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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
This was our second visit to Baxters. We ...
This was our second visit to Baxters. We were celebrating our anniversary. My husband and I like the diversity of the menu. The waitress was very pleasant and prompt. I had the scallops and my husband had the fillet. Both were cooked to perfection. The scallops practically melted in my mouth. Make reservations if you are going on the weekend as this is a very popular place.
We have been to Baxters many times but i ...
We have been to Baxters many times but it's last time I had salmon that was not fully cooked and pretty much dampened a normally good meal. My fault for not sending back to the kitchen to be cooked further. Service was good, but it just shows the importance of food control. I will go back again but not if it happens again.
Filet Mignon was excellent! Perfectly do ...
Filet Mignon was excellent! Perfectly done and delicious. Romantic night with the amazing view always creates a special date night. Great service too.
We always enjoy our time at Baxter's - t ...
We always enjoy our time at Baxter's - this was a fun Father's Day lunch after church. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who wasn't totally pleased with the food - I ordered the spinach salad for the first time: I was disappointed because I thought it came with sliced strawberries and my piece of salmon really seemed under cooked (I generally enjoy salmon). Next time I will just go back to the Tim Salad with grilled chicken. Thanks for the great service.
The food was delicious and their portion ...
The food was delicious and their portions are large too.
One of the best restaurants at the lake, ...
One of the best restaurants at the lake, take a date or go with friends and family. You will not be disappointed.
Family reunion at the lake and Baxter's ...
Family reunion at the lake and Baxter's is our nice evening out. Husband had 20 oz bone-in rib eye special and it was fantastic. I had sea bass with a mushroom champagne sauce. Fish had light, crispy saute. Appetizer was shrimp cocktail and the shrimp were, indeed, jumbo. Tender and not at all tough. Very busy place that evening (Friday) and noise level is pretty high. Not bad for us but elderly relatives have trouble hearing conversation at the table. View of the lake is lovely. We plan on going to Baxter's every time we go to the lake! Make a reservation for dinner.
Excellent dining experience!! Our wait ...
Excellent dining experience!! Our waitress, Britanni, was top of the line!!! We were there celebrating our anniversary!
Great food and service as always!
Great food and service as always!
The greeting when we arrived seemed some ...
The greeting when we arrived seemed somewhat surly by "Dale?"
My experience at Baxter's was great. The ...
My experience at Baxter's was great. The staff is professional and friendly. The food is awesome, especially the Cod fish and crab cakes.
Baxter's has a terrific view, really goo ...
Baxter's has a terrific view, really good food, and conscientious service. The decor leaves a little to be desired, and the noise level on a Saturday night was outrageous. I could barely hear my dining companions. The quality of dining at Lake of the Ozarks is pretty bad, so this place is a new favorite of mine there, but the noise level is a serious drawback.
We tell all our friends about Baxters. ...
We tell all our friends about Baxters. Great food, prices, view and servers!!!
Excellent food and wine. Beautiful view of lake.
The place was well organized from when we walked in through the dining experience. All the wait staff knew their roles. They were out of walleye that night, but he halibut special was just as good.
leave by 7:30
We we're told we had to leave by 7:30, someone else had our table at 7:30. We might not go back
Always a wonderful experience dining at ...
Always a wonderful experience dining at Baxter's. It is a great way to start a lake weekend.
First time at Baxters, got probably the ...
First time at Baxters, got probably the worst table in the house, but I liked my date so I switched sides and my view went from the waiters station to the lake. The food and service were fantastic and the bar area was hopping. We will definitely be going back!
Birthday Get together
Baxter's is a nice place with a great view and great food. We always enjoy our experience there.
Better than ever
We go here once a year when we make our annual weekend trip to the "Lake". The food is always great, the service consistently wonderful and the location is so convenient. Great bar and great view too. We always look forward to our meal here.
The BEST place to dine at the Lake of th ...
The BEST place to dine at the Lake of the Ozarks! The food is delicious, presentation is awesome and service is excellent! Two thumbs up!
