It's fall at the Lake of the Ozarks and arguably the best time of the year here! It's time for peaceful, cool, sunny boat rides; time to watch the leaves change color while sipping on a pumpkin spice latte or apple cider. And there's even time to enjoy your favorite bars and restaurants on the water! While their fall and winter hours have changed, most of the prime spots are still opens on weekends. Here's your guide to best places to eat and drink all around the Lake this fall!
Backwater Jack's: Open into late December. Hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Bear Bottom Resort: Open through New Year's Eve. Hours: Thursday & Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
On the water’s edge at the 38MM, tucked into a cove at the edge of one of the Lake’s most picturesque bluffs, sprawls a family oasis like no other.
Beaver's at the Dam: Open most of winter, but days will change so call ahead. Current Hours: Tuesday - Sunday at 11 a.m.
Bee's Knees Beech House: Closed for the season.
Good food and drink in a quiet cove where boaters and neighbors can relax to outstanding music is what Bee’s Knees Beech House is all about. C…
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill: Last Day October 29. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
Bulldogs: Open into October, weather permitting. Hours: Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Noon.
Captain Ron's: Last Day November 12. Hours: Wednesday - Monday at 11 a.m.
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill: Last Day October 15. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 11 a.m.
Docknockers: End of October weather dependent. Hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 12 p.m.
Franky & Louie's: Last Day October 29. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
H. Toad's: Open Year Round. Hours: Seven days a week at 7 a.m.
Hurricane Dolly's: Open Year Round. Hours: Thursday - Monday at 11 a.m.
Jolly Rogers: Last Day October 21. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
Say what you will about pirates, they're always up for a party.
Lake House 13: Open Year Round. Hours: Monday & Thursday at 3 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 11 a.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Dustin Racen may be a 21st century businessman, but his Lake House 13 restaurant and bar is a (tasty) trip down Memory Lane.
Larry's on the Lake: Closing sometime in November depending on the weather. Hours: Open Seven days a week. Monday-Friday at Noon, Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
Lazy Gators: Closed for the Season
Nautifish Rum Bar: Closing after Halloween. Hours: Thursday & Friday 4:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.
Redhead Lakeside Grill: Open Year Round. Hours: Monday - Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at 10 a.m.
At Redhead Lakeside Grill, good food is in season all year long.
Paradise: Last Day October 22. Hours: Monday - Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday & Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Shady Gators: Last Day October 21. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.
Shorty Pants: Open into mid-November, weather permitting. Hours: Open seven days a week at 11 a.m.
Boaters at Lake of the Ozarks love cruising right up to a dock and stepping on land for lunch or dinner.
Sugarloaf Winery: Closing tentatively October 29. Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Fish & Co: Last Day October 15. Hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 11 a.m.