Lake of the Ozarks - Restaurants and Bars ON the water

Eating & Drinking on Lake of the Ozarks

Have you ever slung out the buoy and tied up at a restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner via a boat? Well, start up your engines because we are eating out today! I am going to take you on a boating journey through the Lake of the Ozarks’ top food and drink spots that you can get to from the boat or water vessel of choice.

I actually get quite frustrated because when you search for “restaurants on the lake“, as most of them are not located on the lake when googling... which is very annoying. Luckily for myself I know the lake pretty well considering I have been going since I was a little girl, but for those who are not so familiar may get quite confused.

Restaurant Rankings

Here are the 15 different spots that I have been to on the lake via the boat and I will give them my personal rankings based on the below criteria :

 

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N
  • MENU SIZE
  • MENU UNIQUENESS
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS (like me )
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • POOL - Y/N
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N
  • EASY BOAT PARKING
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N
  • OVERALL RANKING

Top Lake of the Ozarks Restaurants & Bars

Before I list these, let’s remember where the most popular areas are and that will be where most of these come from. I will go no further than mile marker 34.5 which is the classic Captain Ron’s, and I will go all the way back to mile maker 4, the one of a kind Docknockers and then back up the Gravios Arm! What are we waiting for? Let's get to eating & drinking!

These are NOT in any special order.. some of my favs are at the bottom! ( I tried to go in order of how you would boat to them--I got close! )

1. Coconuts at the lake - Rank 8/10

Let’s just start with I broke ( fractured ) my foot here this weekend… No, I am NOT kidding. I partied so hard until my bone cracked in half in my foot...I am being dramatic, but I did fracture it which is a crack I guess, right?. Enough about me--let's get to it! With a completely new kids pool added and some other renovations, Coconuts is one of my favorite places to visit. That’s if you wish to take the trip that far. Located way up the Gravois arm you wouldn't think this place gets busy, but it gets slammed. Here are my ratings :

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes !
    • While there are some crazy adult parties going on in the pool, there is a new mini kids waterpark and also some indoor eating in the ac for the kiddos. I do believe there is a small fee though for the parents and kids to enter the water park area..like $10 I think?
  • MENU SIZE - 7/10
    • Not huge, but has a good mix and variety of foods
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 7/10
    • They had a crab cake sandwich, and ceviche last time I was there so I would say that is pretty unique! My dad had the crab cake, and I had a small bite and thought it was amazing. It was in fact lump crap meat and not imitation--woo hoo.
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 7/10
    • A few options--not a whole bunch though. I was slightly sad when there was no ahi tuna there like I had last year, but it was okay as I substituted for the ceviche which I traded chips for a bed of lettuce to make a salad!
  • ATMOSPHERE 9/10
    • Killer location and everything is super clean
    • The one thing I will complain about, since this is a review.. is that if you are not down below, ruining your liver and you just not care then the music is SOOO loud. It's thumping, just to even walk by it to get to the inside dining.
  • POOL - Y/N - YES!
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Party Hardy 
    • I brought 7 girlfriends here this past weekend, and I had soo much fun I fractured my foot. Ha! ( funny, but it's not )
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
    • They even bring a nice bucket of water out for your doggos
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 10/10
    • Lots of dock space, lots of help and the water isn't too too rough
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - YES
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 8/10
    • Food is big for me, and their menu isn't that great

Coconuts at the Lake Menu

Check out Coconut's full menu here : https://www.coconutsatthelake.com/menu

2. Jolly Rogers Grub n' Grog - Rank 9/10

Ready for an all you can eat buffet breakfast 7 days a week? Or some raw bar delicacies during lunch ? This is YOUR PLACE! Jolly's makes the list for my top two all around favorite places to go because it checks all the boxes. It’s a MUST on the lake!

