Missouri September 01, 2015
These 16 Restaurants in Missouri Have Jaw-Dropping Views While You Eat
With so much natural beauty along with big city lights and architecture, there are so many places you can eat with amazing views. Whether the quiet reserved beauty of a vineyard or lake, or the rooftop views in the city, these places won’t disappoint!
These are in no particular order and I’m absolutely positive there are more not listed. Let’s just consider this part one, shall we?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Baxter’s Lakeside Grille, Lake Ozark
Located at 2124 Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark, Baxter’s features classic American upscale food with an amazing view of Lake of the Ozarks. Reservations are suggested, especially if you want to time your meal just right and get a sunset view. For more information, visit their website at
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille
2. The American Restaurant, Kansas City
Located on Grand Avenue between Pershing and 27th Street, The American is a fine dining restaurant with not only amazing views of Kansas City, but also beautiful architecture and ambience inside. The restaurant has been awarded Four Stars from Forbes as well as AAA’s Four Diamond rating. Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling the restaurant or visiting their website at
The American Restaurant
3. Osage Restaurant
Osage Restaurant serves American cuisine in a beautiful dining room featuring rugged wood beams and iron chandeliers.
4. Buffalo Bar
Buffalo Bar is on the lower level of Osage Restaurant and features a cozy atmosphere and outdoor patio with amazing views.
5. Arnie's Barn
Arnie’s Barn, named for golfer Arnold Palmer offers views of the golf course, Mexican cuisine and golf memorabilia.
Also at Top of the Rock, Big Cedar Lodge hosts The Worman House, Devil’s Pool Restaurant, the Buzzard Bar, and Truman Coffee & Café.
6. Canterbury Hill, Holts Summit
Located at 1707 S Summit Drive in Holts Summit, “The Hill” not only offers amazing views and great wine, but also live entertainment and several special events. Find out more at their website,
Canterbury Hill Winery & Restaurant
7. 360 St. Louis
Located at the Hilton on the Ballpark at One South Broadway, 360 offers amazing views of the ballpark and serves unique American and small plate fare as well as an amazing wine, beer and cocktail selection. For menu, hours and more information visit their website at
360 St. Louis
8. Kemoll’s, St. Louis
Serving classic Italian fare and located at 211 N. Broadway on top of the Metropolitan Building in St. Louis, Kemoll’s also has an extensive wine list. You can make reservations and find out more at their
. They also have several rooms available for larger groups up to 400 people.
9. Gram & Dun, Kansas City
A casual meets fine-dining restaurant located at 600 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Gram & Dun serves a large variety of food and beverages, including a new bar menu introduced July 14th of this year. You can make reservations and find out more information at
Gram & Dun
10. The Boathouse Forest Park, St. Louis
Located in the heart of Forest Park in St. Louis at 6101 Government Drive, this casual dining restaurant and bar is also a boat rental facility. For hours and more information visit
Boathouse Forest Park
11. The Chateau Grille at Chateau on the Lake
Located at the The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center, 415 State Highway 265 in Branson, the Chateau Grille offers gourmet food with a spectacular view of Table Rock Lake. Visit their website for more information at
Chateau on the Lake Grille
12. The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge, Kimberling City
The Rocks is a casual dining restaurant and bar you can even drive your boat up to and park in one of their slips. They feature a great view of Table Rock Lake, as well as live music events. They are located at 12051 State Highway 13 in Kimberling City, and you can find out more on their website at
The Rocks Grill
13. Shorty Pants Lounge, Osage Beach
A Cajun themed restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Shorty Pants also features live music, an outdoor Tiki Bar, and a great gas dock for boaters. Located at 1680 Autumn Lane. You can visit
Shorty Pants Lounge
for more information.
14. Top of the Rock Restaurants, Branson
Top of the Rock in Branson offers great views from anywhere, and several restaurants in which you can enjoy them. You can find out more about any of these restaurants at
Top of the Rock
15. Savannah’s Grille Restaurant, Lake Ozark
Using fresh seasonal ingredients, this affordable family restaurant with great lake views has an ever-changing menu. Visit
Savannah Grille Restaurant
for reservations and current menu information.
16. Der Essen Platz, Camdenton
This German American restaurant located at 8 Bridal Cave road in Camdenton also features German, French, European and Craft Beers, as well as hummingbirds to watch (in season). Find out more at their website at
Der Essen Platz
Have you been to any of these restaurants? Did I leave out your favorite? Please feel free to comment below.