Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Catfish Month! Celebrate Right Here at the Boot

August is National Catfish Month, as well as National Fishing Month. You can skip the work involved with fishing but still enjoy the delicious taste of fish by ordering one of the seafood dishes we have to offer on our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant menu. You will find salmon on our menu too, but since it's Catfish Month, that's the fish we'll be focusing on today. 



The Benefits of Eating Catfish
It is recommended that you eat seafood 2-3 times a week for a healthy diet. Catfish, in particular, is low in calories and a great way to boost your intake of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. 

Catfish is a complete protein, providing you with all of the amino acids your body needs in a day. That helps your body to build lean muscle mass and also improves the effectiveness of your immune function. This tasty fish can provide you with nearly half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B-12 too.    

Fun Catfish Facts
Now that you know a little bit about how healthy eating catfish can be, here are a few intriguing facts that you might be interested to know. 

  • Catfish are meat-eaters, dining on things like other fish, insects, worms, frogs, and newts. 
  • Wild catfish are bottom feeders, but farm-raised catfish are taught to eat feed pellets that float on top of the water.
  • Catfish can have over 100,000 taste buds located not just in their mouth, but all over their body!
  • The greatest concentration of their sensory organs is located on the cat-like whiskers known as barbels, and catfish can develop up to 4 pairs of these. 
  • Females lay eggs, but it's the male that takes care of the eggs and the young fish. 
  • "Noodling" is the act of placing your arm inside a catfish hole and catching the fish when it puts its mouth around your bare hand. (Would you ever try this?)
  • Some say monster-sized catfish live below Bagnell Dam. What do you think? 


Catfish at the Boot
You will find our first catfish dish on the Down Home Sandwich menu of our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant - the Catfish BLT. The catfish is prepared by coating it in our seasoned cornmeal before frying it to a golden brown perfection. It is served on a hoagie along with hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and savory chipotle mayo. It comes with your choice of one of our scrumptious homestyle side dishes. 

We also have a fantastic Catfish Dinner. This plate consists of two amazing southern-fried catfish fillets served with tartar sauce for dipping. It is accompanied by a big slice of Texas toast and your choice of one of our homestyle side dishes. 


Catfish is always a mouthwateringly good meal choice, especially the way we make it here at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant. Use National Catfish Month as the perfect excuse to head on into Wobbly Boots BBQ and order these incredible menu items. After August, simply come back because they taste so darn good! 



4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

10 of Our Most Popular Menu Items (How Many Have You Tried?)

Our extensive menu not only includes the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks but also many other delicious dishes to please any appetite. Today we've got a tasty look for you at 10 very popular dishes from the diverse menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. Get ready for your mouth to start watering! 



Wobbly Wings
Our JUMBO chicken wings have been bringing people to our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant since we originally opened the doors. The dry rub that we prepare them with is fantastic, and the slow-roasting process over hickory turns them into the most mouthwatering wings you've ever tasted. People love eating them plain, but we've also got some savory sauces to coat them in: BBQ, Original, Chipotle Buffalo, and Teriyaki, or you can order them Trashed (our smoked wings deep-fried before serving.) 



Ribs
You can't run a successful BBQ restaurant without having some amazing ribs on the menu like these! Our dry-rubbed Baby Back Ribs and Classic Pork Spare Ribs spend the perfect amount of time in the smoker. Then they're lightly grilled and basted in our delicious house recipe BBQ sauce. We offer a half rack option, but if you get the full rack, that could mean you'll have tasty leftovers later! (Although it's tough to quit eating once you get started!)



Pulled Pork Nachos
You might not expect to see Nachos on a BBQ menu, but it all makes sense once take a look at the mouthwatering toppings we put on our version. Tri-color tortilla chips are covered with spicy queso sauce and then topped with our own hickory-smoked pulled pork, baked beans, cheddar-jack cheese, tomatoes, and onions. That's a lot of deliciousness for just one plate, but don't worry if it sounds like too much, because we offer it in a half-order too.  



Burnt Ends
This delicacy starts out as Beef Brisket, but the small chunks from the ends of the beef are removed, double rubbed, double smoked, and coated in a delicious beer BBQ sauce. This extra special treatment turns them into the tender, flavorful pieces of beef that customers at the Boot can't seem to get enough of!


Turkey Avocado Wrap
The Turkey Avocado Wrap isn't the only wrap on our menu, but it's one that definitely gets ordered often around here. The main ingredient is our hickory-smoked 100% breast of turkey. We surround that with avocado, avocado mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar-jack cheese and wrap it all up inside a wheat tortilla. A flavor combination that is hard to resist! 



Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
This appetizer featuring a small sea creature offers BIG flavor! We take six large gulf shrimp and wrap each one individually in our hickory-smoked bacon. After that, the pairing is grilled to perfection before coming out of the kitchen for you to enjoy. 



Smoked Prime Rib
The taste of our Prime Rib Dinner makes it special, but the fact that you can only get it on Fridays and Saturdays after 5 pm makes it an extra-special weekend treat. You can order either a 10-oz, 14-oz, or 18-oz savory cut of Smoked Prime Rib with Texas Toast and your choice of 1 of our home-style side dishes. Instead of TGIF, it's more like TGIPR! 


Meatloaf
Our Smoked Meatloaf is not exactly like your mom used to make, but it's definitely every bit as good! Juicy ground beef is seasoned with veggies and spices, then we add our own Wobbly Boots BBQ twist by slow-roasting our handmade meatloaf instead of baking it. This mouthwatering dish is served open-faced with green beans, smashed potatoes, and beef gravy. Absolutely one of our best!



Reubens
Notice that this sandwich is listed as plural because we've got more than one way to cook up a Reuben at the Boot! In addition to the corned beef you're probably used to (although ours is, of course, house-smoked,) you can also choose to have it served with lean turkey breast or smoked sausage instead. The meat is joined by warm sauerkraut, 1,000 island dressing, and melted Swiss cheese, all grilled together on marbled rye bread. 



Baked Potato Soup
We offer a Soup of the Day which changes daily, but our menu also offers Baked Potato Soup every single day of the week because it's just so darn popular! This incredibly rich and creamy soup is full of big chunks of potatoes. That would taste great alone, but we also garnish it with cheddar-jack cheese, green onions, and crumbled bits of our hickory-smoked bacon. Irresistible!  



And that's just the beginning! You'll find a wide variety of delicious dishes on the menu at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks that are every bit as good as these. There's an excellent chance that even the finickiest of diners will find something on the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse menu to love. Come on in soon and let us help you discover your own top 10 list! 



4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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Monday, July 23, 2018

A New Great Bourbon Bar of America Named - Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

Bourbon and BBQ go together deliciously, which is why we take pride in having an excellent selection of bourbons for you to choose from at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Our efforts to provide the best bourbon at the Lake of the Ozarks was recently recognized by the Great Bourbon Team from GreatBourbon.com! We have a certificate to prove it plus many of the tastiest bourbons in America for you to try when you visit us. 



What Makes Bourbon Great
The experts at GreatBourbon.com make it their goal to celebrate the skill and dedication that goes into making a finely crafted bourbon whiskey. First and foremost, we'd like to share what they have to say about what makes a bourbon great; American Heritage, Versatility, and Drinkability. The following descriptions are from www.GreatBourbon.com.  

American Heritage
Bourbon making can be traced back to the late 18th century in our country's infancy and stands as a uniquely American spirit known for quality and craftsmanship. Because of particularly specific and high standards, bourbon tastes different than other whiskeys such as Scotch, Irish, Canadian, or Tennessee whiskey. Bourbon must be made in America and predominantly from corn. This makes bourbon unique among all other styles of whiskey. Furthermore, bourbon is never stored in used barrels. New oak barrels age bourbon slowly over time so it garners a deep amber color and rich flavors as it matures. No artificial color or additives are ever added. Remember, all bourbons are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are bourbons.

Versatility
The smooth yet complex flavor of bourbon makes it quite versatile for drinking many ways. The easily approachable taste can be enjoyed by connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Bourbon tastes magnificent straight up or on ice, but the depth of flavor makes for brilliant craft cocktails and classics, like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned.

Drinkability
Smoother and more approachable than other whiskeys, bourbon has inherent flavors of vanilla, oak, fruit, spice, and honey. This depth of flavor is subtle and complex, but not overpowering, making bourbon easy to enjoy.




Bourbon at the Boot
One of our favorite events to host here at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant and bar is the Bourbon Pairing Dinners. During these special evenings in the winter our creative chef comes up with a multi-course gourmet dinner and we pair a savory bourbon to go along with each. Keep an eye out for our next one, because it is a night both whiskey-lovers and food-lovers alike enjoy. 



As for the rest of the time, you can enjoy our amazing selection of quality bourbons 7 days a week with your lunch, dinner, or on their own. We are continuously adding to our impressive collection, so be sure to ask your server or bartender exactly what we've got in stock. These are a few of the fantastic bourbons you can expect to find at Wobbly Boots BBQ. 

Angel's Envy Cask Strength
Louisville, KY - 62.3%

Angel's Envy Port Finish
Louisville, KY - 43%

Baker's 7 Year
Clermont, KY - 53%

Basil Haden's
Clermont, KY - 40%

Blanton's
Frankfort, KY - 46%

Booker's
Clermont, KY - 62%

Breckenridge
Breckenridge, CO - 43%

Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY - 45%

Bulleit
Shelbyville, KY - 45%

Four Roses Single Barrel
Lawrenceburg, KY - 50%

Four Roses Small Batch
Lawrenceburg, KY - 45%

Hudson Baby
Gardiner, NY - 46%

Jim Beam
Clermont, KY - 40%

Jim Beam Black
Clermont, KY - 43%

Jim Beam Devil's Cut
Clermont, KY - 45%

Jim Beam Double Oak
Clermont, KY - 43%

Jim Beam Signature Craft
Clermont, KY - 43%

Knob Creek Single Barrel
Clermont, KY - 60%

Knob Creek Small Batch
Clermont, KY - 50%

Maker's 46
Loretto, KY - 47%

Maker's Mark
Loretto, KY - 45%

Old Forester
Louisville, KY - 43%

Old Forester 1870
Louisville, KY - 45%

Ozark Distillery
Osage Beach, MO - 46%

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Versailles, KY - 45.2%

Woodford Reserve
Versailles, KY - 45.2%

Wild Turkey 101
Lawrenceburg, KY - 50%

Wild Turkey American Honey
Lawrenceburg, KY - 35%


So if you happen to be a bourbon fan, or possibly would like to become one, you can choose from this long list of excellent bourbons at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. When you enjoy a glass alongside a plate full of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're in for a deliciously memorable dining experience! 



4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and check out our website 

Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Don't Miss AquaPalooza 2018 at Dog Days Bar & Grill

Most of the time this blog focuses on the best hickory-smoked BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. This week we're using the page to tell you all about an exciting event happening at our sister restaurant Dog Days Bar & Grill... AquaPalooza 2018! It's the biggest one-day boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have no problem sharing our great customers with them for it. (As long as you come back to see us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse again soon after!) 



THE DETAILS

Saturday, July 15, 2017
1:00-5:00 pm
19 MM by water
1232 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach by land

The Concert
The main focus of AquaPalooza at the Lake of the Ozarks is the unbelievable 4-band concert taking place from 1-5 pm. They set up a special stage facing the lake, and the entire cove is filled with boats tied up together and people floating in between them all, including right in front of the stage. There will be hundreds of boats and thousands of people in the lake, but don't worry about having enough room, because you can see and hear the concert from the restaurant too. 

This year's musical lineup includes:


Chad Bearden
The I-Berrys
Ryan Collins Band
Goddesses of Rock



The Food & Drinks
Dog Days is a part of the same Barrett Restaurant Group that Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is also a part of, so if you like the food we create, you're going to love theirs too. Their appetizer menu features the same Hickory-Smoked wings you've come to love at the Boot, but they've got a few different sauce choices for you to try while you're there. You can also enjoy Crab Legs, Gourmet Nachos, Beach Bowls, Burgers, Seafood, Steak, Salads, Specialty Sandwiches, and much more.

When it comes to drinks, they've got plenty of bars open to make sure that no one goes thirsty! You'll find them both inside and outside, with a swim-up bar at the pool and also the brand new Woof Top Patio bar area upstairs overlooking the pool and their fantastic lake view. On the menu are fantastic frozen cocktails, lots of delicious mixed drinks, and plenty of ice-cold beer in the can, bottle, and on draft.   



Save Room For BBQ!
After a long day of fun in the sun, head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant to wind down and get out of the heat. You're going to be hungry for a big filling dinner after a full day of partying! Of course, if you're too wiped out after the event, go home and get some rest and then join us on Sunday for our All-Day Sunday Happy Hour instead. (Or swing on by for both!) 


Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, BBQ, Lake of the Ozarks, Happy Hour

In addition to the mouthwatering food you're used to at Wobbly Boots BBQ, we'll also have great specials in store for you to enjoy during Happy Hour. Those include discount prices on our beer, well drinks, and wine, plus food specials on Pulled Pork Sliders, Shaved Prime Rib Sliders, and large orders of our incredible Pulled Pork Nachos. What a great way to end an exciting weekend! 


Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, BBQ, Lake of the Ozarks, Happy Hour

So there you go, an entire eventful (and delicious) weekend planned out. Party all day on Saturday, July 21 at Dog Days Bar & Grill during AquaPalooza 2018, then join us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse afterward, hang out with us, and tell us all about it! 
  


4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

You've Gotta Try the Mule Drinks at the Boot!

Our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant & bar knows how to perfectly smoke just about every type of meat over hickory, and we know how to make an amazing cocktail to go along with it too! In addition to the 21 different beers we have on tap at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach, plus the many ice cold bottles of beer we keep in the cooler, we also have a fully stocked bar capable of mixing up all kinds of delicious drinks. 



One of these drinks, in particular, is the Mule. It's more commonly known as a Moscow Mule, but we've taken liberties with the original ingredients to make up a few of our own different delicious variations, so "Mule" covers them all nicely. Have you heard of a Moscow Mule? If not, get ready to get thirsty! 

The Original Moscow Mule
Contrary to what the name might lead you to believe, the original "Moscow" Mule was created in the United States, not Russia. In 1939, Jon G. Martin of G. F. Heublien Brothers out of Hartford, Connecticut, bought Smirnoff Vodka. (Not just a bottle, but the company.) Little did he realize at the time that Americans were not yet terribly fond of vodka, so the product proved extremely hard to sell. 

Luckily, he knew Jack Morgan, the owner of a Los Angeles pub named Cock 'n' Bull. Morgan was having trouble selling his own house brand of ginger beer. The two men decided to help each other out and come up with a drink combining the two along with a squeeze of lemon (more commonly a lime today) and the classic Moscow Mule was born. Moscow is a nod at the correlation of vodka to Russia, and as for the Mule, well, we're not quite sure how they came up with that.  



Martin traveled the country introducing bartenders to this new delicious cocktail. He added a copper mug as a publicity stunt, and once bartenders agreed to sell the drink, he took 2 Polaroids of them holding the copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff. One photo would be left at the establishment for advertisement, while the other picture was taken to the next bar to show off the fact that their competitor was selling this popular new drink, so they should too! (Brilliant!) 

Mule Drinks at the Boot
We took the classic taste of a Moscow Mule and added a few different delicious twists! Each one of these contains Missouri-made Ginger Beer and is garnished with a lime and an orange for added freshness and flavor. The difference is in the different liquors we use listed below.  


Moscow Mule
360 Vodka

Zesty Mule
Absolut Citron or Mandarin

Johnny's Mule
Effen Apple

The Highball Mule
Basil Hayden Kentucky Bourbon

Mango Mule
Finlandia Mango Vodka

Mexican Orange Mule
Patron Sivler & Patron Citronage Orange

Cucumber Mule
Ketel Cucumber & Mint



Which of those flavors sounds good to you? Any one of them would pair wonderfully with the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, so you really can't make a wrong decision! The next time you make your way to Wobbly Boots BBQ, consider giving one of these delicious drinks a try. It could become your new favorite go-to cocktail! 



4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Why Do People Love BBQ So Much?

It was fairly easy for us to become one of the most popular restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks. Creating the award-winning BBQ recipes that we're known for took some work, but the simple fact that our main focus is BBQ gave us an edge. Nearly everyone across the country loves BBQ (especially if they've tasted our version here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach!) Why do you think that is? We have a few ideas.   



The Flavor
The art of BBQ requires patience because the best flavors come out when the cooking is done low and slow. Our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant chooses to smoke our meats. This process allows us to create the most tender, juicy, flavorful meats possible, always slow-smoking them over our favorite wood - hickory. 

First, we generously coat the meats with our secret-recipe rub, then it gets a carefully selected amount of time in the smoker. Here, rather than being cooked directly over the heat, it is instead cooked next to it. The reason we use hickory is that it lends a rich, full-bodied flavor to all of our meats. Once it's done, those meats get a dose of our house recipe BBQ sauce, and the result is a mouthwatering flavor that is irresistible!  



The Aroma
Once you walk into our dining room, and often-times the second you step out of your car in the parking lot, that amazing aroma of our meats slowly smoking over hickory hits you! It's a rare person that can keep their mouth from watering once that happens, which is quickly followed by the stomach rumbling, even if you weren't hungry the second before. (You sure are now!) Any food that can do that to your sense of smell is definitely one you want to treat your sense of taste with!   



The Choices
BBQ, especially the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks that we happen to serve at the Boot, is also a very versatile meal. There are all kinds of delicious dishes to choose from, and we put them together in a variety of ways so that even the "same old meat" you usually order can be enjoyed in a delicious and fascinating new way. We serve savory hickory-smoked meats on their own, but also as an additional ingredient in nearly every dish that we serve. These meats include (but are not limited to): 

  • Hand-Pulled Pork
  • Beef Brisket
  • Turkey Breast
  • Pit Ham
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Burnt Ends

Of course, we do realize that there are those rare individuals that do not enjoy the incredible taste of BBQ. (We don't understand it, but they do exist.) If you happen to be friends with one of these people, we still have lots of other delicious dishes on our menu that even they can enjoy, so everybody's happy! 



The Boot Makes It Easy
The very best part about eating BBQ at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is the fact that we take care of all of the cooking for you! Even the most skilled grillmaster will admit, it takes a lot of work to make the best BBQ, so when someone else can do it beautifully, it's a lot easier to let them! All you need to do is show up and enjoy, and we'll even clean up the plates for you when you're done! 



The next time you're in the mood for some mouthwateringly delicious, hickory-smoked BBQ, head on over to our BBQ restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to the great flavor, amazing aroma, and multitude of choices, we'll serve it with a smile in a family-friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. It tastes even better that way! 



4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-2277

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and check out our website 

Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


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