Best Wake Lake!

Best Wake Lake!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beloved summer hotspot for residents and visitors, and in 2023 it was voted the best lake for water sports in the country, by a USA Today readers poll. The Lake was among 20 destinations across the U.S. selected by a panel of travel experts...

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Papa Chubby’s!

Papa Chubby’s!

This lakeside resort serving up Chicago-style food is a must-go and must-stay this season! by Kate Robbins/LakeExpo Staff Chicago-style cuisine on Lake of the Ozarks? Boaters can find the best of the Windy City at Papa Chubby’s Lakeside Resort. With their lakeside...

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The Ceramic Difference

The Ceramic Difference

Midwest Coating Solutions helps boats shine like never before. by Adrienne Brown It’s a growing trend at the Lake: the application of a ceramic coating to boat surfaces, including the paint job, glass, and lights. Midwest Coating Solutions owner Alex Baum explains the...

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Captain Ron’s Dishes Delicious Fun

Captain Ron’s Dishes Delicious Fun

by Kate Robbins, photos by Lake Shots Photography It’s a favorite Lake of the Ozarks hotspot as well as the home of the Shootout and Aquapalooza: there’s no place at the Lake quite like Captain Ron’s! The prime location on the 34 Mile Marker, plus fabulous food and...

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Neon Taco Hits The Spot, In Bold Style

Neon Taco Hits The Spot, In Bold Style

THE Dam Taco Bar! by Ariel Kralina - photos by Lake Shots Photography With an eye-catching neon pink exterior, it’s hard to miss Neon Taco whether you’re on the Strip, or on the water! Located right next to Bagnell Dam — at the 0 Mile Marker by water, and 1076 Bagnell...

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DOCK DIGS: BARS AND KITCHENS

DOCK DIGS: BARS AND KITCHENS

by Deanna Wolff Nothing complements dock life like a bar and/or kitchen! It’s the perfect place to hang out with family and friends after a delightful day out on the boat. Enjoy refreshing lakeside cocktails at the bar or cook a mess of fresh-caught crappie in your...

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DOCK DIGS: FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES

DOCK DIGS: FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES

by Deanna Wolff Docks aren’t just for boats anymore. Customizing your dock for your individual needs will make your dock the place to hang out on hot summer days – and nights. Consider adding a few of the ideas below to your floating haven. Then grab your favorite...

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DOCK DIGS: ELECTRONICS & UPGRADES

by Deanna Wolff When it’s time for fun on the dock, you want to be safe and you want to keep your stuff safe. These Lake of the Ozarks businesses have unique innovations to make your dock fun and safe, and a way to catch sneaky intruders in the act. 1. Dock Boxes and...

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Pups On The Patio!

Pups On The Patio!

by Kate Robbins Looking for a great restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks but want to bring your furry best friend along? Look no further than this list of dog-friendly restaurants on and off the water! On Water: Ozark Yacht Club: (outdoor seating only) 1 Mile Marker...

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The Magic Dragon Tour

The Magic Dragon Tour

Explore the shore: eight must-see spots on Lake of the Ozarks. by Kate Robbins Leisurely cruising down the Lake of the Ozarks, gawking at (and sometimes critiquing!) the mansions on the shoreline is a well-loved boating pastime. But in addition to homes, the Lake’s...

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Where To Buy?

Where To Buy?

You know the kind of Lake life you want, but where’s the best place for it? Lake of the Ozarks realtors know just the spot. by Kate Robbins The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the hottest real estate spots in the country. With vast waters to explore, and plenty to do...

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Finding Fish Their Way

Finding Fish Their Way

Fishermen are always angling for an edge. Some love tech, some lean on tradition, and others say it’s all about big baits. by Brent Frazee When Andy Newcomb launches his bass boat at Lake of the Ozarks, it looks like a floating computer lab, filled with the latest...

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The Small Waters

The Small Waters

Beauty and brilliance upstream: boaters are exploring the Lake above the 40MM by Deanna Wolff It’s no secret that there’s absolutely nothing better than spending the day cruising, coving, and catching fish, and converging at waterfront restaurant/bars on the Lake of...

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The Lake’s Best Beer Tour

The Lake’s Best Beer Tour

by Emily Debert The number of breweries in America is at an all-time high. In January of this year, beveragedynamics.com predicted the total number of American breweries to exceed 8,000 in the not-too-distant future. For Lake of the Ozarks residents and vacationers...

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