Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
1762 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening celebrating my birthday. The best service, wonderful souvenir photo. Food was fantastic! Hostess, Ashley, is always so friendly!

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best filets I have experienced as well as the rest of my meal.
My wife's prime rib dinner was likewise great.
It was my wife's birthday and a picture was taken and given to us as well as
a great desert for her at no charge. Atmosphere was awesome, service was
great.. I really recommend it above the other upscale restaurants in the area.
We will be back

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TP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Highly recommend to others.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my #1 restaurant at the lake! The food is always over the top and they never disappoint. The steak practically melts in your mouth and the flavor is mind blowing. All the dishes I've ever ordered have always exceeded my expectations. The customer service is wonderful and everyone is always so very attentive. I don't usually request a special table because it doesn't matter where we are seated, the ambiance is sure to please. Thank you for such a great evening whenever we are there.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Baxter’s numerous times. From date nite to family gatherings. Service has always been top-notch. Food is always great and plentiful, and it’s a great atmosphere.

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m
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Service was great.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience at Baxters! It was my gals birthday dinner so I requested a romantic table with a view. Our table did not disappoint. Plus, they brought out cheesecake for the misses and even took a photo, had it developed, and brought it to us in a little paper portfolio. Definitely some memories made to be fond of. We will for sure be going back when we come through the Ozarks again this summer!

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C
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In short - you cannot beat this lakeside restaurant. It is the best around for special occasions and they do make it SPECIAL! Of late not only do they give you a free dessert, but a photo of the occasion too. The food is excellent, always, as is the service and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble. It is the best ambiance anywhere around these parts and is far superior to the competition in the area. Lunch is less expensive and a great place to celebrate, no matter what time of the year.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years eve

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE RESTAURANT AT THE LAKE!!!! EACH AND EVERY TIME WE DINE HERE - THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY FABULOUS. THE BARTENDERS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING AND VERY ATTENTIVE.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.

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DG
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Requested a table next to the window with lake view months in advance and they were unable to accommodate but did their best to provide the best seat over looking their outside seating. Booth had to much space between the seat and table and we were constantly reaching for our food, just uncomfortable. Otherwise the staff, food and atmosphere within this restaurant is always incredible and we will be back time and time again.

For those who have never tried Baxter’s, your missing out, this is a little gem for the lake area and prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and atmosphere.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall the experience was alright. Our service was sub par at best. The waitress we were given was new and you could really tell.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views and food. We return here every time we are at the Lake. The bar patio is especially nice. Save room for the gooey butter cake but find someone to share it with you!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I went for supper and it was a very nice night with great service and delicious food! We will definitely be back!

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BG
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We frequently dine at this restaurant. It is one of our favorites at the Lake. However, on Saturday evening, Baxter’s fell short of the high standards it has set in the past. The restaurant was extremely busy and it seemed that waiters struggled to keep up. Our entree’s were dropped at our table by two different waiters at slightly different time with no acknowledgement. No steak knife was provided. The service was just out of sync this particular evening.

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best filet mignon that I've ever eaten, and I've visited many restaurants and ordered filet mignon in my lifetime. The service was excellent too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter's is the place for great food and a great view when you are in the Lake of the Ozarks. Staff is excellent and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent view and the food was phenomenal. We eat here every trip to the lake and it NEVER disappoints!

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k
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter's is one of the best restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks. The food ALWAYS tastes great and the servers are always looking out for their customers to see if they need anything. The view of the Lake is the best and the sunsets are awesome!!!!
Happy hour is also a great deal.....buy one appetizer, get one free! You can't beat that anywhere, especially with the kind of appetizers that they offer.
Love the place....there's no question as to why it's in the top 100 restaurants in America!!!

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P
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and view were both amazing. Great food and impeccable service!

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at Baxter’s and as before the food and service was exceptional.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great . The veiw is incredible. The desert was yummy! Can't wait to go again!

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DG
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s is always a great dining experience no matter if with friends or a special night out. We gave been to Baxter’s many times and have never had a negative experience. We have already booked our New Years reservations.

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S
St. Louis
61 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very cared for server perfectly attentive! Great meal!

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BG
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My spouse and I had an outstanding dinner at Baxter’s. Their filets are the best we have tasted among the many restaurants we have visited in our lifetime. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail are some of the largest we have seen. The side dishes were excellent as well. We finished the meal with a gooey butter cake sundae. It was heavenly. Combine all of this with excellent service from our waitress, Honi, we had a wonderful night!

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L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Salmon dinner!! Others enjoyed steak, tuna and ribeye dinners.
Service is never anything less than first class.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere of this restauarant! It was so cozy and quaint. Even though we were there during evening hours, the window view was breathtaking. Our teen children enjoyed the variety of the foods on the menu and were excited to try some new dishes. Everything tasted delicious!

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and great service. Best steak at The Lake.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the Lodge celebrating our salon Christmas and dined at Baxters....wonderful atmosphere and the food was superb. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was perfect. Also, don't miss out on the Gooey Butter Cake with Cinamon Ice Cream....yummy

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J
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very good!! Not only that, but I took a guest there and they seemed to enjoy it a lot!

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ME
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted with Happy Anniversary..table ready immediately...servers repeatedly congratulated us and took our pic and presented to us with complementary cheesecake....dinner delicious as usual...awesome experience...we will be back!

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PQ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was to celebrate a successful software conversion and the addition of a new staff member. We all ordered different entrees and everyone was pleased with their choice. The service the right level of attention. We were able to visit at length without feeling pressure to give up our table. We all agreed it was an excellent experience.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter's never fails us. Great food, great service, and great views. I would recommend Baxter's to anyone.

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AW
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly cooked and seasoned steak AGAIN! Went here for my birthday earlier in the year. Opted for “just” the filet instead of duo with scallops. It was perfectly cooked and tasted awesome! Caesar salad had WAY too much cheese so you might want to ask for less or on the side. Their sauces are incredible and steak came out a perfect medium rare! Great job!

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RR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the folks! Each request we had was honored, and the host is great.

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PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back often. The food is always outstanding and so is the service. Love this place!

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PM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Always consistent and fairly priced. Love Baxters!

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O
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, Baxter’s food and service was terrific. It truly made my wife’s birthday celebration memorable. You just cannot find a better restaurant at the lake. We do not go to the lake without going to Baxter’s. They always provide a wonderful meal that is always served by pleasant servers in a terrific atmosphere.

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RW
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite! Amazing food, ambience, and service.

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