Wednesday, March 28, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Eat BBQ For Dinner (or Lunch!)

"What's for dinner?" is a question you ask yourself daily, and when there's a group of people involved in the decision, it can be very difficult to all agree on the same thing. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach believes that the answer to that question should always be "the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks!" but of course, we may be a bit partial. Still, after you read the following reasons, we know you'll agree. 

#1 - It Tastes Great!
You may think you know what to expect from a BBQ restaurant, but they're not all created equal. When you bring the gang to Wobbly Boots BBQ, you're all in for a surprising treat! First of all, we give our meats their mouthwatering flavor by slow-smoking them over hickory to bring out an intense, rich taste. After years of practice and perfection, our cooks know exactly how long to leave each meat in the smoker to ensure that it reaches its highest flavor potential.  

The other thing that gives our hickory-smoked meats an extra edge over all the others is the special dry rubs that we use to prepare them and the house recipe BBQ sauce that we pair them with. Put it all together and you've got our hybrid style of BBQ which was inspired by the 4 BBQ meccas of the U.S.A.: Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, and Texas. We learned from the greats, but created a flavor that you will only find here at the Boot!   

#2 - An Excellent Variety
When some people hear BBQ, they sometimes limit their idea of dishes to chicken, burgers, and steak like they might grill at home. On the contrary, our menu has a wide variety of different meats that we hickory-smoke, which include but are not limited to: 
  • Hand-Pulled Pork
  • Beef Brisket
  • Turkey Breast
  • Pit Ham
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Burnt Ends
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Spare Ribs
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Wobbly Wings
Those meats can either be ordered piled on a plate next to one of our homestyle side dishes, or we can put them on a bun for you to enjoy. You'll also find many of the meats above used as ingredients in lots of the creative dishes on our menu. You'll have to come back often to try them all! 

#3 - BBQ Pairs Well With Beer & Sports
Sports fans will be thrilled to find out that they can enjoy BBQ while catching all of their favorite games on our 21 TVs and giant projection screen. They are each placed strategically around the restaurant so that no matter where you sit, there's not a bad seat in the house for watching the game. 

An ice-cold beer is an excellent beverage to wash down a plate full of hickory-smoked BBQ with, and here at our Lake of the Ozarks bar and restaurant, you can choose from a wide variety of bottled beers and 21 different brews on tap. We've got a fully stocked bar too, so if you're in the mood for a cocktail instead, we've got you covered. 

#4 - Food All Ages Love
If it's the family that you're trying to convince rather than a group of friends, our family-friendly atmosphere and down-home hospitality will make everyone feel right at home. Young diners will be pleased with the choices on our kids' menu, which include favorites like Chicken Tenders, Mini Corn Dogs, Burgers, Grilled Cheese, Mac & Cheese, and even a Cheese Quesadilla. We've also got a kids' version of our Pork Sandwich in case they're ready to start moving toward becoming a smoked meat lover. 

The kids get foods they are comfortable with and already love, and you get the chance to enjoy a grown-up dinner with your own favorites, as well as brand new dishes to try. Something that makes the experience even better is that since you're eating at our place, we'll take care of the cleanup when you're done! 

#5 - The Boot Is More Than BBQ
There's always that one person in every group that won't agree with you, and for that particular friend, you can let them know that the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has more than just BBQ on our extensive menu. For example, we've got Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Cajun Dusted Shrimp on our appetizer menu, incredible salads and savory soups, the best burgers in the Midwest, and even BLTs made with salmon or catfish. One glance through our menu and everyone in your group is sure to find something perfect to cure their hunger. 

While writing today's blog we've certainly convinced ourselves that dinner at our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks sounds like the perfect idea tonight, and we're willing to bet that you think so too! Now all you have to do is share this wisdom with your friends and family and you'll be dining at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in no time.     

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, March 21, 2018

How Do You Like Your Sandwich - Down-Home or Gourmet?

Whether you prefer your sandwiches served with a down-home style or gourmet flair, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse can take care of all of your sandwich cravings. Our Down-Home Sandwiches menu features flavors just like Grandma used to make, and the Gourmet Sandwiches menu at our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant contains ingredients and combinations that any foodie could fall in love with. 

Down-Home Sandwiches
When it comes to sandwiching favorite foods between two slices of bread, nothing can compare to the Down-Home Sandwiches menu at the Boot. Some are regional favorites and others are the kinds that have been served on family tables generation after generation. When it comes to classifying a classic, these sandwiches and wraps most definitely fit the bill. 

Burnt Ends Sandwich
Double-rubbed and double-smoked brisket tips in a beer BBQ sauce topped with coleslaw. 

