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Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s favorite playground, and between Memorial Day and Labor Day, vacationers abound and business is booming. But when October hits, locals and boaters know plenty of waterfront places close for the winter. Not so at Redhead Lakeside Grill: the doors are open year-round thanks to a top-notch menu by Chef Pierre Torres and ease-of-access by land.  Redhead does shorten its offseason workload a bit, the restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday from mid-November through mid-March

Redhead is located at 21 Mile Marker (Redhead Cove) by water, or by land at 1700 Yacht Club Drive, Osage Beach, Mo. 65065

Just down Route KK in Osage Beach (turn right on 3 Seasons Rd. and you can’t miss it) diners at Redhead Lakeside Grill enjoy watching summer’s busy waters, fall’s leaves, the snowy winter landscape, and the colors of spring. Of course, no one eats at a restaurant just for the view. Offseason Happy Hour is Wednesday through Friday from 3–6 p.m., and all day on Sunday. And Torres has assembled a menu that strikes just the right balance between accessible and unique. The brick oven pizza is popular, but that’s not because it’s just a safe default. It’s really good.

If you’re not in the mood for pizza, Redhead serves fish tacos, hand-cut steaks, the Redhead Burger (topped with a fried egg!), the tangy-and-sweet Boom Boom Shrimp… there’s something on the menu for everyone. Redhead is open year round. Daily lunch and dinner specials give even Redhead regulars a reason to try something new.

The thing about dining at Redhead is even when it’s not technically the “boating season,” it still feels like it. The entrance is a veritable “Hall of Fame” of Lake of the Ozarks boating, lined with photos of iconic boats, personalities, and moments.

Sports fans need look no further than Redhead for literally any game that’s on television. The restaurant subscribes to every available sports package, and with 55 TVs, it’s nearly impossible to miss your game. Redhead is well-suited for hosting holiday parties or large gatherings too.

For locals and visitors who enjoy the Lake year-round, Redhead Lakeside Grill is serving up excellence every day, no matter the season.

In Season Specials: (mid-March through mid-November)

Daily lunch and dinner specials – 7 days a week

Happy hour Monday through Thursday 3 – 6pm

Offseason (mid-November through mid-March) Redhead Specials

-Monday – Closed mid-November through mid-March

-Tuesday – Closed mid-November through mid-March

-Wednesday – 1/2-price pizza day: any pizza, any size,   half-price (dine in only)

-Thursday – $7 burger day

-Friday – 6oz filet or 14oz Ribeye are $20, includes soup/salad, veg and potato

Saturday – chef special

-Sunday – happy hour all day