Baxter's Lakeside Grille

4.7
1687 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(573) 365-2669
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Roberts
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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.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Our Bar and Restaurant are available for your next function. Please call Corey Roberts for pricing and options 573-365-2669

Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1687 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here numerous times and always quite pleased. Food always awesome, love the steadk sauce, and servers are always so welcoming and take care of their customers and make each visit feel like they are very special. Will continue to enjoy our night out at Baxters and would recommend to all.

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WD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s never disappoints. It is our favorite dining spot at the lake.

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PP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcome at the reception desk to the service at the table , can only be rated 5 stars. Friendly , courteous, welcoming .
The food is freshly prepared to your choice, and daily specials are wonderful and varied. The sea bass and trout were outstanding .
We can’t wait until our next visit to Osage Beach to enjoy another fine dining experience.

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JZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Baxters monthly and have never had anything but an excellent experience

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Baxter’s has always been a favorite but it must have been a off night.
Or steaks just did not have the normal flavor or tenderness as usual.
The appetizer was just average but the bread oh so good !
Will definitely return!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s made my wife and I’s anniversary a very special time. The food and staff were great!!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great experience at Baxter’s . Every trip we make to the lake, we live to come here for delicious food and beautiful atmosphere!

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K
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve Been to Baxter’s several times, always great! It is one of our favorite places to eat. A little pricey if you are paying for a group.

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WC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for our 2 year wedding anniversary. We also had our newborn with us... however, she decided she wanted to join in the chatter and got fussy. I dont think anyone heard her, but if you were there, and you did, we apologize. Food was amazing. Our service was good... not great. We had to request a lot of stuff, i.e. refills, steak knife, napkins. They also took a complimentary photo for us and gave us the picture in a black packet with "Happy Anniversary 2018" written in it. Very sweet.

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PR
St. Louis
70 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being relatively busy on a weeknight, Baxter’s remained quiet enough to actually have a conversation. The food was excellent from a perfectly prepared halibut entree to delicious desserts. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The beautiful views contributed greatly to a wonderful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was spot on!!

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D
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Great table placement with lake view. Great night out.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best at the lake.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It took forever to get food and drinks and we had 2 servers. My absolute only request was no sauce due to me having celiac disease and the main reason we picked this restaurant was they had a gluten free menu. After waiting over an hour for the food my steak came covered in sauce. They quickly fixed that by giving me an undercooked steak. I’ve never not tipped anywhere before but since the service was horrible and the food was subpar I could not bring myself to tip.

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Third time to visit. Each time we have had to wipe the table off and after watching the bussers clean the tables we now understand why.

Got the special of the day. Halibut. Sorry to say it was EXTREMELY dry. Send almost half of it back on the plate. Nobody asked if there was anything wrong with it.

Overall a very nice place. First time was great but this time was very disappointing. Glass sit empty most of my meal. I asked for bread but never got it.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and had a happy birthday and had great company

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S
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used Open Table to make our reservation for three about an hour earlier and requested a window table. Two of us had been here before and we wanted to take our third friend for the first time. We were seated in a timely manner and our orders were taken promptly and the lake views were great. Being on a Sunday evening the restaurant was quiet and noise level very low which was great for us. We All ordered the 8 Oz. Filet and each was cooked just as requested. The sides were great and we splurged and ordered the gooey Carmel cake with the cinnamon ice cream. It was outstanding! I highly recommend it. I enjoyed a glass of a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with my meal as well. We had a great evening and will be back again. I always feel comfortable taking new and old friends to Baxter’s.

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SL
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for a birthday celebration. We were seated right on time and had a view of the lake that was amazing! We ordered a filet and the house special blue cheese potatoes along with a first time order of Cajun pasta. Talk about great!! Both dishes were winners! The steak prepared perfectly and so so tender!! And I would recommend the pasta to anyone! It was so flavorful and not too hot. This venue never disappoints!! Can’t wait to come back!

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DW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our favorite spot for special occasions. We had a 6:15 reservation; waited 15 minutes for a table with a view which was worth it. On this night, there was a convention in town so service was extremely slow. It took an hour after seating before hot bread arrived. Although the main courses were delicious, they were not very hot; apparently they sat for a time after plating before being delivered to the table.

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JB
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and excellent food’. The service was amazing as well! This is one you want to plan for! We will be back and bring friends!

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B
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Wonderful staff and very well managed.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed sharing beautiful experience with colleagues

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WT
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Wonderful view, decent service, OK food. Decent value.

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M
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Service overall needs some work. Food was good and a beautiful setting and view is superb.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food unbelievable flavor quiet but lively for talking and romance take the chef's recommendation you will not regret it at all

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SW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our dining experience at Baxter’s was exceptional! We had a group of 14 and were accommodated with the private party room. Our waitress Brittany did an awesome job waiting on our party. Everyone raved about their food, the beautiful view, the bar area and their drinks. Baxter’s is definitely our choice for dining at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks👍🏻

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s has always been our special place to dine no mater if entertaining guests or having a quiet evening out.

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ZB
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. My usually picky son shared my steak & he couldn't get enough. It was so flavorful & tender. We were looking for a nice place to celebrate my son's birthday & we chose the perfect spot. At the end of the meal, they brought him out a delicious piece of cheesecake and took his picture. They gave us a card with his picture in it to go as a keepsake! Very thoughtful. We live about 3 hours away but we were so impressed we plan on taking the long drive in the future just to eat there.

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at your restaurant. The table was outstanding, food great, and our waitress was awesome.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

didn't like the hostess telling us that someone was waiting for the table and we needed to leave We were only there 15 minutes after we finished paying the bill She could have asked us to move to the bar and comped the first drink for us moving

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and view. Service was average. Manager was very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return.

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They really took care of my wife and I for our anniversary. We will definitely be making this a new “regular” spot.

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DE
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Food is always fantastic. Owner goes out of his way to take care of the customers. The staff goes above and beyond. Wonderful evening.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and has never disappointed. Will definitely be back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baxter’s is the best restaurant at the Lake. It’s an absolute pleasure to dine there.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite!

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GB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunset was incredible and created wonderful atmosphere. Our food was unique and very good

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always.
Reservation was ready as scheduled.

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RS
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Baxter's never disappoints. It's always our go-to place for a special occasion, or for just a great meal.

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JO
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always.Service was perfect.Food was very tasty,nice selection

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