Photo courtesy of 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 restaurant, rental cabins, and an RV resort at the 26 Mile Marker (Sunrise Beach by land), Papa Chubby’s — opened in 2012 — has become a favorite spot to eat and stay on Lake of the Ozarks. It’s all about the delicious food, quiet vibe, and ample amenities at their vacation cabins and RV spots.

“We’re really known for some of our Chicago-style menu items, and we’ve added new items to the menu that don’t just cater to that Chicago style,” said Landon Hall, general manager of Papa Chubby’s. “But we’ve got everything from tacos to a grilled chicken sandwich, chicken salad, ribeye and much more.”

Tucked in the back of Crabtree Cove — across the main channel from Margaritaville — Papa Chubby’s is accessible by water, with their public docks available right in front of the restaurant. So if you’re craving Chicago-style dining after a day on the water, Papa Chubby’s has you covered. 

Photo courtesy of Papa Chubby’s

As a resort, Papa Chubby’s boasts 54 RV hookups tucked away in an idyllic Lake of the Ozarks woodland: 48 are just a stone’s throw from the lakefront, with 6 spots right along the shoreline. The resort’s 5 vacation cabins all feature a full kitchen, two bedrooms with queen beds, a loft with queen bed, and a front porch with a barbecue grill. Each cabin comfortably sleeps six people.

The cabins and RV spots are just steps from the restaurant, so there is no need to drive around in search of a place to eat after a day on the Lake. Plus, Papa Chubby’s has live music every weekend through the summer season.

These cabins and RV spots are in such high demand, Papa Chubby’s will be adding more! Plus, new for 2024: an infinity-edge pool. With stellar food and entertainment, visitors who stay at Papa Chubby’s hardly have a reason to leave!

“We just have a real neighborhood feel,” Hall said. “We’re a hangout spot for locals and RV renters, and we’re very accommodating to tourists. We love being part of what the Lake has to offer to out-of-town visitors.”

Photo courtesy of Papa Chubby’s