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes !
    • Especially at the breakfast buffet
  • MENU SIZE - 10/10
    • BIG menu, lots of variety
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 10/10
    • Between the unique rawbar and all the other drool worthy items their big menu has, this is by far one of the more unique on the water. Please do NOT leave here without trying the loaded seafood oysters.. They are the best I have had in my life, I am not kidding.. Take my word!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS : 10/10
    • TONS of options! Good salads, and when you have a raw bar there are always healthy options there
  • ATMOSPHERE 9/10
    • Who doesn't like pirates?! I love the casual, but super uniqueness of this place. I mean it has a boat, a literal boat as the bar in the center. All the nooks and crannies to sit make it a super fun atmosphere.
    • They do fail at music... they have a little stage, but during the day NO ONE IS THERE. And worse? There was NO MUSIC when we've been. Fail on that part.
  • POOL - Y/N - NO
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed..
    • But I have only been at breakfast and lunch, not in the dinner time so it may get a little more party, I am not sure.
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yup!
    • I have not brought mine here, but was told they are allowed
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 7/10
    • Umm… yeah, not the best! You either better know what you're doing or come when its not busy. There will be a LINE of boats outside in the lake waiting for parking during weekend brunches, and even lunches. I will say though, their dock crew is KILLING IT. The guys helping you really know their $hit, and get you all squared away
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes and No..
    • There are a few slips for bigger boats, so that is why its a yes and a no. And its just so tight back in this cove, so you just better know what your doing!
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10
    • Only a 9 and not a 10 because of boat parking, but still in my top 2 fav spots on the water

Jolly Rogers Grub n' Grob Menu

Check out Jolly full menu here : https://www.grubngrog.com/Menus

3. Docknockers - Rank 6/10

The place I remember most as a kid.. The one and only Docknockers! It really is the one and only as it’s very very one of a kind. Come hungry, because you will want to indulge in the yummy and greasy buckets of all the fried seafoods they have to offer!

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes
    • It's family friendly but is a little “dirty” compared to some of the newer places--It's a Dive Bar! I like it though asit has a lot of character.
  • MENU SIZE - 8/10 
    • Good size menu, lots of seafood so you better like that or your choices will be more slim
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 7/10
    • Nothing crazy unique, but one of the few places with crab legs on the lake! There are more that do have these, but it's a whole peel and eat, make a mess, no ones cares kinda feel
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS : 7/10
    • Not a ton of health options, but you can get a couple grilled fishes and If I remember right they may have peel and eat shrimp. Lots of fried stuff though!
  • ATMOSPHERE 8/10
    • I personally like the “rough” kind of worn out places sometimes. I think it has a ton of character and there is a lot of fun going on with the decor
  • POOL - Y/N - NO
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed..
    • I mean they have a band, but it’s not like a college kid raging place
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - ??
    • I actually am not 100%, but I do think I have seen dogs there
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - 4/10
    • Not very good.. Can get rough, and docks are old ( at least the last time I went they were ). I don't think people even dock here..
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - No..
    • At least not from what I remember, since the help is not there and its not in the best area off the channel. Gets rough
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 6/10
    • Ranked LOW, because of docking.. honestly not worth to get to be boat

Docknockers Menu

Check out Dockknocker's full menu here : https://www.allmenus.com/mo/lake-ozark/157767-docknockers/menu/

4. Shady Gators - Rank 7/10

I think after my experience this past weekend I am taking a break from this place.. Too much fun is all I am saying--the rest can be left to your imagination..

  • KID FRIENDLY - Daytime yes, nighttime no.
    • There is also a $10 cover to get in later at night as well
  • MENU SIZE - 7/10
    • Decent size menu, I think before COVID it was bigger though if I remember correctly
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 7/10
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 7/10
    • Couple salads and a few other meats / seafood options
  • ATMOSPHERE - 7/10 for daytime & 8/10 for Nightlife
    • There was a shooting here this summer--2021-- but apparently it was two guys who knew each other. Not okaying it, but it wasn't a random shooting at strangers.
  • POOL - Y/N - NO
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - party party partyyy
    • Bikini contest at night... my very drinky self decided this would be hilarious to enter, so yes I did… ha! Life is short?  
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - YES! 
    • We did bring one of our pups here and he chilled out with a water cup they gave him
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 6/10
    • They need new dock help, the girl who helped us... bless her heart, but was a epic disaster
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes and No..
    • You can park big boats here, but do I recommend it? Not really
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 7/10
    • Its more of a nighttime place I think then a place you should go eat lunch, but we have eaten lunch and dinner and it's not bad! Just not my #1

Shady Gators Menu

Check out Shady Gator's full menu here : http://shadygators.com/menus/

5. H. Toad aka Horny Toad - Rank 7/10 ?..

Feeling a little fancier but on the water? Thats how I feel about H TOAD! No, it's not a fine dining steak house, but it is a cleaner and newer vibe with a little more class. You can order your steak and seafood dinner, or the burger, fries and pizza!

Also, I put a "?" because it's been awhile since I have visited and I may just not had the best experience. So I will be giving it another try this year!

