Table Rock Lake Restaurants

LAST UPDATED: Aug 25, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Where to eat on and just off the water at Table Rock Lake in Southwest Missouri. The best Table Rock Lake restaurants and bars accessible by water.

state park marina snow cone shop with stripe awning and pergola

Please the bottom of the post for Spring 2020 updated operating information.

As many of you know, we spend a large part of our summer at our lake house we dubbed Calm Water Cottage. While we often make Picnic Sandwiches and enjoy them on the boat, we also love dining out and supporting local Table Rock Lake restaurants.

making a picnic sandwich

We have tried most of these with the exception of one or two – and frequent many of them. It’s one of our favorite things to do on Table Rock Lake!

I hope this makes your time at the lake even more enjoyable! If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments below. I love “meeting” a neighbor and chatting with others who love Table Rock as much as we do!

Table Rock Lake Restaurants

Water Front Restaurants on Table Rock Lake

There are several restaurants on the water or steps away for a beautiful view.

picnic tables on a dock on table rock lake

Bridges Coffee and Espresso Bar (at State Park Marina) – Dock dining with pizza, hot subs, wings, salads and sweets .

  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • 417-464-6328

Oasis Shaved Ice (at State Park Marina) – snow cones with plenty of shaded picnic tables at charming State Park Marina on the water.

  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day

Floating Cafe – soups, salads, seafood, burgers, and desserts served in a two story cafe on the water at Indian Point (near Indian Point Marina).

  • March – May Thursday-Sunday
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day 7-9, Friday/Saturday 7-10
  • through November (after Thanksgiving) 7-4 Monday – Thursday, 7-8 Friday/Saturday
  • live music on Saturdays during the summer
  • breakfast menu
  • 417-338-2101
boat restaurant at table rock lake on shore

SS Dockside (at Hideaway Marina) – Dine outdoors or in the air conditioned boat positioned on the property.

  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day Friday through Sunday 11am-7pm

SS Dockside (at Cape Fair Marina) – Dine outdoors next to the water.

  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day Friday through Sunday 11am-7pm

Pizza Hut (Shell Knob)

  • courtesy dock

Subway (Shell Knob)

  • courtesy dock
3/4 of a sausage pizza from sharkys on table rock lake

Sharky’s Pizza – amazing pizzas and salads delivered to your boat! Step inside for an array of ice creams, wood signs and more! DON’T MISS the Chocolate Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!

  • complimentary dock parking
  • delivery to dock
  • menu
  • Thursday, Friday 4-9, Saturday, Sunday 12-9
  • call 417-338-2253

Lakeside – frozen custard (a must), casual breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee, burgers, fish, chicken, sandwiches.

  • park at the platform, walk up the hill
  • menu
  • 7 days a week 9-9
  • 417-338-2442
life ring swing at tiki bar on table rock lake

Parrot’s Pavilion Tiki Bar – enjoy games and cocktails waterside. You’ll often find live music but you’ll always find a good time. Go ahead and pull up a swing at the bar!

  • complimentary dock parking, walk up hill
  • current hours – tiki truck 11am, restaurant 4pm
  • menu
  • 323-240-2076

Rock Island Grill – located on Indian Point overlooking Table Rock Lake. Formerly Charlies, it’s now operated by new owners in 2019.

  • complimentary dock parking, walk up hill
  • open year round
state park marina snow cone shop with stripe awning and pergola

SS Dockside (at King’s River Marina) is a floating restaurant that opened Spring 2019. It’s currently receiving rave reviews. Dockside is owned and operated by the now defunct (due to a fire) Coyote’s formerly at Kimberling City.

  • complimentary dock parking
  • Menu
  • 417-858-0223
kids at a picnic table on dock at restaurant on table rock lake

Ride the Wave (at Baxter Marina) – food from the grill, snow cones (aka shaved ice), creative cocktails, craft beers, wine and more! Don’t miss the Pineapple Tsunami! Live music on the weekend. One of the few places you can eat on the water.

  • complimentary dock parking
  • Monday-Thursday 11-6, Friday-Saturday 11-9
  • menu
  • 417-739-3437

Watson’s (at Campbell Point Marina) – BBQ, burgers, fried chicken , salads, cocktails and live music on the weekend

  • 7 days a week 11-9
  • menu
  • 417-858-2540

Dock-N-Eat (at Big M Marina) – salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and tacos

Table Rock Lake Restaurants Within Walking Distance of a Dock

These restaurants are worth the “trek” (or shuttle)!

3 shrimp tacos and tortilla chips
outdoor dining area with umbrellas at stillwater resort

Shady Taco (at Stillwater) – complimentary parking on Dock D and a short walk up the hill leads you to an outdoor dining area filled with games and lounge furniture. Great tacos, fresh margaritas, mojitos and chips!

  • Complimentary parking in Dock D.
  • Shuttle Service Available – Call 417-294-6519 for shuttle service once you arrive at the dock or walk up the hill on the rock path straight from the dock. Once you reach the road, turn left. After you pass the new indoor waterpark, turn right. You’ll see the food trucks on the left.
  • On occasion, dock delivery is available – call 417-231-2721
  • Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 8am-11pm
  • Menu Breakfast Menu
  • Call 417-231-2721 to confirm hours, we’ve twice been when they were not open
outdoor games at shady taco on table rock lake

Melt Fresh Bites (at Stillwater) – complimentary parking on Dock D and a short walk up the hill leads you to an outdoor dining area filled with games and lounge furniture. This food truck is filled with breakfast favorites like crepes and a yogurt banana split, lunch and dinner includes creative hot sandwiches including a mac and cheese sandwich and loaded fries!