Smothered Brisket
Beef brisket smothered with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers, then topped with melted Swiss cheese.

Crusty Cuban
House-pulled pork, pit ham, pickles, house mustard, and Swiss cheese, all pressed to perfection. 

Southern Style Pork
A pulled pork sandwich with a Carolina twist: it's topped with our creamy cole slaw!

Texas 2-Step
Smoked beef brisket topped with slices of smoked sausage and BBQ sauce. 

Catfish BLT
A southern-style catfish filet coated in seasoned cornmeal and fried to a golden brown. It's served on a hoagie with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo. 

Lone Star Sausage & Peppers
Our house-smoked sausage served on a hoagie roll, topped with sauteed bell peppers, onions, and Provolone cheese.

Wrangler Wrap
A wheat tortilla stuffed with 3 of our signature items: pulled pork, BBQ baked beans, and creamy coleslaw. 

Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloin
An Iowa tradition right here in the Ozarks! This generous cut of pork tenderloin is breaded to order and fried to a golden brown. 

Gourmet Sandwiches
These delicious sandwiches and wraps get every bit of the tender-loving care that goes into our down-home creations, but here you'll find upgraded ingredients and creative combinations that any sandwich connoisseur would be thrilled to dine on.  

Texas Style Club
Ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, Provolone cheese, and avocado mayo served between two pieces of wheatberry bread. 

6-Pepper Steak Po Boy
Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and melted Swiss cheese smothered in our zesty 6-pepper sauce. 

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

Big Texas BLT
This home-style sandwich is loaded with bacon, lettuce, and tomato stacked between two pieces of Texas Toast and served with a side of mayo. 

Salmon BLT
Grilled salmon filet served on a hoagie with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado mayo. 

Hot Cheesy Stripper
Grilled or breaded chicken tenders tossed in our hot chipotle sauce and topped with melted provolone cheese on a hoagie roll.

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

Fried Shrimp Po Boy
A delicious combination of hand-breaded shrimp with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo served on a hoagie. 

Classic grilled marbled rye bread, warm sauerkraut, 1,000 Island dressing, and melted Swiss cheese are present on every Reuben at the Boot. You then may add your choice of meat, choosing between house-smoked corned beef, lean turkey breast, or for a twist, smoked sausage.  

Turkey Avocado Wrap
Hickory-smoked 100% breast of turkey served in a wheat tortilla with avocado, avocado mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar-jack cheese. 

Grilled Turkey Wrap
The original Wobbly Boots wrap! Lightly grilled turkey breast served in a warm wheat tortilla stuffed full of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar-jack cheese, and ranch dressing. 

Smoked Salmon Wrap
Delicate house-smoked salmon paired with lemon-caper cream cheese and served in a wheat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. 

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Grilled or breaded chicken tenders tossed in our hot chipotle sauce, served in a wheat tortilla with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar-jack cheese.

Here at Wobbly Boots BBQ, we don' just serve regular ol' sandwiches. Each of the delicious dishes above is a great big, satisfying meal waiting to be enjoyed by you! The next time you can't decide what to make for lunch or dinner, skip the cooking altogether and let our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant whip up one of these incredible sandwiches or wraps. You're going to love them, and and we know you'll be back many times to try even more! 

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, March 14, 2018

It's NCAA Tournament Time at the Boot

Are you ready for some basketball... a LOT of great basketball!?! The NCAA tournament race to become the best college basketball team in the nation has begun, and the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks is right here at the Boot! That means, for the next few weeks we expect to see all of you college basketball fans even more than usual at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

The 2018 Tournament So Far
On Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 am, the first round of the tournament will get underway with Oklahoma taking on Rhode Island. Games will be going on all day long, with the day's final game beginning just before 9 pm. 

The timing is perfect because Wobbly Boots BBQ opens our doors 7 days a week at 11 am, so you are welcome to spend the entire day here with us munching on BBQ and sipping on ice cold drinks from the bar while you catch every moment of tournament action. Here's a look at the first round schedule for the next couple of days. (Click on the schedules to enlarge them.  


The very first NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1939 ended with the University of Oregon defeating Ohio State University 46-33. At that time, only 8 teams were invited to participate. 

Today, 68 teams are invited to compete in this single-elimination tournament. UCLA has the most titles to date with 11, followed by Kentucky with 8. North Carolina comes in third with 6 titles, the last of which they won in 2017. Who do you think will take home the trophy this year? It's going to be a lot more fun finding out when you watch with us!

Watching Basketball at the Boot
Since the tournament action goes on all day long, we've got the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks for you for lunch, dinner, and all the snacking you can handle in between! You'll find all of the best sports-watching foods to munch on, like BBQ Pork Nachos, loaded Texas Fries, and of course, those amazing jumbo Wobbly Wings. 

