Top Restaurants At The Lake Of The Ozarks

When visiting the Lake of the Ozarks and looking for great food in a fun atmosphere, the Bagnell Dam Strip offers two of the finest All-American eateries in the entire state of Missouri.

1. Blondies Burger Bar

Known by locals as just "Blondie's", Blondies Burger Bar has the best burgers at the lake. All Blondie's burgers start out as 100% Angus Beef patties that have never been frozen and are served on their famous, fresh Brioche buns. You can top them with some of their 25 different topping, such as Bleu Cheese for a Black and Blue, or try the famous Blondie Burger. The Blondie Burger is served with two cheeses and their secret Blondie Butter – Delicious! – and what put Blondie's on the map!

If you want to spice things up a bit, try a Hot Blondie, served with Pepper jack cheese and hot sauce, or try a Smokin Hot Blonde, which is served with jalapenos. Wash it down with an always ice-cold beer! Blondie's decor is fun and eclectic, as is the atmosphere. Friendly and experienced staff will make sure your first visit isn't your last!

Centrally located midway between the upper strip and the Dam, Blondies Burger Bar is located at 1255 Bagnell Dam Blvd, and you can reach them at (573) 693-1255.

2. Alley Cats Pizza

Located across the street from Blondie's is Alley Cats Pizza at 1286 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Alley Cats Pizza is operated by a second-generation restaurateur. Made with only the freshest ingredients, house mixed-cheese blend, and pizza crust from the St. Louis famous Hill district – you know this pizza is as good as it gets.

Just ask the locals, and they will tell you Alley Cats is hands down the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. Alley Cats provides a great outdoor patio with a full-service tiki bar that offers plenty of people-watching along the strip while enjoying your favorite pizza. Always known as a place to come for a good time, Alley Cats will be open most nights until at least midnight.

Alley Cats Pizza and Blondies Burger Bar are both strategically located dead-center of the strip, so when there is a strip event such as the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals, Lake Ozark Bikefest, Lake Race, or the famous Hot Summer Nights (a drive-up car show held on the second Friday of every month during the summer) you won't find a better meal or seat than Alley Cats Pizza or Blondies Burger Bar.