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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
  • "My wife and I dined here for about our 10th time, and the food is always outstanding, as is the service. Amy was extremely attentive; was there immediately when needed, but never over-bearing. Our only complaint on this day was the heat in the room. It was extremely hot outside, and we were seated next to a window, which had the sun beating straight in, despite the shades that were drawn. I was literally sweating in my seat. Everything about Baxter's is wonderful... might just need to have the HVAC looked over. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We had several fish dishes and a steak. All entrees and sides were great. Specials were pricey and the waitstaff gave no prices, so part I that surprise was on me."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The shades really need to be more shaded, the sun was on us the whole time and it was hot, there were others also that were having the same problem. Maybe you could do awnings of some kind that retract when not needed."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This is hands down the best place to dine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Amazing view, great ambiance, and fantastic food."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here for dinner and were not let down! I had their almond encrusted sea bass, which was the special, served with green beans and I requested the wasabi smashed potatoes (so yummy!). My husband had the pork chops which were so tender, served with smashed sweet potatoes and green beans. You must start your meal with the baked potato soup! It is the yummiest I have ever eaten! And of course, end with the caramel gooey butter cake! My only complaint is that my stomach isn't big enough to hold all the scrumptious food Baxter's serves!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The Greeter at the hostess stand was arrogant. He was mad because earlier that day when I called for reservations he said they were booked. It was a Thursday night. I used my Open Table reservations and he resented that. My KC Strip and my husbands were so tough we couldn't even chew one bite down. The Chef said he knew he had a bad delivery and if he knew that why did he continue to serve it. They should have been pulled. Our waite staff was very good."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "excellent food....excellent service....the view is to die for...great place to watch the sunset"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "it seems to me that the quality of the food here is not as good as it use to be"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I have been to Baxter's multiple times and have always had a good experience until this last visit. We had a beautiful table and a very nice waiter, but it took us 45 minutes to get salads and an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. The manager came over and was a bit rude and made us angry. He finally handled the situation, but not without a lot of attitude. I will probably go back because I love the food and ambience, but not with a large group."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had made our reservations mid-week for Saturday night. Our reservation I thought was early enough to beat the crowd (6:30). We arrived at 6:05 and had a cocktail in the bar while we waited for our table. At 6:30, the hostess told us that the people at our table were taking their time and it didn't appear they would be done anytime soon. I had out of town guests that I had specifically requested to sit by the windows. As it ended up, since the folks didn't leave, we had to sit in a booth and two of my three guests didn't even face the view of the lake. Very disappointing. Also, I did have to ask a few times to get water. A patron should not even have to ask for water. It should be provided to all without having to ask."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a group of ten adults and had a great round table where we could all have conversation together! Perfect! Our food, especially the Salmon Plank, was excellent. He staff at Baxter's is always friendly and accommodating, when possible. Best place on the lake & a dinner we experience on every trip there!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Celebrated husband's birthday here, our waitress April was the best, she had a larger group to serve besides us, and never missed a beat. We had a curved booth table overlooking The beautiful Lake, beautiful sunset. The food was delicious, My husband had the soup, I tried the mussels as an appetizer, great broth, my husband's entree, the sirloin, was great and I had the special, Tilapia stuffed with crab, wonderful. We were given a momento of our picture taken & a complimentary piece of the lightest,most delicious piece of cheesecake ever!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is the only restaurant we consider for fine dining at the Lake. We use it for birthdays and other special occasions."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great date spot, very romantic, having dinner over the lake over sunset."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 6:30 and had to wait when we got there. When we complained after we saw people without reservations getting seated we were told they had a really good table for us but they were waiting for the people to leave. After about a 45 minute wait we got a table that was not special and got no explanation. So don't fall for that if you go there."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food is top notch. And the service is good too. However the host always makes open table reservations wait usually about 30 minutes. We arrived 10 minutes early and the place was 75% full but were told to take a seat and the table would be ready in about 10 minutes. This is the third time this has happened to us. We watched people walk right in and get seated. Too many other good restaurants at the Lake to put up with this type of service. It ruined a great day. This never happens at Bentley's or J.B. Hooks!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed taking guest to your restaurant for a night out because the food is always excellent. We were a little disappointed this trip as the noise level was so loud that it was kind of hard to have a conversation and the service was not what it usually is. We had 4 in our party and when the meals came out to our table, 3 were brought at one time and one in our party had to wait almost 5 to 6 minutes later before getting her meal. I know that you were busy, but I would think that you deal with this every weekend and should be able to coordinate getting all the meals out at the same time. Other than that, we did enjoy the food as usual and the service was okay. I will continue to dine at Baxter's because you are great!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "They never disappoint us! The food is always great. It's a reliable place where we can bring our guests and we know it will be a great evening."