Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.8
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2336 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our server was Heather and she was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Heather was great

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TimO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful view, delicious food, and excellent service. Really appreciated staff’s willingness to take pictures of us. My planked salmon entree was terrific - will try to create the sauce at home! My girlfriend’s almond-crusted Sea Bass was tasty, though undercooked (she would have sent it back but didn’t want to trouble anyone). We enjoyed the salads that came with dinner and the beer/wine we ordered. Overall, a great experience and we look forward to a return visit!

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JohnS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Baxter's lives up to its reputation. Even in the current environment their food and service are impecable while maintaining safety for the customer.

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DarrylS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Poblano Pepper special and the app is really good. Steak and seafood is good also.

JB
JenB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’m always happy with Baxter’s. Dinner is always really good. This time I was a little aggravated that my request was not considered. It was my daughters 15th Birthday we requested to sit by the window for the view of the lake. There was plenty of seats available. That is my only complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Annual tradition.

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary and the staff made it an amazing experience!

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Marko
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great setting with nice view. We had exceptional service. Food was awesome.

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JimY
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was very good. the food was great and we really enjoyed our time there.
Thank you very much. It made our 35th anniversary exceptional.

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GaryH
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This day I had lunch with my girlfriends. The tables were set for social distancing. As always the food was great, the view fantastic and our waiter was outgoing and fun !

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were hosting a young couple for their 3rd anniversary; the picture & dessert were a nice touch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Baxters!

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Geno
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always, my favorite restaurant at the lake by far, always nice to see Ted also, missed him this time

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GJones
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, another awesome dining experience at Baxter's. We had drinks at the bar and then were seated on the covered patio. With a view of the lake and a beautiful sunset, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner, celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary.

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vipJohnS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone-in Ribeye was outstanding. Better than what I am used to getting in Chicago. Of course, the gooey butter cake is the best dessert at the Lake!

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bowdies
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Service was top notch! Beautiful view of the lake and firework show! Highly recommend for a night out!

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BrickPIV
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and the staff handled the social distancing aspects perfectly. The service was excellent and attention was paid to cleanliness when turning tables etc. The food is simply awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and if at the lake its a must do. The view from dining room is spectacular...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak we have ever had!

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant at the lake! Awesome food and view! My only complaint is that the waitress did not let us know we got a free dessert for our anniversary. My husband and I each ordered a dessert so we ended up with 3! It seemed sort of shady that she didn't let us know.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was great. Zane is a wonderful server, and he made it a fantastic experience!

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Tspoiled77
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you everyone for making my mother’s birthday dinner unforgettable!!!

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Steve
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out since the shutdown, and Baxter's did not disappoint! Everything was fantastic! We will be back soon!

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vipLovinthelake
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Baxters does not disappoint. My filet was perfectly cooked to my desires and was delicious. My friend had a scalp special that was really delicious.
Highly recommend Baxters for a date night, family night it just a regular dinner night!!

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LindaC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great atmosphere, great service, and an amazing meal. Everyone was so gracious and helpful. We will certainly come back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought some friends from out of town who had never been to Baxters before, and as usual, it was outstanding! Great service, great ambiance, great value! They never disappoint.

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KristiG
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxters is always wonderful. Under the new social distancing mandates, it was still a pleasant experience and the staff stepped up to make it wonderful. I always recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Jude
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Baxter’s ever time we visit the Lake
Our waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious as always
Can’t wait to come back in the Fall

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vipBone
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, as usual. Ted does a great job training others and greeting guests.

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ToniG
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience even with the social-distancing. Food was good but I do feel like it's pricier than what the quality/atmosphere offers. Overall, we had a nice evening.

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BonnieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Brian J, was outstanding. He even remembered serving us on New Years Eve. He was very attentive.
He made us feel very special

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and the portions were not skimpy... will definitely be back

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Tori
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and view were incredible! I will definitely be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration...perfect in all aspects!

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BradleyG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional as was the staff. I was visiting from Olathe KS and will definitely return when in the area.

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vipfreshisbest
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant- really enjoyed getting back into society!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Staff awesome

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TimH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Tables separated appropriately.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience2

We loved all our previous visits to Baxter's, but our 47th-anniversary dinner was ruined by three different staff members approaching and pushing us to change tables -- once after we had started eating our appetizers -- because they had seated us at a regular customer's table, and that customer was mad because she couldn't sit there. We won't be back for a while.

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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 2336 OpenTable diners.

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