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The Blue Heron Restaurant

180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
+1 573-365-4646
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fried lobster” (22 reviews)
“dover sole” (7 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Blue Heron being ranked #20 out of Lake of the Ozarks restaurants is an absolute joke. It is far and away the best (and perhaps only) fine dining option in the area. Consistently great food, beautiful view, and classy atmosphere. I have eaten here...More

1  Thank Mike_Sapphire
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Where do I start? Watered down overpriced drinks, 1-2 hour wait times, cold food, and terrible service all wrapped into one dining experience! This place used to be one of the best places at the lake. Sorry to say, not any more!

Thank Max K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The view and isolated location is perfect for a romantic dinner. Onion ring appetizer just right. The Dover sole with Morel Mushroom cream sauce is succulent heaven . Fried lobster tail a treat no picking or pealing. Service is 5 star and you pay for...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a well established fine dining place at the Lake of the Ozarks. Definitely well worth the experience to try it out. The food is the best.

1  Thank hellrayser
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a restaurant for special occasions! The view on top of a mountain is beautiful, the decor is very French, the wait staff is always excellent, and the food is exquisite! Joe Berg runs a top-notch restaurant and has for many years.

Thank joycezeldin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

You simply must go to the Heron for dinner. The views are amazing and the outdoor cocktail area is amazing. But the highlight is the food. The batter fried lobster tail is simply divine!!!! The house made salad dressing is amazing. And the owner, Mr....More

1  Thank glaserpa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Blue Heron is a mainstay at The Lake. I've dined there for many years and have not been disappointed with the food. Although it is considered "fine dining," most people dress like it's "casual dining" which affects the atmosphere as it is very loud....More

1  Thank AClarke625
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Thus was the last night for the dinner menu as the restaurant will be closing for the winter. Will reopen in the spring. Wonderful place to celebrate with the one you love or just spend a relaxing evening with friends. Higher end menu but worth...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Been a full timer here at the lake since 2000, and have seen them come and go, been in the worst and the best, I've given this place multiple chances to prove themselves, and for the price of fine dinning, it's not even close. This...More

2  Thank mgoens
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were here with family and had a wonderful evening. This almost "resort-like" setting sits high on the cliffs facing southwest and overlooking Lake Ozark in west central Missouri. It can accommodate a large number of guests with extensive seating inside and also outside around...More

Thank George W
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Beverly Z
When does it open in the Spring? Do they have rooms for private parties?
29 December 2016|
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Response from glaserpa | Reviewed this property |
It has not been sold. He typically doesn't open until mid to late May. I ate there three times this summer and the food and service were, as always, terrific. We've been going there for 40 years and they never cease to... More
I use to go to this restaurant every week and treated a lot of people. I loved the onion rings and the veal morel. but after multiple times not even being able to get a drink on the beautiful patio and getting stuffed in a corner waiting for service I stopped spending $2,000 per month here. I have not been back since 2014.
6 September 2016|
Response from onthelake914 | Reviewed this property |
still have the same great onion rings and the food is still excellent, you should give it another try!!
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4 July 2016|
Response from Stickinup4u | Reviewed this property |
Known for the original batter fried lobster. Also serves filet mignon, scallops, Dover sole, a pork porterhouse pork chop, veal, shrimp scampi, fried chicken, Osso bucco among other dishes and in house made desserts and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-365-4646
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