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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 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
  • "The view of the lake from the outdoor deck is incredible. The service was great and the food was excellent. It is absolutely my favorite place to eat and drink at the lake."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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 fine here each time we visit Lake of the Ozarks. Just wish there was more outdoor seating..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Enjoyed Baxter. I have utilized Baxter as a team place to go after a day at the plant. ."
    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
  • "The view was great and the service excellent. Amy was a very personable and helpful server."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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