Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
2979 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
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate my mom’s heavenly birthday with some of her beloved family members. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and we were seated promptly at our arrival. Everything from the atmosphere, service, vibe, view and then the amazing meal and dessert was all incredible. We can’t thank you all enough. Will be back for sure.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and prepared as ordered. Knowledgeable staff of servers that brought our drinks, salads and then meals quicker than most any other upscale restaurant in the area. All with a great view of the lake and reasonably priced.

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MistyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Looking out at the lake is one of our favorites as well! We couldn’t have asked for a better place for dinner to spend our anniversary and to top it off our waiter BRIAN was absolutely phenomenal!

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CathyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split a filet mignon, it was fabulous, the best steak we've had here at the lake. And being able to split a meal without being charged a gouging amount was great. Yes I would recommend Baxter's with glowing reviews. Our reservation time was met & our waiter was faunominal.

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LyndaL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was our server. He took excellent care of our group. The food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on the lake for fine dining by far !!!

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DanaO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and variety of menu items. Baxter's never disappoints!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Baxter's was amazing. We had reservations on a sat nite and they seated us right on time. The server and support staff were excellent. And most important the food was superb.

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daveh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I highly recommened this restaurant. My husband and I were treated very well and special. this was an anniversary celebration. Thank you Baxters for making it special! I loved my scallops.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Only second time eating there. Had the blackened fish with mango sauce. It was OK, but not real flavorful. However, white fish is generally not. I'll try something else next time.

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Britt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Probably best steak I’ve had while eating out! Very friendly staff.

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TaraM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and service! Highly recommend. Started with the shrimp cocktail and they were huge and very tasty.

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vipShannonP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and experience! We’ve been here for a week on vacation and it’s the best meal we’ve had. We highly recommend this place for great food and views.

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Jeepgirl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time and just love this place. Always so nice and the food is awesome! 11 year olds 1st time and she loved it as well. Will always be a stopping place for us!

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DannyN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Everyone was nice but the food was a huge let down. I was shocked since so many people gave it such high ratings. I should have known better. We each took one bite and decided not to eat any more of our food. I got the Blackened Mahi-mahi and my wife got the Almond crusted chilean Seabass and it tasted really fishy. The mahi-mahi was covered in some kind of salsa which I should’ve asked for them to not put on. I wiped off the salsa but the mahi-mahi was dry like sandpaper so were the red potatoes and I even asked the waitress if they are dry and she said no but they were. Again I should’ve known better then to have high expectations for a restaurant at the lake of the Ozarks. Also I forgot to say we ordered two appetizers ….the calamari and the spinach artichoke dip. The calamari were shriveled up and they didn’t even have marinara to dip it in they gave us some spicy mayonnaise or something like that. We live in Philadelphia and I’ve never ever seen calamari dipped in spicy mayo. We asked for marinara to dip it in and they said they don’t have it. Any restaurant we go to on the East Coast is going to serve marinara with calamari. The spinach artichoke dip was the only thing that was good besides the soda and the two drinks we got oh actually the drinks weren’t even that good either. Spent almost $200 and had a soda and two subpar drinks and half of the artichoke dip. What a waste of money. The server didn’t even ask if everything was ok or why we didn’t eat anything. Save your money and go to a different restaurant!

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JustinD
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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LAT65
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We went for our Anniversary and my husband had the Ribeye on special and I had the other special Blackened Scallops. We ordered the Roasted Portabella Carpoccio for an appetizer and they gave us a free cheesecake for dessert. For drinks I tried the Jalapeño Popper and my husband had the Lake Tea. Everything was so good that we asked for to go boxes for our leftovers due to the large portions. They also took a photo of us and then gave us a print of it to commemorate our special day. Our waitress was very attentive and our water glasses were never empty. We were seated by the window overlooking the lake. It was a perfect evening and we were so very impressed with the service and the food that we plan to revisit very soon. Our new favorite restaurant at the lake!

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JerriB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful, as usual, but the latest reservation we could get was 4:30. At that time the baked potato side dish was unavailable. The dinner menu starts at 4:00 as far as I know, so this was a disappointment.

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vipDISAAPOINTED
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but every time I go there they never seat us on time. We keep going back because of our favorite meals!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun with family place!

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Michelle
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. One of only a few times that I would say it was worth the higher prices. Loved it for our family including teenagers and we will be back!

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Crossfitfoodie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot by the lake with amazing drink selection and exquisite gluten free menu!!

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KarenK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Had a fabulous time. Great food.

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BillC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding even though they were out of the Calamari appetizer. Service was excellent as we got seated by a window as we had requested. The anniversary cheesecake and picture was a pleasant surprise. I will recommend the restaurant and the electronic reservation service highly.

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vipDAGR
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding!

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BarbG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, and a great time! Okay

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DyNishaH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, and it was an amazing experience!!! The wait staff was amazing! The patio was beautiful... If I could make one suggestion maybe some twinkle lights after sunset besides that it was beautiful and delicious!!!

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KevinL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Made a reservation and was seated in timely matter. Salads had hardly any dressing. Even the waitress had trouble seeing it. The scallops were wonderful. The halibut was way too salty. Our Old Fashion cocktails had too much Club soda which destroyed the taste. Servers were good and we didn’t wait long for food.

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brandonp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. My favorite. Unreal food including desserts!

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deborahm
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Out of scallops! My favorite! And no na beer for hubby! Otherwise great

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CurtMcConnell
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night when we’re at Baxter’s!
Great food and the service was exceptional!!!
Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday however we go regularly as well. Birthday picture was a nice touch.

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LiseR
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent location for a view of the Lake of the Ozarks. Service was terrific and food was good with lots of choices. we will come back next time we are here.

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vipAnnS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JoelS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would not allow 5 out of 7 party members to be seated. Held-up everyone having a cocktail and appetizer while we waited 10 min for our last 2 guests. Server seemed to be bothered by our party by the end of the evening, service did not match the plate price. This is my second time and the first visit was significantly more positive.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy dining here. Open Table is the only way to go when making dinner reservations! Walked in and seated shortly thereafter. Great waiter and even better food. Excellent selection and timely. The place is a little noisy but certainly not too distracting.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian did an awesome job serving my wife and i on her birthday. We just moved to the area and this was our first experience. Great job!

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ekjkmkjk
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit here and we chose this place for our daughter's birthday dinner with the family. The food was great again. They noted her birthday when we sat down and even took a table photo towards the end with a keepsake photo to take home. Really great touch to an already nice visit.

Our server was also excellent. Very attentive and knowledgeable.

Thanks!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table and chairs had a lot of crumbs on and around them. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and perfect service. !!!

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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 2979 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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