Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Why Is Bacon So Irresistible? (Especially at Wobbly Boots BBQ!)

It's a rare individual that can resist the glorious smell of bacon wafting through the air. Even most vegetarians' mouths start to water when they smell it! It's a natural, irresistible reaction that is pretty hard to control.

We get to see this "bacon effect" on a daily basis here at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant! It happens every time we pull that incredible meat out of our smoker and each time it is served to one of our hungry Wobbly Boots Roadhouse customers. 

Why does this meat in particular evoke such a euphoric feeling from nearly everyone on the planet? We did a little research on the subject, and we found out there are actually some scientific reasons why bacon is so appealing. 

The Science of Bacon
Some foods contain a single molecule that is responsible for what you taste. For example, bananas and almonds are very distinctive flavors that mainly rely on a single molecule for flavor, but as yummy as they may be to some people, those are foods that aren't too difficult to resist. 

Bacon, on the other hand, has a phenomenal combination of factors that come together to create that crispy goodness. The best explanation that we found came from an online article from the BBC. It gets a bit scientific but extremely interesting to us bacon-lovers. 

" 'Some of the major flavour players are the result of the pork belly's fat breaking down,' says Guy Crosby, food scientist and science editor at America's Test Kitchen. 'It's not just the white marbling that's in play. The cell membranes of the muscle tissue contain fatty acids that disintegrate during cooking to yield a bouquet of flavourful compounds like aldehydes, furans, and ketones. By themselves, some of these molecules have distinct tastes or smells – furans have a sweet, nutty, caramel-like note, aldehydes a green, grassy note, and ketones tend to be buttery – but whatever they are doing together seems to be key. If any of these classes of molecules were missing from the overall bacon flavour, you would notice it.' "

So basically, the combination of sweet, nutty, caramel-like notes, + green, grassy notes, + a buttery flavor all come together in a magical way to create the magnificent bacon flavor we all know and love! The bacon that you get from our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks takes the magnificent flavor of bacon one step further after it spends some time in our smoker.

Hickory-Smoking Makes It Even Better
The rubs and spices that are added to bacon play a part in the final flavor too. The chemical reactions of everything combined create a variety of tastes, pointing the various molecules in different directions. 

The act of smoking bacon causes the meat to take on yet another set of flavor compounds. Wobbly Boots BBQ's hickory-smoked meats go through a long, slow cooking process that gives them a flavor that is the best in the Midwest. The smoke that comes from the hickory wood releases both acrid and sweet-smelling compounds that combine to add that amazing extra flavor that puts meats like our bacon on everyone's favorite foods list.

Get Your Bacon-Fix at the Boot
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse's menu features quite a few items containing our mouthwatering, hickory-smoked bacon. These menu items taste great on their own but adding bacon makes them even better! (That's the true magic of bacon!) Some of the dishes that you will find our bacon on include:
  • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • Texas Fries
  • Cowboy Cobb Salad
  • Texas Style Club
  • Big Texas BLT
  • Catfish BLT
  • Grilled Turkey Wrap
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • El Diablo Burger
  • Hickory Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger
  • Baked Potato Soup

Alright, it's time to wipe the drool off of your chin, hop into the car, and get yourself on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach! All of the mouthwatering, hickory-smoked goodness we prepare daily is available 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. 

Whether you end up ordering bacon or not (but come on, you know you're gonna!), you can rest assured that whatever dish you choose will taste incredible. After all, when you dine at the place claiming to serve the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, you would expect no less and we always aim to please! 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Have Some Fun With BBQ During National Family Fun Month

Since August is National Family Fun Month, it's an excellent time to focus on bringing the entire family together. Dinnertime at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach gives you a great way to do just that. 

Having some quality time out of the house together can be both fun and delicious for the entire family. Here are just a few reasons why we believe our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant is the best place to bring the whole gang. 

Family-Friendly Atmosphere
Our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of seating for groups both large and small. That means you can come in with just you and the kids or invite Grandma, Grandpa, all the cousins, and everyone else along to join in the family fun.

Our friendly staff will make sure you are well taken care of and they’re always happy to offer suggestions if you can’t decide which dish to order. As a bonus, if you have a family full of sports fans, we’ve got 21 TVs and a giant projection screen so you can all cheer for your favorite teams together while you eat.

