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The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar, Lake Ozark, MO

The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar

4.2
4.2
120 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (573) 693-9973

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. TQ

    TinaQ

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at dueling pianos. Clarissa did a nice job serving.
  2. DG

    DebraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to watch the AFC game to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Good food, drinks and camaraderie!
  3. S

    Scott

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a bad experience, we tried again and had an excellent experience. Food was excellent.
  4. j

    jules4090

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So disappointed with our first visit to Encore. We heard it was the premiere place to eat at Lake. My soup was cold, the crab cakes tasted bland and they charged us twice for dinner. Our waitress was more interested i chit chatting with other workers than waiting on us. Save your money. It’s overpriced and overrated.
  5. CT

    CarlaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and will return! Ended up staying there for 3 hours,,, because I wanted to. Dueling pianos were great fun.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Carla! Much appreciated.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, nice live music playing, very attentive service. We’ll rounded menu whether you’re interested in keeping it lighter.. appetizers or a sandwich… or a nice steak… all good! Might I add.. a very good wine and cocktail menu!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback!

  7. I

    Indydiner

    Indiana

    139 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Did not get out food till 90 minutes after being seated. Food was ice cold w arrived

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback. No doubt we were understaffed on New Years Eve, unfortunately New Years is the busiest day of the year, but it comes at the otherwise slowest time of the year, when we have half the staff we do during the much busier summer season.

  8. JT

    JodiT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had the NYE dinner which was a limited menu for $75 per person. We had an 8pm reservation and when we arrived it was clear that reservations were not a priority. Hostess was overwhelmed and trying her best, but tables were not turning over because of the NYE crowd. Servers were trying to make their way through the overcrowded lobby with full serving trays, resulting in some spills and near-misses. Bar was grossly understaffed and we waited 10+ minutes to even make eye contact from a bartender. Bar was already out of premium spirits and ingredients to make our first choice of drinks. We were finally seated about 8:45 after much persistence with the hostess. Our server, Ashley, did a great job and had a positive attitude despite dealing with an angry customer at the table next to us (he eventually made a scene and left w/o paying). The kitchen was very backed up by the time we placed our orders. Soup, salad, and appetizer were good tasting but the soup was lukewarm. Our entrees arrived with no potatoes (no explanation) and a very small portion of asparagus with lukewarm sauce. We did not have a choice in desserts, as the cheesecake was no longer available when we ordered at almost 9pm. Overall, we found the staff to be friendly and doing their best to survive a night that was poorly managed. Not sure if we'll give the Encore another chance, as this was our second subpar dining experience.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback. Yes, we were understaffed. Unfortunately, New Year's Eve is the busiest day of the year, and it comes at a time of the year that is otherwise our slowest time of the year, and we are operating with half the staff we do in the much busier summer months. Thank you for your patronage, and we hope to see you back soon to give us the opportunity to earn your business.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We had an hour and a half wait after the reservation time. The food was great, with the exception of the shrimp, which was over cooked. This was New Year’s Eve, it was packed and the wait was ridiculous. We eventually had a manager take care of us and she was amazing. The entertainment was fabulous.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback, yes New Years Eve was very busy and we definitely needed more staff. Unfortunately New Years Eve is one of the busiest days of the year, but it comes at the otherwise slowest part of the year, and It's always difficult to staff for. Thanks so much for your patronage!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went there for NYE, waited over an hour past our reservation time to get seated then it took 2 hours to eat. I feel they were understaffed and felt really bad for the staff.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  11. GW

    GabbyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    I wasn’t made aware that they were having a special NYE menu and that was our only option. And $75/person. Our drinks took an hour each time we ordered them. We were only able to get 3 drinks the entire time we were there. Our reservation was at 6:45 and we left at 10. They also only had 4 entrees they were serving, there’s no reason it should have taken that long to get our food. The food was great and our waiter was awesome, just extremely slow. Not sure we will be back.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Gabby. I apologize for your less than great experience. New Years Eve is one of the busiest days of the year, but it comes at the otherwise slowest time of the year, and is very difficult to staff for. We hope to see you back soon, to give us the opportunity to earn your business!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent along with great service from Monika

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback, and yes Monika is a great member of our team. I will pass this along to her.

  13. RB

    RichardB

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was good but the service was lousy as I think they were understaffed for this kind of an event. On a normal weekend it would have been fine.
  14. BC

    BryanC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    It was New Years so there is an expectation of mediocre service already. Had a reservation and was seated on time. Took 45 minutes to get a drink. Salad came out at an hour. Had to go to the bar for my Second drink while my wife ordered another from the waitress. Finished my second drink and had 2 refills of water before getting the drink from the waitress. Also, the waitress didn't bring our potatoes that came with the meal and said "they ran out". Asked the manager who then immediately said they weren't out of potatoes and brought them out 2 minutes later. Asked for a box for our dessert. Heard "we don't have boxes". Asked a bus person who immediately brought out a box. Also took 30 minutes just to get the check. Food incredibly good. Service overwhelmed that for the negative.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Bryan, no doubt New Years was a very busy day, and we were unfortunately short staffed. We apologize for your less than stellar service. We hope to see you back soon, to give us the opportunity to earn your business.

  15. t

    traviss

    Lake of the Ozarks

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The worst dining experience in my life , the worst ever on New Year’s Eve , restaurant completely melted down like Southwest Airlines but still took our money and 20percent surety

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Traviss. No doubt we were shorthanded New Year's Eve. We apologize for your less than stellar service. We hope to see you back soon to give us the opportunity to earn your business.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We’ve been to Encore several times this year. The food was not good this last time. The steak was flavorless and potato’s cold tasted old. The BBQ shrimp we Luke warm. It was extremely busy seemed to be plenty of servers but all going a mile a minute. The music was so loud you couldn’t hear the performers. We will stay and go for drinks but going to stick with artichoke dip and burgers.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  17. MH

    MarkHolly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Highly recommend

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks Mark, Much appreciated.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback.

