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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
  • Email: info@baxterslakesidegrille.com
  • Phone: (573) 365-2669
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm 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, 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 always enjoy dinner at Baxters and drive from Jefferson City to enjoy the dinner and view of the lake."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "You should not leave the lake until you have dined at Baxter's. It is the BEST at the lake hands down! The view is amazing, the staff is outstanding and the food is always perfect. Leave room for gooey butter cake or get it to go, as it will finish a great dining experience. Thanks Ted and Team for always making it special!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The menu offers a wide variety of options while the atmosphere is cozy, elegant, current, fun, and always vibrant at the same time. The food is superb, whether it is the down-home meatloaf that our grown son loves, or the delicate, delicious scallops. The Ahi tuna salad is wonderful, as is the salmon dinner. Nothing has disappointed us and you can have your meal in the popular bar area, as well. During season, I would recommend reservations but having a cocktail in the spacious bar while waiting makes the wait painless!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Dined with 7 adults and 2 children and service was wonderful as was the food, would recommend. Has great view of the lake, the only problem we have is ithe sun is to bright on the eyes coming though the solar shades you almost need sunglasses in early evening."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Whenever I'm in Osage Beach I always try and make a trip to Baxter's Lakeside Grill. The food is awesome and the service excellent. Baxter's is my favorite place in Missouri."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Baxter's may be the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and is my favorite. Great seafood and steaks. Spectacular view on the bluff above the lake. Great friendly service. Feels upscale but is casual and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Baxter's. I was able to note on the reservation that it was his special day and did not have to remind anyone. Our server was outstanding and very attentive to our needs! Could not have been happier!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food has usually been very good. Service has been spotty and sometimes they're so busy you just don't want to be there. We had one very bad experience and ended up arguing with the Manager. That never should have happened."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "We go to Baxters at least once a week and sometimes more. Good food, great service, very friendly, wonderful lake view, great for families."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When friends of mine heard I was going to the Ozarks, many of them told me I had to go to Baxter's and that I should make a reservation by a lakeside window. Definitely make a reservation and try to get a table by the window. The view is wonderful. Aside from that, it is just another restaurant. The only thing separating Baxter's from a Longhorn's or Outback is the view of the lake and the price. I definitely don't feel as though the atmosphere and/or view was worth the additional cost. With that being said, I would probably go back...but only for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very nice place for dinner. Service was exceptional good. We enjoyed the meal!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "An outstanding restaurant located on a popular lake setting. Sometimes difficult to obtain reservations because of its popularity. Food preparation consistently excellent with ample attentive staff. A destination whenever visiting the area. Great for lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "we had a group of 7 and we were celebrating two birthdays. asked waitress for separate checks and to divvy up the birthday girls checks between 4 of us. she wrote down the numbers of where everyone was sitting. the charges were split up between 3 of us not 4 and one person was not participating in the birthday girls dinners. it was very confusing and we were overcharged. food was good, but that server has waited on us before and had an attitude."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A one of a kind restaurant at the lake that always provides high quality service and consistently great food throughout the menu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were so pleased with everything at Baxter's. The food was fabulous! We both ordered the sea scallops, and they tasted world class. Absolutely delicious! It felt like we were by the ocean, that fresh. Our waiter was very helpful and very kind to us. From the drinks to the main menu, everything we received was top notch! Our reservations were for 7:30 p.m., and were welcomed by the staff. We had a great weekend, and we were so happy to have Baxter's a big part of our eating enjoyment."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Baxter's several times with this most recent visit celebrating our Anniversary. And the experience was very enjoyable as it has been every time that we have dined there. Our waitress was so sweet and took very good care of us. Thank you Ashley! We hope to enjoy many more dining experiences at Baxter's."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Across the board best meal in my memory, and service to match. A relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful lake view. It may be a 125 mile drive to the restaurant for me, but I will return as often as possible."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We love Baxters - and frequent it often. We LOVE the cedar plank salmon, the filet mignon and the crab cakes. This last time, my husband ordered the sirloin and it was not especially good, but I had the salmon and it was delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a terrific place to eat, love the food, wine and ambiance!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were seated in a timely manner. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful. The table was next to the window with a beautiful view of the lake. The cocktails were awesome. Dinner was good and the desert was good as well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love your food, views, and ambience. No matter what the time of year, summer, fall, spring, or winter, it is a special occasion to eat at Baxter's."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I am so happy this restaurant is there. I am picky about my food and they never disappoint. The atmosphere is nice and the view is good too. The servers do a good job and the place is usually busy so reservations are recommended. I noticed the last few times we've been there that the bar is really busy too. Just a refreshing overall experience....one of the few really good places at the Lake."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 1st wedding anniversary and we are coming back for a second. I can't wait to dine at Baxter's again!"
