Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
3196 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 3196 people are saying
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MitchD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Baxter's was a great experience. The atmosphere was fantastic. Service outstanding, and food exceptional.

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vipBOBM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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JohnS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's continues to be the best. Always good food and good service. Can't beat them for any occasion.

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danc
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and great service

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RobertL
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was good. My wife’s steak was a little under cooked. But All in all we enjoyed our meal for our 51st wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fiancé’s birthday! The food was fabulous and service was great! Zane was knowledgeable about the menu and kind. Thank you for the birthday photo keepsake!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic.

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StephanieH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s never misses. Great employees from the top to bottom. Food cooked to perfection and the perfect lake view.

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DoubleP
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initial reservation requested as quiet a table as possible and Baxter's delivered a wonderful, relaxing dinner experience. Food as always was superb and the service impeccable. Hanni S. is a joy and always a pleasure to talk with. Our on-site meals were perfect and the take home order was timely.

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Baxter’s, from start to finish!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome this time unlike the last we they put us on the patio and no ever came back to take our order so we left.

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PatC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience4

This is my very first review of anything. I'm submitting only because of how much I like Baxters. Our food was good, but the service was marginal at best. Our waitress was curt, non-responsive, and practically threw the plates onto the table. I dine nationally as I travel extensively and if not for my guests at this dinner, I would not have put up with it. Unfortunate for both of us.

P.s, the next question on this survey is would I recommend them to a friend, there's no spot for maybe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely and on top of everything.

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AJDrury
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Baxters, and my wife and I absolutely loved it. The views are spectacular, and food was incredible, and it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation with out having to raise your voice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing!! The filet and Rib eye steaks were delicious. And the Moscow Mules were really good ! Cloey did an awesome job!! We will definitely be back!

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service at the lake hands down. The food and drinks were outstanding.

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ToddO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxters is a consistent place to come have good food, wonderful service and in wonderful environment.

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GregR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was on time - love the bar area great atmosphere - great view and as always service is good and the food was delicious. We always eat here when at the lake. Eat here you will love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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LindaM
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a drink at the bar before our dinner and Dylan, Marti and Scott were attentive and friendly. Dinner was fantastic as usual. Food was great and service was perfect. Will be back soon!

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GJones
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Salads weren't brought out at same time, wrong salad dressing for one, wrong drink, no pepper in the shaker. Salmon and Tilapia and sides were awesome, as usual.

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Lexy
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. I will be returning in the future we had a wonderful time on our date night. We even had a lake view seat. The service was outstanding and they was very attentive to the table. Even waitresses that was not assigned to our table was assisting. 10 out of 10 recommend.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service! By far the best restaurant at the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, DELICIOUS food!! Thank you for the awesome service for us first timers, we will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good some of the food was cool.

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vipfoodie
Kansas City
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the service was really good as well. It just simply is a well managed establishment. I recommend it to many without hesitation.

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BlakeH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great night out when you dine at Baxters.

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vipLovinthelake
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated within 10 minutes
Service was immediate and our server, new to us, was so delightful and knowledgeable.
My sea bass entree was outstanding, as was my husbands Mahi Mahi. They have an extensive wine list, so we often try different ones. However, the Baxter label wines by the glass are a great value for the aroma and taste.

Always our favorite restaurant at the lake.

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 10 celebrating my husband’s birthday. Our waiter was friendly and very attentive. The food was amazing.

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vipMichael
Kansas City
121 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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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Walter
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I took my daughter and two grandchildren for dinner. We received our salad in appropriate time. We then sat there for 30 minutes with no food. We watched other tables that sat down after us receiving there food. I asked our server about our food and she said it would be right out and that we would get cheesecake for all at the table. We finally got up to leave and I talked to the owner. He told me our waitress forgot to put in our order. I realize people make honest mistakes but at least have the decency to tell me up front, not by from the owner. This will be our last time eating at Baxters!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, they did not disappoint! Everything was prepared and cooked to perfection. Our service was great, drinks (cosmopolitan and 7/7 were fantastic. Ordered a glass of Cabernet Altheno and I’d definitely suggest going up to the next level.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walk in the door, until the time we leave, we could not ask for a better experience. Owner, bar tender, hostess, server and wait staff are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service as always. Solid experience every time we go here so it’s usually our place to go for special occasions. We were celebrating 3 birthdays. Server was friendly and attentive. We recommend Baxters to all our friends and family.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was excellent. Husband tried to give the owner a compliment and the owner was so rude to him. Really spoiled the experience at the very end.

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ChadE
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to spot at the Lake for great steaks, good times with friends.

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RoyB
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was better than expected. I am always impressed with Baxters.

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KatieP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. Great ambiance. Waitress was great.

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SrutiB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was good, service was also very good. However, the food quality was not up to the mark - for several members in my party.

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DavidG
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Everyones dinner came out on time, however my wife's meal was not delivered with our meals. No explanation other than I'm sure they are working on it was ever provided. Her diner finally came out nine minutes after ours. No one wants to dine alone and everyone waited as long as they could before their meal turned cold. My wife ended up taking the majority of her meal home since others had finished eating. A simple follow up or appoligy at the time would have meant a lot.

We are long time customers and will defiantly be back, but you should direct some needed attention to your regular customers.

Seriously, what's with charging 2.00 extra for ice in our glass of Scotch? I think from now on we'll just order a glass of ice water and drop in a couple cubes ourself.

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 3196 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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