Finger-Lickin' Fun
Once you start adding our mouthwatering housemade BBQ sauce to a meal, things tend to get a little messy. (Face it, for most kids, getting messy is good family fun!) The best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks tastes so good, you simply can’t take the time to wipe your mouth between every bite… that would take too long to get to the next bite!

The more you get on your hands, it’s literally “finger-licking good!” Let the kids have some messy fun at our place instead of yours. (You’re more than welcome to join them!) Don’t worry, it washes off easily, and we’ve got lots of wet wipes handy.

Kid-Approved Kids' Menu
Kids can be picky about what they're willing to eat and many young children have not yet developed a love for BBQ like the grownups. That's not a problem at Wobbly Boots BBQ because our kids' menu is filled with items that children love.

Give them a dab of our house-recipe BBQ sauce for dipping and they may be well on their way to a lifelong love of our hickory-smoked menu items. Until they're completely ready for that, here are the tasty treats we have for kids ages 12 and under.

  • Kids Burger with Fries
  • Kids Chicken Tenders with Fries
  • Grilled Cheese with Fries
  • Mini Corn Dogs with Fries
  • Pork Sandwich with Fries
  • Cheese Quesadilla
  • Mac & Cheese Boat

Delicious Food for Grown-Ups Too
There are a lot of places that children love to eat that don’t really offer much for adults to enjoy. That’s not the case at the Boot! You can get just as excited as the kids when you dine with us because our menu is filled with down-home deliciousness that simply can’t be beat.

Whether you’re in the mood for hickory-smoked meats, classic BBQ dinners, big fresh salads, down-home sandwiches, or Black Angus burgers, you’ll find all of those plus a whole lot more on our extensive menu.

While a night out with the family at our BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is a nice break, if you prefer to stay at home, order Wobbly Boots BBQ online to-go from the menu instead. If you're feeding a very large group, all of our hickory-smoked meats are available in bulk, as well as quarts or pints of our homestyle side dishes. 

The next time you're looking for a way to incorporate a little more family fun into your lives, treat the gang to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse and put a messy, BBQ-lined smile on all of their faces! 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August is Catfish Month So Let's Celebrate Seafood, BBQ-Style!

National Catfish Day falls in June but National Catfish Month is set for all of August. While a BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks might not be the first place to come to mind when you think of seafood, maybe it should be! 

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach offers some amazing menu items featuring catfish as well as a wonderful variety of other seafood dishes that are sure to please even the pickiest of seafood lovers.   


Catfish Dinner
Two delicious southern-fried catfish filets served with tartar sauce, a slice of lemon, and your choice of a homestyle side dish. 

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


Blackened Salmon Sandwich
A blackened salmon filet served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and a roasted pepper and tomato aioli. 

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

Brown Sugar Salmon
This dinner gives you a grilled salmon filet glazed with our brown sugar teriyaki sauce on top of smashed potatoes with a side of spring green beans and a big piece of Texas toast. 

Smoked Salmon Salad
A bed of crisp greens topped with our house-smoked salmon, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and red onion. 


Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
This amazing appetizer offers 6 large Gulf shrimp individually wrapped with our hickory-smoked bacon and grilled to perfection. They're great as-is, but you may want to try them tossed in our Chipotle Buffalo sauce too!

Fried Shrimp Dinner
Enjoy 7 large Gulf coast shrimp hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown served with a side of cocktail sauce. These also taste terrific tossed in our Buffalo sauce! 

Fried Shrimp Po' Boy
A delicious combination of hand-breaded shrimp with lettuce, tomato, and Cajun mayo served on a hoagie. (We'll toss this one in Buffalo sauce too if you ask!) 

Whether you're in the mood for the best hickory-smoked BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, a plate full of succulent seafood, or a little bit of both, Wobbly Boots BBQ is the place to be! 

You can always view our full Wobbly Boots Roadhouse menu online (plus order your food to go directly from the website!) Of course, to get the full effect with the sights and scents of these fantastic menu items, including the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, join us in the dining room any day of the week after 11:00 am. We'll have it hot and ready for you! 

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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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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4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065