Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.7
3068 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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SusanB
Key West
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great server, great food.

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NANCYC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

We eat at Baxters often and are never disappointed! Food is excellent and prices are reasonable for the venue and area.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s is an excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere, great service, and great food!

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vipBigGuy1
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some family in town and took them to Baxter’s. Everyone’s meal was outstanding. From the shrimp cocktail to the waygu steak special, the filets to the gooey butter cake, the meal was superb. No one does it better than Baxter’s! Ellie our server was excellent!

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Honduras1
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family visited Baxter's, always a Lake favorite and it did not disappoint !!! It was a spectacular dinner and the service was delightful !!!! Highly recommend !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was our waitress. We were very impressed with her skills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Nice portions for price. Ambiance and service was great! I would definitely recommend as a place to dine to family and friends.

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vipPhil
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job to the entire Baxter’s crew. That always take such good care of us and they cate about making your best experience happen. So hard to find.at the Lake!!! Thanks Phil & Teresa M

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KIMW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The only problem we had with our experience at Baxters was my husband's meal was cold. He was so looking forward to having scallops! The flavor was good and they were cooked perfectly...just cold.

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vipGert
Omaha
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Only thing missing was the view. Couldn’t see the lake at all from our table.

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John
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly. The gentlemen at the front remembered us as we were leaving. He called me by my name and told my fiancé happy birthday again.

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SeanL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and amazing view of the lake

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davidg
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy dinner

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ShaneM
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April was an excellent waitress and took absolutely wonderful care of our family. We went to celebrate my birthday and they did not disappoint. Everything came out to our liking and it’s always a pleasure to dine at Baxter’s!!!

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MichaelW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and atmosphere was absolutely stellar! It is easy to see why Baxters is a top 100 restaurant. We have been coming here for years and will continue to do so. Thank you for a wonderful, flawless dining experience!

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Sweetpea
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in heaven sitting on patio at 7:30 watching the sunset while savoring every morsel of their amazing steak and scallops. We even got to watch a fireworks display off in the distance for the Labor Day Holiday. We always eat dinner at Baxter's while at the Lake. Thank you to all your staff for making it a special experience each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s our first time trying it and we really enjoy it. The view is awesome and the food was really good. Service is a bit slow but between covid and Labor Day weekend it wasn’t terrible. We made reservation and was promptly sitted when we got there.

For drinks we had the dragonfly martini and the mojito and they were both good. Main course we had the Cajun shrimp pasta, the halibut w mango salsa and the duo steak and scallops and they were all very good. Their house made bread was super good so don’t miss that.

Definitely try the caramel goey butter cake w ice cream for dessert. The chocolate martini is not bad. I wouldn’t say it’s the best (as they claim to be) I had.

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CandiceG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh gosh so good! My friend and I had an 8:45pm reservation for a Saturday on Labor Day Weekend. They were completely packed and it took us maybe 10 minutes to get seated. Our server was amazing. We started with the portabella mushroom carpaccio. I would honestly go back for this alone! I had the scallop entree and my friend had the mussel appetizer for her meal. Scallops were perfect. We were leery of the mussels because some places can leave them super chewy. These were anything but! Literally melt in your mouth and with a delicious sauce. 10/10 recommend!

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vipMichael
Kansas City
113 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s is an excellent restaurant.  This is always one of our top choices when we are at the lake.  Great views.  The service is always excellent.  The food is very good.  Highly recommended.

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vipKirk
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We won’t eat there again. If you want a cocktail, the bar is lively

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Baxter’s for a date night and got to enjoy the sunset over the lake while we enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner! Highly recommend this place! The Berkshire pork loins are to die for, and the scallops are fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Loin Chop with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans with the Apple Butter dripping everywhere… it was absolutely wonderful. My wife had the the Turkey Club with French Fries (Lunch date) and it was great.. We split a Caesar Salad and the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake topped with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramel… that was to die for! It sounds like I’m going over the top with this review, truth is, I never leave reviews because rarely do I feel this way about all phases of a restaurant… We will definitely be back!

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BillL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed diners with friends at Baxter’s very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service.

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JamesC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant at the Lake! The food and the service are wonderful and we are always treated like royalty!

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HollyS
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service ! Ashley at the front of the house is so accommodating. April our server did an outstanding job. If you have not been you should make it your next meal out ! The view is also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s is our favorite at the Lake, food, service and stunning view complete with a sunset this place has it all !

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MlleC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!! I had the 6oz filet & it was perfect! We raise need and this is just as good as our home raised beef. Dessert was the ooey gooey butter cake…OMG!! It is to die for. Worth stuffing yourself a little over the edge for I promise

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Kujayhawk
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, the view is amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Lakegirl30
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where we decided to go again for what is now, our 45th anniversary. We always enjoy the food, the service, and the magnificent view! Hard to beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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GaryHouska
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Used to be good, not anymore. Do not go here. It sucks now. Waitress was snarky, food is average at best. Done with Baxter's bc they just don't care anymore. Shame on them. Too bad so many lemmings blindly fork over big money for Golden Corral food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty entrees with wonderful flavors (Blackened Shrimp Salad and French Dip Sandwich). Baxter ‘s for lunchtime or dinner is always a top choice for us!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. A little noisier than I would expect for an expensive night out but could still hold a conversation with my boyfriend. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset while dining on delicious food.

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Jmo2g
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with friends. Reservation for 8 was easy to make on Open Table. Table was ready when we arrived and we had a great round table with a beautiful view. Food was and drinks were fantastic, service top notch and they even gave the birthday boy a nice souvenir photo of the group and cheesecake with a candle. It was a great night, and Baxter’s went above and beyond.

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PaulP
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb. Our server was very friendly, courteous, very informative and funny. The food as always was five stars +,
Our evening was truly enjoyable and relaxing . Highly recommend.

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GLC1956
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

window table with great view! Experienced server who did a great job of talking about specials and menu items.

Probably our tenth or more visit over time, but always a great ambiance and experience.

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RonaldE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, wide menu choices and friendly staff from greeting to serving.

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ColleenT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first time there! Server was fun and knowledgeable on recommendations! Will be back!

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vipRandal
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Rib Eye and was as usual fantastic, my wife had Shrimp and a salad and together was more food than needed, but really GREAT.
We eat at least once every time we are at the lake and rate it as the #1 restaurant there at the lake!!!

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 3068 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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