  19. G

    Gert

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Party of 4. All had great food but me. Salmon and 2 shrimp. Potatoes were cold. Salmon was dry. Have dined here numerous times. Doubt I’ll come back.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback. We are glad that your three friends had great food, and we appreciate that you have dined with us numerous times, so sorry to hear that one less than great meal will keep you from coming back. We hope you change your mind.

  20. DA

    DeniseA

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food was excellent. We are frequent customers here and always have a great time!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your Great feedback Denise!

  21. GC

    GeraldC

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    Noise level in dining area was intolerable. The dining area borders the bar. With four large TV’s in the bar area, the sound level was almost unbearable. A request to please lower the sound level was ignored. We will never return and will advise our friends to stay away! Oh, by the way, the bartender didn’t know how to make a whiskey sour. We were charged more than $18 for two of them.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Gerald. We apologize that your experience was less than stellar.

  22. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food is good, the service is really good, and the ambience is okay. This place is trying to be too many things all at once. Is it a sports bar and grill? Yes. It's it expensive with good gourmet food? Yes. Is it a piano bar? Yes. Is it a live band venue? Yes. It's it a place for outdoor concerts? Yes. The seating is all wrong for all of these different types of businesses. They offer lots of seating at high top tables including high top booths. Fine dining and piano lounge music should be without high-top tables or booths, and should not include big screen tvs everywhere. Make a choice.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Sharon! We did make a choice, and that is to be a restaurant that you can get excellent food and good service, in a fun and casual atmosphere. The high-top tables are in the upper bar where the indoor stage is located, and the dining is in the lower dining section of the restaurant with standard height dining tables and booths, and somewhat separated from the activity of the bar area. Our outdoor seating area is adjacent to our Sky Bar Amphitheater & great patio dining.

  23. LD

    LeeD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for Thanksgiving and had their buffet. It was outstanding! Great service, everyone was very kind, and management visited every table to make sure your experience and food met expectations. I have to say that it was Some of the best food I have ever had! We can’t wait to go again!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Lee! Very much appreciated.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our Thanksgiving lunch!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback!

  26. WO

    WarrenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We received exceptional service. I’ve been to many nice restaurants but this one has to be my top pick. They catered to our every need and request. We’ll request to be seated in Micheal’s area the next time we go.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Warren!

  27. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed the afternoon at Encores. Michael's service was excellent. I was surprised that I paid $31 for a bottle of $13 wine, but, that may be today's restaurant markup. I'll visit again soon.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Scott! Much appreciated, and yes Mikel is a great member of our team

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Only minor complaint, indoor dining room is small and crowded. Need to enclose the massive outdoor space so customers can dine with lake view. Maybe roll up/down walls so the space can be used year around. i would definitely go back though.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback!

  29. S

    Sarahhhh

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was great! A bit pricey but overall still very good. Service was fantastic! Owen was our server and checked on us frequently made sure our drinks were always full and engaged it great conversation. We will be back for sure!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Sarah! Hope to see you back soon.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner was very well organized and a pleasant atmosphere I’m glad I made reservations for my family at Encore

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback!

  31. RB

    RickB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strip steak for me, Ahi Tuna for the wife, both were excellent. Highly recommend!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback Rick!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halloween costume contest

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  33. JK

    JKBHw

    St. Louis

    296 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had delicious meals and great service! Finnigen was our waiter and he was very attentive and he made sure to check on us. We didn’t have to wait for our drinks to be filled and he was very attentive. I ordered the onion twists and a salad, my husband ordered the club sandwich and vegetables as his side and our daughter ordered the stir fry-it was a special tonight. Our meals were delicious, fresh and prepared perfectly. We will be back soon.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks so much for your great feedback!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome places and service was great !

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  35. PH

    ParrotHead

    Springfield

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Happy hour drink prices last till 6:30. Very nice ambiance for casual or fine dining. Many large screen TVs for the sports enthusiasts.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback!

  36. K

    Kkcnightout

    St. Louis

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Had a good time, supper and then watched dueling pianos.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  37. M

    Mike

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was good as well as the service. Our reservation was at 7:30 pm. The music started a little later and it was pretty much impossible to carry on a conversation. In the future we will eat earlier.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback Mike.

  38. KB

    KansasBuckeye

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good; service was good; the M3 cocktail was colored water and not good and not worth $12

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback.

  39. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Wait Staff... Chef really goes out his way to present a great entre. Some may prefer to have the sauce on the side so the guest can decide how much to put on their fish or meat. Had fun!

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your feedback James.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    JB Hooks is our go to so we planned to be disappointed here because the prices were high, but were here for a concert. I had sea bass and my husband had grouper. Both were prepared to perfection and we thoroughly enjoyed both dinner and service. Highly recommend as long as one doesn’t mind spending an arm and a leg.

    The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky BarResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks for your great feedback. We do have a daily $15 special, that is a great meal with all the fixings and is a great value, especially for any of our price conscious guests. (Meatloaf Mondays, Chicken Fried Steak Tuesdays, Sirloin Steak Wednesdays, Bar-B-Q Ribs Thursdays, and Fish & Chips Fridays. We also have a great happy hour from 3-6:30 Monday through Friday, and an all-day happy hour on Sunday. Hope to see you back soon.

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The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar

3076 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Ozark

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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