Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
1777 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress April was the BEST!!! We did not want for anything, she was on top of her game! The rest of the staff was very friendly and professional. It was a very enjoyable Valentines Day, thank you!!

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JB
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing pre-Valentine's Day dinner. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and there's no better way to end a meal than with that gooey butter cake!

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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 3 kids to Baxter to celebrate dinner and it was amazing. Our older 2 are teenagers but we had our 1 year old and our server Heather treated everyone with the upmost respect. The food was all wonderful and the atmosphere was great. Everyone was very respectful.

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OB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING!!!! EVERYTHING!!!! easy reservations! and you DO want to make those because this place is ALWAYS BUSY!!!! you can't just walk in ( they take your jackets so you don't carry them with you) and get table right away yopu will have to wait till its available. so , save you some time and get reservations done. I took my boyfriend there for his Birthday. he has 20 oz rib eye steak ( cooked - medium) , and it was perfect)!!!!! and HUGE! he LOVED it!!! I had some spicy chicken with rice . each meal was about $20 plus drinks , and appetizer ( + $13) the whole thing was about $105 or so but we were so full! he got surprise from Baxters - it was a picture they took of us and put in in their Bday card as a happy Bday to him from BAXTERS and very yummy FREE cheesecake piece with candle . it sure made him AND me smile ! Wonderful experience ! We can't wait to be back even though it took us 1 hour to get there ! Excellent service !

P.S : " Bathrooms are very clean and even got mouth wash there " Great IDEA!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Great service!!! Amazing view. Love taking the family there.

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

Great meals, this place is amazing. We drove almost an hour through winding roads to have this amazing meal. Dining attire- is definately worth the dress up, but dressed up jeans is common.

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T
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never been disappointed when we dine at this restaurant. Good service and Good food. The management at this restaurant just simply has it right. They pay attention to the details of managing a restaurant.

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MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants at the lake. It's classy and as long as you make a reservation you can get in pretty quickly. We also like sitting at the bar sometimes as well. Food is always great!

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l
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s steak was great and me sea-bass was perfect. And we love the blue cheese sauce on the potatoes. No room for dessert.

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LW
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and view of the lake. Sunsets are always beautiful.

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PA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and was promptly sat at a table, although they were on a wait . The service we received was great and our meal was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was slow with a waitress who couldn't get the order right. The steaks weren't cook as ordered and one was very tough. The salad was drowning in dressing. For the quality of the food it was way over priced.

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CK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful! This was a great evening with friends. Baxter’s is worth every penny!

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GM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy meeting friends at Baxter's for drinks and dinner whenever we're at The Lake. If you want a welcome break from the usual "lake fare" - fried food, BBQ, burgers, pizza, buffets - make reservations to spend a relaxed evening at Baxter's with creative chef selections and attentive service. What quality dinning should be!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Baxter's. Staff is always attentive. Food is brought to your table quickly. Staff at the entrance are always friendly and assist with both entering and leaving. 1st class operation.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is over priced. My husbands steak was SO fatty & $30.00 for a piece of fat is high. I got a pasta dish and the noodles weren’t done all the way, but the chips and dip were great. I filled up on those. I had to ask a bus boy 2 diff times for a refill on my water. Waitress was either to busy or just wasn’t pay attention.

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c
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening celebrating my birthday. The best service, wonderful souvenir photo. Food was fantastic! Hostess, Ashley, is always so friendly!

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best filets I have experienced as well as the rest of my meal.
My wife's prime rib dinner was likewise great.
It was my wife's birthday and a picture was taken and given to us as well as
a great desert for her at no charge. Atmosphere was awesome, service was
great.. I really recommend it above the other upscale restaurants in the area.
We will be back

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TP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Highly recommend to others.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my #1 restaurant at the lake! The food is always over the top and they never disappoint. The steak practically melts in your mouth and the flavor is mind blowing. All the dishes I've ever ordered have always exceeded my expectations. The customer service is wonderful and everyone is always so very attentive. I don't usually request a special table because it doesn't matter where we are seated, the ambiance is sure to please. Thank you for such a great evening whenever we are there.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Baxter’s numerous times. From date nite to family gatherings. Service has always been top-notch. Food is always great and plentiful, and it’s a great atmosphere.

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m
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Service was great.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience at Baxters! It was my gals birthday dinner so I requested a romantic table with a view. Our table did not disappoint. Plus, they brought out cheesecake for the misses and even took a photo, had it developed, and brought it to us in a little paper portfolio. Definitely some memories made to be fond of. We will for sure be going back when we come through the Ozarks again this summer!

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C
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In short - you cannot beat this lakeside restaurant. It is the best around for special occasions and they do make it SPECIAL! Of late not only do they give you a free dessert, but a photo of the occasion too. The food is excellent, always, as is the service and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble. It is the best ambiance anywhere around these parts and is far superior to the competition in the area. Lunch is less expensive and a great place to celebrate, no matter what time of the year.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years eve

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE RESTAURANT AT THE LAKE!!!! EACH AND EVERY TIME WE DINE HERE - THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY FABULOUS. THE BARTENDERS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING AND VERY ATTENTIVE.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.

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DG
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Requested a table next to the window with lake view months in advance and they were unable to accommodate but did their best to provide the best seat over looking their outside seating. Booth had to much space between the seat and table and we were constantly reaching for our food, just uncomfortable. Otherwise the staff, food and atmosphere within this restaurant is always incredible and we will be back time and time again.

For those who have never tried Baxter’s, your missing out, this is a little gem for the lake area and prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and atmosphere.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall the experience was alright. Our service was sub par at best. The waitress we were given was new and you could really tell.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views and food. We return here every time we are at the Lake. The bar patio is especially nice. Save room for the gooey butter cake but find someone to share it with you!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I went for supper and it was a very nice night with great service and delicious food! We will definitely be back!

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BG
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We frequently dine at this restaurant. It is one of our favorites at the Lake. However, on Saturday evening, Baxter’s fell short of the high standards it has set in the past. The restaurant was extremely busy and it seemed that waiters struggled to keep up. Our entree’s were dropped at our table by two different waiters at slightly different time with no acknowledgement. No steak knife was provided. The service was just out of sync this particular evening.

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best filet mignon that I've ever eaten, and I've visited many restaurants and ordered filet mignon in my lifetime. The service was excellent too.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter's is the place for great food and a great view when you are in the Lake of the Ozarks. Staff is excellent and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent view and the food was phenomenal. We eat here every trip to the lake and it NEVER disappoints!

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k
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter's is one of the best restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks. The food ALWAYS tastes great and the servers are always looking out for their customers to see if they need anything. The view of the Lake is the best and the sunsets are awesome!!!!
Happy hour is also a great deal.....buy one appetizer, get one free! You can't beat that anywhere, especially with the kind of appetizers that they offer.
Love the place....there's no question as to why it's in the top 100 restaurants in America!!!

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P
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and view were both amazing. Great food and impeccable service!

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at Baxter’s and as before the food and service was exceptional.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great . The veiw is incredible. The desert was yummy! Can't wait to go again!

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DG
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s is always a great dining experience no matter if with friends or a special night out. We gave been to Baxter’s many times and have never had a negative experience. We have already booked our New Years reservations.

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