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J. Bruner's Restaurant

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5166 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-3279 (Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road))
+1 573-348-2966
16:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp appetizer, 2 entrees, dessert, drinks and coffee drinks all very good. The service and atmosphere good also.

Thank Donna G
Kansas City, Missouri
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love coming here. The atmosphere is white table cloth and romantic. You don't have to wait long if you make reservations. The onion rings are amazing. The steak and seafood choices are very good. We've never had a bad meal here. Service is always really good.

Thank Andy B
Lehi, Utah, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You know how, when you're on vacation, and ask, "Where is a good place to eat?", this one, you can ask a local, AND or a vacationer. Went last night for Valentines, No overboard decorations, no pushing the 'red drinks' etc, Just well prepared food. As a cook, I'm picky, if I can make it at home, I do it,... More 

Thank Ursula R
Warrensburg, Missouri
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Yes, this restaurant needs a face lift. But putting that aside the reason to come here is the prime rib. Everybody has their own way of doing prime rib. Some cut it and then dip it in au jus to cook it to the desired temperature. Most slow roast it. But this place does it in a fashion where the... More 

Thank John E
Rocky Mount, Missouri
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here since my kids were babies. Now 2 of them are married. We have lived at the lake for over 30 years. We eat here at least 2 times a month or more. Their food is awesome! This evening we called at 8:04 and asked how long they would be open. They replied 8:30. We told them... More 

Thank Richard S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love the food but the lower level, where the bar is located, always smells musty. You have to walk through the lower level to get to the restaurant and it always appears old and outdated. The service is fantastic and they serve traditional steaks and seafood. I would highly recommend, but the decor needs a face lift.

Thank Angela G
Southern Illinois
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant was a little depressing as there was no outside light in the rooms we saw or were seated in. We sat by windows but were told we weren't allowed to open the blinds. No view except of the parking lot but would have been nice to have some daylight. Food was good as was the service.

Thank Erann
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding onion rings, as good as we remembered they were. Waitress was very attentive although not hovering. Meals were served hot wirh good presentation. Nice they take reservations.

Thank carollcole
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It's our tradition to eat here every Christmas day. The steaks are amazing. So are the liver and mushrooms. Even if you don't think you like liver, try it because it will change your mind. They have great salads that come out with a little caddy full of toppings and salad dressing. The house dressing is the BEST!!!!! They are... More 

Thank Bambi J
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167 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with several of our friends. A spectacular and beautiful place overlooking the river. We had perfect seats and outstanding service. The food was spectacular. They accept reservations. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank Stuart K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$33
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5166 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-3279
    (Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road))
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 573-348-2966
You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Reservations recommended--book online.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?