  • Complimentary parking in Dock D.
  • Call 417-294-6519 for shuttle service once you arrive at the dock or walk up the hill on the rock path straight from the dock. Once you reach the road, turn left. After you pass the new indoor waterpark, turn right. You’ll see the food trucks on the left.
  • Menu
  • Call ahead at 417-527-6725 for hours.

Pizza World (at Stillwater) – located in the convenience store at Stillwater on Indian Point. Pasta, pizza, sandwiches, calzones, wings and salads.

  • Complimentary parking in Dock D.
  • Call 417-294-6519 for shuttle service once you arrive at the dock or walk up the hill on the rock path straight from the dock. Once you reach the road, turn left. After you pass the new indoor waterpark, turn right. It’s just to the left of the pool.
  • 7 days a week, 8:30am-8pm
  • Menu
  • 417-338-0255
view of table rock lake sunset from devils pool restaurant at big cedar

Big Cedar – shuttle to Devil’s Pool (reservations available, currently closed), Buzzard Bar (currently closed), Truman’s Cafe or Uncle Bucks. All have both indoor and outdoor seating. Beautiful property with picturesque views.

  • park at edge of a platform labeled “courtesy parking” and call Big Cedar for a shuttle 800-225-6343, note a dock phone no longer available
  • year round

Top of the Rock – shuttle to Arnie’s Barn (currently closed), The Buffalo Bar, Osage and the wine cellar.

  • park at edge of a platform labeled “courtesy parking” and call Big Cedar for a shuttle to the reservation center (call 800-225-6343), from there you can purchase $5 round trip tickets on a shuttle to the Top of the Rock
  • year round

Canteen at Long Creek Marina – Breakfast, Burgers, Sandwiches, Brats, Fries, Ice Cream and Beer) served out of a Winnebago.

  • park at the marina
  • Friday – Sunday 9am-7pm
  • Menu

Flat Creek – just past point 15.

  • courtesy parking with a shuttle

Catfish Hole – a Kimberling City eatery positioned above the lake for great views with live music. In addition to catfish, burgers, tacos an array of seafood and sandwiches are also available.

  • complimentary dock parking, walk up hill
  • menu
  • 417-739-4440

Chateau – (currently closed) ice cream and coffee shop, casual dining with water views. Reservations available via Open Table.

  • park at courtesy dock, phone on the dock for shuttle service
  • year round
kids on life ring swings

Where to Eat Breakfast on Table Rock Lake

  • Devil’s Pool – Beautiful lake views (though a distance from the water), full breakfast in addition to a brunch buffet on weekends. See above for more details.
  • Truman’s Cafe – Also at Big Cedar, they offer a quick breakfast including smoothies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits, burritos and quiche.
  • Floating Café at Indian Point – Full breakfast on the water with great views.
  • Lakeside – Pancakes, bacon, eggs and more all accessible by water. Dine indoors or out (no view) or take it to the dock to dine waterside.
  • The Melt
  • Shady Taco
  • Big M

Bars by the Water

bar on dock
  • Ride the Wave At Baxter Marina – Ride the Wave is literally on the water, serving up creative cocktails in pineapples! An array of domestic and craft beer and wine are also available. Check their page for live music. (Photo and details above)
  • Tiki Bar – Hand crafted cocktails including island inspired infusions and frozen daquiris.
  • Catfish Hole – Just off the water with complimentary dock parking. They offer a full bar and live music.
  • Rock Island Grill – Above the Tiki Bar, but accessibly by water
  • Chateau – Great lake views, not on the water, but accessible by water.
  • Hideaway Marina – Pick up a 6 pack and enjoy on a picnic bench or in the air conditioned boat (see Pirates Food Shack above).
  • Buzzard Bar – Not on the water, but accessible by water. Minimal views on outdoor patio. Live music on weekends.
picnic tables at dannas on dock at state park marina table rock lake

Not sure where these are? Check out the Table Rock Lake restaurant map! As always, if I missed anything, let me know!

and while you’re here, don’t forget to check out Things to Do in Branson

Currently Operating May 2020

  • Canteen at Long Creek Marina – Friday – Sunday 9am-7pm (Breakfast, Burger, Sandwich, Brat, Fries, Ice Cream and Beer) Menu
  • Catfish Hole – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-9, Friday-Saturday 12-9:30, Sunday 12-8 Menu
  • Floating Cafe – Limited menu available to go from 10-4 daily. Call 417-338-2101 to place order. (Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Bacon Swiss, Chicken Tenders, Hot Dog, BLT, Ham and Cheese, Fish and Chips, Fries, Curds, Fried Pickles, Queso, Onion Wings and Hot Wings) Menu
  • Lakeside – Friday-Sunday 12-7pm. (Sandwiches, sides, coffee and ice cream) Menu
  • Parrot Pavilion – Crafted cocktails and bar bites.
  • Pizza Hut – Take out Thursday-Monday 11-8
  • Shady Taco – Operating daily 11am – 8 pm (Breakfast Burritos, Taco, Pancakes, Dips, Tacos, Margaritas). Dock delivery 417-231-2721 Breakfast Menu Lunch|Dinner Menu
  • Sharky’s Pizza – Call to order for dockside delivery ‭417-338-2253, ‬(Pizza, Salads, Breadsticks) Menu
  • SS Dockside – Open weekends at Kings River Marina and will open at Cape Fair Marina May 14th. (Burgers, sandwiches, fried dinners, wings, nachos and more) Menu
  • Subway – Take out daily 10-7
  • Truman Cafe – Grab and Go (at Big Cedar) Menu

Happy Summer!

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mini loaves of bread gift wrapped