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
We made a reservation around sunset a we ...
We made a reservation around sunset a week ahead of time at a place that advertises the fabulous lake views. We were seated in one of the few places where you couldn't even see a window. We were seated late and the waitress shared how she was busy with a large table multiple times. I thought I was going to fall asleep waiting for our entree. Also we heard the host scolding waitresses more than once which further ruined the atmosphere. I felt like we were not even on the radar from a service perspective. Food was fine but not good enough to go back. Terrible experience for our anniversary and my husbands birthday. No good memories created at Baxter's, that is for sure.
Once again our table was rushed because ...
Once again our table was rushed because there were so many diners waiting for their reservation. Not offered coffee or dessert. Although it may be your policy to rush people out as soon as possible because of the crowd, it certainly puts a damper on the whole dining experience. Thank you...sh
Group of 6 and we all agreed that it was ...
Group of 6 and we all agreed that it was one of the best meals we have ate. The 18 oz. bone in rib eye wasn't much different than the 14 oz. in our opinion, but both were excellent. We would all recommend Baxter's to anyone looking for a great meal at a moderate to high price range.
dinner was great but the wait staff coul ...
dinner was great but the wait staff could be a little more friendly. It just wasn't our main waiter, it was all of them that attended our table. The waitress that delivered our dessert was the first to crack a smile.
We are part-timers at the lake, and freq ...
We are part-timers at the lake, and frequent this local gem. They always know us by name, the people and the place are always inviting, the view is nothing less than amazing as is the food. One of my favorites at the lake, or anywhere for that matter!
I have been to Baxter's on many occasion ...
I have been to Baxter's on many occasions since it opened at the lake and it was excellent as always.
The only thing I would have done different is take a different seat. If you wear hearing aids like me, sitting with your back to the large windows will cause sound to rebound off the glass and make it very difficult to hear and understand those close to you.
The host/Owner did not seem to take our ...
The host/Owner did not seem to take our reservation through open table serious . He noted that many people don't show up which made him a bit of a skeptic. Other than that, it was excellent food and an awesome view!
Great food and service. Waitress was att ...
Great food and service. Waitress was attentive. Our favorite gooey butter cake was delicious as were the entres. It was my wife's birthday desert was free. I have taken customers and family to Baxters have not been disappointed.
The food was good - but the salads and s ...
The food was good - but the salads and soup were served immediately after we got our appetizer. The meal felt rushed. We also had made a reservation and requested a window. We weren't seated at one and two window tables weren't used for nearly an hour. When we asked they said windows are given out based on when reservations are made, but it did appear favorite/regular customers got them.
We were at the Lake for my BD weekend an ...
We were at the Lake for my BD weekend and I found this online and booked it for a Friday night to celebrate by BD dinner and hopefully see the sunset. The owner got us a table by the window facing the sunset. The food, service, cleanliness, everything was outstanding. We went back the next night and will be back eveytime we are staying in the area.
I have been a fan of Baxter's for many y ...
I have been a fan of Baxter's for many years. I had the opportunity to take a recording artist and her team to any place at the Lake and I instantly chose Baxter's! I know that people in Nashville have many choices for great food, but they don't have the view. They all raved about the place!
We had a group of 9 people to celebrate ...
We had a group of 9 people to celebrate a birthday and had the private room. It was so nice to be in there as it got a little crazy! Our waitresses were great and the food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
Managers and bartenders do not grasp cus ...
Managers and bartenders do not grasp customer service. We have been going here for the last 3 to 4 years and have always felt that it will get better. There is not a culture of customer service all the way through the restaurant. And it starts with the ownership on down. We got some good feedback from the servers that the ownership does not respect their customers.
My wife and I went there for our anniver ...
My wife and I went there for our anniversary. We made a last minute request to be seated with a lake view and they were very accommodating. We sat at the bar and ordered a few cocktails while we waited for our table and as we left to be seated the bartender told us that the cocktails were complimentary due to our anniversary. Jennifer our waitress was excellent and the food was amazing. Are food was exactly as we requested and delicious. We will definitely be back!
We love to dine at Baxter's, which is wh ...
We love to dine at Baxter's, which is why we routinely take our lake guests there. My husband and I have a list of favorites that we tend to order, not the least of which is the blackened shrimp salad. On our last visit, I chose another favorite of mine--the trout. However, my husband ordered the BBQ ribs for the first time. He was very impressed and described the half rack as "extremely flavorful, very meaty, completely tender, and having absolutely no waste". I think it goes without saying that he will order these again.
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.
We were in town for the weekend and deci ...
We were in town for the weekend and decided to try it because we were looking for great food and a nice view. At first our server was nice but then half way through the meal she went MIA-no checking back, refilling drinks or anything . We had the grilled shrimp appetizer with the apple jelly which was pretty tasty though the shrimp were REALLY small cheap shrimp. My husband had the trout which was poorly cooked. It was very dry and overcooked- they were so worried about making the grill marks on the fish that they ruined it. I had the pacific rim pasta which was terrible. I could only stomach 2-3 bits before giving up. It was so overly sweet it was like syrup-no balance of heat or savory, just A LOT of sugar (and it is listed as a healthy option). Unfortunately, the server never came back until 20 minutes after we were done so I couldn't get the issue resolved and order something else. They were gracious enough to take the pasta off our bill though. When we paid, the server brought the check back and literally threw it on the table from a couple feet away and ran over the help set up for a large party...no thank you, no bye, nothing. It was odd and pretty rude. If we are back in the area we might go for a glass of wine and the view but leave the food to somewhere else. Very overpriced, poor quality food. Oh-and for those with a sense of humor, the FRIED shrimp appetizer is listed as their lighter, healthier spa option lol.
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.
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