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The Blue Heron Restaurant

180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
+1 573-365-4646
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“fried lobster” (23 reviews)
“dover sole” (7 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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180 Blue Heron Hill Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7084
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything about The Blue Heron is top-notch - the atmosphere, the view, the service, the food! It's expensive but worth it (unlike other places at the lake that are expensive but NOT worth it). It is our favorite place to eat at the lake. The...More

Thank lehr2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Long wait and one of us went to the bathroom when they finally called our name. They would not seat us as we were not all there so moved us down the list for another hour wait. We were too stupid to leave. I agree...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been dining at the Blue Heron and it's once sister restaurant, the Potted Steer, for over 30 years. It is a destination that should not be missed. Outstanding wine list and varied menu selections make this a truly memorable dining experience. My favorite is...More

Thank donmacphersonjd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high dollar place so make sure you research the menu. My wife got the lobster which is always very good. I tried the well stacked steak and lobster which I thought would be a surf and turf. I was very disappointed with...More

Thank Kemper07
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Blue Heron being ranked #20 out of Lake of the Ozarks restaurants is an absolute joke. It is far and away the best (and perhaps only) fine dining option in the area. Consistently great food, beautiful view, and classy atmosphere. I have eaten here...More

1  Thank Mike_Sapphire
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 16 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.

1  Thank hellrayser
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 21 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....More

1  Thank glaserpa
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Beverly Z
30 December 2016|
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Response from glaserpa | Reviewed this property |
It has not been sold. He typically doesn't open until mid to late May. I ate there three times this summer and the food and service were, as always, terrific. We've been going there for 40 years and they never cease to... More
7 September 2016|
Response from onthelake914 | Reviewed this property |
still have the same great onion rings and the food is still excellent, you should give it another try!!
5 July 2016|
Response from Stickinup4u | Reviewed this property |
Known for the original batter fried lobster. Also serves filet mignon, scallops, Dover sole, a pork porterhouse pork chop, veal, shrimp scampi, fried chicken, Osso bucco among other dishes and in house made desserts and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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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