Thursday, August 6, 2020

Prime Rib Fans - Have It Hickory-Smoked at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

Prime Rib is an incredibly delicious meat and that's why we use it on many of the fantastic sandwiches served daily at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant. Of course, if you prefer it served as a succulent, mouthwatering, hickory-smoked steak dinner, we do that too! 

Of course, this particular meal is so very special, you can only get it on the weekends at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. (You were planning on joining us for the weekend anyway, though, weren't you?) 



Why is Prime Rib So Delicious? 
Prime rib is one of the most savory, juicy, and flavorful cuts of meat you can get from a cow. This particular cut of beef is sometimes referred to as a standing rib roast, and it's the finest cut of beef you will find. 

It is cut from the primal rib, one of the eight primal cuts of beef. The amount of marbling found on prime rib makes a big difference in the quality. The more fat that is woven throughout a particular cut, the more tender and juicy the final product will taste.

Prime Rib Dinner at the Boot
The hickory-smoked prime rib dinner at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant is a special dish that we reserve for a weekend treat every Friday and Saturday night after 5:00 pm. We take extra care in preparing this hearty meal especially for you every weekend. (Of course, if you get a craving for steak any other day of the week, the Boots' Hand-Cut RibEye is sure to hit the spot too.) 

Each serving of prime rib is hand-cut, perfectly seasoned, and slow-smoked to perfection. It's available as either a 10-oz. 14-oz. or 18-oz. cut and is served with a great big slice of Texas toast and your choice of one of our amazing homestyle side dishes.



More Prime Rib - 7 Days a Week
Although our Prime Rib Dinners are reserved for the weekend, we offer an excellent variety of menu items at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks that feature shaved prime rib as one of the main ingredients. These incredible dishes can be ordered for lunch or dinner 7 days a week! 

Prime Rib Hot Beef
Shaved prime rib served over bread with smashed potatoes & beef gravy plus green beans.

Prime Rib French Dip
Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and melted Swiss cheese on a hoagie served with a side of au jus.

Prime Rib Melt
Succulent house-smoked shaved prime rib topped with Swiss on grilled sourdough bread served with our house-made horsey sauce on the side for an extra kick.


6-Pepper Steak Po' Boy
Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and Swiss cheese topped with our 6-pepper sauce.


What'll It Be?
So you see, no matter which day of the week you're craving prime rib, it's always on the menu in one form or another. Once the weekend rolls around, the best way to kick it off is to head over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse and treat yourself to the best prime rib dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks. The only problem you'll have after that is figuring out how to top the awesome beginning to your weekend! 



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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks (6 Days a Week!)

When you need a mid-day break to relax, unwind, and take a few minutes to get away from the daily grind, you need to visit the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll find that at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach six days a week. (One of those days, you don't even need to come in mid-day because it lasts all day long!) 



6 Days a Week!
Most bars only offer Happy Hour specials during the week, but that just didn't seem like enough to us, so we added a bonus extended Happy Hour to the schedule at our Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant too! Our discounts aren't just limited to drinks either.  

Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day Sundays you can belly up to the bar (or sit at a table in the dining room) and enjoy many of our bar offerings plus some excellent BBQ appetizers "on sale." 



Happy Hour Drinks
Whether you are in the mood for an ice-cold beer, a glass of wine, or a masterfully mixed cocktail, we've got you covered. Drink specials during Happy Hour at the Boot include $1 off all well drinks, wine, and draft beer! Our fully-stocked bar is filled with all kinds of tempting refreshments to choose from, including 21 different beers on tap. 



Happy Hour Food
Once you step inside and get a whiff of those savory, hickory-smoked meats cooking you're bound to feel hungry! We've got an extensive menu filled with the best hickory-smoked BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to enjoy beginning at 11:00 am daily. If you happen to come in during Happy Hour, you may want to give these delicious specials a try.

  • Pulled Pork Sliders - 3 for $6
  • Shaved Prime Rib Sliders - 3 for $9
  • Large Pulled Pork Nachos - $2 off  


Join Us For All the Games

Quite a few professional sports have started up again (finally!) or are just about ready to. Soon we'll once again have all the baseball, basketball, and hockey we can handle. (With football not too far behind!) Occasionally those games conveniently fall during our 6 weekly Happy Hours! (Especially since a lot of games take place on Sundays.) 

