About Baxter's Lakeside Grille
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.
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Private Dining Room Seats 16. Perfect for business or family gatherings
Private Party Contact:
Corey Roberts: 5733652669x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our Bar and Restaurant are available for your next function. Please call Corey Roberts for pricing and options 573-365-2669
Baxter's Lakeside Grille Ratings and Reviews
Have been to Baxters twice when visiting ...
Have been to Baxters twice when visiting friends who have a condo at the lake. Both times the food was delicious and the service warm and friendly. We enjoyed our meals thoroughly--both times. Love that you take reservations. Makes a difference and when you pair that with offering nice food in a beautiful atmosphere--can't be beat at Lake of the Ozarks. It is a favorite.
Baxter's is consistently good! We had t ...
Baxter's is consistently good! We had the filet and it was like butter, it was SO tender. We love the round tables that accommodate a larger party because it allows you able to visit better. Great view and always great service.
A group of us were at the lake for a con ...
A group of us were at the lake for a conference and someone recommended Baxter's to us. I made a reservation for us and we were seated right on time. The waitress was very attentive and the service was excellent. The food was great! Each of our group loved their meals. I had the KC strip and it was one of the best steaks I have had in a long time. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Made the trip to Baxters from Kansas Cit ...
Made the trip to Baxters from Kansas City specifically because it's our favorite restraint. Celebrating a birthday, we made reservations ahead of time for a table with a perfect sunset view and that is exactly what we got. The food, as always, was spot on. The service was amazing (Thank you Elie!) Lastly, the view and the sunset were perfect. Thank you goes out to the staff at Baxter's who make this our favorite destination for a dining getaway.
Baxter's appeared to be the true example ...
Baxter's appeared to be the true example of fine dining at Lake of the Ozarks. The food was very good, the waitress pleasant and attentive and the overall appearance exceptional. Should we visit the area again we will definitely have dinner here again.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration ...
We had a wonderful birthday celebration girls night ! The food was delicious although the birthday girl wanted walleye and it was not available. She had the salmon instead and said it was very good. The wait staff was excellent and attentive but not overly so. The one complaint we have was the sun was right in 2 of the ladies eyes for almost the entire meal. They had to wear their sunglasses in order to look up. I know this restaurant is known for it's view but perhaps the tables could be reconfigured . Don't know the solution but it was annoying for them.
We really enjoyed Baxters. The staff wa ...
We really enjoyed Baxters. The staff was friendly and the food was very good. The hostess helped us get a table by the window so we could watch the sunset. We booked a table through OpenTable on our drive down to the lake and had no problem with the reservation. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
We booked our reservations on open table ...
We booked our reservations on open table for the first time and everything went great. Our table was ready on time even on a Saturday night. We visit Baxter every time we are in town and can't say enough about the place. This is how things should work,make a reservation and go eat.
Worst service ever! Mentioned to server ...
Worst service ever! Mentioned to server meal was cold, put my finger in mash potatoes and was told, "the way we do things, that's not possible". Later I told waiter, I was serious, the food tasted ok, it was just cold, he again informed me, "that's not possible" and proceeded to say as he was leaving the table, "I guess that means you won't be have having desert". The next we saw him, he delivered our check. We will never go back! Also, lady serving the wine dropped the aerator, the rubber screen portion, on the floor; she picked up, reinserted it and poured the wine?
I had an appetizer as my entrée. The sea ...
I had an appetizer as my entrée. The seared Ahi Tuna was sashimi-grade, as advertised. The presentation was nice and flavors melded together nicely. I ate every bite, something I rarely do. My date had the Grilled Berkshire Pork Loins and thoroughly enjoyed his meal. We shared the Caramel Gooey Butter Cake with Cinnamon Ice Cream. It was not cloyingly sweet, had a good texture, and was not over-iced. We devoured it.
My only suggestion was to add a sparkling Moscato to the wine list.
We have been coming to Baxter's since it ...
We have been coming to Baxter's since it opened and we absolutely love it. Whenever we visit the lake it is on of our go to restaurants. The food is delicious and the service is always very good. The view is spectacular and the ambience is wonderful!
