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The Blue Heron Restaurant

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180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
+1 573-365-4646
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lenexa, Kansas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I start? Watered down overpriced drinks, 1-2 hour wait times, cold food, and terrible service all wrapped into one dining experience! This place used to be one of the best places at the lake. Sorry to say, not any more!

Thank Max K
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view and isolated location is perfect for a romantic dinner. Onion ring appetizer just right. The Dover sole with Morel Mushroom cream sauce is succulent heaven . Fried lobster tail a treat no picking or pealing. Service is 5 star and you pay for what you get. Worth every Franklin

Thank Edward S
St. louis mo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a well established fine dining place at the Lake of the Ozarks. Definitely well worth the experience to try it out. The food is the best.

Thank hellrayser
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a restaurant for special occasions! The view on top of a mountain is beautiful, the decor is very French, the wait staff is always excellent, and the food is exquisite! Joe Berg runs a top-notch restaurant and has for many years.

Thank joycezeldin
Wildwood, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

You simply must go to the Heron for dinner. The views are amazing and the outdoor cocktail area is amazing. But the highlight is the food. The batter fried lobster tail is simply divine!!!! The house made salad dressing is amazing. And the owner, Mr. Joseph Boer, is such a lovely man who makes everyone feel like they have come... More 

Thank glaserpa
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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244 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Blue Heron is a mainstay at The Lake. I've dined there for many years and have not been disappointed with the food. Although it is considered "fine dining," most people dress like it's "casual dining" which affects the atmosphere as it is very loud. Lots of families which would also impact how people dress and talk (loudly). But it's... More 

Thank AClarke625
Jefferson City, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Thus was the last night for the dinner menu as the restaurant will be closing for the winter. Will reopen in the spring. Wonderful place to celebrate with the one you love or just spend a relaxing evening with friends. Higher end menu but worth the money. I always gave the batter fried lobster. Soooo good. My husband loves the... More 

Thank Judy S
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Been a full timer here at the lake since 2000, and have seen them come and go, been in the worst and the best, I've given this place multiple chances to prove themselves, and for the price of fine dinning, it's not even close. This place needs to close it's doors.

1 Thank mgoens
Easton, Maryland
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were here with family and had a wonderful evening. This almost "resort-like" setting sits high on the cliffs facing southwest and overlooking Lake Ozark in west central Missouri. It can accommodate a large number of guests with extensive seating inside and also outside around a large swimming pool. It was late in the season when we visited in mid-week... More 

Thank George W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went to Blue Heron for dinner with work colleagues while attending a conference at Tan-Tar-A. Good: The view The adult milkshakes (the Copperpenny is highly recommended as a dessert) Less Good The price The chicken (the rest of my party ordered some very attractively presented dishes - such as the sole - but when my chicken arrived it was just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-365-4646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?