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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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Leawood, Kansas
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We have been around the Lake of the Ozarks for years. We've seen a lot of restaurants come and go. J Bruner's is our favorite place to eat if we're in the mood for steak or seafood. This is a "local" place. The same people wait on you visit after visit. It's not fancy. Not a lot of ambiance. But... More 

2 Thank leawoodbeachguy
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We went here for the first time this past summer. We heard great things about their steak and it was to die for. The fried lobster was omg just amazing melt in your mouth delicious. It was pricey but so worth it. The waiter was great. We will be going back every time we visit the Ozarks.

Thank Kristyleann1984
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Rated highly in the area and by others in the restaurant who were dining while we were eating, J. Bruner was a big disappointment to us. Overpriced, too. I ordered French Onion Soup. The traditional little tureen of beefy onion soup came overlaid with a large piece of sandwich bread toasted with a minimum of cheese on top, not so... More 

Thank Cindy V
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

First visit. Great Steaks and sides. Good wine list. No atmosphere. Small pour cocktail - $10. Won't be back.

Thank Dennis K
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

J. Bruner's is a low-key local favorite and a hidden gem. Each time I go to Lake of the Ozarks i try to go to J. Bruner's because the food and service is so good. I have become very critical of prime rib in recent years to the point where I have stopped ordering it. That is not the case... More 

Thank William S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

J. Bruner's serves the best steak's at the lake they melt in your mouth. I've been there many times and it will always be my favorite at the lake.

1 Thank DeborahW-1
Upland, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We have been going to Bruner's for over 20 years and have always had a great steak dinner experience. However, this time I thought I would try something different so I ordered Farfalle Marinara. I was a little apprehensive since this quite different from the steaks that Bruner's is known for. Was I surprised how good this dish was, Italian... More 

1 Thank Brady42
Washington, Missouri
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Best piece of prime rib I have ever had! Service timely-no rush. Somewhat pricey, especially for that add on lobster tail which would have gone so nicely with the meat-oh well...

Thank john d
Wellington, Nevada
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We were a party of 4. Quaint place, good service by Stefan, and the food was great. We had shrimp cocktail, which were huge and livers for apps. Then had the prime rib. Everything was exactly the way it should taste. We were full and happy and will return.

Thank Pat B
Abbeville, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The food was superb, steaks and trout both perfectly prepared. Our server was excellent and the atmosphere was nice.

1 Thank GenieSummers

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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
USD 19 - USD 33
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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