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Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
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2570 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2570 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TammyS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I would recommend the fillet, best I ever had!

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Kevin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food. Great view of the lake.

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DavidG
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took our sister-in-law and her husband, along with two others to celebrate their 45th anniversary. This was the couples first experience at the lake. Rainy day but still a beautiful view. Dinner was just ok on this trip, veggies a little under cooked and one of the couples steak was not cooked to order but our guest was not wanting to say anything to management. Baxters is our favorite go too year around. Always a great place to visit and take friends and family to during their visits.

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vipLarryHN
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Amazing food and even better views

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LindaM
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Sarah our server was fantastic, always remembers us and what we like!! Great view!!

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to dine at Baxter’s! They have the BEST Chilean sea bass.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 15, so it would be a challenge for many restaurants. However, our server, April, had no trouble whatsoever providing an outstanding experience. The food came out for everyone within a few minutes, and it was all properly prepared and delicious!

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Holly2014
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Baxter’s. They have the best appetizers around. Their fish and steaks are always good. We went for our anniversary and they were so sweet. They took a pic of us which they gave us and a nice dessert. Service is always good too!

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Charlie
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around. Not necessarily a bad thing, but the service and food were fast. A little slower pace would have made a special evening that much better. We will definitely be back

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RobertG
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very nice place to dine. Good food, excellent service and great views.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for this date with my sweetheart!

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KBerg
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.. it’s our “go to” for a date night due to the atmosphere and persistent good food.

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vipDeeR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places when we make the trip to the lake. We love the food, service, and of course the beautiful views!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

JB
vipJBJB
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great to be outdoors. Thanks Ted

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DanKucsik
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ordered the 10 oz. filet medium. It came out medium well. Did not send it back but was a little disappointed especially for the price paid. The other two steaks were fine as were the rest of our meals. Be careful with those expensive steaks! Our service from April was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best !!!

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Princess
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Baxter's for my birthday dinner because I'm never disappointed with their food, ambiance or service. My filet was perfectly cooked and the sides were delicious as always.

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DeannaVZ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. My special request for being seated on the patio for a special date night was able to be met. We had the steak special and grilled Chilean sea bass. Both were perfectly cooked. The soup of the day tomato red pepper was delicious. Very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and 2 anniversaries

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Ejay326
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye special my husband had was one of the best steaks he has ever had!

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vipBarbV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

There was very little social distancing!

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ErnieS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding, would highly recommend.

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view, and great place for an anniversary dinner! They went out of their way to make our evening special.

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vipPamB
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Baxters always has the same great food and service. My ribs were outstanding. I was disappointed to see no masks or social distancing. No reservations allowed for patio dining. It didn’t feel very friendly in these difficult Covid times.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mann ! That view during sunset hrs was absolutely stunning ! " Oct. 8th. " 2020 . The service was great ! Leaving us alone for just the write amount of time ! Food was magnificent ! Wine was even better ( 2 Bottles ) . Cant wait to go back ! 5 stars .

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GeraldC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding with the exception of a large group next to us being loud and rude.

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PhilipA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

EXCELLENT:
-Filet was delicious, excellent sear cooked to a perfect Medium.
-Green beans were perfect. Fresh crisp and delicious.
GOOD:
-House Salad, vibrant spring mix of greens, excellent dimension in the tomatoes.
-Prosciutto, a bit dry, didn't age well...But tasty all the same.
NOT GOOD:
-Lobster tail, had characteristics of Freezer burn? Tough and chewy. Not fresh. Freshly defrosted, refrozen & defrosted once more perhaps. Butter sauce for dipping was more vegetable oil than butter, it lacked basic flavor enhancing characteristics, like salt.
-Our bottle of Moet & Chandon (unusually overpriced for a$50 bottle) but insult to injury, it was compromised by either sun, heat or both. Requested Cristal or Dom but not available. The Moet was chilled on ice in a Dom Perignon Chiller though.
HORRIBLE:
-Thin sliced Portobello mushroom tossed in vinaigrette served with cheese & biscotti.
Mushroom slices were slimy and unpalatable. Cheese was tasty though. Biscotti are best cooked twice, to a crisp, such as these but only when served with coffee, tea or other liquid. When served with other foods I find it best to leave a bit of a slight tenderness to the centers.

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KeithR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's is our favorite place at the Lake of the Ozarks. The food is wonderful and the service is always too notch.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
I wish the servers and from desk people would wear masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an absolutely fantastic job for our group. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding.

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DianneW
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, as always. Face masks were not worn by the staff nor patrons upon entering. If one is concerned about the spread of COVID-19, this is not the place to be.

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NANCYC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's is my favorite lake restaurant! The food and service are always outstanding!

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TomC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with a beautiful view of the lake on the patio. Amazing food & service! Will definitely be back!

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Banker
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited an hour and a half after we ordered to get our food. (It was after 9:30 before our food came) Food was not hot and the new potatoes were not done. Server was inattentive and rude. We will not be going back

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JulieS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday they made her feel special w a picture of all of us

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BryanR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service. Although my dinner didn’t fit my taste it was prepared well and the sides were great.

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MaureenW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s is always a lake favorite. They never disappoint. We would highly recommend for any occasion, or just simply a evening out.

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Steve
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's Lakeside Grille is the place to go when you want excellent food, great service and an amazing view! We have been enjoying dinners at Baxter's for several years and have never been disappointed. Make sure you save room for the gooey butter cake- it is well worth the calories!!

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 2570 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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