Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
1842 reviews
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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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BG
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. The service was attentive and friendly. The filet’s we each had were the best that we have had from any steakhouse we visited across the country. The view of the lake is fantastic. Put Baxter’s on your “must do” list next time you visit the Lake. You will not be disappointed!

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j
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. Cocktails, appetizers, meals were delicious, substantial, and well worth there price. Will certainly return when in the area again.

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BH
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lake favorite and Go To. View is spectacular and food amazing. Went with scallops this visit , but usually have the fillet. Scallops were delicious with the champagne sauce. Have to have the Gooey butter cake with ice cream!!

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LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sunset visit to Baxter's was to celebrate a birthday. This restaurant is one of our favorites at Lake of the Ozarks. The staff is committed to excellent service and the food is consistently well-prepared. It was a busy night on the Saturday night before Easter but we did not feel hurried. Our server, Issac, was attentive but not intrusive as we enjoyed our meals at a leisurely pace.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Baxters. Great food, Great view, Great place. Keep up the good work.
You are remembered for our last visit.
John Divincen

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L
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the gorgeous view to the delicious food and not to mention our wonderful server Brittni, it was amazing. Made our Anniversary very special!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the Lake, great food, and great service. Although we live approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes away from Baxter's, my wife and I periodically make this a destination dining-out experience.

On this particular occasion (4/14/19) I made a reservation for 7. Baxter's staff called me an hour ahead of time to see if we needed any special accommodations (children's menus, etc.) to make sure our table was properly prepared in advance of our arrival. (Nice touch!)

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food
Good service
Good time with family
Will return

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R
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing the staff was very attentive but not bothersome. The food was excellent and delivery was timed perfectly. I would highly recommend this place

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CL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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LV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view on the lake, absolutely gorgeous at sunset. Service was excellent, but there weren’t many people there on a Monday evening. Food was good, satisfying experience.

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LD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love Baxters. I think it is the best restaurant in Lake Ozark. Been going since it opened and so glad it did not end up like most of businesses there. they are great all year long!!!!!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful! We were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday. Everything about our dinner was delicious!

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SL
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed! This venue has an amazing view! The servers are always great! There were 3 of us dining on this occasion. We all chose steaks for dinner. They were perfectly prepared and the sides delicious. We shared a wonderful bottle of wine and did not have room for dessert! Baxter’s is by far our favorite place to eat at the
Lake. We can’t wait to go back!

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LH
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - excellent food, great menu with many choices, good seafood, beef, pork and pasta and then the incredible views - our favorite spot at the lake

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DD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was very slow to assist. Waited longer than expected to receive food, bread, drinks. Everything else was great! Will return hopefully we get a better server.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even on a crowded Saturday evening, we had great service and the food exceeded or expectation. Great place to gather for a spectacular view of the lake, great drinks and food.

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PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Baxter’s every chance we get. The food is always amazing, service is great and the view is unbelievable. Just tried the Scallops for the first time and they were cooked to perfection. It’s so nice to go to a restaurant where everyone is so friendly and customer satisfaction is a top priority!!!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, amazing food and drinks and even though some may consider it a high-end restaurant, I know I can bring my little girl with me and we all can enjoy a nice dinner!

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PB
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the awesome seat by the window! Loved the view! The barbecue ribs were delicious.

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S
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening at Baxter’s was great. Our guests arrived later than expected so I called the restaurant to let them know we would be late for our reservation. I was told not to worry that they would be expecting us a little later.

We were seated at a great table as requested with a nice view and our waitress was very prompt in taking our drink orders. Two of us ordered the special 6 Oz fillet, one ordered the scallops and another the halibut. All of our dinners were delicious and prepared perfectly. We stayed and enjoyed our table and a glass of wine and visited till nearly closing time but were were not made to feel we should leave after our meal was finished. Our guests from Colorado thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

I always feel confident when taking guests to Baxter’s and I will certainly do so again. Our server was outstanding, just enough presence to meet our needs but not over doing it. Very pleasant and a great smile.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We waited a short time for our table but we were given a lovely booth with beautiful view, so the small wait was well rewarded!

We received warm and excellent service from Nicole.

Our food was delicious.

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DP
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the view food service and very accomadating we were celebrating mydaughters 15th birthday and sent home for memory a picturewaitress took and put in a baxters card with photo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning view, great service and exceptional food. This is our very favorite restaurant at the lake. The gooey butter cake was over the top. The only thing that could possibly be improved upon in my opinion is the selection of red wines.

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JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special occasion and they blew it out of the park. The food and service was great for all 12 of us. Thanks so much

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The appetizer we got was fantastic! The calamari had peppers in it and the taste was amazing! My husband and I ordered the ribeye medium rare. Mine was a little too rare but my husband liked his. The flavor was good. We took home the leftovers and made them into breakfast. The salads were really good. The smashed potatoes were a little cold and bland. My husband liked the potatoes with bacon and bleu cheese. We were seated in a booth that was apparently in a main walkway on both sides. It wasn’t terrible but I found myself wishing we had waited the 20 mins for a table off the beaten path. Our server was very nice and attentive. Service was definitely the best thing about out meal. Prices were good for the amount of food. Steaks were huge. Overall it was a good experience and we would go back.

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WC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and beautiful setting. Ali was great.

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C
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business lunch there this week and it was FANTASTIC! We were able to enjoy the view while we ate and then worked, being there for a few hours. Our waitress was wonderful and caring, she really looked after us well coming now and again to ensure we had all we needed, but not too often to be a distraction to our work. We usually do this once a year, but this is the first time we've chosen Baxters for our meeting and it went really well, as in the best meeting I think we've ever had enhanced by great food and service. It is a little pricey (like 7 for a dessert), but well worth it for the ambiance and service. :)

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g
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was over the top, with 1 small critique, The gorgeous sunset was a little intense coming through the sun shades for those few seats that directly face the windows. If that is the only negative comment, then you know the rest of the evening was delightful.

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KR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly and helpful in making a dinner selection. The views were amazing even though we did not have a window seat. Highly recommend.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed everything. The food, drinks, ambiance and the view!

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LA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. The food is consistently excellent. My table of four split the gooey butter cake dessert and we simply couldn’t finish it. Our server was new to us this visit and wasn’t as interactive or attentive as our pay dining experiences.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My dinner choice they were out of had to choose another.my potatoes were not cooked to my liking ,but were taken back to the kitchen.service was very good

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and food. Best in the area!

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BE
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and watch the sunset. We were there to celebrate my birthday. Served a delicious piece of cheesecake with a candle and got our picture taken. No singing.

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JB
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks!!! Always quality food, very diverse menu, excellent service.....I can't say enough good things. I love this restaurant!!! Would tell everyone, with total confidence, "if you want a great meal and everything perfect, go to Baxters!"

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c
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best find at the lake. Great food, wonderful service, well managed! Spectacular view! Always a great experience!

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OT
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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SS
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just can’t get enough of the excellent service and the food will never disappoint you.

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