Lake Ozark Restaurants

  • Located at famous Taod Cove complex
    Located at famous Taod Cove complex
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    Shooters 21: Boat Watching & Great Food

    by changeinlatitude Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What a great place to go on a nice afternoon. Sit outside and just watch the people and boats and have a great meal of some of the best bar food around. And, depending on how many cold drinks you have, you don't have to break the piggy bank. If you go at night, the place is really hoppen in their night clubs.

    Their docks are in pretty good shape if you go by boat and plenty of parking if you go by road.

    The beer is always cold and the mixed drinks are very yummy. And you you get hot, they have a huge lake side pool to cool off in.

    Favorite Dish: All of the appetizers are wonderful. The kids love the burgers and fries.

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    Good Lake Food: Backwater Jack's

    by changeinlatitude Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For great food, coctails and always a good band, Backwater Jack's is a great place to be. This is one of our other favorites at the Lake. We usually go by road in the evenings since it is at eht 17.5 mm and during the season, it is quite busy and sometimes hard to a slip at the dock.

    My sugestion to you is wait for a seat outside so you can watch all of the big boats come in and have a great view of the lake. Be prepared for a wait, but just go to the bar and grab one of their great coctails and enjoy the music.

    This is a great place to go with a bunch of friends and family. It is also a great nightlife place as well.

    Their web site will have a list of upcoming events and a band schedule once it gets closer to the season.

    Favorite Dish: The appetizers are great. We usually just order about 3 or 4 different ones and share around the table.

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  • Ruthie D'S: Major make over

    by wtcjrusa Updated Jun 12, 2010

    Everything from steaks ,seafood, and pastas.and now sandwiches. It's a come as You are kind of place for everyone, not as stuffy as it used to be.They went through some major management and menu changes and are working on ironing it all out now. The food is still very good and some of the servers are good as well, especially Megan,She's the one I would recommend to ask for, a couple of the others are forgettable or make You wish You went somewhere else. Pricewise it's a little high but par for course at the lake.

    Favorite Dish: Rack of lamb, Makes Your mouth water just looking at it

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  • Shady Gators: Eat, Drink and Enjoy!

    by wtcjrusa Written Jun 12, 2010

    I love Shadys! Good food , From all around favorites to cajun style quisine. The Gator Bites are especially good, They have good entertainment, good food, great drinks, friendly people , it's a come as You are type of place, none of the phonys or arrogance, usually associated with alot of the lake bar and grills from people that come in from out of town and leave their good sence behind them. Try it out, You will like it !

    Favorite Dish: Gator Bites

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  • Andre's at the Lake: Great Fresh Cooked Everything!!!

    by junxion Written Nov 18, 2008

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    Kind of Hidden from the mainstream eateries. This restaurant really tries to appeal to everyone and pulls it off. Wood - Fire grilled Steaks is the reason we go there but the friendly locals and staff are why we keep going back. Also if we don't feel like dropping money on some steaks we can eat in their bar which has burgers, sandwiches etc. Extremely impressed by the food and surprised with the view!

    Favorite Dish: Wood Fire Grilled Filet Mignon- if you've ever had wood fire grilled steaks you'd understand.

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    J. B. Hooks: On the Edge

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    This is an old tradition at the lake. It has not changed much, even though was updated about 10 years ago. It still feels like going back to the 1970's. It needs another upgrade now, and I have talked to them about that. They may do so in the next few years.
    Food used to be a lot better than now. They had problems with a chef for a long time, and that has not improved much yet. They claim they are working on it still. It is called on the edge because from the view, yo can see a lot of the lake and bridge to the other side. Literally you hang out on the edge of the rock cliff.

    Favorite Dish: Steaks and seafood are what they promote. The food is basically good, but not outstanding like you would expect. I had a seafood dish with shrimp and scallops in sauce, and it was just t best okay

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    Blue Heron: The Old But Tradition

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 14, 2008

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    This is one place that has been at the lake for about 20 years. They do not try to promote the name much anymore since locals know where to go and when. Tourists also are familiar with the name if they traveled to the lake in the past.
    The food is getting somewhat stale and needs an re -vibrance to compete. However, it is still good and many traditional dishes are good. But the real reason they still are open is waiting for the real estate to sell. It is on a hill worth a couple of million.

    Favorite Dish: Steak and seafood is the feature items

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    Shady Gators: Do Miss the Food

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 14, 2008

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    The atmosphere is not conducive to food eating, and the food is not that good. In busy season, it is noisy and what most people want is a snack to wash down their drinks. Kitchen is small and I am sure the cooks are just hat, and not trained to put out good food. The theme is sell food, but that helps sell drinks.

    Favorite Dish: The special is basically nothing special. There is food they cook, but also have a lot of microwave items to present. Food is mainly burger type place, with also trying to promote the ribs, and some eclectic variety of menu items.

