Baxter's Lakeside Grille
Baxter's Lakeside Grille

Baxter's Lakeside Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baxterslakesidegrille.com/
  • Phone: 5733652669x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Baxter's Lakeside Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (151)special occasion (101)great for outdoor dining (77)romantic (71)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (58)hot spot (44)vibrant bar scene (38)neighborhood gem (38)great for lunch (32)kid-friendly (28)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (12)late-night find (11)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • excellent food , drink, and SERVICE
    jdbgk
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were a group of 5 celebrating a special birthday. We ate on the patio. Everything was awesome. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best at the Lake!
    Phil
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    No comparison. The best at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ted runs a great ship!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for work group
    worktraveler19
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were in town for a work conference and scheduled a table after a day of meetings and golf. Got seated immediately after reservation time, with an attentive and friendly server. He had great recommendations from the menu and knew what questions to ask to make sure everyone got something interesting and fun. Food was great, with a fun and varied presentation. A great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Jrenae
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    As always the food was perfect, service was perfect, one of my favorite places
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Baxter's!
    jarmist
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and view
    milfodo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sun
    mizzou
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Lake!
    jlbomega
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is hands down the best place to dine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Amazing view, great ambiance, and fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scrumptious food yet again!
    jcr6fd
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Problems
    MSINXS
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poppy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    excellent food....excellent service....the view is to die for...great place to watch the sunset
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not what it use to be
    DannyVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    SLWes
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CP1953
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening
    Covey569
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is the only restaurant we consider for fine dining at the Lake. We use it for birthdays and other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beat
    Carly
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great date spot, very romantic, having dinner over the lake over sunset.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food & Service with a Wait!
    markVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat
    Lakers4
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • #1 Pick in the Ozarks
    klsdining
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and menu.
    kpolitte
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    tjp6524
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best food in area
    retiredteacher
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the best place to eat. Never have had a bad or even moderate meal here. Exceptional!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stucko11
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Razzy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wouldn't hurry back!
    Kelso
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Was welcomed with one of many happy anniversaries. Treated very well. Beautiful view. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.