Third year in a row for our third weddin ...
Third year in a row for our third wedding anniversary and it was as good as always. We love coming here because the food is fantastic, staff is friendly and professional, and the view is spectacular. We made a reservation and upon checking in they immediately told us happy anniversary which is such a nice touch. Once we were seated, we were immediately greeted by our delightful server who seeing our bottle of wine, went and got glasses and opened it. Baxter's has a $10 corkage fee for your own bottle you bring in as long as it is not on their menu.
Everything on their menu looked wonderful but in the end I decided to get their Cedar Planked Salmon with double green beans and Dan got their Grilled Ahi Tuna with Red Bliss Potatoes and green beans. Both meals came with a soup or salad so we both got salads, house for me with their homemade dressing and Caesar for Dan. Enjoying our wine and the view, very shortly our salads arrived with their delicious rolls. Soon after finishing the salads our entrees arrived looking delectable. Both fish were cooked perfectly and were well seasoned and the sides were fresh and crispy.
Another very nice touch at Baxter's is they take your picture and present you with it at the end of the meal along with a celebratory dessert- that night it was New York Cheesecake with caramel and chocolate sauce which of course was decadent.
I could not recommend this place enough- great food, atmosphere, and staff. We will continue going back hopefully in years to come. Happy dining!
Baxter's is our favorite place to eat at ...
Baxter's is our favorite place to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks! It is imperative that reservations are made because it is always very busy, which is a reflection of how wonderful the experience is when dining there. The food, service, and fabulous views of the lake make each visit special. We look forward to each trip so we can eat at Baxter's!
Service and food were great and the view ...
Service and food were great and the view from the patio was beautiful. Our food came quickly and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We came with small children and felt like it was a lot to spend with kids. Better for a date night or adult get together!
I love eating at Baxter's. They have co ...
I love eating at Baxter's. They have courteous and competent staff, great food, a breath-taking lake view and a contemporary, fun and upbeat atmosphere. It's a good place to go for special occasions and everyday dining.
Always outstanding! Baxter's has become ...
Always outstanding! Baxter's has become a favorite for my wife and I, and we opted to visit for our anniversary. We enjoyed an outstanding meal, outstanding service, and the million-dollar view that only Baxter's can provide. We'll be back again soon.
If you're lucky enough to get one of a f ...
If you're lucky enough to get one of a few tables, the view is beautiful. The Italian onion soup was spicier than I expected. The ribs were very good. The halibut was cooked well, but I didn't feel that the sauce complimented it. I originally ordered the walleye, but it wasn't available on a Saturday night at 7:30.
3 couples, and 2 of the couples celebrat ...
3 couples, and 2 of the couples celebrating anniversaries. I did request a window but I feel we had the best view in the house. It was beautiful.
Service was great, food was great, and they brought us a nice treat to celebrate after our meal.
I also just love how everyone's meal is brought at the same time. A nice touch.
Baxter is IT on the Lake - Great Food, A ...
Baxter is IT on the Lake - Great Food, Amazing View, Fab Service!
Enjoyed summer sunset dining at Baxter's Lakeside Grille and we all agreed it was the best fine dining we enjoyed on the lake. Salad and entree portions were huge, so plan accordingly. Prices are reasonable. View is spectacular. Arrived early for our res (be sure to make a reservation), and enjoyed a drink in the bar and loved the view, great and friendly bar service. We initially preferred to dine outdoors (hot, sultry evening), but were seated indoors, which turned out to be much better. We were seated along corner floor-to-ceiling windows with unbelievable lake views . Air con was just right! Friend had cedar plank salmon with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. I had pasta carbonara, among the best I've ever had, but we couldn't come close to finishing. Sort of a waste of good food, but we loved our meals. Friend was celebrating milestone birthday, so we were treated to a yummy dessert with candle and a cute photo op. What a great memory of a fabulous dinner. We really think Baxter's has the best dining in Lake of the Ozarks.
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