Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.7
3097 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 3097 people are saying
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BgbD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best food and wonderful atmosphere! Would love to visit again.

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Nanny
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful meals. Service is excellent. April was a great server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TaraL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We went for my husband's birthday and our waiter was very nice and helpful.

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vipRandal
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, we eat here every time we are at the lake, 1 to 2 times per month, our favorite!

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Marci
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation and when we arrived asked for an outside table. Although there were several available we were seated inside. No explanation. The item I ordered for lunch was not available. Service was adequate but not very personable.

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LindaM
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The bartenders are great, especially Dylan. Couldn’t ask for a more enjoyable dinner experience !! A++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The view was spectacular and the service was top notch! It was our first time to eat there and we will be back for sure!

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jamesb
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday

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Rackmann
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's Grill is a great place to eat. The food and service is excellent.

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PamB
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the delicious piece of birthday Cheese cake!! Dinner was wonderful

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DebbieC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent experience!

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Patron
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Although the food did not come out in the correct order and my salad was incorrect, the food was delicious! The server was aware of the mistake and was willing to correct the salad mistake, which I declined. And she apologized for the salads coming out before the appetizers. A dessert was brought out for my friends birthday, which was a nice surprise, but we were charged for it. We didn't complain because it was cheesecake and delicious! My friend has been here and absolutely loved the place. I'm certain we will be back when we are in the area again.

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SusanH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner! The waiter unexpectedly took our photo and printed it off in a nice card for us to take home - a nice touch!

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IanW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and without asking they set us by a window to view sunset. Additionally they took and printed a picture for is amd delivered us a piece of cake on the house. Never had to ask. Those actions go a long way to me. Very polite staff and served quickly. Food was very presentable and above average. Plenty on the menu to chose from. If I lived in the area I would definitely be a frequent visitor. Great atmosphere and experience.

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Dave
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Great table!!!

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LyleL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th anniversary at Baxter's. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Service, food and the view were all outstanding! Complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary was a pleasant surprise! All in all, Baxter's was fantastic!

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vipPalmRegulars
St. Louis
85 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service impeccable and the view unrivaled! I had the Blackened Mahi and the dish was perfectly prepared. Our server made such a great effort to make my birthday dinner special. Terrific experience!

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TennaG
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and views of the lake, great tasting shrimp cocktail, great ribeye, and the blue cheese potatoes are awesome!

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KTinKCwithJJ
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had an evening reservation and were seated about 15 mins after out time. Was seated in one of their 90 degree angle boots with 2 on each side - not of fan of that layout. Waitress was good - she new the menu, was friendly and just the right amount of attention. Food was disappointing for the venue and cost... their halibut
special was way over-cooked (dry and tough)... maybe the worst prepared halibut I've ever had at a restaurant... the rest of the meal was good for myself and the table. Cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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TennaG
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Nice location, awesome view, great waiter, and super tasty food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly delicious food and the view of the lake is spectacular!!

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bonnied
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outstanding place. Great location. Good value. :-)

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Mary
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Baxter's a few times over the years, but this time the food and service were outstanding. I was concerned with staff shortages everywhere, but the place was clean and staff very pleasant. We were one of the firsts that day and was able to sit on the patio overlooking the lake. It was a lovely experience!

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RonK
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Baxters. Will come back when in the area.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. We're repeat customers. The steak and lobster were AMAZING! No sauce or butter required to make those items phenomenal.

Thank you!

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vipLarryHN
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views. Great service. Wonderful food. What is not to like?

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always expect the best & we’re not disappointed with the service or food. Celebrated our anniversary & loved getting our picture to remember our special day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always .one of our favorite restraints .

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vipGlennA
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, table was ready at reservation time, food was really good

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

For the cost there food was average at best. Have had better meals in the area at a fraction of the price. Steak was great. Fish average and overcooked. Much of the food was bland.

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vipRandal
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best restaurant at the lake and the Midwest! We never miss eating here when we are at the lake!!

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vipDISAAPOINTED
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation issue but they made it up to us! Great service by Elle and hostess! Cajun pasta , wedge salad , meatloaf are all great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and the most perfect meal and service we’ve ever encountered!

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vipRobert
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good, I hsd the filet, with a bacon shallot sauce, sliced potatoes, apparagus, and salad, my companion had tilapia, amd it was excellent. Best view of the lake too.

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KathyM
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always spot on!! Highly recommend!

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CherylG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My not 4 stars was because I didn’t think the chef special that night was all that special. Wagu ribeye was no better to me than any other ribeye at a good steakhouse. For $50 I would’ve thought melt in your mouth. It was good but not worth $50. Sorry. All other aspects of the dining experience was A-1.

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PamB
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Excellent service!

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SusanB
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great server, great food.

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 3097 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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