Baxter's Lakeside Grille
Baxter's Lakeside Grille

Baxter's Lakeside Grille

  • 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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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 5733652669x
  • Special Events: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Baxter's Lakeside Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (127)special occasion (86)romantic (69)great for outdoor dining (59)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (54)vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (36)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (29)kid-friendly (19)notable wine list (13)late-night find (12)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • GREAT FOOD AND AFFORDABLE
    Penny
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have dined at Baxter's several times now and we are still as impressed as the first time we dined there. The food and atmosphere makes for a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food,
    dnr733
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have been here before and have yet to order anything that was not very good. A real good place at the lake.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great place at the Lake!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the great variety on the menu and the prices were very reasonable! Our server let us sample three different wines before making our selection. My wife had the cedar plank salmon and loved it! I had the sirloin steak. it was a little overcooked but I think that was because the cut was more on the thin side. But the flavor was great and I enjoyed it. The tall windows give a great view of the lake from way up high on the bluff! The lighting inside is soft and welcoming. There was some overflow noise from the bar area but not annoying enough to ruin the evening! The staff is very professional and well trained. You don't always find places like this in the Ozarks but this one will be here to stay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baxter's is the Best!
    BigBaxterFans
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have ALWAYS had outstanding food and service and the view is second to none!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lake
    patb
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great Food the Service is spot on the wait staff attendtive Well lite parking area just one of the best of the lake
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than most in the area
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good traditional fare and American creative dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimMc1969
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and realy enjoyed the evening. This was on a Sunday evening and the resturant was still half full and it was nice and quiet and with a window table and the low lights made it veay romantic even after 36 years. Thier scallop special tha evening was fantastic with a very fair price. We WILL return to Baxters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view & good food
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Seating occurred within a few minutes of our reservation. Would have liked tab from bar to transfer to table as matter of diner convenience. Table was located by door to kitchen which had a negative impact on ambiance. Still a great view from dining room. Trout was tasty, albeit skin was slightly charred imparting a burnt flavor to the fish. Steak was cooked perfectly and house steak sauce was very good. Dessert was gooey butter cake w/ cinnamon ice cream and it was incredible. Good value, above average food and pleasant servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Baxter's is a terrific restaurant! Great food, lovely presentation, great wait staff. It is definitely a place to go for an evening out or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great views and food
    Kevin
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were on a weekend get away and decided to make reservations at Baxter's. The food was good and the sunset was awesome. We will return again !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice day for lunch
    MizzoufanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wanted to have a nice lunch with my wife before doing a little shopping . Beautiful sunny day a bit brisk so we decided to go to Baxters for a great view of the lake and to enjoy a good lunch and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always........fabulous
    MamaLou
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food, great service. The sun was setting and the view over the lake is breathtaking
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tholenpa
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we go to Baxters every time we're at the lake it's the best view the best food and the best people
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lake Dining Experience
    klaffeyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Baxter's is hands down the best the lake has to offer. The views are outstanding, the service is great and the food is always consistently excellent. Don't miss dining there on any trip you make to the lake. There is a reason they are the Number One Lake Restaurant on Open Table at the lake. They have earned it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food and service as always. View is one of the best at the lake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best date spot
    newlyweds
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I couldn't stop talking about what a wonderful experience it was. Hands down the best at the lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful evening. Reservation was easy online. Service was perfect. Attentive, but not annoying or pestering. Food was delicious. We were celebrating our 35 wedding anniversary - and you made our day extra specials! Thank you! We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    KCROYALSFANS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Made reservations, but still had to wait for table - but it proved to be worth the wait -- and the Royals winning at the end of our dinner made the anniversary dinner very successful. Food, service, ambiance was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a great spot
    LarryHNVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of the Lake's better places with the best view - can't go wrong here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great but. . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was noisy. If you had one of the large round tables, you would not be able to hold a conversation. everything else was great. Request a window table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always!
