Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
2870 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2870 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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!

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vipLarryHN
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah our waitress was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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LoisR
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JesseW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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JadeM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Scallops were wonderful and the Almond crusted Chilean Sea Bass was very flavorful.

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TnT123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have come here for the last several years for our anniversary and have always had excellent service and great food. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars for the food this time was my wife's dinner was perfect but my sirloin was very tough otherwise we had a great experience. I would still recommend the restaurant though.

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LynneC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking forward to a return visit to Baxter’s. Unfortunately, the salad I wanted to have again was unavailable as they did not receive their shipment of ahi tuna. I chose a different salad but it was just okay. My husband enjoyed his entree. We will give Baxter’s another try. The view of the lake is wonderful and the ambience of the restaurant is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful. The view is stunning. The staff were incredibly rude. The fish was undercooked. The deserts were amazing.

You can get an amazing view at a dozen other restaurants on the lake. Restaurants where your food is properly cooked and the staff is friendly. Pick one of those and avoid this one.

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vipKeith
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view/sunset, food was amazing and our waitress Jennifer was fun and did a great job. We’ll definitely be back

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Kkcnightout
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. Baxter's is our go to place. It was a great experience, as always.

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Special service, great food, and very reasonably priced. The view was the best. Baxter’s will be a fond memory.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brian was awesome! Food was good except the kids mac/cheese was Kraft out of a box. Seems like you could do a lot better than that.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good salads! I wish the offered even more healthy options. Front desk is never real nice when you enter. Our server was so kind and wonderful. Great views.

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vipCarola
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Baxter's; they have amazing food. The shrimp cocktail is incredible. We celebrated my birthday in style with a fabulous view and lobster and filet! Everything was wonderful.

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LauraD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

There was a birthday in our party . They took a picture and gave us a free piece of cheesecake. The food was fantastic and the view was amazing ! I will definitely come back !

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal with a spectacular view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

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RuchelleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lunch special and it was a $1 more than what was listed on the lunch menu.
It was very good and service was great.

RJ
RJM5
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice evening good food

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JohnS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's continues being the best at the Lake of the Ozarks. Great food with great service. Never disappoints.

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MichaelW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!

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Alisa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was the host & greeted us. He’d read my instructions on my reservations. Called me by name and gave a Happy Birthday greeting to my dinner guest & birthday girl, Ava. So impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Baxters. The food is superb. Zane our waiter was friendly and provided great service to our family. Thank you Baxter’s for another wonderful evening

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 2870 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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