Chateau Grill at Chateau on the Lake
415 N. State Highway 265, Branson, 417-243-1777
It’s not just the elegant setting and stellar view that amaze customers. The wide range of cuisines and extensive wine list are just as rave-worthy. The hearty breakfast menu includes your choice of must-have egg omelets, French toast and filling pancakes, while the dinner menu features seared filet mignon, juicy bison New York strip steak and seafood. Arrive on Friday and Saturday nights for live music, which sets the perfect mood for dining while you watch the sun set over Table Rock Lake through the window.
White River Fish House at Branson Landing
5 Bass Pro Drive, Branson, 417-243-5100
From the floor to the ceiling, every surface in the dining area is decorated with fishing memorabilia. There are even boats mounted to the walls. The festive slice of Americana is just part of the appeal. The real draw is the menu with the popular fish and chips––flaky beer-battered cod and jalapeño corn bread. Here, you have the chance to literally dine on the lake because this scenic restaurant is actually a floating barge, where you can park your boat along the pier to walk into the restaurant.
Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock
150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, 417-335-2777
From the iron chandelier hanging from the ceiling to the wood floors, rich leathers, tapestries and artwork, Osage represents the spirit of Native Americans who once lived in the Ozark Mountains. Inspiring American cuisine and a stunning view of Table Rock Lake from the Top of the Rock leave you with an exceptional dining experience. Stick around and you can witness the restaurant’s nightly sunset ceremony to appreciate the magical beauty of the Ozarks.
5272 State Park Marina Road, Branson, 417-336-5341
American fare, barbecue and hand-dipped ice cream treats are just a sampling of what you can order from Boathouse BBQ. This outdoor dining retreat is situated on the lake and connected to the shore by a bridge. Grab a seat at one of the picnic tables, and enjoy the views. This outdoor dining setting is only open Memorial Day through Labor Day at the marina.
HK’s Restaurant & Bar at The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake of the Ozarks, 573-365-8509
Reserve a fancy night to try out modern American cuisine, high-quality steak, seafood specialties, pasta choices and cocktails. Inside the restaurant has a relaxing, elegant atmosphere, and outside is a breathtaking view of the Lake of the Ozarks, a cozy fire pit and the resort’s Japanese garden.
JB Hook’s Restaurant
2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake of the Ozarks, 573-365-3255
If your plans are to watch the sunset in a panoramic view and the boats on the main channel while enjoying steak and seafood, JB Hook’s is the place for you. With a shrimp and oyster bar, a variety of ocean and freshwater fish and hand-carved steak, the restaurant offers fine dining in a romantic setting. The sunset view over the water is second to none at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Ruthie D’s Dining and Spirits
4466 Horseshoe Bend Road, Lake of the Ozarks, 573-964-6448
This casual dining spot offers a variety of signature entrees including pasta, pork, seafood, fowl and hand-cut Angus steak. With the atmosphere of an elegant French manor house and an open-air dining area, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lake from a screened deck.