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Baxter's Lakeside Grille

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2124 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-8600
+1 573-365-2669
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Frohna, Missouri
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this restaurant. One of our favorite at the lake. consistently good food and service. Great view of lake and easy to make reservations. They have a friendly owner who is often the greeter.

Thank patspub
Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a great view of the lake. We were originally sat inside, but asked to move outside, which they did. The server was really nice. I got the caprese salad first. I'm always looking for a great one, and this was pretty darn good. Tomatoes weren't overripe and the basil wasn't wilty. It was bigger than I has... More 

1 Thank Eebs1985
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The server and food were wonderful. We enjoyed a great view of the lake while eating. There was a good selection of entrees available. The prices were a bit higher but reasonable for the type and quality of the food.

1 Thank pkrause297
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great! Hard to get a table, but food was outstanding and staff was very professional and polite.

Thank sSteveB
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife's trout and rice were great, but my $16 hamburger was a little dry, good but not great. My blue cheese and bacon potatoes we're not so good. View is wonderful, atmosphere and service superior.

Thank StevEW0nder
Blue Springs, Missouri
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love love love the food!! My husband and I go for our anniversary and my birthday every year!! The food is incredible!!! Don't fret too much about the man at the host stand he isn't very friendly but the food makes up for it. Enjoy

Thank Kris H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the dinner we had here on our anniversary. It was a Sunday night and we had not made reservations ahead of time. Therefore, we were told that we likely would not get a window or outdoor table. It didn't turn out to be an issue. We got seated within 15 minutes and while we didn't... More 

Thank Nancy S
Fredericktown, Missouri
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice anniversary dinner, pricey for our budget, wouldn't go just to eat dinner, it was good but not for the price. Its a popular place at the Lake but be sure and make an reservation or you'll have to just take a change to eat there

Thank 987donna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been able to get in everytime we have tried over the last 5 years! 45 mins plus wait. Unless we are being judged on our lake dress code? Usually we are forced to go next door to a more upscale seafood restaurant, and loving that place more! Maybe we can get another chance next time?

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Server acted as though he were doing us a favor by waiting on us. Usually a sign of poor morale in employees. Hostess was pushy. Salad had little or no dressing, crab cakes were undercooked, steak was tough, not sure when we will try this one again. Not fun to be there in spite of a great view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-8600
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-365-2669
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.

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