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Baxter's Lakeside Grille
Baxter's Lakeside Grille

Baxter's Lakeside Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baxterslakesidegrille.com
  • Phone: (573) 365-2669
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Corey Roberts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering options are customized to meet your needs. Prepared trays to full service dinners. Please call Corey Roberts at 573-365-2669 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining Room Seats 16. Perfect for business or family gatherings
  • Private Party Contact: Corey Roberts (573) 365-2669
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our Bar and Restaurant are available for your next function. Please call Corey Roberts for pricing and options 573-365-2669

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is onsite as well as a shared lot with First National Bank, an adjacent lot to the right. For additional over flow a lot is accross the street in front of the post office. Valet is available weekends during the summer season.
A word from Baxter's Lakeside Grille
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We thought the food was really good that evening, even one who requested a gluten free menu. Our waitress was very knowledgeable for her. Turned out a very nice evening with friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We fine here each time we visit Lake of the Ozarks. Just wish there was more outdoor seating..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was worried about bringing my 2 1/2 year old to this restaurant, but they were extremely kid friendly. They had cartoon Magnadoodle toys for him to play with. The food was excellent and the view was great. Outdoors was very bright for an early dinner during the summer."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Baxters is one of the best restaurants at the Lake. We dine here every time we come down. Great food, fabulous atmosphere, exceptional service. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been here several times and are never disappointed. Love the window seat views!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. The food and service are great, and the views are outstanding! Always have a great time at Baxters!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I have tried most of the nicer restaurants at the lake and Baxters is by far the best. We love the fact that we always ask for a specific table and Ted, the owner goes out of his way to accommodate me. The food is always fresh with a beautiful presentation and cooked to perfection and always served hot. The servers are great people and do a great job of explaining the menu. The bar area is nice and they have a wonderful patio for sunsets. Check out Baxters the next time you are at the lake and you will be glad you did. FYI, the walleye is to die for."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, good service and a beautiful views."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We brought our friends and their kids with us because we love this restaurant and knew they would have great food. We made reservations for 8 people and got a table by the windows just in time to see a gorgeous sunset. The food was excellent (filet and scallop duo, ahi tuna, and tilapia were our top 3 choices). We would bring friends back here any time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We made special reservations for our anniversary with a view. Our food was fabulous. The view was breath taking. We enjoyed our complementary dessert. Service was spot on. Thank you for night to remember ."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "What a great evening at Baxters, we were greeted warmly and seated at a lovely table with a breath taking view. The food was excellent, had the sirloin and shrimp. Truly a great anniversary we will never forget."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The view was great and the service excellent. Amy was a very personable and helpful server."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "From the host, to the bartender, to the waitress...The staff at Baxter's ROCKED! They were so accommodating and kind. We were congratulated several times about Celebrating 34 years as husband and wife!! They sent us off with a snapshot of the two of us...Great keepsake! We will return to Baxter's!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "First impression was great because of the way our group (8 guys on golf trip) were greeted. Being early, the bar staff was helpful and charming before we were seated "on time". Waiter (Jessie) easily put up the group and worked hard to make certain every dining option and question was explained and answered. The dining room is comfortable and the view from the inside and from the patio is relaxing and interesting. There is not enough room here to offer a detailed "review" of the food so I will only share that not one of the eight people had a negative comment after our dining experience. This is a spot that deserves your consideration and will live up to your expectations."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed Baxter. I have utilized Baxter as a team place to go after a day at the plant. ."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything was very good except my steak was well done. I asked for medium. Even though we had reservations we still waited a half hour for a table. The manager explained he was waiting for people who were finished to leave so we could have a better view, which was fine."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had dinner here for our anniversary. They took our picture and surprised us with a picture momento - nice touch. We ordered the chilean sea bass and ribs. The fish was a nice presentation, however, a wee bit on the salty side. We only ordered a 1/2 rack of ribs as recommended by our server, and glad we did. A full rack would have been overwhelming. We didn't have a great view of the lake, but other tables would have been in the sun. Nonetheless, worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We arrived 10 minutes early and was told our table would be ready in a few minutes so we went to the bar. The bartender introduced himself to us and was very friendly. After 15 minutes, the hostess came over and addressed us by our names. She carried my wine to a table with a view of the lake. The waitress was extremely polite and prompt. Our food was the best we've ever had a restaurant. This is definitely our new favorite spot. I cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Time after time we have in for meals. The food is fantastic and the service is wonderful. Ted manages a tight ship."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food excellent and the service was top notch. It was our anniversary and they made it special with cheesecake and a keepsake photo. Nice touch!