Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.7
3161 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 3161 people are saying
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vipDAGR
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Asked for steak medium well it came out rare, I ended up just taking it home and finished cooking it. Otherwise it was ok, might be awhile before we go back

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vipBigGuy1
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a restaurant which we visit with regularity. The food was very good and our waitress, April provided us with good service. However, this is the second time that in which we made a request to have a table in the section served by our favorite waitress. It is the second time in which we were seated in another section. We understand that our request might not always be able to be honored but it would have been nice if the hostess would have told us that when we checked in rather than make us ask why we had a different waitress.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was ready when we arrived. Waiter was was excellent.
Spinach salad with salmon was excellent. Burger was THE BEST my husband has ever had. Ribeye was cooked to perfection and delicious! Highly recommend.

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
81 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to our great meal and service, we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for mother in law!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Sadly expectations were distinctly missed, the crab cake starter and sea scallops main course was quite bland and tasteless. The Ahi tuna starter and the cheesecake was the only reason it wasn't a one star review. Nicole was our server at be she was excellent.

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CindyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food. Our server, Elly, was fabulous.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, prices were excellent and the view was spectacular, cousins have had any better service

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vipBeverlyR
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointing experience. One that we don’t typically experience at Baxter’s. Slow service to sub par food and wine that was 2017 on the menu but 2018 when delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for a date night out.

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vipKellyB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say it enough. Baxter’s is our go to every time we’re at the lake. The food is fantastic and the staff is the best. ❤️

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JamesC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and everything was fabulous. The food and the service were unbeatable and we all had the best experience at Baxter’s. This is why Baxter’s is our favorite restaurant!

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MichaelW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers for several years. The food and service was outstanding as always. Ellie was our excellent server always on top of everything!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view! Great presentation and ambiance. Waiter was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious lunch, and beautiful view.

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vipRobert
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food at the Lake. Never disappoints, and terrific view. Good selections of wine and nice smooth experience every time.

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RichR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food is fantastic- well prepared and well presented. Look forward to our next meal at Baxter's.

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PatrickW
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great ambiance. Will certainly go again. Chloe was an outstanding server.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be our 10th or 11th year in a row celebrating our anniversary at Baxter’s . Every year it’s a incredible experience. Thank you all and keep doing what your doing.

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GaryH
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf service and meal

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DanielP
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our family night out enjoyable! It’s always great to dine with you all. Food and drinks were delicious as always!

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Kkcnightout
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to Baxter's with an other couple because it is one of our go to places. We noticed prices had jumped up significantly, probably because of COVID related issues.

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WarrP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, the atmosphere was great, and the staff attentive. They never forgot it was our anniversary.

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Grammy
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant for a special occasion. Food is first class. Service is usually good.

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Clarence
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our #1 'Go To' for any special occasion.
You cannot beat the food, the ambience, the hospitality and service. The chef makes dinner items available at lunch time and Baxters always do everything to make your occasion extra special. My one criticism at all is too much salt. Being on a low-sodium diet you really can tell. Anyone can add salt and pepper, but it cannot be taken out. Please kindly cut it down.
We have already two more bookings for Christmas and the New Year and look forward to it very much. We love being able to purchase the gift cards.
Ashley is a great hostess and I love other waitresses coming up when they recognize you too making one feel welcome and wanted.
Simply put - why go anywhere else (and yes, we have tried and they have failed!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent and they included a photo of our family to commemorate the occasion.

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Penny
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating at Baxter’s on occasion. Beautiful water views.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Reservations were made weeks in advance, requested a table next to the window for a good view as were were celebrating a special night. We were sat next to the server station, no view, there were multiple times were someone in the group got up and we felt like we were in the severs way. Because servers were huddled around this station. I had ordered a glass of white wine, then my husband ordered a bottle of red to share amongst the table. The waitress then poured red wine into my glass filled with white. Food was great, service was meh and the table seating was a disappointment

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JohnS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's continues to be one of the best restaurant's in the region. Attention to detail is maintained at all levels and the food is always great. You can't go wrong no matter the occasion.

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
81 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as usual. Beautiful view of the lake even with a few clouds.

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Duke
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Baxter’s we are treated special. The host keeps us informed on when our table will be ready and asks if we can wait an extra minute so they can seat us at a nice table by a window or if we’d rather be seated right away. The shrimp cocktail is always fantastic with huge shrimp and delicious cocktail sauce with horseradish and the Caesar salad is so fresh and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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LaurelD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely love baxters. Their seabass is the best

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vipDAGR
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. The manager takes great pride in serving his customers.

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PatO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is incredible, the service is awesome, the food is delicious no matter what you order and the drink menu is fun and different! It’s our go to restaurant at the lake!

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VickieW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food and service were top-notch!

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Lucky
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything I ordered was excellent! My friend with me however didn’t get what she wanted but just kept what she was brought. Only disappoint was no cinnamon I cream for the gooey butter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got our table right at our reserved time like always. Never have anything bad to say about Baxters!

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 4.7 stars by 3161 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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