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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Adidas Factory Store Aeropostale American Eagle Outfitters Ann Taylor Factory Store Auntie Anne's Pretzels Banana Republic Factory Store and many more...”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful place to sit back, enjoy the view of the lake, good food, live entertainment and pool & swim up bar. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Shady Gators is your one-stop for great food and a great time! We feature a premier event schedule that includes many nationally and regionally recognized bands, including a Grammy Award-winning band that plays regularly at Shady Gators. We also offer the premier ultra pool lounge in the Midwest with Lazy Gators. Enjoy the daybeds, cabanas, pool, and swim up bar, you’re sure to have an enjoyable time! We also showcase our ReHydrate and SKORCH pool parties at Lazy Gators. ReHydrate takes place every Sunday of a holiday weekend, and SKORCH is every Saturday throughout the Summer. Come have a good time, Chomp Chomp!”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“American classics, including lots of fish, in relaxed, upscale digs with windows open to the water.”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you have a boat, this is a can't miss spot! It's about a 15 minute ride from our cove. They have a great little beach for the kids. There is live music, cold drinks, and great "bar food".”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lake front fun with lots of eye candy to boot! Sand volleyball and a large sand beach make this a destination for lunch or dinner fun on the lake. We love the fish tacos here and to spend hours playing volleyball with a boat full of friends around sunset. A true lake destination, don't miss this place. About a 25 minute boat ride from Little Blue.”
  • 15 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“This is a great place to go for BBQ food. Very good smoked wings here, excellent decor inside, sometimes have a live band playing.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
“A great park with lots to do, including hiking, fishing, camping, and more!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I prefer it for a great lunch - awesome lake view; dinner is also great just a little more expensive.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Lake of the Ozarks’ Favorite Waterfront Bar & Grill We’re ready to whip up a few batches of our famous Fried Potato Salad to serve alongside your favorite Backwater Jack’s dishes. Enjoy all of the classics you love– Colossal Crab Rangoon, Grouper Fingers, Snow Crab Clusters, and more – plus some new surprises. This year one new menu item we are adding is a Black Bean Burger. Later this spring we will be bringing back the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks again out by the pool! Lake of the Ozarks’ Favorite Lakeside Pool The Backwater Jack’s pool is the most exciting place to hang out all summer long! You can relax poolside or even in the pool with a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar. Our pool is also home to the Lake’s unbelievable pool parties!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“FRESH OYSTERS & 28 TAP BEERS AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS Tucker’s Shuckers is Lake of the Ozarks’ newest restaurant featuring Oysters and Tap, Live Music and Sports. For the Ostraconophobiacs we have amazing burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks … but we’re really all about our oysters!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another great lakeside location with a Vegas style pool. Great food, drink and live music. Great place to look at high performance boats as well. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Great family atmosphere. We come at least once a year and always have a fun time!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great pizza (especially the calzone), plus tons of craft beers! They even have live music at peak times.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Premier Culinary Destination in the Lake of the Ozarks! At H. Toad’s we pride ourselves on providing an exquisite dining experience while keeping the atmosphere casually laid-back and welcoming. Dine indoors or out on the patio and enjoy scenic overviews of the Lake of the Ozarks.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great summer destination. It is like being at a Caribbean resort in the heart of the Ozarks ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Wonderful place to sit back, enjoy the view of the lake, good food, live entertainment and pool & swim up bar. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Shady Gators is your one-stop for great food and a great time! We feature a premier event schedule that includes many nationally and regionally recognized bands, including a Grammy Award-winning band that plays regularly at Shady Gators. We also offer the premier ultra pool lounge in the Midwest with Lazy Gators. Enjoy the daybeds, cabanas, pool, and swim up bar, you’re sure to have an enjoyable time! We also showcase our ReHydrate and SKORCH pool parties at Lazy Gators. ReHydrate takes place every Sunday of a holiday weekend, and SKORCH is every Saturday throughout the Summer. Come have a good time, Chomp Chomp!”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“American classics, including lots of fish, in relaxed, upscale digs with windows open to the water.”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you have a boat, this is a can't miss spot! It's about a 15 minute ride from our cove. They have a great little beach for the kids. There is live music, cold drinks, and great "bar food".”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lake front fun with lots of eye candy to boot! Sand volleyball and a large sand beach make this a destination for lunch or dinner fun on the lake. We love the fish tacos here and to spend hours playing volleyball with a boat full of friends around sunset. A true lake destination, don't miss this place. About a 25 minute boat ride from Little Blue.”
  • 15 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“This is a great place to go for BBQ food. Very good smoked wings here, excellent decor inside, sometimes have a live band playing.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“I prefer it for a great lunch - awesome lake view; dinner is also great just a little more expensive.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Lake of the Ozarks’ Favorite Waterfront Bar & Grill We’re ready to whip up a few batches of our famous Fried Potato Salad to serve alongside your favorite Backwater Jack’s dishes. Enjoy all of the classics you love– Colossal Crab Rangoon, Grouper Fingers, Snow Crab Clusters, and more – plus some new surprises. This year one new menu item we are adding is a Black Bean Burger. Later this spring we will be bringing back the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks again out by the pool! Lake of the Ozarks’ Favorite Lakeside Pool The Backwater Jack’s pool is the most exciting place to hang out all summer long! You can relax poolside or even in the pool with a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar. Our pool is also home to the Lake’s unbelievable pool parties!”
  • 22 locals recommend

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