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife and I have been married 51 years and wanted the best place in the Lake of the Ozarks area for our anniversary brunch. We chose Baxter's. Being that our anniversary fell on Father's Day this year, we went a day early at 2:15 in the afternoon. The restaurant was not crowded at all, and we were able to get a table on the outdoor patio in the shade. Service was excellent; our waitress was friendly without being intrusive, and two others on the wait staff were attentive to our glasses, bringing refills when our waitress was not available. The food (salmon and meatloaf this time) is always delicious. We shared chocolate brownies with ice cream which finished off the celebration we were hoping for. Perfect in every way."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Baxter's continues their tradition of consistency, value and service. They are in all areas the best Lake area restaurant. Start with a cocktail in the bar with the Lake's #1 Bartender Bernie and then grab a seat by the window prior to sunset for a great meal at sunset. You may get lucky and get the one of the lake's best server's April, Elle or Amy! Don't leave without trying the Gooey Butter Cake and thank the owner Ted on your way out for a great dinner! You won't be disappointed! Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. The view was magnificent and the staff were exceptionally nice. We were told "Happy Anniversary" multiple times and our waitress brought us cheesecake to celebrate. Great atmosphere and great food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was good but service was bad - everyone we encountered was unfriendly and made our dinning experience so unpleasant we will probably not return or recommend this restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Lovely way to conclude a day if shopping. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "A very enjoyable dinner. Wait staff was fantastic and the food was outstanding. Wine was excellent. We will definitely return. The best meal we've had at the lake. Thank you for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • " A great setting with am energetic waitress made for an enjoyable evening. A great variety of seafood items and the fresh trout and the walleye turned out to be the best choices in our group."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have loved Baxter's since we arrived at the Lake but the prices keep going up and it seems like the quality is not as good - not a great combo Still a great location"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Always great food and service! Highly recommend for tourists and locals alike. Great view and very nice setting."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although I hadn't specified a patio table on our online reservation the staff kindly accommodated us and we only had to wait a few extra minutes for an amazing outdoor table with full view of the Four Season's fireworks at sundown! Our drinks and food were right on point for the price. We will be back to try a few menu items!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Party of five. Seated early for our reservation. Shrimp and prosciutto appetizers were each so abundant and delicious that they well exceeded the menu price in value. Two steak dinners, walleye, a salad and a salmon dinner were home runs. It's rare that I've spent $200 on a meal and even rarer that I thought it was worth every penny, but that's exactly what I told my wife as we were leaving. Oh, and even though we didn't know the owner or the staff, they sat us at the best table with the best view in the middle of a busy mother's day service. Outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Made reservations, but not sure why. Took 25 minutes to get seated. Reserved table was pre-selected & had to wait for the previous diners to finish even though other (better) tables were available. Head host man/coordinator/maybe owner,not good. He acts as though u should thank him for allowing u to be at Baxters. Took 50 minutes to get a steak burger and blackened shrimp salad entree.Burger was next to raw and smashed taters barely warm. Pathetic food. It would be one thing to wait if you could talk, but it is the loudest restaurant Ive been inside. If ur a visitor to the area (which we r not) do not have high expectations when dining here."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had reservations for lunch which was handled excellently, including a reservation request for a view. A very complete lunch menu with great salads and full entrees. I returned in the evening with another group and was equally well pleased. The only thing that is a little short is the wine by the glass menu, but the bottle prices are fairly reasonable so I guess you could get what you want and take the rest with you. Reservations are always recommended."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We love this place. Food and drinks are always good. Entire staff is super friendly and accommodating. Great bar! I really don't have any negative concerns. Just always a fun night out "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Baxter's hoping for a romantic evening with good food/wine and a beautiful view. The view was nice and the food was good, but we were a bit disappointed by the noise level (e.g. the lady at the table next to us was speaking to someone on speaker on her cell phone) and the mood wasn't as romantic as we had hoped. There were a few nicely-dressed couples scattered among groups of people in ball caps and shorts. I had been to Baxter's once before with family, and I enjoyed it more in that scenario than as a date destination. It's a good restaurant for a casual night out with friends or family, but it's not the place for an intimate dinner."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We made a late Mother's Day reservation. Everything was perfect. Can't say how nice it was to be back to one of our hot spots.....thanks"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very nice evening with delicious food. Staff were all very friendly, helpful and personable! Excellent service. We will highly advertise a great experience to our friends."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed mothers day and dined at Baxter's. The atmosphere is excellent, it was quiet. Our server was nice. The food we thought was a bit underscale. This was our second time dining here and so we know the food has been better. The steak was bland, the chicken was bland. The appatizers were good. I dont like to say it, but I would compare the food to that of others charging much less. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Baxters is a great casual fine dinning restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014