Even when they don't, with 21 TVs positioned all around the room plus a giant projection screen on stage, this is still the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks! With that many screens to watch, there's not a bad seat in the house and you never miss any of the games! 


No matter what time of day or what day of the week you come into our BBQ restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, we'll do everything in our power to make sure that you and your taste buds are happy. If you manage to come in during our "Happy Hours," well then, it's just a lot easier to make you happy a lot faster! Join us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse soon for the most delicious happiness you've ever experienced! 



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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The ONLY Way to Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day is With Our Wobbly Wings!

July 29 is annually set aside to celebrate one of the most popular appetizers there is - chicken wings! If you happen to be in the lake area when National Chicken Wing Day rolls around, you need to make your way on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach to get a mouthful of the best chicken wings at the Lake of the Ozarks! (If you're not already near the lake area, this would be a perfect time to arrange a vacation!) 



Wobbly Wings at the Boot
Anyone that knows how to make hot wings has their own special way of doing it, but we're positive that the way our BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks prepares them is simply the best! Just what makes our Wobbly wings so darn good? Well...

Our hickory-smoking expertise is a big part of that. First, we take only the finest jumbo chicken wings and generously coat them in our house dry rub. Next, they are slow-roasted in our hickory pit to ensure the perfect degree of doneness. (With years of practice, we've got it down to a science!)



Once they're ready for serving, the best hot wings at the Lake of the Ozarks are so mouthwateringly delicious that they can easily be enjoyed sauceless. Of course, if you prefer a "sauced" wing, as most people do, we've got some amazing varieties for you to give a try.

  • BBQ - Our house recipe sauce. A great addition to anything!
  • Original - A mustard-based sauce like no other. Try it and you'll be hooked!
  • Chipotle Buffalo - Our version of a traditional Buffalo sauce. 
  • Teriyaki - Sweet and delicious!
  • Trashed - Our smoked wings deep-fried before serving.  

Wings & More
We've also got a couple of sampler plates on the appetizer menu that allow you to enjoy our awesome Wobbly wings alongside some additional BBQ favorites. 
  • Ribbies & Wings
    Two of our most popular items - 4 individual pork spare ribs with our house recipe BBQ sauce and 6 Wobbly wings with your choice of sauce. 
  • The Wobbly Boots Sampler
    Even more of some of the best of what we have to offer! This plate contains 4 Wobbly wings, 4 spare ribs slathered in BBQ sauce, 4 famous onion rings, and 4 bacon wrapped shrimp.  


The Origin(s) of Wings
Ever wonder exactly who came up with the brilliant idea of serving chicken wings the way we know and love them today? Well, the following stories may give you an idea but, as is the case with most legendary tales, not everyone agrees on the exact origin.

They were definitely first introduced in Buffalo, New York in 1964, hence the popular name "Buffalo" wings. The rest of their actual history is up for debate. 
  • The most popular origin stories revolve around Teressa Bellissimo, a Buffalo, New York restaurant owner. One account chalks the appetizer creation up to a mistake. She and her husband Frank were expecting a delivery of necks, which they used to make spaghetti sauce for their establishment, the Anchor Bar. Frank convinced her to get creative rather than waste the shipment. Teressa chose to deep-fry the naked wings, toss them in some hot sauce, and serve them up with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks.
  • Their son, Dominic, remembers the story a little differently. He says that his mother created the wings after he asked her to make up something special late on a Friday night. Most of their customers were Catholic and weren't eating meat on Fridays. Since they had been spending lots of money in the bar that evening, Dominic wanted to offer them a special treat at midnight as a thank you for their patronage.
  • One last twist on this particular tale was that Teressa came up with her amazing wings one night when Dominic and his friends from college came in hungry. The one thing that all of these stories have in common is Teressa and her delicious creativity. 
  • There is one story that does not involve Mrs. Bellissimo. John Young says that he grew up eating chicken wings and he created a special "Mambo Sauce" to go with them. His wings were breaded before they were deep-fried and the drummies and flats were not separated before cooking. He registered the name of his restaurant, Wings 'n' Things, in the mid-'60s before he left Buffalo in 1970.

While we cannot tell you which story is the real one, we can tell you where to get the best chicken wings in the lake area, and that's out of the kitchen at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse! Whether you order them as an appetizer to enjoy before your meal of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks or have them as a meal on their own, let us know how many you want and we'll make it happen! 



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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Our Fried Pickles Are Kind of a Big "Dill"!

The southern United States, along with a few other BBQ meccas of the U.S.A., had a big influence on the hybrid-style of 'que we serve here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. In addition to inspiring us to create the best hickory-smoked BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, we also borrowed a few other southern favorites to fill out our extensive menu. 


For example, fried pickles began as a delicacy throughout the southern United States. This delicious treat eventually headed north and we all fell in love with the taste too. Our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant found our own way to cook up this fantastic dish that makes it a "must-try" item from our appetizer menu.

Fried Pickles at the Boot
Here at the Boot, we serve up a half-pound of pickle chips with every order. They are hand-breaded in our specially seasoned flour, fried to a golden brown, and served with a delicious Chipotle Ranch dipping sauce. Either as a snack, an appetizer, or side dish, the fried pickles at Wobbly Boots BBQ are always an excellent choice.



So, Who Created the Fried Pickle?
As with many origin stories, there is more than one. There is a record of a "French Fried Pickle" recipe being published as early as 1962 for the Food Editors Conference in New York. That said, here are a few more claims which may be true. 

Another popular story, which seems to have come about much too late to be the original, is from the Hollywood Cafe out of Hollywood, Mississippi. Their tale from 1969 begins with a crowded restaurant and a cook without enough catfish to feed them all. In desperation, he reached for the industrial-sized jar of dill pickles that was handy, rolled them in the catfish batter, dropped them in the fryer, and served them to the patrons. They were an immediate hit.

The most popular story, which seems to fit into a more plausible time frame, is out of Atkins, Arkansas. In 1963, Bernell "Fatman" Austin owned the Duchess Drive-In across the highway from the Atkins Pickle Plant. (FYI: Atkins is known as the pickle capital of Arkansas!) Staring across the street at the pickle plant, Bernell was inspired to create a recipe.

That particular recipe is a well-guarded, family secret to this day. You can now only get a taste of Bernell's original creation once a year at the annual Picklefest held each May in Atkins. The family dishes up about 2,500 orders of the "Fatman's Original Fried Dill Pickles" at every festival and the money raised is used for scholarships and charities that Bernell supported.

Sometime in the late 1990s, three high school friends brought the southern deep-fried pickle to the Minnesota State Fair, calling them the "Preferred Pickle." They were so popular, the same three friends began manufacturing them under KWF Foods and selling them to the foodservice industry.



The Boot's Are the Best!
It looks as if no one can quite agree on exactly how or when the fried pickle was created. One thing that we do know for sure is that the fried pickles at our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant are the best darn fried pickles you've ever tasted! There's only one way for you to truly know that's a fact though, and that's to come into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse soon and give them a try! Believe us, you won't regret the trip! 



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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Start Your Meal Off Right With Our Awesome Appetizers

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach offers a great big menu filled with all kinds of hearty plates full of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. Before you get to the main meal of lunch or dinner, you'll want to take a look at the many delicious appetizers we have to offer. 



While the purpose of an appetizer is to eat a "little something" to keep your hunger at bay until the main dish arrives, a lot of the apps at the Boot are actually enough to make a meal out of on their own! We suggest that you either come into our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant either very hungry or with a few friends to share some appetizers with so you don't miss out on this tasty section of the menu. 


Wobbly Boots Appetizers

Wobbly Wings
These juicy, jumbo chicken wings are coated with our house dry rub and then slow-roasted in our hickory pit. We serve them up with your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Each order can be eaten plain (tickling your taste buds with that hickory-smoked goodness) or tossed in one of our incredible sauces. 

  • BBQ - Our house recipe sauce. A great addition to anything!
  • Original - A mustard-based sauce like no other. Try it and you'll be hooked!
  • Chipotle Buffalo - Our version of a traditional Buffalo sauce. 
  • Teriyaki - Sweet and delicious!
  • Trashed - Our smoked wings deep-fried before serving. 

Our Famous Onion Rings
A heaping stack of thick-cut yellow onions, hand-breaded to order and deep-fried to a golden brown, served with chipotle ranch. 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Six large Gulf shrimp individually wrapped with our hickory-smoked bacon and grilled to perfection. Try them tossed in our Chipotle Buffalo sauce too!

Ribbies & Wings
Two of our most popular items! 4 individual pork spare ribs with our house recipe BBQ sauce and 6 of our Wobbly Wings with your choice of sauce. 


BBQ Pork Nachos
Corn tortilla chips covered with spicy queso cheese sauce, pulled pork, baked beans, cheddar-jack cheese, tomatoes, and onions served with a side of jalapenos. 


Brisket Quesadilla
Smoked beef brisket, bacon, tomatoes, green onions, cheddar-jack cheese, and BBQ sauce in a wheat tortilla served with a side of salsa and sour cream.


Chicken Tenders
Fresh chicken tenders, hand-breaded and cooked to a golden brown, served plain or tossed in one of our wing sauces. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Smoked chicken breast mixed in a Buffalo cream cheese dip topped with Provel cheese and baked to a golden brown, served with corn tortilla chips. 

Fried Pickles
A half-pound of pickle chips hand-breaded in our special seasoned flour,  fried to a golden brown, and served with chipotle ranch. 

Burnt Ends & Sausage
Delicious burnt ends and smoked sausage served with a piece of Texas toast. Available while they last!



Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
A bountiful blend of crab meat, cream cheese, cheddar-jack cheese, and special seasoning stuffed in large mushroom caps and topped with Provel cheese and baked to a golden brown. 

Texas Fries
Seasoned fries smothered in spicy queso cheese sauce, bacon, green onions, and cheddar-jack cheese served with a side of jalapenos. 

The Wobbly Boots Sampler
Some of the best of what we have to offer! 4 Wobbly Wings, 4 Onion Rings, 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and 4 Spare Ribs slathered in BBQ sauce. A mountain of food suitable for a big meal or sharing!




As you can see, these irresistible appetizers are so amazing, you've got to plan to come in good and hungry so you have enough room to give them a try! They also make a great mid-day snack, possibly when you join us for Happy Hour each Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm or all day every Sunday. (Yep, Happy Hour ALL day, EVERY Sunday!) As a matter of fact, we even have a few of our apps on special during Happy Hour.  

Another awesome idea is to order up a few platters of your favorite Wobbly Boots BBQ appetizers the next time you host a meeting, party, or get-together. They're the perfect choice for feeding any hungry crowd. In a situation like that, you might even get a chance to try one of everything!   




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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's Not 4th of July Without Wobbly Boots BBQ!

Statistics show that the most popular holiday for BBQ is the 4th of July. Pair that fact with the knowledge that Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach serves the most popular BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks and, well, you know what needs to happen! A trip to the Boot needs to be penciled into your holiday weekend plans! 



Wobbly Boots BBQ is the most taste-tempting, melt-in-your-mouth, hickory-smoked BBQ you'll ever sink your teeth into. We achieve that irresistible flavor with our specially formulated "hybrid-style" BBQ that was inspired by the BBQ meccas of the USA: Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Texas, and the deep South. 

While our menu is packed full of a wide variety of tasty options to choose from, here's a look at what we have to offer compared to the most popular 4th of July foods to grill. 

Top 4 BBQ'd Foods for the 4th of July
We researched multiple different sources to find out what the most popular BBQ foods were on the 4th of July.  These four topped the majority of those lists. 



  • Burgers
    Even top grillmasters agree that we've got 7 of the best hand-pattied, Black Angus burgers in town! They are made with a special blend of Black Angus chuck, brisket, and short rib that we cook on a flat-iron top grill and serve on a fresh Kaiser bun with a variety of incredible toppings. 
  • Steak
    You'll find the juiciest, most flavorful, hand-cut 12-oz. Ribeye right here at the Boot. Each one is beautifully seasoned, fire-grilled to perfection, and served with a great big piece of Texas toast and one of our homestyle side dishes. Beyond that, we've also got many delicious sandwiches on the menu featuring hickory-smoked Prime Rib as the main ingredient. 
  • Hot Dogs
    No hot dogs served here, but our hickory-smoked sausage is a million times better than a regular ol' hot dog! Either on a bun or piled on a plate, it's always a crowd-pleaser. 
  • Chicken
    We've got plenty of chicken sandwiches on the menu to keep the poultry-lovers pleased and our hickory-smoked Wobbly Wings are the best hot wings in town. As for entrees, we serve up a 1/2 chicken that has been spice-rubbed, smoked, and glazed in our homemade BBQ sauce. You can also get that same 1/2 chicken as a combo meal with a 1/2 slab of our famous pork spare ribs too!


