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J. Bruner's Restaurant

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5166 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065 (Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road))
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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O Fallon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jake was an awesome waiter! He anticipated our needs and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Best lobster I have EVER had!

Thank Cynthia L
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good. I had the fried lobster tail it was delicious. My brother had the mahi mahi it was also good and my mother had the KC strip that was good. The only reason I rated it a 3 instead of a 4 was our wait time. We didn't make reservations so we waited to be seated... More 

2 Thank MPL96
Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the best restaurant we have eaten at in Osage Beach. My husband had the prime rib and it was the best he had ever had. I enjoyed the shrimp. Highly recommend

Thank Elizabeth C
Lake Ozark, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Haven't been there in years & was so looking forward to the mushroom & chicken liver dish. I asked for it as an entree with a salad. My (adult) kids ordered the lobster bisque & the macaroni with lobster as an entree to share. When we got our "meals" they were so small compared to before. I guessed it was... More 

Thank B1ttersweet
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

J. Bruner's has been one of "the" restaurants to go to for several years. We went with a large group (10) at my recommendation and no one was very impressed. Even though we were a large group we were just about the only one's in the place. Service was not good; very slow. One of the younger servers seemed upset... More 

Thank SL592
Estes Park, Colorado
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182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The ribeyes were cooked well but the cuts were not the best. The service was great. The dessert was the typical thawed cheesecake but tasty. It was $65 for two plus tip.

Thank adventurerstogether
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

J. Bruner's has been one of the leading places at the Lake of the Ozarks for decades. Our New Year's weekend visit met and exceeded our anticipation. The deep fried lobster tail is a destination choice and our super server even suggested a half portion so that we could also get the chicken livers. As always, the prime rib was... More 

Thank Glenn B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Thank you J. Bruners for NOT having a limited Valentines Day menu where everything costs twice as much. So many restaurants are part of the Valentines Day racket. Instead, we had a high-quality, well-paced, relaxing dinner with excellent food and service from Pat. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. Steaks start at $37, my 8 oz filet mignon was $40. I... More 

Thank FJT2011
Edwardsville, Illinois
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Throw back to a time before the chain restaurants. Cozy area for cocktails before dinner, then you go upstairs to a true dining room. Concept is to communicate, not watch a game or be entertained. Concept is also top level food and comparable service. Excellent mid-America menu. Good wine list. All this costs money, so be prepared.

Thank flailman
Aurora, Illinois
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food was outstanding and the service so attentive even though they were very busy. The ambiance in the dining rooms upstairs is very comfortable. There are many choices on the menu but the steaks are really excellent.

Thank Roger C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $33
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5166 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065
    (Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road))
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: 5733482966
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?