Pair those with the choices available from our fully stocked bar, including a whopping 21 beers on tap, to raise a glass to your team when they win and you've got a great day of sports ahead of you. For the weekday games, we'll be hosting Happy Hour from 3-6 pm Monday-Friday, and when the tournament hosts games on Sunday, we'll have Happy Hour for you all day long!  

With 21 TVs placed conveniently all around the restaurant and bar, plus that giant projection screen on the stage, there's not a bad seat in the house, and we are able to play every game. Whether you come in alone or bring everyone that you know, we've got plenty of room so that every sports fan gets a great view of the games.  

Tournament month is here at your favorite BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call up your friends, load your family of sports fans in the car, and join us for all of the NCAA men's basketball tournament games at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. It's always more fun with you here!   

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, March 7, 2018

3 Amazing Restaurants To Enjoy This Season!

Spring is nearly here, which means the waterfront "summertime" hangouts are getting ready to open their doors. When you are looking for the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will find that year-round at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. If you're in the mood for some lake view dining, we've got 2 incredible sister restaurants on the water that are opening this Friday, March 9, 2018 - Dog Days Bar & Grill and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. 

Our Barrett Restaurant Group "family" takes serving you the most delicious food and drinks very seriously, and no matter which place you visit, expect a delicious meal, friendly service, and an overall great time! Here is a little more information about each of us. 

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
The Boot is the home of the lake area's most savory, mouthwatering, hickory-smoked meats and out-of-this-world house recipe BBQ sauce. In addition to amazing BBQ dishes, we also serve fresh salads, tasty soups, delicious sandwiches and wraps, Black Angus burgers, Southern comfort foods, and homestyle sides to go along with it all. You will even find some incredible seafood dishes on our menu, plus delicious steak dinners, including a hickory-smoked prime rib dinner that is so special we save it for Friday and Saturday nights only. 

We've got a fully-stocked bar featuring 21 beers on tap, some enticing Mule cocktail recipes, and an unbelievable whiskey selection. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse offers a family-friendly atmosphere for dining with the ability to handle both large and small groups. There's even a "front porch" area for you to enjoy your meal on! If you happen to be a sports fan, we're definitely the place that you want to be. We have 21 televisions placed strategically around the restaurant so there's not a bad seat in the house, plus a giant projection screen. All of this fun and deliciousness is available to you year-round.   

Dog Days Bar & Grill
Our "eldest sister" has been a popular waterfront bar & restaurant serving the lake area since 1993, originally known as the "Salty Dog." There you will find something for everyone. They have a wide range of favorite dishes on their menu each year, including Chef's Signature Burgers, Crab Legs, Gourmet Tacos, and the best Seafood Nachos in town. Each season they also come up with a wonderful variety of new dishes to tempt your taste buds with and often feature limited-time monthly menus. Last year they created some fresh and healthy Beach Bowls, and we can't wait to taste what the chef comes up with for this year!

Last year, brand new pools were added for everyone's lakeside enjoyment. One is family-friendly, and the other includes a swim-up bar and plenty of in-water tables to hold all of those delicious drinks, including the ever-popular frozen Pain in the A**. There was still a lot of construction going on last season around the pool area, and this year the product of that is a brand new, larger kitchen and the opening of a new Rooftop Patio Bar overlooking the pool with a breathtaking view of the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks. 

The Dog is well-known for hosting the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks, including the lakeside concert that brings thousands of people to the area each July, AquaPalooza, plus their very own Homegrown Festival featuring Missouri music, beer, and spirits, and the family favorite, the Canine Cannonball. You will also enjoy amazing live music on their indoor and outdoor stages all season long. With lots of seating both inside and out, there's plenty of room to bring the family and invite all of your friends.       

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina 
Our other "sister" is not only the best Cajun waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also features an incredible marina and C-store, plus 2 vacation rental houses for you to stay in while you're at the lake. The restaurant brings people back year after year with authentic Cajun dishes featuring rubs and spices direct from Louisiana, including their World Famous Crab Cakes, Crawfish Etouffee, Po Boys, and Gumbo. 

There are plenty of traditional dishes on their menu too, like mouthwatering steaks, savory seafood, prime rib burgers, incredible wraps and sandwiches, and you'll even find a Pulled Pork Sandwich on the menu made with Wobbly Boots Roadhouse's award-winning recipe. When it comes to cocktails, they simply can't be beat! Shorty Pants has a wonderful wine selection, ice-cold beers, and signature cocktails which include muddled Mojitos and Cajun Bloody Marys. 