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been coming to Baxter's for our Anniversary for about the last 5 years! It is always worth the drive from Jefferson City! Everything was Amazing as always!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As usual, great food & great service! View is fantastic, especially the sunsets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always
    MoFoodies
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One of our favorites. We especially love the shrimp appetizer with the mildly spicy apple jalepeno glaze. It is just wonderful. Great for lunch or dinner, we always enjoy our meals here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of the Lake!!!
    Phil
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Still the best every time we are at the lake!!! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food!
    sgrand
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My favorite steak at the lake! We have been to Michael's, JB Hooks, Bentley's and more. This was my favorite food. Just do yourself a favor and don't order anyone over the age of 3 a kids filet meal. It was a 2 oz steak for $15 for my 9 year old. Luckily i had ordered a bigger steak to share just in case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Chad
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went here for my wife's birthday and it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good restaurants at the Lake
    LarryHNVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A long time favorite with good (if not imaginative) food and service and amazing views - wonderful place for sunsets.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must for Osage Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We eat here every time we are in town! We have always had a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful View
    FranVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our first time to the Ozarks and we found Baxters to be very relaxing. We sat outside on their comfy couches and had a few drinks. Very relaxing. Then had dinner at a table with a great view. I had the scallops and they were exceptional. Walnut crusted walleye was another favorite of our table. Our server couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. She really made it a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but the staff need training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ambiance was nice and food was good but this is trying to be an upscale restaurant and the staff are lacking in their training. They poured an entire bottle of wine in 3 glasses. They were pushy when it came to ordering quickly because it was an 830 reservation. Like I said there is potential but if they fix I then it will be even better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • combine good food with great views!
    luvyrplace
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    we have used this restaurant many times because of the great food, and usual great service! Menu has a good variety of items for all customer tastes. View of the Lake is an added benefit of their location. Only problem is inconsistent level of service. If you have a large party/big ticket items then service is great, but if not, then you come in second in some cases. Would still recommend this place to potential customers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We continue to go back because the service and the food are excellent. We particularly like the view over the lake.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of the Lake!!!
    Phil
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ted and crew is tops at the Lake of the Ozarks. True class!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great First Anniversary
    DPPx2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We started out with the Spinach and Artichoke Dip which was piping hot, creamy, and complex while also coming out very quickly. I had trouble deciding whereas Dan took one look and said I’m getting the sirloin and shut his menu. Lucky! One nice thing about Baxter’s is they allow you to bring a bottle of your own wine in for a $10 corkage fee as long as it is not one of the wine. Dan got Baxter’s Sirloin steak with Wasabi smashed potatoes and a Caesar salad and I got the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. Both dishes were savory, cooked to perfection, and satisfying. April, our attentive waitress, brought us out a piece of cheesecake on the house as a anniversary surprise, as well as taking our picture for a surprise gift a congratulatory photo memento.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with out of town friends
    MizzoufanVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had friends visit the lake of the ozarks and took them to Baxters where we had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All was great...but
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I reserved a view table... we arrived and re-requested it at the check in. We were told that others reserved before us and none were available. I watched more than a few view tables sit idle for over an hour. A six top seated before 9 pm...we arrived at 7:15pm. Plus, other 6 top view tables were still empty at 9 pm. It was a special occasion, there was no real attempt to accommodate us, and we 4 could have had an unoccupied 6 top. I felt that the guy at the check in was less than friendly and too inflexible. Perhaps, if we were the wealthy locals , we would have been taken care of 100%. Our waiter was excellent as was the food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, great food & service
    Peajay26
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Diverse menu that will offer something for even the most finicky eater. Wonderful views of the lake. Excellent service. Fine dining restaurant with a casual atmosphere that is also family friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent location and lake view - well appointed and excellent service. Nice choices on the menue
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great view
    everstrange
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My coworkers and I were visiting for a conference and were looking for a nice place to eat with a lakeside view. Well, we found that at Baxter's! The ambiance was nice and when it got dark, we were provided a small lamp which was a lovely touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No improvement necessary
    Corallake
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our evening at Baxter's was excellent. Jennifer and her team mates provided outstanding care to ensure that we four enjoyed our visit. It will continue to be our favorite restaurants at the lake and among our favorites anywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.