    Dined on 2/24/2013
  • "We celebrated a special birthday and were seated by the window for beautiful view of the Lake. The waitress was kind enough to take pictures for us and then brought a slice of cheesecake with a candle, without being asked. We had so much fun!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food was great as always. My grandbabies enjoyed the location by the window so, they could see the lake. It was my daughter's birthday but, nothing was done not even a desert. I was disappointed because that was the reason for going to Baxters."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always great food and service at Baxters. Great place for an intimate lunch or dinner, especially in the less busy times."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences in Missouri. Their scallops are unbelievable!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "What a nice little gem in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks! We traveled to the Lake for a special family event and we were not disappointed. I made reservations through the website and only had about a 10 minute wait. Never being there before we didn't know what to expect but I had heard it was a great place to go to with great food and an amazing view. All are correct! Walking to our table, we couldn't keep our eyes away from looking at the spectacular view....every seat has a view of the water. Places like this must be spread by word of mouth.....try it, you will like it!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Even though it was crowded on a Saturday night, we were seated immediately and right by a window with a terrific view of the the lake as it was almost sunset. Very nice!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had been to Baxter's for happy hour in the fall. This was our first experience for dinner. The food and service are outstanding. Definitely recommend making reservations. We had made reservations and were glad that we did. Even in January there was an hour wait for walk ins. This would be a great restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food is superb, the service is impecable and the view is one of the best anywhere. Great menu selection at reasonable prices. One of the best restaurants in the Lake of the Ozarks area."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "our dinner was tilapia greasy and very dry over cooked green beans were not cooked tasted like plastic. our 2 dish stake was very tough we had a hard time cutting it .A VERY DISAPPOINTING EVENING !!! FOOD IS NOT. CONSENT!!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants but prices have gone up a lot. Still a great spot with good food but prices are beginning to make us go less."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "We came here for both of our birthdays this year and it was fantastic as always. The view is stunning and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Consistently great service and food. Thanks for your attention to detail. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were late in making a reservation, so we had to take an early dinner time (our fault!). The online reservation process worked seamlessly and table, service and food were just as we expected. We appreciated that we were not limited to a menu tailored for NYE diners. All diners at our table were pleased with food quality."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent food, service, location with magnificent views of the Lake of the Ozarks. If your at the Lake don't miss going to this great restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great meal and time for my 60th birthday celebration. The food was excellent! The service was outstanding. This was my 4th time eating here and as always it was great!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We chose Baxter's for our special occasion and we were surprised at at how well we were cared for. Sat at the bar (we were early) where we discovered our drinks would be comped for us. When we sat down the owner wished us a happy night. The atmosphere--stellar. The waitstaff--professional and so friendly. The food--beautiful and tasty. The owner--truly one of a kind. The experience--unequaled. At the end of meal they presented with us with slice of cheesecake and a comp;imentary picture which I immediately took home and framed. The speciallittle touches really meant a lot. We LOVE these guys and have never been disappointed!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Repeat guests at Baxter's; wonderful everything, as usual. Definitely our favorite place to dine at the Lake."
    Dined on 12/6/2013