The marina and C-store offer gas and other necessities for your boating needs, plus snacks, package liquor, soft drinks, sunglasses, suntan lotion, and much more. You can rent a covered dock slip for your boat or jet ski, allowing you to also take advantage of the many extra amenities that the marina has to offer. 

The vacation rental houses sit next door to the restaurant and marina, offering an incredible lake view and a comfortable and roomy place to stay while you are in town. The Glass House sleeps up to 8 guests, and the Red House has room for up to 16. 

Join in all the fun at Shorty Pants by walking only a very short distance next door, or you can even relax and listen to their awesome live music on the weekends right from the rental house decks. You can check availability and book a vacation house online through the Shorty Pants website, or visit and type in the house's listing number. (the Glass House: 825630vb, and the Red House: 830216vb) Both options offer more details and photos of each house.     

Whether you're in the mood for mouthwatering BBQ, New Orleans-style cuisine, or great food to enjoy poolside and lakeside, the Barrett Restaurant Group family can take care of you! We love seeing you here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse as often as possible, but visiting our sister waterfront restaurants and bars at the Lake of the Ozarks should be on your to-do list too. As a matter of fact, you may even see a few of us there on our days off! 

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  


Thursday, March 1, 2018

You're Gonna LOVE Our BBQ - Just Ask These Diners!

Our goal is to be the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we do that by offering friendly service, a family atmosphere, and the most mouth-watering hickory-smoked meats in the Midwest. The best way to convince you we're the best place to come for an incredible meal out, other than you coming in and tasting it for yourself, is through the comments we've received from past customers. Take a look at what a few recent diners had to say about Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. 


"Great atmosphere and food!! You have to get the wings! Hands down best wings I’ve ever had!! We will definitely be back on our next visit to the lake!"
~Leah Tate

"Great service. Great food. Good prices. Large servings. You will not leave hungry.
~Joyce Bartha

"Wobbly Boots is my FAV place to eat at the lake! The food is consistently great, and so is the service! They have the BEST smoked wings EVER! They also have the BEST Baby Back Ribs! Very meaty and to die for! Great portions too!"
~Shelley Glynn Peugeot

"Was my first time ever there. I brought about 16 people there in a bus. I was impressed with the atmosphere and how friendly the staff was. My food was delicious also"
~John Smulders

"First time....good times. Nice atmosphere and easy going customers. Can't beat happy hour all day and football. Everything was great. We will be back...gonna do burgers and time"
~Kelly Childers

"Wow! I was pleasantly surprised! Cajun Shrimp were cooked perfectly! Mac and cheese was perfect! Salmon BLT was cooked perfect and tasted wonderful just hard to eat. Ribs and Chicken also outstanding! Great service Great food!"
~Dave L.

"Oh my this place! I had a very difficult time choosing what to order!!! It was all amazing!! We ended up sharing plates as it was all incredible!! Wait staff is awesome! Cool attire to purchase if you wish. Great atmosphere!! Love this place"
~Beth R.

"Excellent, excellent, excellent! Visited here for the first time to watch a World Series game. The service was top notch and the food was even better. Ordered wings and onion rings as an app, I loved both of them. Next I had ribs with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Both were spectacular! We will be back without a doubt. Also a great environment to watch a game!"
~Easy M.


The food was delicious and service/staff was great, can't ask for much more!
I have been on two separate occasions, lunch and dinner, and have yet to be disappointed. The country fried pork was very good as well as the beef brisket. The staff was friendly and always had smiles.

"BEST BBQ at the Lake
Went off-season to Osage Beach and it was peaceful and quiet. Looking for a place to eat and Wobbly Boots was the only restaurant that appeared to have a busy parking lot. Now I know why! Big portions of tender BBQ with plenty of side options. Great and friendly service. Bring your appetite!

"Great Lunch Place
Good selection of sandwiches and plates. Great drink selection. I particularly like their Bloody Mary.


"Good food. Good atmosphere. I got the steak and it was cooked just the way I wanted it. The people I were with were complimenting their food as well."
~Alan Herbranson

"While at the lake for a week with the family was told to try this place. I must admit the wings were some of the best if not the best we have ever had. Good job 5 stars.
~Laura Caulver

"Was greeted with lots of smiles at the entrance. Sat at the bar and had 2 wonderful waitresses. Natasha and Amber. Had a salad for lunch. Very fresh and refreshing after so much heavy foods during the holidays. Definitely going back."
~Deanna Lewis

They all enjoyed their visit to our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we believe that you will too. The next time you are in the lake area, come on into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse and find out for yourself. We can't wait to serve you! 

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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