birthday and thrilled when they presented us with a hard copy print of a commemorative photo they took of us midway through our visit.

As first time diners at Baxter's, we were thoroughly impressed and can't wait to return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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