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“Premier Restaurant At Lake of the Ozarks”
Review of The Duck - CLOSED

The Duck
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Description: Great fine dining on the waterfront...The only fine dining restaurant on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come by car or boat. See our website for our current menus.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is the place to go if you want the best food at the lake. You can go by car or boat and the view whether you are seated inside or out is fabulous. Besides the best food, always prepared to perfection; this restaurant has the best wine list by far at the lake. We try and get there at least once every 2 months.

Thank Lonnie C
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LakeWineGuy, Owner at The Duck, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2012

Thank you for your kind remarks. We enjoy getting to know our guests - it is one of the aspects of this tough business that is very rewarding. We're winding down for the season now, so if we don't see you before the end of the year, we'll see you in 2013. We'll be re-opening in early April. Happy Holidays!

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Donna and Mark are outstanding hosts . . . The Duck is a bit of a legend at the lake . . . truly the most upscale offering and menu. And a GREAT location and view.

Thank singaporemarsha
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We eat at various fine resturants in several different cities. We always want to dine, enjoy the resturants ambiance, and not be pushed away so the table can be turned. The Duck tops our list of all our favorites. Dining here ties with a great and knowledgeable wine list, excellent service by a wait staff that cares, dinners that are top rate. We never feel rushed and always look forward to visiting with the owners, Donna & Mark. Yes, we have had a couple of below average entrees, but in all the times we visitedThe Duck, I cannot remember one in particular. In our review of many, it is the best in the local area. Comparing it to other fine dining resturants we visit in other cities, it tops our list. Food, wine, service, awesome sunsets, and a warm and comfortable atmosphere. We look forward to our next evening at The Duck.

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Thank William M
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Food is hit or miss but service is wonderful. Wouldn't say gourmet fare. Lots of stairs to go down to get to the lakeside location but once you get down the view is awesome

Thank 22traveler07
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LakeWineGuy, Owner at The Duck, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Thank you for visiting....after a rainy start to the Labor Day weekend we had a nice Saturday and gorgeous Sunday. Yes, we have lots of stairs down to our boutique restaurant on the water (we do have a way for people with mobility issues to get a bit closer and not have to come down all those stairs....it isn't perfect but does make it easier). there are fewer steps for those coming by boat by the way, but as you pointed out the view and setting are beutiful (to see what we're talking about, go look at the pictures posted on our Facebook page). We're glad that even on a very busy weekend you found our service great.

More clarity on your food comment would be helpful. You used the same phrase with another restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but you amplified it to say that you liked some of their items, but not others. With any menu it is unlikely that you'll like everything on it, which is why any restaurant has a range of selections. If you meant something else then we should try to do better and if you'd contact us through our website and give us specifics so we can continue to improve.

Thanks again for visiting...please come and see us again!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We returned to The Duck Restaurant last night for dinner. The food was delicious, the service excellent, and Donna & Mark (the owners) were as welcoming as always. My Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna was prepared exactly as I ordered and the Wasabi Cream sauce added just the right amount of warmth. And the Creme Brulee? Creamy and a perfect finish to our meal. Mark has one of the best wine selections in the state. The view is worth the visit all on its own. Well worth checking out!

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Thank Tracy G
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