Dine-In, Carry-Out, or Order Online
Our smoke-free, family-friendly dining room opens daily at 11:00 am to serve up the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've got plenty of room for all size groups, both large and small. 

Of course, if you're planning a backyard picnic or holiday get-together at another location, we're happy to pack up all of your BBQ favorites to-go too! Many of our hickory-smoked meats and homestyle side dishes can be ordered in "bulk" which is perfect for feeding big crowds of hungry diners. 



New this year, you can also conveniently order Wobbly Boots BBQ to-go online! Simply head on over to our website, pick out what you're craving, and we'll have it hot and ready for you to pick up later that day! So you see, whether you join us here or grab some Wobbly Boots Roadhouse to-go, we make it easy for you to make the very best BBQ a part of your 4th of July holiday! 



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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Celebrate National Catfish Day in Style at Wobbly Boots BBQ!

Although August is designated as National Catfish Month, we get a sneak preview of that upcoming celebration with National Catfish Day happening this week on Thursday, June 25. The best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about catfish, but maybe it should be! 



Catfish, Wobbly Boots-Style
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach has quite a few savory seafood dishes on the menu. Two of these irresistible offerings have catfish as the "star of the plate."   

Catfish BLT
Here's a sandwich that's loaded with mouthwatering flavor! We take a southern-style catfish filet, coat it in specially seasoned cornmeal, and fry it to a beautiful golden brown. That is served up on a hoagie with hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Cajun mayo. 

Catfish Dinner
This hearty plate consists of 2 delicious southern-fried catfish filets served with tartar sauce, a slice of lemon, Texas toast, and one of our savory homestyle side dishes. 



Did You Know... 
There are many reasons to order catfish from the menu at Wobbly Boots BBQ. The first and most obvious is that it tastes delicious! Some added benefits include the fact that catfish are high in protein and contain no carbohydrates. This particular variety of fish is also an excellent source of B Vitamins and phosphorus.

After doing some research, we found a few more fun facts about catfish that you might be interested to know. 

  • Catfish do not have scales! All catfish (and there are nearly 2,900 species of them) are either naked or armored.  
  • While catfish are bottom feeders, farm-raised catfish are taught to eat pellets that float on top of the water.  
  • In the Southern United States, slang names for catfish include "mud cat," "polliwogs," and "chuckleheads." 
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest catfish ever caught happened on June 18, 2011. Richard Nicolas Anderson caught a blue catfish at Kerr Lake, Buggs Island, Virginia that weighed in at 143 pounds! (Now that would make a LOT of Catfish BLT sandwiches!) 
  • Legend says that giant man-eating catfish live deep below Bagnell Dam! Divers swear that this is just a myth. (Or is it...) The largest catfish ever caught in the Lake of the Ozarks (unless someone has beaten this record since we last looked) weighed in at 103 pounds.     

More Seafood at the Boot
Catfish isn't the only type of seafood found on the menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. In addition to the best hickory-smoked BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will also find these tasty treats.   
  • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Smoked Salmon Salad
  • Fried Shrimp Dinner
  • Brown Sugar Salmon Dinner
  • Fried Shrimp Po' Boy
  • Blackened Salmon Sandwich
  • Smoked Salmon Wrap


Whether you decide to celebrate National Catfish Day this Thursday, June 25, 2020, wait for National Catfish Month in August, or simply come in any time to give the catfish a try at our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant, the "when" doesn't really matter. As long as you come by at some point (hopefully soon) to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse for these amazing dishes, that's really all that matters. You're going to love them!



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

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Dining Hours
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
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11am -12pm Sun