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About Baxter's Lakeside Grille

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.

2124 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Monday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(573) 365-2669

Website:
http://www.baxterslakesidegrille.com/

Catering:
Our catering options are customized to meet your needs. Prepared trays to full service dinners. Please call Corey Roberts at 573-365-2669 for details.

Parking Details:
Parking is onsite as well as a shared lot with First National Bank, an adjacent lot to the right. For additional over flow a lot is accross the street in front of the post office. Valet is available weekends during the summer season.

Executive Chef:
Corey Roberts

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Bar and Restaurant are available for your next function. Please call Corey Roberts for pricing and options 573-365-2669

Baxter's Lakeside Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (43)
Special Occasion (33)
Waterfront (32)
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Romantic (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Cozy (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great time. My steak was delicious. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect again as always. Our grandaughter's 1st time at Baxter's with her parents and both sets of grandparents. Special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Tapas, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was “top notch” and service was superb. One of the best places to eat me and my wife have found in Missouri. We will be going back as soon as we can. Thanks for a great dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, my wife ordered shrimp, which was overcooked. Other wise food was well prepared.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great Restaurant. I've been there before always have had good experiences. The waitress was great and had a good sense of humor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 6 days ago

We have lived near the lake area for several years, but had never tried Baxter's, so Valentine's Day seemed like an ideal time to give it a try. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation, our server was very nice and very attentive, especially considering how crowded they were. The crab cakes were excellent, good crunch on the outside and little to no filler in the crab. I was disappointed in the clam chowder, which had an overwhelming herb flavor to it (I believe it was sage), but our server very graciously replaced it with a salad, which was delicious. My wife's salmon was a bit undercooked for my taste, but she was fine with it. While my filet was perfectly cooked and seasoned, the scallops were just a bit overdone, though the flavor was there. The gooey butter cake with cinnamon ice cream was a wonderfully delicious end to our meal. The noise level was moderate (not quite what you might want for a romantic dinner), but certainly understandable given the full house. Overall, it was a delightful evening and we look forward to returning, perhaps reserving a table by the window, for a full lake view.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Very consistent and fairly priced. View is incredible!

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·Dined 7 days ago

In the top 5 places to eat at Lake Ozark. My number one.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

With working on Valentine's day, I wanted to still treat her to a wonderful dinner. Was a wonderful view and great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The HVAC system was rather loud, but then again it was raining ice pellets. Best view from the tables at the Lake. Low cab, low calorie it is not. Great wedge.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We come to the area for a marriage retreat. We happened to find this restaurant last year and decided it was so good to come back again. The food comes out looking beautiful but taste even better. The rolls are heavenly. We were so full that we got our Vanilla Bean Cheesecake to go and it was amazing.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant with decent steaks, nice atmosphere, good service, and a very good view.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First. The bad.Our server Jesse seemed uninterested and in my opinion he was new. The lighting is to low here and I could barely read the menu. We were sat promptly as we had a reservation. Cocktails were tasty(cucumber martini). We had the charcuterie tray as a app and as a lover of cured meats and cheeses,this was sorely lacking both in presentation and quality product. Cesar salad was no better. Small with to little dressing and the lettuce was not fresh. There was no beer/cocktail menu and I had to go online to se what the beverage options were. Wine list was provided and it was lackluster. Bring your own bottle. No corkage fees listed and I observed parties bringing their own.

Now,I had the sea bass entree and thought it was done very well. Definitely the highlight of the meal. Desert menu was sorely lacking and we passed on having any.

The waterfront view was nice and I did not think it was overly noisy. I was critical of this establishment. I am a professional chef and I have higher than average expectations when I dine out. If your a serious foodie,go elsewhere.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great, as always! Love this place.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love this place, always great food and friendly. Wonderful view!

