Best Places to Eat at the Lake of the Ozarks

Best Places to Eat at the Lake of the Ozarks

You won’t have to travel far to get the best options for food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you are looking for fine dining, a family-friendly restaurant, or just want to have a lovely lakeside view while enjoying your meal we have the best selection all within minutes of our lakeside resort. With the fantastic collection of restaurants at the lake, you will want to explore many options. If you are tired from taking in the lake all day, our indoor restaurant has a wide selection and can satisfy all of your needs without having to leave the resort.

Fine Dining

Exceptional Dining experiences at the lake take it a step above with a view. Treat your palette and feast your eyes while taking a dining adventure on the lake.

For a fine dining experience with a fantastic wine pair, travel over to Shawnee Bluff Winery. In the summer relax lakeside, and in the winter you can cozy up by the fireplace indoors. The winery grows St. Vincent grapes and offers a unique deep red wine which pairs well with their hearty sandwiches.

For large groups, check out the excellent dining destination restaurant, The Blue Heron. Reservations of groups up to 40 can enjoy their selection together, making them an attractive option for reception parties. Their dishes pair with their signature blue champagne, which you won’t find anywhere else. Their plates give the nod to the owner’s homeland of Holland while incorporating traditional and classical dishes.

Fun in the Sun with Grub

If you are looking for something a little different for you and the kids, you have to check out Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog for a day of pirating good fun. Let your kids transform into pirates in search of treasure while you enjoy a Grog (pirate for beer). Your children can board the Calypso to embark on an adventure and return with a pirate’s booty of jewels and gems. When they return to dry land the kids can enjoy the playground after their meal as well.

With so much amazement for the kids, it is a pleasant surprise that their menu and quality have not suffered. Fresh oysters, decadent shrimp, delicious Bar-B-Q; no matter what you are craving you will be satisfied here.  Their vegetables are sourced from local farms, and their chef takes pride in bringing the farm to table meals to the menu. Even their chips are made fresh in house and are a favorite for kids.

Lakefront Dining

Dining with a view of the lake is a beautiful scene no matter the season. The trees fill with layers of fluffy snow, and the lake glistens in winter, the landscape glitters with colors in the fall, and of course, the abundant greenery in the summer is a sight to take in awe.

For good old American eating with a view, check out Redhead Lakeside Grill which can be reached by land or by boat. If there is a game you want to see, it will surely be on one of the 55 TVs inside of the bar and grill. Grab a burger, a pizza, or even some wings wing your fishing buddies and take in the game or take in the lake view. If you are a wing fan, try their Thursday special for 50 cents wings.

Another terrific waterfront hot-spot you won’t want to miss is Shorty-Pants. Their creole flavors offer a different flavorful experience for your taste buds to savor. The food resembles a premier dining experience, with French desserts, but is set in a casual environment giving you the best of both worlds. On the weekend you can even find live music here to compliment the view and the flavors. This is an all-in-one experience you will surely not forget. Go ahead and rent a boat from Inn at Grand Glaize and take the short trip over for a delightful Cajun experience.

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