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Kay's Home Cooking

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4196 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2144
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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St. Louis, MO
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They are serving breakfast only. But what a breakfast! For $11.50, you can order off the All You Can Eat Breakfast menu. The waitresses are fantastic! They're fast and very friendly.

Thank Mike B
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kay's is a must stop in Osage Beach. Had breakfast and was not disappointed. Omelets are BIG, blue berry pancakes amazing and service was a 10. Prices were reasonable and restaurant was very clean. Service was amazing!!! We will be back.

Thank togetheratast
Alton, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy eating breakfast at Kay's! The food is delicious! Sometimes there is a wait but it is worth to wait to eat here!

Thank ckwooden
Level Contributor
77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know on Sunday there would be a wait. The wait was about 15 min. Server was very busy and it took another 15 min. I think my sausage gravy was from a can.

Thank 2014ksmith
Roselle, Illinois
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were there on a Sunday around 9:30, and it was busy, but not horrible. They have this deal $11 for all you can eat, but it's not buffet. You order from the menu. My 15 year old son started with an order of pancakes and an omelet. Then he ordered another order of pancakes, and another order of pancakes... More 

Thank Karen S
Herculaneum, Mo
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great local restaurant with the "lake" flair. However, the first smell is not food, but cigarettes. The smoking section is inside. Obviously, the non-smokers far out numbered the smokers but we still smelled the burning tobacco and paper. We will not return if smoking is still allowed.

Thank tedgh
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The first thing you notice when you walk into this place is the cigarette smoke that will smack you in the face as soon as you open the door. It's gross and very unappetizing, but that is most places at the lake. I can't wait for everything to be smoke-free. At Kay's they have a child working there and I... More 

Thank ShErMo2014
Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We found this by googling good place to eat in Osage Beach. They aren't kidding!! Food was great, and the waitress was hilarious. Super fast service, but you didn't feel rushed. It is a diner, not some fancy smanchy place, buy really, you're at the Lake of the Ozarks. Go soak up some local good cuisine and some good people... More 

Thank Trelby2
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough for anyone looking for a home cooked breakfast. The all you can breakfast is a great value for what you get. The staff are very friendly and I loved the home town feel of this place.

Thank Curtis H
Taylor, Missouri
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

we were there for breakfast. had the all you can eat ordering a few items at a time. so good hot and got full quickly

Thank 973pattyu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

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