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“Delicious food, and a lovely view.”

Baxter's Lakeside Grille
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Ranked #2 of 60 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Columbia, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious food, and a lovely view.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The food was fantastic. Do not wait 45+ minute for the dinning room when they serve the full menu in the bar and have hightop tables.

Visited January 2014
Thank MrsRigdon
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food and Good Service”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Baxter's is one of the few places and the lake that you can rely on for consistency. The quality of the food is reliably good and the service is equally good. In addition, if you make a reservation, they are very good about getting you in on time or very close to it, which can be a welcome benefit after a long day on the lake. Definitely one of the better restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jeffrey D
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1 review
“I will not return”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Being a lake resident was excited to go to Baxters for my Bday dinner arrived early very good service but everything from app calamari to my ribeye just wasn't very good quality Not a single person said happy birthday

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Banditathome
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Kansas City, MO
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Always a pleasure to visit Baxter's. Great happy hour--wish it went until 7 p.m. But Ted and entire staff are great and Bernie is best bartender at the lake! food is tops and service is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.

Visited December 2013
Thank wallstreeter10
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Baxters Poor Customer Service”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a bad experience. The restaurant was running a special for gift cards. If you bought a $100 gift card, they gave you a free $25 gift card. We stopped in on the next to last day of our visit to the area to buy the $100 gift card and have lunch. After we bought and paid for the $100 card, they informed me that the $25 card would not be activated for a week or so and that the $100 card I just bought and paid for, would not be activated for 24 hours. We wanted to use the card we bought and paid for to pay for our meal while we were there. Obviously, we could not use either card that day even though they had $100 of my money. We would not be there in 24 hours us use the card.
I understand having a policy on the additional free $25 gift card as some might abuse, but to not be able to use the $100 card we just bought was absurd. The saddest part was them putting policy above people. I had two managers and two other staff in front of me with not a single one hearing what I had to say. If I had not mentioned that I was going to use the $100 card to pay for lunch, I would have been sadly surprised when I attempted to pay with that card. This cost them my business and likely other business as well. I was more concerned that they had no way of satisfying this customer who just put down $100 that would not apply to our meal. I cannot recommend an establishment that gives such little concern to customer satisfaction. They would be wise to dump the deal that might be costing them customers rather than getting them customers.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Service
Thank ronlowry23
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