We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Baxter's Lakeside Grille

Reserve a Table
Sun., 12-09
All photos (102)
Certificate of Excellence

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact


Spinach and Artichoke Dip
our award-winning version of an all-time favorite
hand-breaded in a spicy cajun breading and served with chipotle aioli dipping sauce
Baxter's Grilled Shrimp
skewers of shrimp grilled with baxter's signature rub and served with our apple jalapeno jelly
Baxter's Chipotle Shrimp*
hand breaded fried shrimp served with apple jalapeño jelly and chipotle aioli
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (973)
Filter reviews
972 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steak salmon salad potatoes sea bass ribs cheesecake crab cakes bread seafood fries great view view of the lake window table green beans nice restaurant happy hour
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 972 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was offended by the manger when we were ask to leave. Before we ask for desert. We spent over $400.00 to be treated bad. Food was avarage for the cost. Will not return.

Thank Tourist22717908521
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had burgers and salads with soups. Everything was terrific. I had sssalad with steak with a balsamic vinegaret . Steak was perfect. Potato soup was to die for. Place was very busy for off season. Must be very popular with locals, too

Thank NancyNurse52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steaks were tender and juicy and cooked perfectly. Kentucky Mule cocktails were especially enjoyable. The decor throughout contributed to the serene and relaxing atmosphere looking over the lake from a vantage point above the shoreline.

Thank jdbonesteel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had 3 entrees and couple kids meals to go. Kids cheeseburger was a fair 4-5 oz burger. Healthy portion for our toddler. The Mac and cheese was kraft, but that is our sons favorite. As for the entrees, the bacon wrapped pork medallions,...More

Thank Jeff618
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch here a few weeks ago. The food was very good and our server was very attentive. The view from the dining room is fantastic!

Thank 774marshaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start with the beautiful view and then go from there. We had dinner and supper here and both were awesome. The layout is awesome with a great bar and you can really have a good view of the lake almost anywere inside. Mussels were flavorful...More

1  Thank bisonburger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone there numerous times. The restaurant is lovely, the view is spectacular and the bar and happy hours are great. The Lemon Drop martinis are my very favorite..

Thank Dwolff2014
Reviewed November 2, 2018

As good as it gets - great location overlooking Lake Ozark, great service, great drinks, and reasonably priced delicious food. Trying, really trying to watch calorie intake and portion sizes, the fell into this awful trap. Started with a delicious margarita, house salad, and then...More

Thank Bradley R
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Wife and I stopped in for supper. It was 6:30 pm or so. Place was jumping with dinners and sports viewers was Missouri Football. After several minutes wife and I were placed in a private dining area. Very quite there, first ones in this area.(Joined...More

Thank JimmyC47
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary here. Great food, excellent wait staff and gorgeous lake views!

Thank Janet V
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jenny D
October 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from br0dgekc | Reviewed this property |
I think anything would be appropriate except swimwear! Even though you're at the lake, this is not a lake/dock type restaurant.
Aigerim K
July 25, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Traci F | Reviewed this property |
Although I don't use it I'm sure some customers do appreciate it. It really isn't any different than when restaurant attendants in big cities provide the same. Mouthwash, hairspray, make up etc.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing