The Blue Heron Restaurant


The Blue Heron is the epitome of fine dining at Lake of the Ozarks. With 34 years in business, the restaurant has been delivering rich culinary experiences to discerning visitors for generations. From the menu to the wine list and ambiance, the experienced waitstaff will help deliver the high-end dinner you've been waiting for.

The owner of the Blue Heron, Joseph Boer, has has quite the journey leading to his opening of the restaurant. From his childhood in Holland, time in the Dutch Army, experience as a chef all over Europe, to his restaurant history in the US, it has all been leading up to the opening of the Blue Heron. A tradition of excellence and batter fried lobster tail seems to follow him everywhere.

The menu features specialties like Champagne poached lobster tail, veal, Osso Buco, lamb, and steaks. The wine menu has been given the Wine Spectator Award, so you know you'll be able to find a special bottle that suits your taste. Mr. Boer blends his own Cognac in barrels, and it's highly recommended you try it.

The Blue Heron does not accept reservations for small parties. Seating begins at 5:30 on Thursday and Friday, and 5:00 on Saturday. Dress is casual, and the patio offers more laid-back guests an amazing view of the Lake. There are two private dining rooms available for your next event like a small wedding reception, business meeting, or family reunion. The restaurant closes during the winter, so be sure to check their website to be sure they're open before you visit. With amazing service, food, drinks, and company, you won't be dissappointed with your experience at the Blue Heron!

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180 Blue Heron Hill Ln
Lake Ozark, Missouri
United States

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Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

(573) 365-4646

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Price Range

$$$$ - Ultra High-End


Joey J.


Ordered the double beef medallions. Tasted like they came off the buffet line at Golden Corral, and I would know since I had just been there the day before....

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Kat T.


The best meal ever. Steak is always cooked perfectly and is SO tender. Salad, onion rings, everything is perfect. The desserts are AMAZING. So sad they are...

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Eli W.


Ordered the center cut filet mignon and if I'm going to be honest it tasted like an old steak from longhorn. Also a good steak at longhorn cost around 15...

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