8 of the Best Places to Eat at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many great restaurants on the water, and because of the quantity of restaurants it can be tough to choose the right one for the occasion. This guide will help you choose what’s best for your taste on your next trip.

If you enjoy….

A Party Atmosphere 

Coconuts

audio, close-up, club

Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill

15208 Red Hollow Road, Gravois Mills, MO 65037 | 6 MM | Website

This place is nothing short of a party. If you’re down at the lake with your friends looking for a place to hangout for the day, look no further. When you get done dancing and have had enough drinks from their swim up bars, the menu is filled with a variety of tacos, burgers, and a lot more. Their specialty are their 1 pound cold water crab legs that are served daily.

Shady Gators

132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 | 7 MM | Website

With an impressive sized food and drink menu, Shady Gators does not disappoint. Serving the best Cajun inspired food on the lake, the self-proclaimed “Party Capital of the Lake of the Ozarks” always has a bundle of events going on weekly, so you’re missing out if you don’t hit this place at least once!

A Nice Location 

Beavers at the Dam

Bar & Grill

1076 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049 | 0 MM | Website

Besides the great food, what makes Beavers at the Dam so enjoyable is its proximity to the Bagnell Dam Strip. The strip has so many fun activities to enjoy. Take the family shopping, enjoy the arcade, and then finally head to an old time photo booth to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Beavers at the Dam has a lot of food options like pizza, Mexican dishes, seafood dishes and the traditional foods like burgers and chicken. Bring the kids, or stay awhile and explore their plentiful drink menu.

Fun for the whole family 

Captain Ron’s

Bar & Grill

Lake Road 5-50, Sunrise Beach, MO | 34 1/2 MM | Website

A trip to Captain Ron’s is sure to keep your entire family busy for a while! With a large variety of food to munch on, and a number of drinks to keep  your thirst quenched you won’t have to leave their manmade beach at the lake all day. With a volleyball court, a swing set, and other lakeside activities;  you are sure to get the most of your day.

Bear Bottom Resort

123 Bear Bottom Drive, Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079 | 38 MM | Website

This place is perfect for a day of fun with the family! Bring the kids and pay just $10.00 a person for a full day of going down the resorts water slides. When they take a break from swimming, be sure that you feed your crew a great meal at the restaurant. Their nachos are the best in the Ozarks, and a half order will feed at least 4 people.

 

Franky and Louie’s

Beachfront Bar & Grill

Highway 5, Lake Road 5-41 | 10 MM | Website

This place has everything you need for a great day at the lake. Bring the family for delicious food, and stay for the beachfront fun. Rent a boat and fill up the tank both at Frankie and Louie’s. Finish your day off with some ice cream from their ice cream shop. Kids are sure to love the fun, and the adults are guaranteed to enjoy the drinks.

Drinks 

Champagne Bottles

Big Dick’s

Halfway Inn

1038 Cup Tree Road, Gravois Mills, MO 65037 | 47 MM | Website

Come here when you could go for a drink. Along with their large assortment of drinks, Big Dick’s is the home of the minnow shot. They will put a minnow in your favorite shot (or the kids can put it in their soda) and then you can say that you’ve shot the minnow. Get a shirt that says just that in the gift shop, or just keep the satisfaction inside. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast here.

Bulldog’s Beach House

Bar & Grill

121 Teton Lane, Camdenton, MO 65020| 33 MM | Website

You’ll want to stop next time you go down to the lake thirsty for a drink. They have daily specials and “Bulldog” himself may be your bartender. Dog name inspired drinks will bring out your inner animal lover. Home of the stuffed burgers, you won’t go hungry here. Live music on the weekends brings a fun crowd, so make sure you put this place in your plans.


No matter if you are looking for a party, a place to go with your family, or even just a place to get drinks and relax at the Lake of the Ozarks; there are so many restaurants to choose from. Make sure to try them all and decide which one is your favorite. Happy eating!

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