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Baxter's is my favorite spot in the Ozarks. Every time I go I have the most outstanding service (thanks to Bernie!) and this particular time, we sat out and watched the sun set over the lake. The filets were cooked to perfection, the wasabi smashed potatoes were to die for and the wine just topped it all off. In fact I came back 3 nights later with a different crew and had the exact same thing it was so good! I highly recommend Baxter's - typically we sit at the beautiful bar but you can't go wrong anywhere you sit!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The menu has a nice selection of steaks and seafood. In addition, their kids menu is more extensive than most, offering options such as kids salmon and filet in addition to the normal cheeseburger, chicken fingers, etc."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "A friend from the DC Metro area visited and we took her to Baxters. Had a lovely lunch with a stunning view."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable night. Our food and service was outstanding! The atmosphere was very romantic. I would definitely suggest reservations. It was a little pricey, but the view was worth it. I would recommend dinner at sunset."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is the best place to eat. Never have had a bad or even moderate meal here. Exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to Baxters for our daughter's birthday. Everyone there wished her a happy birthday and really made it a special night. The view is excellent and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Made reservation for 6:30 on a Wednesday evening. When we arrived had to wait for about six minutes for a table. Once seated waited five minutes for a waitress. Once waitress arrived everything went smoothly. Food was very good, I had the tilapia and it was cooked perfectly, not mushy in the middle yet still tender. The green beans were crisp and still warm. Only complaint is the window shade did not filter the sun sufficiently and I was the one who was staring at it. I advise making reservations."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We made a reservation on a SUNDAY night at 8pm. We requested a window seat. When we arrrived at 7:45 we were told they were watiing for "our" table to clear. We waited for 45 minutes even though I counted at least 5 tables epmpy that would have accomadated our table of four. My guess is that they want you drinking in the bar before seating you. And as the owner was quite arrogant, I believe my hunch is correct. When we finally were seated, it was a window seat, however, only two of us overlooked the lake. The service was good, but the prices were outrageous. Oh and did I mention, they were out of the KC strip. Yes, that's right -- what a joke. I will not be back in the near future or at all."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Was welcomed with one of many happy anniversaries. Treated very well. Beautiful view. Delicious food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I am from St. Louis and know good food and restaurants. Baxters is as good as any restaurant in town and Ted runs a first class restraint with the fresh food, excellent presentation, great servers, complete menu with a great view of the lake. The bar is nice and the wine and liquor selection is very good. I take my family and friends there every weekend when we are at our lake house."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite place at the Lake. Make sure you make an appointment thru Open Table or you will have a 2 hour wait on weekends. Food and service are the best!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The view is excellent and the food consistently great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time at Baxter's Grille though we are at the lake twice per year. We saw that it was highly rated by the locals in a survey. We arrived a little early for our 6:30 reservation, so waited in the bar. It is a very busy place and the bar was noisy and energetic. The tables in the restaurant are arranged so that almost everyone has a good view of the lake and though the dining area was full, the noise level was lower. Our drinks and food were delicious and prices were reasonable. We enjoyed fish and scallop dishes. We will return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Absolutely love the muscles soaked in delicious broth served with some bread (could use more!) Blue Island Martini was very tasty as well. Entrees included the Walnut Encrusted Walleye and the Tilapia - both are great portions and well prepared."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Baxter's this last Sunday for dinner. Recommended by my family, he and I made a reservation for 7:30 which we seated a few minutes after. at a table for two overlooking the lake. What a view! We brought our own bottle of wine to enjoy which Baxter's allows if it is not on their menu. After looking at the menu I decided to get their Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Dan got a pasta dish with shrimp. Both were absolutely amazing and satisfying. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The scallops and tuna are fantastic. Best seafood in the area."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Scallops were amazing and so is the view. Nice place, we will visit again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our dinner at Baxter's was wonderful! The atmosphere was fun and energetic and the views were amazing! The food was absolutely fabulous! It exceeded our expectations!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "All I can say is,another great evening at Baxter's.Went there for my birthday and had a fabulous meal.I started with mussels in a garlic butter broth with a small loaf of (mussel bread) I want to know who's bread and rolls they serve or do they make them as they are great.Then a caesar salad and the the main dish a wonderful tuna steak with wasabi smashed potatoes.WOW!!!My friend had the planked salmon and she said it was the best.Service was just great as they don't bother you all evening.and don't rush you to turn the tables.Also give the bar tender a big nod for there great service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love the place and go there often for all occasions. We like that it is smoke free and the staff are always willing to get or do the best."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We absolutely love this restaurant. Perfect for just the two of us, or with our children and grandchildren, and also when dining with my parents. Food, view and service is perfect for all ages."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Open table let me get my reservation easy and quick. Good thing to because when we got there they had a 50 minute waiting list but because of the reservation we were sitting in minutes. Service was good, food was fantastic and you cannot beat that wonderful view! Very satisfied!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014