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes
    • But honestly the few times I have been to dinner I have not see a ton of kids--mainly adults
  • MENU SIZE - 7/10
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 8/10
    • Nothing really insane, but does differ with some nicer items from many of the bars on the lake
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 8/10
    • I had the baked salmon which was very good last time! A few other good healthy alternatives 
  • ATMOSPHERE - 7/10 inside & 8/10 on the deck!
    • For on the lake, I am not a huge fan its not exactly my style BUT, I do love how you can sit out on their nice deck, or they have a really nice bar area inside as well. It has a pretty decent view when sitting outside!
  • POOL - Y/N - No
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - BOTH
    • More relaxed in the main level dining and then party downstairs and outside when there is a band!  
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - No..?
    • No, at least not at night which is when I have been everytime
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 8/10
    • I honestly have not parked here with a boat, but from looking at it its a little further into the cove and I do see nice boats parking which says something
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 7/10
    • I haven't been a ton of times, and it's been two years since I have so I cant judge it too much. Maybe if I would go again soon I can rank it higher, but that is just how my last impressions were! Worth a try though, its nice to mix it up.

Horny Toad's Menu

Check out H. Toad's full menu here : https://www.htoads.com/dining/dinner/

6. Backwater Jacks - 9/10

A lake of the ozark CLASSIC! I just went here for dinner this past weekend with some girls and we hung out all night with the band just blowing out our eardrums... killer time! I typically go for dinner and/or drinks at least once a year during my ozark weekends.

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes
    • The dinner area upstairs is 100% great for kids to come and eat. It gets a little wilder at night and down by the pool though
  • MENU SIZE - 10/10 - BIG TIME
    • Possibly the largest if not one of the largest on the lake
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 7/10
    • A lot of basic popular items, but I did find the crab rangoon which may sound “basic” but was AMAZING! Ugh, honestly so good.. 100% recommend trying those!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 8/10
    • Peel and eat shrimp and salads on the menu with a few other good options
  • ATMOSPHERE - 8/10
    • Nothing insane, but I do really like the two levels of eating upstairs either inside or out, and then another two bars downstairs! They also have a dance floor with weekend bands
  • POOL - Y/N - YES
    • Crazy adult pool
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed inside during lunch, PARTY by the pool all day, and PARTY at night!  
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N
    • No… I do not think so. I have been here many many times, and I do not think there are dogs, but I honestly haven't started to pay attention until we got dogs this year.. ha!
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 9/10
    • It is nice and far back in the cove, and has pretty good help on the dock
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes..
    • They can hold some BIG boats!
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10
    • It checks off all the boxes really.. Kids are allowed, have a big ass menu, good boat parking, pool + great nightlife!

Backwater Jack's Menu

Check out Backwater Jacks full menu here : http://backwaterjacks.com/restaurant-menu/

7.Dog Days - 7/10

Who let the dogs out! I do not go here much but I have been a few times. It's right on the main channel so you can't miss it! My ranking will not have a lot, since I have only been twice and it's been like 2 years... but this is what my thoughts were...

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes
    • Kids are allowed in a pool here as well, unlike some places that have adult only pools
  • MENU SIZE - 8/10  
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 8/10
    • It’s been a minute since I have eaten here, but I was never a huge fan of the menu. It's burgers, wraps, chicken, and a few other specialties, but nothing out of this world unique. I give it an 8 vs a 10 though because they do have some good taco options, and crab legs!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 9/10
    • Peel and eat shrimp, salads, crab legs and tuna poke!
  • ATMOSPHERE - 6/10 inside & 7/10 outside
    • I honestly do not like the atmosphere. Outside isn't bad, I could enjoy being in some areas outside since it is on the main channel and you can see the boats go by...that is always nice, but I just think inside is kind of terrible and needs a fun update. I am someone who goes to eat for atmosphere a lot, and probably a main reason I do not go here often.
  • POOL - Y/N - YES
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed
    • At least during the day, I personally have never been at night
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N
    • Seriously? You're going to ask? I won't even tell you the answer.. If you can't guess this, get off the lake!
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 7/10
    • It is right on the main channel aka sucks to suck
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 7/10
    • Just not my vibe with the atmosphere.. Otherwise I would probably rank it higher!

Dog Days Menu

Check out Dog Days full menu here : https://dogdays.ws/menu/

8. Shorty Pants - 9/10

In my top THREE places at the lake! Some of you usual ozark fanatics may be like what? What is Shorty pants? Or, who goes to Shorty pants? If you have not been, and you love to eat you are MISSING OUT! The FOOD & DRINKS are 100%.

