Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.7
2675 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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2675 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuanneR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within a few minutes of arrival and had a wonderful dinner and great service.

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day celebration delayed a week due to the weather.

Great food and service as always.

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BeckyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my daughter's birthday. I had not asked for the best seat in the house, but we got it with views of the Lake on both sides of us.

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tcbc
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous sunset views and food outstanding!

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BettyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for an early dinner. Our experience was great! I had the scallops and he had a steak. Food was amazing. We will be going back soon.

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Markmack
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Baxter’s was excellent as usual. Rib eye for me and scallops for my wife. The service was OK but we have had better service in previous trips. Will definitely be back.

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RANDIG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Baxter’s Lakeside Grill and it won’t be our last! Food was so good. Service was outstanding!

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David
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food and usually we have great service. This was the exception

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day date was great! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine’s Day lunch with snow. Ellie is an awesome server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Scott at the bar and our server April made the experience absolutely amazing. Will be going back many times.

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Boots
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our steak quality was a little small, ribeyes were pretty thin for the price. Overall meat quality didn’t melt in your mouth. Potatoes asparagus was delicious. Fine dining prices here at the lake have gotten out of control.

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JohnW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Food and waitress were great, didn’t mind waiting for a table past the reservation time except they came to us after 15 minutes and offered us a booth, or wait longer for a table with a view,we chose to wait for a table, and then 15 minutes later took us to a booth in the corner , window leaked and froze my legs, I got to stare at a wall and the waitress desk!! At least my wife had a view!,

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, but not the last. Had a great dinner.

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RobertL
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice dinner and a nice evening. Our steaks were cooked to perfection.

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gwenP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date with friends! The view was amazing!

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DustinG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was good food, but pricey. Also, if you’re someone cautious when it comes with COVID-19, I would say you should skip it. None of the servers were wearing masks which I did not like, especially since it’s an open restaurant during a pandemic.

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MichaelM
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer and the rest of the staff did an amazing job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding!!! The Berkshire pork loin is the best I have ever had!!!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and the service was excellent! Both of our servers were great as well. I have never had a bad meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional, very disappointed that servers were not required to wear masks though

JC
vipJasonC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Baxter's. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. The make an excellent drink too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The server did a great job! Definitely a great place to gather with friends and good food and drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there a little bit early before our reservation and did not have to wait long before we were seated. We had a party of seven and everyone enjoyed their meals and everyone had a great experience

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was great. I was however disappointed by the lack of masks worn by the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fine dining restaurant at the lake !!!

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Kkcnightout
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were wanting to get out and have a nice relaxing evening by having dinner at Baxters. Thank you for a nice dinner.

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vipRobC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I wish the bartenders and servers would wear masks.

MD
MrDave
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with the exception of value. My Baxter's Duo had a perfectly cooked 8oz Filet Mignon and 2 Scallops slight larger than a quarter (kinda felt ripped off on the Scallops). They were delicious though.

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vipRandy
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite Lake restuarant. We eat there at least once every trip to the lake and it is the most consistent service, food, and great view at the lake.

Our favorite!!!!

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vip44anniversary
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Baxter’s. Everything about Baxter’s is top notch-the hostess, servers, food and view can not be beat.

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food is top notch. Service this time wasn’t great. Didn’t ring in bar drinks, had to ask for them. Came there specifically to celebrate a birthday. Put it in the reservation and told the host, who told the server. Nothing ever happened. Charged for dessert, never said a word. Kinda dampened the evening.

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
71 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Due to the cloudy day, we were not able to enjoy a beautiful sunset, but there’s always next time.

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Clarence
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an excellent meal with superb ambience and setting. This is by far our favorite restaurant to visit in the locale, even if it does mean a drive - totally worth it! The salmon was delicious and the ribs so tender. We'll be returning again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best at the Lake !!!

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SavageStyle
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant at the lake!!! Wonderful food and epic view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite family outing! Never disappoints!! Best food, great drinks, amazing service and perfect atmosphere.
#1 in our books!

MB
MattB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Our “go to” for a great night out together.

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 2675 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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