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    T'z Pizzeria: Local trying to make good

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    If it is still there when you get to the lake, the experience is amazing. The employees look like they are relatives of generations that "kept to themselves", thereby creating a unique group. This restaurant is new and started by Terry Ewens, who will serve pizza, buffet breakfast (if they do not run out of food or forget to cook it), lunch, or buffet, and then he also would like you to try the barbeque dishes. He tries to go outside to smoke meats while the help inside is floundering and pretty much backword. Anything to make a buck. The propietor is a typical country local trying to make it big. The smoked meats and barbeque, I am sure is good, but the other stuff is merely mundane food.

    Favorite Dish: None, but the wait and entertainment is worth the $7 breakfast buffet. Just watch the activity and how people work.

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    HK's Restaurant: Trying to Maintain the old Tradition

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    The restaurant is inside the Lodge of the Four Seasons, and has been renovated in recent years to try and compete. Food is good and the elegance is still trying to be the feature to promote. Prices are reasonable given the old history of people coming here as a destination to eat.

    Favorite Dish: Steaks are some of the best, but seafood also is a specialty.

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    Horney Toad: The fine dining experience on the Lake

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    All of the food is top notch. I just was there 2-1-08 and had filet medallions with smoked portobello. Wow, it was good. Everything I tried so far is good food and presented correctly. This is the destination point for locals to bee seen as well as the visitors. The restaurant holds about 500 people and they also have a nite club called Jeremiahs and at ground level there is a gift shop and it all leads out onto the stage setting on the waterfront. The sous chefs are steeped in experience, but may not be able to be fat order fry cooks.
    They have many events throughout the year and a number of well known entertainers and music icons show up to entertain the crowd. It is all just great.
    We stayed here again over July 4th. The dinner meal was excellent, and I had lobster with linguine dish. The two sous chefs keep up the tradition. Breakfast can be slow in serving. they are not used to the early crowd and making eggs; not their specialty, but the plates were good.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster & linguine was an in dpeth tasting experience. The sauce was great, and 3 medium sized whole lobsters accompany the dish. All the food here is top notch, especially for dinners. Lunch is not as good, but still in the top end of class. A sandwich costs $10-12 and then you need a drink also. Breakfast can easily cost $15 each with beverage, non liquor. Alcohol drinks run around $5-8 and beer $4.

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    Camp Bagnell: Where the Locals Go

    by changeinlatitude Updated Oct 19, 2007

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    Wow is this a must when you are at the Lake. Camp Bagnell Restaurant is located just off of 54 just outside of town. Dress as you like. If you are going out after dinner or just in your shorts it doesn't matter. The food is AMAZING and the service was wonderful.

    I have to say, we were a little skeptical when we arrived, but what a wonderful time we had. If you go on a Friday or Saturday night, get there early to avoid the wait. If you do have to wait, it is worth it, so just kick back and relaxe until your table is ready.

    Be sure to visit their website. They have their full menu there and some great info if you want to camp there as well. Plus a little history about the place.

    Favorite Dish: I had the 6 oz. Filet which was "melt in your mouth" good. The guys orded the "Jack Black" which is what they are known for. It is marinated and pepper corned topped with Jack sauce and sauteed mushrooms. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm good.

    Be sure to get a dinner salad. Their house dressing is amazing.

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    Kay's Restaurant: Full Service "Buffet"

    by Sunshine64 Written Aug 14, 2007

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    I don't usually like buffet's because of all the food just sitting out and everyone having access to it. Kay's, though, allows you to order from a large group of breakfast items, including omelettes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, etc. and they are prepared fresh in the kitchen an delivered by your server.

    There are regular menu items, as well.

    Favorite Dish: The bacon & cheese omelette and French toast were both delicious. The B's & G's were good. And the coffee wasn't as bad as I expected.

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    The Horny Toad: Entertainment Complex with Decent Food

    by Sunshine64 Written Aug 14, 2007

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    I also have the Horny Toad listed in the Nightlife section, as it is a huge entertainment complex with an outdoor concert venue and a couple indoor bars. I'm adding it to the restaurant section because they A - have a restaurant and B - the food is pretty good.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Ribeye steak which was delicious. (The steaks are cut on site, which was the reason I tried it in the first place.) It was served with Rice and Veggies, which were also good, if a bit cold. We also had the warm spinach crab dip as an appetizer, and it was good. So was the breaded port tenderloin sandwich I had the day before.

    The menu ranges from wraps to somewhat expensive steak dinners, so there is something for every price-point.

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    Frankie and Louie's: Great Outdoor Restaurant

    by changeinlatitude Written Mar 18, 2006

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    Frankie and Louie's is a must when you are at the Lake. Located in Sunrise Beach, you can get there by boat or by car. Just pull up a chair and have some great food with a great outdoor atmosphere. They have a beach area for the kids to play in, a very nice little gift shop and the service is alway the best.

    Open: April 1 - Nov. 1
    Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-close. Sat & Sun 8am-close. Open until 1:30am on weekends
    Attire: Casual

    By far, this is our very favorite restaurant at the Lake.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled chicken ceaser salad and the signature drink at the lake, Lake Water. Their's is the best.

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