Thursday, May 26, 2016

Make Your Plans for Memorial Weekend at the Lake

If you haven't already made plans for Memorial Weekend, now's the time to do it! Our suggestion is a trip to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Every weekend at the lake is full of excitement, but on holidays, everything gets amped up another notch. The best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks isn't the only thing that this area has to offer (although it is a great reason to pay us a visit.) 

Memorial Day is celebrated every year in honor of the brave people that died while serving our country. Many also use it to fondly remember all of their loved ones that have passed away. Since this holiday involves a 3-day weekend, lots of people make it a kick-off to their summer and make their way to our incredible vacation destination. Here are Wobbly Boots Roadhouse's  suggestions for an awesome trip.  

Vacation Rentals

If you are in need of a place to stay, our sister restaurant has two amazing vacation rentals available this year. The Glass House can accommodate up to 8 guests, and the Red House offers even more room with 2 king-size beds, 2 queen-size beds, and 2 sleeper sofas. You can take a look at these wonderful properties and check availability on the Shorty Pants Lounge website.  

Holiday Eating

Holiday weekends at the lake are all about the BBQ! There is no need for you to go to the trouble of grilling. We've go the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks right here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, hickory-smoked and ready to eat. Our spacious dining room is perfect for both large and small groups.
You don't have to dine-in to enjoy our mouth-watering BBQ. Come on in and pick up a to-go order for your family or group. There are lots of gorgeous parks and picnic spots around the area. 

If you know in advance that you will be needing delicious food for a large group, we also have catering available. Call 573-348-227 to arrange a menu. We sell our hickory-smoked meats in bulk, and you can also get our incredible home style side dishes by the pint or quart. 

Wobbly Boots BBQ, Lake of the Ozarks

Don't miss the game!

There are lots of great games happening over the weekend, and we've got all of them playing right here on our 21 televisions, including the giant projection screen. No matter where you decide to sit, you'll be able to see all of your favorite teams compete. We get the best Blues, Cardinals, and Royals fans in here. 

Fireworks Displays

A big highlight for a lot of people on holiday weekends is the many Lake of the Ozarks fireworks displays. Here are a few going on in the area. 

Old Kinderhook
20 Eagle Ridge Road, Camdenton, MO
12 MM of the Niangua Arm

The Inn at Grand Glaize
5142 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, 65065 1 MM of the Glaize Arm
Bear Bottom Resort
123 Bear Bottom Drive, Sunrise Beach, 65079 38 MM of the Osage Arm

Tan-Tar-A Resort
494 Tan-Tar-A Estates Blvd., Osage Beach, 65065 126 MM of the Main Channel
The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, 65049 13.5 MM of the Main Channel
Bear Bottom Resort
123 Bear Bottom Drive, Sunrise Beach, 65079 28 MM of the Osage Arm

Stop by this Memorial Weekend and get a taste of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. Make sure that you ask for your free Frequent Diner Card while you are here. It allows you to earn points toward free food every time that you dine at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Shorty Pants Lounge. Three amazing places to eat, drink, and enjoy the best Memorial Day Weekend ever. 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The History of the Fried Pickle

Fried pickles began as a delicacy throughout the southern United States. This delicious treat eventually headed north, and the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has got them. Either as a snack, appetizer, or side dish, the fried pickles at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse are an excellent choice. 

We serve up a half pound of pickle chips, hand-breaded in our special seasoned flour, then fried to a golden brown. Chipotle Ranch is the preferred dipping sauce around here. As amazing as our own recipe tastes, we cannot take credit for coming up with the original idea of frying pickles. 

Who claims the original recipe?

As with many origin stories, there is more than one. There is record of a "French Fried Pickle" recipe being published as early as 1962 for the Food Editors Conference in New York. 

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 in 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 1990's, three high school friends brought the southern deep-fried pickle to the Minnesota Sate 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 food service industry. 

Our fried pickles are the best!

Regardless of how the fried pickle found its way to the Midwest or who actually invented it, the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has perfected it! The next time you have a craving for some Wobbly Boots BBQ, add an order of our Fried Pickles to the mix. We believe you are going to love them. 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

BBQ Month & Burger Month - We Serve the Best of Both!

It turns out that May is the month that knows where all the best flavors are at! It is National Burger Month, which we're pretty excited about at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse because we serve up the best burgers in town. It is also National BBQ Month, which is even more exciting to the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, because nobody beats us at that.  

Best Burgers

Our burgers are the best in the Midwest, and there is a very good reason for that. We serve only 100% hand-pattied black Angus ground chuck for each and every one of our tasty burger creations. They are grilled up on a flat-top iron and served on a fresh Kaiser bun with one of our amazing side dishes. Check these out:

Farm Boy Burger
A juicy, flavorful classic, cooked the way you like it!

Hickory Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger

Now that's a mouthful! A half-pound burger topped with our house recipe BBQ sauce, hickory smoked bacon, & good old American cheese.

Ham, Mushroom, Swiss Burger

Our famous Farm Boy Burger topped with pit ham, sauteed mushrooms, and Swiss cheese.

Patty Melt
Our famous burger topped with sauteed onions & Swiss cheese, served on grilled marbled rye bread.

