HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 10 times today

Baxter's Lakeside Grille

1401 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View (46)
  • Special Occasion (35)
  • Waterfront (34)
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(573) 365-2669
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Corey Roberts
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Our Bar and Restaurant are available for your next function. Please call Corey Roberts for pricing and options 573-365-2669

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
What 1401 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
RashelleW (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Baxter’s never disappoints. Thank you, Baxter’s, for consistently delivering the best dining experience when coming home to the lake.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 6 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.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I reserved a table for a Valentine's Day dinner date. Our table was ready at our specified time and the service was amazing. We were well taken care of and our meal was outstanding - such great flavors and presentation. It exceeded my expectations for the evening.

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very consistent and fairly priced. View is incredible!

5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  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.

5.0  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.

BudS (St. Louis)
5.0  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.

Stephen (Minneapolis)
3.0  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.