Okay dining experienceitiv
Not the best. The service was very good, which is the main reason for the positive review. I ordered a KC strip steak that was extremely tough and hard to chew. However, I enjoyed the salad and baked potato. My friends enjoyed their meals, so the evening was not a total waste. I would be willing to give the restaurant another try but would definitely steer clear of the KC strip.
My favorite lake dinner.
This is my favorite place on the lake for dinner. The food is excellent and I have always had very good service. The only down side is that it must be everyone's favorite, so I would definitely suggest making reservations well in advance. I would recommend the bacon blue cheese potatoes to go along with your entrée. Delicious! You can't go wrong at Baxter's.
Best Lake Sunset View Dining
We dined last Friday night, staff very accommodating, pleasant, and helpful with dining selections. The food was fabulous! The sunset view on the lake makes this place very special to us! Highly recommend!
The evening was wonderful. The food and ...
The evening was wonderful. The food and service were excellent. We would recommend and return again
We were 15 minutes late but Baxter's hon ...
We were 15 minutes late but Baxter's honored the reservation. So grateful. Sogood. Great food. Great service.
Great dinner, great view!
We had a fabulous birthday dinner there. The food was fabulous and the view was beautiful.
Great view, good Service and food
My wife and I took my mother out for a nice lunch on Memorial weekend. Service was good, food was good, and we were at an inside table that had a ten mile view of Lake of the Ozarks. Life is grand!
Love going to Baxter's when we are at th ...
Love going to Baxter's when we are at the lake.
Love Baxter's. The service and the food is always excellent! My favorite place to eat.
Best burger! House made with the finest ...
Best burger! House made with the finest cuts of beef. I ordered it well done and it was perfectly cooked well but still juicy not dry! It comes with choice of salad or soup and choice of potato! The service is excellent!
Loved the view
We travel to the lake regularly and this was the first time we've eaten at Baxter's. The food was excellent and the service was too. The ambience was a little too noisy with others in too close proximity. Would have liked seating to be a little more private. We didn't eat on the patio, but looked and it was really beautiful. We had a wonderful view of the lake, but even with the curtains there were areas where light was in eyes. We will come again!!!
We were in Osage Beach for vacation, and heard about this place and thought we would give it a try and glad we did! Steak was excellent, baked potato was perfect the home made desert I can't describe how good it was, if you get a chance give it a try, if on the weekend better get a reservation.
Great choice for date nightnight or roma ...
Great choice for date nightnight or romantic /special ocassion. I took my girlfriend for her 29th birthday this past weekend. We both had the Carbonara Pasta. It was super deeeelish! Waitress was extremely helpful, understanding, and polite. The calamari was a little too exotic for us (heads attached) and she removed the item from our bill without a problem. When we are back in the Ozarks, we will revisit Baxter's. Thanks for making her birthday memorable.
We love Baxters. We always get great foo ...
We love Baxters. We always get great food great service and a great view!! Several of our friends from our town (Rolla) dine there often.
Found this place on google maps in search of a lakeside restaurant. Went out to celebrate a birthday visiting Osage Beach for a long weekend. The atmosphere was outstanding, not to mention the view of the lake. The waitress also brought out a small piece of cheesecake to share to celebrate the birthday!
Our favorite place
Baxter's has been our favorite place to dine at the Lake of the Ozarks since our first visit several years ago. That rating was reinforced last year when we went there for our Anniversary dinner. The view from the window-side tables is just fantastic. But, view doesn't mean much if the food and service are not equal. Happily, this is not the case with Baxter's! The food is always first rate as is the service. I think it is a mark of excellent service that once food is ordered, the patron should not have to identify themselves to the server as the party who ordered the item being served. At Baxter's, the person bringing a particular course is not necessarily the person who took the order. Even so, they know exactly who ordered which dish without asking the patron. Nice job, Baxter's!
My friend and I were asked to leave our ...
My friend and I were asked to leave our table after one hour and forty-five minutes for the next reservation, even though we still had wine in our glasses. Will never go back!!
Very good food with a very nice view. M ...
Very good food with a very nice view. My steak was cooked perfectly. Even though the restaurant was packed, our food came out quickly.
Sirloin was thicker, tougher and less fl ...
Sirloin was thicker, tougher and less flavorful than the last time we had the same there
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