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yes, yes, yes
  • MENU SIZE - 10/10
    • So many choices.. I want it all!
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 8/10
    • Huge menu, there is a lot of cajun though but there is some non cajun for those of you spice haters! Make sure to order WINGS.. but, order them SMOKED with NO sauce! We got three rounds of them last time... a new Ozark fav of ours.
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 10/10
    • They have ahi tuna, must I say more? No but really, I act like I like the place because I just like the place, but it all honestly it has the most health conscious yummy options for me
  • ATMOSPHERE 8/10
    • It’s nice outside on the edge of the water, nothing crazy cool or overly exciting just very chill and casual.. I prefer a bit more "color" in an atmostphere
  • POOL - Y/N - NO
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
    • Oh yes! This is where my dog Koda got loose on the dock, ran up to the bar, and then two big mastiffs were sitting there awaiting him.. Quite terrifying but we all came out alive ... ha!
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 8/10
    • Back in a cove and they do have dock help, but I am giving it an 8 only because the last time I was there, the dock girl goes “you're all good, have a great day!” which is supposed to mean "okay you're clear"... NOPE! We took a chunk out of the fiberglass on the back end of the boat as she then yelled.. “ oh shit, you're gonna hit!”
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
    • We fit a 44' Cruiser there
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10
    • 9 vs a 10 only because its a cool place, but not my #1 atmosphere--still relaxing though. Food wise though, the BOMB!

Shorty Pants Menu

Check out Shorty Pants full menu here : https://shortypantslounge.com/menu/

9. Redhead Lakeside Grill - 8/10

A hop and a skip away-- or a “no wake zone” cruise away I guess you could say-- from Shorty Pants in the same cove but another arm is Redhead! 100% different vibe than Shorty Pants, but still a top favorite.

  • KID FRIENDLY - Yup!
    • The main pool is kid friendly, the one up above is not...it's WILD
  • MENU SIZE -8/10
  • MENU UNIQUENESS 8/10
    • They have a few fun apps such as the crab claw, caribbean quesadilla, and then on their Redhead Fare menu the Snapper and Anguilla noodles!  
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 7/10
    • Salads is really about it and then the craw claws & snapper 
  • ATMOSPHERE 9/10
    • Super clean and new! Music is pumping, it’s a lively crowd, and they really did design and decorate it up very nicely. Either sit inside below or up top, or on the deck overlooking the water
  • POOL - Y/N - YES.. 2!
    • Originally when they opened it was one pool, and not quite as big as some of these other places that later added pools. But within the past couple years they added a new ADULT ONLY pool. The main pool when you first get in is 100% kid friendly, but still a bit of a party but the top pool--Hide Tide-- I hear is a rager. I personally have not went, but have been told it’s CRAZY!
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Both  
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - No
  • EASY BOAT PARKING 9/10
    • Yes, pretty easy back far in a cove... but, there was no dock help last time we went and that was on a friday night? What? Weird!
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 8/10
    • For sure a place you need to see and go, it is neat. I only rank it a 8/10 vs higher because it is VERY busy, and I wish they had a few more health foods for me! And, was a tiny bit upset about the no parking help before... I don't think that's normal there though!

Redhead Lakeside Grill Menu

Check out Redhead Lakeside Grill full menu here : http://redheadlakesidegrill.businesscatalyst.com/menu.html

10. Paradise - 9/10

I have only been here once, but I LOVED IT! You can't really miss it as it is right on the main channel and also one of the most--if not the most--colorful places to eat on the lake. If you are ready for a fun tropical vibe with a killer menu then this is the place for you.

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
    • I have not been at night though, not too sure of the "vibe" going but 100% great place to take the kids for lunch!
  • MENU SIZE - 8/10
  • MENU UNIQUENESS -
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS :
  • ATMOSPHERE : 10/10
    • Super cool! If you like to go eat for atmosphere, this is a neat place. I love looking out at the boats on the main channel while chilling in the colorful multiple level complex. Love love love
  • POOL - Y/N - No
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed ( daytime )
    • No idea at night... I have only been around lunch to eat and it was chill as could be
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - no, no, HELL NO
    • Being on the main channel its ROUGH to park.. I think this is where my dad and brother chipped the side of his boat.. not good!
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes, but don't do it
    • **read above, same reason not to go park your big nice boat there
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10
    • Only NOT getting a 10 because of the bad boat parking

Paradise Menu

Check out the Paradise full menu here : https://www.paradiseatthelake.com/menus

11. Franky and Louie’s - 7/10

A Key West vibe in the Midwest they call it. So, if you know me you know Key West is my #1 spot in America, my ultimate fav U.S. destination. So why would I rate this 7/10? Only for a few reasons that may not be important to others but here they are.. Its so far back in a cove, its kind of hard to get around and park, and then also it's just packed.. and with children... and I don't have kids so prefer not to show up at what feels like a kids park on busy days!

KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes, Yes, and Yes

    • All about the kids here! They have a beach and it's always filled with children
  • MENU SIZE - 8/10
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 8/10
    • A few fun things are upon the colorful menu, but also quite a few classics for the most part. I see this though because it is such a family friendly place, and kids like to keep it simple!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 7/10
    • Like maybe 4 options? Not the best for the low calorie or clean eating diet
  • ATMOSPHERE - 8/10
    • Okay so LOVE LOVE LOVE all the colors and everything going on. It's Key West style, who doesn't love that? But, it's crowded and crammed back into this little cove usually and hard to get around everyone
    • Also there is a camp ground or like RV park type thing
  • POOL - Y/N - No, but has the beach!
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed but like kid friendly party?
    • Still got the loud music playing, a fun outside bar with adults only usually but then there is children running around. I would say kind of both!
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - ? 
    • Ugh I should know this... I have been many times. I think no, only because the beach and stuff but I could be wrong...
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - NO
    • Too far back in a cove, and if it ends up being full, its a bit%h to get back out with a big enough boat
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes, but crowded
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 7/10
    • Only ranking it a 7 vs an 8/9 because of the health part of the menu, the kids overtaking it, and also being hard to park. Otherwise, KILLER VIBE

Franky & Louie's Menu

Check out the Franky & Louie's full menu here : http://frankyandlouies.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FrankieLouies_051321.pdf

12. Captain Ron's 9/10

The treasure hunt it over.. we have found the ultimate Ozark gold... Captain Ron's awaits you! Throw on your pirate hat and let's get the party started... and yes, you read that right.. 10 out of 10! I just went there for the first time over the 4th of July this year and I was OBSESSED. From the moment we pulled up and and saw the AMAZING & fun atmosphere this place had I fell in love. It only got better the closer I got and then one seeing & tasting their menu I was like "This is my favorite place, hands down." If you have not gone, I 100% recommend! The ONLY downfall I could see was that its further down the lake from the popular area... but who doesn't love a good long cruise everyone in awhile?

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - Heck yes!
    • They have a beach which was filled with the kiddos the last time I went
  • MENU SIZE - 9/10
    • I was in love when I saw the size of their menu! I am a more the merrier when it comes to menu size... I LIKE MY OPTIONS!
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 8/10
    • Forsure some fun items. We got the Davey Jones Pizza... very yummy!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 7/10
    • Only really the shrimp cocktail and some salads would be what I get if looking to watch my calories
  • ATMOSPHERE - 10/10 !
    • Ugh the BEST part about this place. I am OBSESSED with their atmosphere! Inside and out, this place did an amazing job. Love it ALL.
  • POOL - Y/N - No
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Both
    • Relaxed in certain areas, and party by the outside bar ( at least when I was there )
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - no
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - Yes
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10 !
    • Okay the only thing is to eat I don't have a ton of options when I am being healthy... which is like always, and my pup can't tag along if needed so those are the ONLY two reasons its not a 10/10. This is in my top 3 favorite places on the lake though. So PLEASE take a visit!

Captain Ron's Menu

Check out the Captain Ron's full menu here : http://captainronsatthelake.com/captain-rons-menu/#menu

13. Tap and Grill - Lakeside Brew Haus - 7/10?

Before you judge my ranking if you have been here.. I was only here ONCE and I barely made it into the property because we got seated right in the front. So, I will rate off of my personal experience. However, if my mom ( 50 years old ) was to rate this, it is her #1 spot and she would rank it a 10/10!