Beale Street Burger

Our tribute to the South! Topped with pulled pork & creamy cole slaw.

Black & Bleu Burger

Our Farm Boy Burger spiced up with Cajun seasoning and topped with bleu cheese crumbles.

El Diablo Burger
A real mouth-burner! Topped with ghost pepper cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and our zesty 6-Pepper sauce.

Best BBQ 

More than likely, if you haven't had a taste of our savory, mouth-watering, hickory-smoked BBQ yet, then you've probably heard about it. The Lake of the Ozarks has voted Wobbly Boots BBQ the "Best of the Lake" for 6 years in a row! We have created an award-winning, unique blend of the tastiest flavors around.

Our BBQ style is a hybrid of the best of the best: Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Texas, and the deep south. We generously coat the meats in our special dry rub, then slow-smoke them over hickory for the tenderest, juiciest, most flavorful food you have ever tasted. To top it all off, our house-recipe BBQ sauce makes all the difference. You can even take a bottle of it home with you! Here are some of the delicious dishes on our menu, all served with a home style side dish.

Smoked Meat on a Bun
All of our smoked meat sandwiches come wet (with sauce) but you are welcome to request it dry and add the sauce yourself. A fresh Kaiser bun contains your choice of the following:

  • Pit Ham - lean, thin-sliced, double-smoked ham
  • Pulled Pork - slow-smoked over hickory for 16 hours, then hand-pulled & trimmed
  • Beef Brisket - slow-smoked for 10 hours & sliced for maximum tenderness
  • Turkey Breast - 100% white meat turkey breast smoked to perfection

Smoked Meat Plates
Choose from our incredible smoked meat options: 

  • Hand-pulled pork
  • Beef Brisket
  • Turkey Breast
  • Pit Ham
  • Smoked Sausage

Jumbo Meat Plate
1 giant portion of your favorite meat.

Double-Meat Combo 
2 regular portions of your choosing.

BBQ Trio
Try the original trio of pork, brisket, & sausage, or select any 3 of your favorites for a hearty meal. 

Award-Winning Wobbly Wings
Juicy, jumbo chicken wings coated in our house dry rub and slow-roasted in our hickory pit. There are four amazing sauces to choose from:

  • BBQ - Our house recipe sauce. A great addition to anything!
  • Original - A sauce like no other. Try it, you'll be hooked.
  • Chipotle Buffalo - Our version of traditional buffalo.
  • Teriyaki - Sweet meets heat. Delicious!

Bad to the Bone BBQ

Baby Back Ribs
Tender, meaty ribs coated with our dry rub & slow-smoked, lightly grilled, & basted with our secret recipe sauce before serving. 

Hickory Smoked Half Chicken
Our classic chicken dinner, spice rubbed, smoked, and glazed in homemade BBQ sauce. 

Classic Pork Spare Ribs
For the true BBQ lover! Juicy pork spare ribs coated with our special dry rub & slow roasted over hickory logs. 

BBQ Chicken & Ribs Combo
A delicious combination of mouthwatering 'que! Half a BBQ chicken & a half slab of pork spare ribs. 

It looks like everyone in the lake area will be spending a lot of time at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant this month. We've got more than enough burgers & BBQ to fill your May with, and that's just a sampling of the incredible choices on our lunch and dinner menu. We'll be seeing you soon right here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, and make sure you come hungry.  

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Crawl for the Roses This Saturday at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

This Saturday, May 7, 2016, the fastest thoroughbreds will make their "Run for the Roses" at the Kentucky Derby. Your favorite BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will not only be showing this infamous race, but we'll be celebrating it in style.

While the Kentucky Derby has been taking place since 1875, this year Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is participating in the Lake of the Ozarks 1st Annual "Crawl for the Roses" sponsored by Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon. Our sister restaurant, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, will also be one of the stops hosting this exciting party. 

Crawl for the Roses

Saturday, May 7, from 3-6 pm, our bartenders will be filling Four Roses Bourbon souvenir cups with special race day cocktails. While the horses race for that coveted garland of red roses, Wobbly Boots will have roses for the ladies simply for joining us (while supplies last.) We will even be holding a competition of our own for both the ladies and the gentlemen. 

A $50 gift certificate will go the customer with the best derby hat or bonnet. Wearing an extravagant hat is a derby tradition. It's an incredible way to make a bold fashion statement, it keeps the sun out of one's eyes at the track, and over the years these hats have become a symbol of good luck. The fancier the hat, the better the luck. 

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Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses Bourbon out of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky was voted the American Whiskey Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2015. They start out with 10 distinctive Bourbon recipes, then mingle those together by hand to create their award-winning flavor. It takes a little extra time, but it's time well spent. This brand has survived Prohibition, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and 40 years of exile from the U.S. You simply have to taste it for yourself to see how incredible Four Roses Bourbon truly is. They have been crafting it since 1888. The Kentucky Derby is only a mere 8 years older than this delicious liquor. 

Join the party!

We expect to see each and every one of you, in your very finest hats of course, right here at the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks. The race may only last a couple of minutes, but we'll keep the party going as long as we're all together and having a good time. Make it a point to be at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse between 3-6 pm to join in all of the race day excitement.  

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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