From a peaceful lunch overlooking the Lake, to a midnight party down by the pool, Dog Days Bar and Grill can do it all. The long-time waterfront bar accommodates any Lake of the Ozarks visitor with delicious food, tasty drinks and nacho platters that can feed a half-dozen.
The air-conditioned upper dining room boasts a beautiful view of the Lake; outside seating sports a crystal-clear pool and a fully-stocked pool bar next to a stage with live music on the weekends. With tropical cabanas and pool-side service, Dog Days is a Lakeside paradise.
However, the pool, live music and gorgeous view of the Lake are just bonuses compared to the great food and drinks at Dog Days. Here are just a few of Lake Expo’s favorites!
With a tasty kick of spicy garlic cream sauce to offset the creamy cheese, the Baked Seafood Pasta is the Dog Days menu’s best-kept secret. With cavatappi pasta and thick cheese that will stretch on your fork a foot in the air, along with juicy shrimp, crab and scallops, the Baked Seafood Pasta is delicious and comes in generous portions that can fill you up at your hungriest.
For pescatarians craving fish with a kick, look no further than the Blackened Mahi Bowl. The mahi doesn’t have a fishy taste and the rice, sauteed peas, carrots, fresh mango and coconut sauce give a sweet juxtaposition to the spicy rub on the mahi.
The Baja Lobster Tacos are a delightful take on the classic taco. The fried lobster is amazingly tender and crispy, wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla, topped with juicy mango and scallions. The chipotle cream drizzled over the lobster gives a smoky flavor and the cabbage adds a great texture. The final product is light and uniquely delicious.
You’ll melt for the San Francisco Melt: it starts with their signature beef blend hamburger patty, standing a half-inch tall, drizzled with melted cheddar cheese served on grilled sourdough bread that’s lighter and crunchier than a regular hamburger bun. The toppings of 1000 Island dressing, thick cut bacon, fresh leaf lettuce, sweet tomato and onion all add a fresh, All-American flavor.
And the dish everyone raves about: the Cabo Shrimp Bowl is an innovation in customization. With thick, grilled shrimp on a bed of rice and quinoa blend, the Cabo Shrimp Bowl comes with pickled onions, jalapeño, sweet corn and fresh avocado, but unlike most bowls, each ingredient is separate so you can make the choice of what to pair with the shrimp. And there’s no way to go wrong with any of the options, each one is delicious!
The Pain In The Ass is by far one of the most popular drinks at Dog Days, and for good reason. A frozen mix of Rum Runner and Pina Colada, the Pain in the Ass has all the fruity flavor of two drinks in one!
Dog Days’ Bloody Mary is a tart, tomato mix with a pleasant vodka heat. With a blend of Nina’s Natural mix and ABSOLUT, the Bloody Mary is a balanced but complex drink with plenty of vegetable toppings.
With a sweet, citrus taste and a tantalizing, electric-blue color, order the Blue Moon Margarita for a sweet and sour treat with a hearty splash of tequila. With options for frozen or on-the-rocks, the Blue Moon Margarita is a fiesta in a glass.
BONUS: If you’re looking to keep your beach body, the Pink Lemonade off the Skinny Drinks menu is for you. With a mellow mix of ABSOLUT vodka, low calorie sweet and sour, cranberry juice and Sprite Zero, the Pink Lemonade offers a sweet combo for the calorie-conscious.
For more information about Dog Days, check out their website here: https://dogdays.ws/