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes, but..
    • It's more of an older adult crowd.. I would say more like the 35/40+ crowed, at least from what my mom has told me !
  • MENU SIZE - 7/10
    • Not very big for lunch, but they do add a few more specialties at dinner
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 9/10
    • For the lake this place is pretty unique compared to most bar / restaurants on the water
    • They have more fine dining and fancy foods, but still with a casual twist to the menu
    • I loved the food we got! I had the ahi salad, and we split onion rings and pretzel and cheese.. YUM!
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 10/10
    • They do a FANTASTIC job at having a very "clean" foods menu! Lots of high quality seafood
  • ATMOSPHERE - 7/10
    • Super nice place so yes, it could have a higher rating for that but personally it's not my lake vibe feel, and It could just use a little "something something" to it
  • POOL - Y/N - Yes
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Relaxed
    • Don't get me wrong, the pool seems to be popping, but again it's a bit of an older more laid back crowd so nothing insane like coconuts--at least thats my opinion
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - Yes
    • They have nice wave breakers so it is not wavy!
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 7/10...
    • I may rank higher down the line when going again, but I just did not get to walk around everywhere or by the pool to fully experience it all!

Tap and Grill Menu

Check out the Tap & Grill full menu here : https://www.tapandgrillatthelake.com/about

14. 1932 Reserve
9/10 for "upscale" -- Not casual lake vibe

Ladies, slip on your summertime dress and men button up that warm weather shirt and get ready for some finer dining on the lake. You do not HAVE to dress up, but it is a more "classy" place vs the others I have mentioned above. It's a very special and unique establishment because there is not really any other fine dining places to go for dinner on the lake. Yes, there are many off of the lake that over look the lake, but not ones you can get to via the boat. I had a good experience the 2 times I went--other than them throwing a fit with sitting us, that was a mess-- so I do recommend this for a evening out!

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - kinda sorta?
    • Kids are allowed, but you won't see too many Youngers in here
  • MENU SIZE - 6/10
    • Not big! big is not always better though, but just being honest its not huge ( very common with more expensive restaurants )
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 10/10 for on the lake!
    • You will not find these foods anywhere else on the lake so I am giving this place the ultimate 10/10 for being extra unique
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 8/10
    • not huge menu, but for the size of the menu they have a nice variety of lower calorie / healthier foods
  • ATMOSPHERE - 10/10 *for a "nice" place - not rating that for a lake style bar
    • Super neat inside and out... unlike any other place on the lake, and honestly just neat steak and seafood place in general. LOVE it. I have not got to sit outside, but I would like too in the future.
  • POOL - Y/N - no
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - relaxed
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - no
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - yes
    • Right across the cove from backwater jacks!
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N
    • Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 9/10 for the style of place it is
    • Again, if your going for your typical lake bar and food establishment this is not your casual place to hit up for the party. But, I rank it high because of its uniqueness and it is pretty awesome to actually have a steak and seafood house spot on the water.

1932 Reserve Menu

Check out the 1932 Reserve's full menu here : https://1932reserve.com/reserve.htm

15. The Fish and Co - 6/10

Another "one time visit" to this shack for me over this year 4th of July. It sits back in a really popular cove we like to hangout in, and decided to give it a go one evening. It's a colorful dive bar type of feel if you ask my opinion which is typically my family's type of gig! Some things great, some things not so fantastic but I would like to give it another go for a second chance one of these days.

  • KID FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
  • MENU SIZE - 8/10
  • MENU UNIQUENESS - 7/10
  • MENU FOR HEALTH FANATICS - 9/10
    • Crab legs, peel n' eat, shrimp skewers, multiple salads and grilled wraps!
  • ATMOSPHERE - 7/10
    • Okay so I LOVE the look of the place, it's my kind of lakeside bar and grill BUT I am rating this bad, because it smells like sewer.... At least when we went, we ended up moving around front because we got seated on the side and none of us could handle it. So that is my reason for the 7.
  • POOL - Y/N - No
  • RELAXED AND/OR PARTY - Kind of both?
    • I have only been once, but it was closer to dinner so a band was going and people were dancing and having a good ol' time! But we sat up more on the deck, which was a little calmer, and where the kids were as well
  • DOG FRIENDLY - Y/N - Yes
  • EASY BOAT PARKING - Yes
  • BOAT PARKING FOR LARGE BOATS - Y/N - Yes
  • ALL AROUND RANK - 6/10
    • I like the look of the place and if it didn't smell like garbage I would rank that part higher. I didn't think the menu was bad, nothing crazy special though. Overall a decent experience, but not a place I am dying to go back too.

The Fish and Co Menu

Check out the Fish and Co's]full menu here : http://box2346.temp.domains/~thefisn8/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/V6_FishCo_18x12-3.pdf

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