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic views, food & service every time we go. One of our favorite destinations whether for a business lunch, family meal, get together with friends, or a date night with my wife.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great meal and service! The quality is always consistent and excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very nice place to dine. Food was fantastic and great selections.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our Favorite restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks! Always exceptional food and service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always we had wonderful food and service.
Unfortunately a group of 6 people a couple of tables over from us were extremely loud and playing some type of game. I felt really bad for the table next to them. The waitress said they were regulars but that did not give them the right to be so loud. It really ended up not a good experience. The waitress said we were welcome to say something to the table about the noise but I feel that should be a management issue. Baxter's is not a quiet place with so many tables in a small space and I understand that but this was way too loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent! We will be back and I will recommend Baxters to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Truly amazing, Baxter’s will not disappoint. I’m so thankful every time when we return. The food is incredible, but the experience fully supports the food. The staff is well-trained and personable and the ambiance is romantic, but somehow fosters incredible conversation. I’ll be back many times!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Halibut was fantastic as was the soup de jour. we found the crab cakes rather bland and a little dry. Overall it was a lovely evening though.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

We always enjoy our dining experience at Baxters!! Even with a party of 8, the service was outstanding, and so was the food. We have a variety of fish, steaks, chicken all selected from different members of our party and everyone was pleased with their entire meal. We had a great evening and will be back for lunch in a week!!

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic once again! Wish we could dine every evening of the week.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Another awesome birthday meal at Baxter’s! So happened the Special was an 8 oz. filet served atop a crab cake. Delicious dinner and great service as always!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always exceptional service and great food. Staff goes the extra mile to make your visit great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Could not ask for anything better. Everything was perfect from the food to the staff! Thank you!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I went out for date night and were looking for some "really good" food. Baxter's did not disappoint. I had the rib-eye & she had the scallops. Both were excellent! Oh, and the calamari.... YUM. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly! Will definitely be back! Recommend reservations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve, very busy, but wait staff handled it beautifully. Food was outstanding, as always, even with such a busy night. Baxters is the best restaurant at the lake!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Baxter’s is one of my personal favorites at the Lake. The service and food is always top notch! I recommend Baxter’s for any special occasion or just simply to see one of the best sunset views in town!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We arrived 10 minutes early, the person at the booth made the comment that we were early snidely. We wanted for our reservation, which we were 15 minutes late to be seated. We sat for an extended period of time as our waitress greeted us and took our drink orders. We let her know we were running behind because our reservation was seated late and we had our order ready. She ignored that we had our orders ready and quickly left the table after explaining the specials. She returned for our drink orders and quickly left the table again. She dropped off our drinks and took our order further delaying our plans for the evening.

I’m not exactly sure if I would recommend this establishment after our dining experience.

I understand we were just a small table and a small part of their revenue for the evening. But you should treat your small table with urgency and respect the same as your large.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Table was ready as per our reservation. Had drinks in the bar and the server brought to the dining table. Met every request including substitutions.

Severs Heather and Jen were very attentive.

Hal

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ate there 3 times in 4 Days. Once with clients and twice with family. Was well treated, took care of all my seating requests, plus provided great food and outstanding service. I always make this one of our stops when staying at the lake.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Their steaks are excellent!!! This is a very nice place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very nice experience looking out over the lake. Food was excellent. I would recommend Baxter’s for a nice night out at the Lake.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Stick with the fish and you'll have a great meal!

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 (Springfield)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We arrived early for lunch and were immediately seated at our requested window table. Our server was friendly & attentative.The fish sandwiches were delicious, the signature potato soup fantastic, and the view of the Lake was absolutely amazing. ....a wonderfully relaxing dining experience.
Connie Stadler

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Have chosen this as our special place to celebrate since we settled in Oz. This was our second visit and our special annual holiday dinner. We went early to see the last of the sunset and the lights twinkle on around the Lake. Do wish the bar had had some holiday drinks - like my favorite eggnog martini. Next year, please?

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place we eat here all the time.

Kids welcome

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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