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J. Bruner's

4.5
559 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty-eight years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Open 365 days a year.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(573) 348-2966
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shane Claspill
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Private party facilities
Semi-private dining rooms available for groups from 20-50. Full menu available to all groups, however, customized menus are an option.
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Private party contact
Patrick Boylan: (573) 348-2966
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road)
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Parking details
Free parking lot and main entrance in rear of restaurant on lower level. Handicap parking and entrance on upper level.
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Special events & promotions
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.

New Year's Eve Entertainment. Open New Year's Day at 5pm.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 559 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.1
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A little pricey, as everything is ala carte......not even a salad included in the cost of the steak, seafood or chicken dishes
However, the staff is “Very Friendly & Kind”. Our server got everything right and she was also fun!!
The 4 of us so enjoyed our 2 hrs spent there eating and visiting

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love this place. I always get the broiled lobster. This past experience the lobster seemed not to be as tender as usual, a bit rubbery.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Took my Fiancé there for his birthday. It was my first time going and Oh my goodness, it was AMAZING!! All of the Staff we interacted with were truly professional and very genuinely kind. In addition the food was “to die for”. Had the stuffed mushrooms. BEST EVER and the prime Rib literally melted in my mouth. I STRONGLY recommend this place for ANY and all occasions. I will definitely go back and it was SO worth the drive. Traveled from Fort Leonardwood..

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our waitress was great. We had a 6:45 reservation and a show to catch at 8:00. She did a great job serving us promptly and professionally. The food was great and we will definitely be returning.
Becky Hicks

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Tonight our server Angie told us the Chef said the Prime Rib was off the charts tonight so we all ordered it along with some lobster. She was correct. Probably best prime I have had.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We have eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed! I’ll start with the service, Angie is the best!! She is very good at her job, but does it with such a great attitude and comical approach. I will request her every time we eat here! The food is delicious! We have been with groups and everyone orders different apps and they are all delicious!! The steaks are unbelievable and always cooked to perfection!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had such a nice experience here. First, our waitress, Kristie was an amazing waitress. So, sweet, friendly and helpful. I was torn between having the lobster Mac and cheese and a steak. Kristie suggestioned I have both and forego the sides that come with the filet. Such an amazing suggestion. The Lobster mac n cheese was life changing. So good, flavorful and creamy. When she served the filet it looked a little dry but cutting into it, I found out I was very wrong. So juicy, tender and flavorful.
Very good experience. Hopefully we will back next time we come to the Ozarks.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Solid choice, has been there for 30+ years, always consistent with Good Lobster and Steaks in my experience. Onion Rings are good appetizer. Wife had the Lobster and I had the Prime Rib for Valentines day. Was very good and Patricia our waitress was excellent. Will return (and request Patricia). Place could use an update, but really it's about the meal and service and both were top notch for us.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time going there and it was amazing best prime rib we have ever had

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the atmosphere of Jb Bruners
Cozy - Great Food - hard to choose, menu
Is Fantastic.
But the Fried Lobster is Amazing !
It’s a favorite place to go

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was over priced for what we received. Just ok in quality.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food as always. Had the salmon for the 1st time...can't wait to go back for more. Always have the filet, which is soooo good! Great service, very attentive. We love the gals!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We come her once a year for our anniversary and the food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We had an excellent dining experience. The food was very good. Our waitress, Anji, provided outstanding service in her own remarkable way. It was a wonderful experience and would recommend J Bruner’s to anyone at the Lake.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's eve and the food was not good, my trout was burned, my husband's fish had no taste. The wait staff was lovely and attentive but all 4 of us were disappointed by the food and this is not an inexpensive restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice Folks, fair food, service was acceptable. Not opposed to spending good money for a nice meal for sure, but the atmosphere and overall food presentation (I'm not a foodie, but this term seemed to fit) did not in any way fit the cost, which was as much a some finer restaurants we have dinned at in downtown Chicago. I checked "would recommend" so as not to discourage others as long as their expectations are in line for the value they receive. If asked, I will explain cost vs. value, and atmosphere, let them know food is in fact good, and let them decide if Brunners fits their requirements. Not trying to create a bad review, just trying to share my wife and I's thoughts as usable info to management. Thank you

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Always great food and service. Great local people who care about your experience.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Never disappointed. A little pricey, so not an everyday restaurant....more for special occasions or when you just want to have a really good meal and don't mind spending a little extra for some fine cuisine!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was delicious as always! Our favorite place for dinner at the lake! We don't like the 'chain' restaurants, love the local places and this one is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

J Bruners has been a longstanding business in the Lake of the Ozarks area. It is understandable why it has been in business so long. The food was excellent! The stuffed mushroom appetizer was so yummy! Wine list has a nice selection. Our waitress, Angie, was very attentive and had a great personality! We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was very good . the 6 oz. lobster tails were a bit small and somewhat over breaded. The service was very accomodative and helpful. The onion rings were excellent as was the steak and prime rib.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

$$, but one of the best steaks I have had in my life.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Reservation was on time, staff extremely friendly, good entrance and parking for handicap, food was served when expected and their was plenty of comfortable seating. The Thanksgiving Dinner was good other than they were out of one side and the turkey did not include any slices, only shreds and pieces and not too appetizing. Other customers seemed to be enjoying good beef selections.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The only issue I had was the stairs to get to the table. I have a bad knee and it made it a little hard but I really enjoyed the meal.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Rare to find a fine dining restaurant open on the Lake of Monday but J. Bruner's is always open with a perfect steak in a quiet atmosphere. The ribeye was done perfectly with a medium-rare center and crusted outside and my wife's filet mignon was also perfect. Stuffed mushrooms were the perfect start to a fine meal with outstanding service. My only recommendation would be to lighten the atmosphere as it is dark beams, dark carpeting and dim lighting which was very popular back in the 1900s!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Open 24/7 365 - never closed - always good - try the batter fried lobster.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

I have dined here twice in a week, something I would rarely do while traveling; the steaks are just that good. Old-school decor should not fool you- the beef is without peer, and the wine list and sides are up to the standard of the steaks. A real gem.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good but for the price you can find other restraurants in the area for less money. The drinks are rather expensive also but for a nice evening you wish to spend a good amount of money for good food then J. Burners is the place to go.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2017

The only place at the lake we have had a good steak!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great food, easy to book reservation online, and great service.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food. They do good job of taking care of you.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing Deep Fried Lobster! Everything on the menu is great. Service is always great. Our favorite place at the lake for 20+ years! A must for our trip to the lake.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Went there for our 49th wedding anniversary! Excellent food, great service, and we had a wonderful waitress named Pat. Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a place that offers a fine dining experience!

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1.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The smell in the restaurant was disgusting! They should have closed the place. I asked server what the issue was and she said it was something in the wall and going to work on it in a week or so. Will NEVER go back and we frequent this place during the summer.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Noisy table close by spoiled the experience. Great steak and friendly servers.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a treat that never disappoints. Quality is superb, service is 5 star. This is the place you want to go to if you want an experience you can always count on. Love it and can't wait until next time!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful visit. Food was delicious. Staff very good. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Try the fried lobster and onion rings. Great local place

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Amazing steaks!!! Our service was outstanding and we had the best meal that we have ever had in the ozarks !!!.... can't wait to go again!!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

This was our first visit to J. Bruners and it will not be our last. The waiter was very attentive to us, made sure we had everything, the appetizers were fabulous, very tasty, the steaks were cooked perfectly, fantastic tasting, absolutely delicious. The raspberry tea was terrific. We are impressed with everything and everyone there at J. Bruner's. Thank you for a lovely girls night out.

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