Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
2886 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2886 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, excellent service and food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Birthday dinner, had reservation and arrived early. Watched groups without reservation seated before us. Both food orders were wrong but waitress never checked on us after food was delivered by different server so really never had a chance to correct until done eating. Wife sent her steak back back to recook as it was clearly undercooked vs order; came back over cooked. Gave to Mgr on way out the door and had discussion about no acknowledgement on Bday.

Was impressed by hosts/mgrs ability to remember names and ID guests when their tables were ready, but overall disappointment from prior visits.

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vipCocoColie
Miami
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice evening with a window table at Baxter’s. Our server, April, provided great service and made the dinner special for a 4-year old who was celebrating his birthday. Great job Baxter’s!

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
75 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends who had never been to Baxter’s and they loved the food, service, and view. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day and sunset.

LH
vipLarryHN
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual

HM
HughM
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service. First time ding but certainly liked the experience. The server was especially helpful
and diligent EV though a full
House on Father’s Day. First rate.

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ZacharyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food with a great view. 10/10

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travelerfday
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will be back at least once every couple months. Great place 👌.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed with any aspect of this establishment. The service is always too-notch, the food is quality, and the ambiance is forever stellar.

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Dana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Baxter’s for a few years now. Each visit gets better and better with service, atmosphere and delicious food!

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SarahD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful mean at Baxter’s! Our server, Brian, was fabulous- very good service, attentive, helpful, and extremely funny. We appreciated his good attitude very much.

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JulieR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent. The wasabi mashed potatoes really complimented the filet so well. Zain was attentive and knowledgeable

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GayleS
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Delish! Service was great. We had 10 people and had great service- the host was a little cranky. But the bartender made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great drinks and great view!!

MP
MattP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

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SlaterW
Cancun
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual, one of our first picks when we get a night out!

MM
MeghanM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing
They made us feel so special celebrating our anniversary. They took our picture and had it printed for a nice card for us and gave complimentary cheesecake.

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CliffR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Nice touch on the anniversary celebration.

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Sam5
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service but the food was not worth the price

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BartF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was outstanding (Chilean Seabass). The portions were huge giving great value. Server was outstanding!

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food. Perfect steaks. Thoughtful service. Gorgeous lake views. Baxter’s is a treat!

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CharlieW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always excellent!! That includes drinks food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great!! It was my best friend’s BD and the restaurant surprised her with a cheesecake slice and it was delicious! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!! Definitely will be back!

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GusR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. Waitress wS amazingly friendly. Best that I’ve had at Lake for some time. She was cute, smart and helpful. Soup was the best. The tilapia was very good. I truly enjoyed our entire experience. Will be back!

LH
vipLarryHN
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another wonderful meal at Baxters. Wonderful views, great service and an outstanding menu with quality steaks and seafood

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JayF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated on time with reservation through open table. The view is amazing & would suggest sunset if possible very romantic atmosphere. The service was very good Michael was our server & very polite & did not try to rush us & eager to help answer questions. The food was very good. A little over priced but is located in the middle of a tourist area. Highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience and ruthless consistency in food quality, service and dining experience with family & friends. This is our GO TO happy place for dining at Lake of the Ozark!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah our waitress was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters and I went for dinner. Steak was excellent. Mashed potatoes could have been more flavorful. They were kind of boring and so was asparagus. Desserts were delicious. Something for everyone. Views of the lake were awesome.

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michaelt
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

had the halibut very poor piece of fish should not have been served to a paying customer poor quality cut of fish

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Lakefulltimer
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ordered steak medium, came with very little pink - over cooked

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LoisR
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ted and crew.
You continue to treat me, and whomever I bring along with such a high level of kindness and as if we are a favorite family member.

Thank you always.
Lois

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ahi tuna w as very grizzly in half of it. They should have offered to take off the bill or get her a new piece. The rest of the food was very good.

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YadiMo
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great service as always but the steak didn’t have much flavor, the calamari was very soggy, not crispy at all, asparagus was not flavorful. The mahi mahi was excellent and sea bass is always great as well.

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ShandaA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Baxter's for the 1st time ever! The staff made our day special and the food was excellent!!

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vip44anniversary
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of friend’s 80th birthday. Outstanding service from Sarah, attentive & knowledgeable. The food was superb, the view of the lake & sunset perfect!!

JW
JesseW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. Cocktails were delicious. Food was delightful. Our waitress April was great! We will be back!

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BillB
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Baxters'. The food was excellent, I enjoyed the tenderloin special. April our server was excellent, she took great care of us. I also have to mention, we were given a great table in the dining room. We love it when we go to Baxters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the view was spectacular! Will go back when visiting again!

FAQs

Baxter's Lakeside Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (573) 365-2669.

Baxter's Lakeside Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 2886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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