Get the ultimate insider list of Table Rock Lake restaurants on the water, accessible by water or with a view! Bookmark this frequently updated guide for 2024 hours, menus, accessibility and so much more.

Discover restaurants and bars by boat or car with the prettiest views and amazing food, nestled on Table Rock Lake, in Southwest Missouri.

dock restaurant on table rock lake with white picnic tables and pergola
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We have compiled a complete list of restaurants accessible by water, car or shuttle on Table Rock Lake.

We’re also including contact information, hours of operation (where available), menus, courtesy dock information and an interactive map to easily locate them.

3 shrimp tacos and tortilla chips

Table Rock Lake Restaurant Map

Table Rock Lake Restaurants

We’ve been enjoying the restaurants on Table Rock lake for many years. Here’s our family guide to the best options for dining on the water!

Boat-to-Restaurants on Table Rock Lake

Boat to restaurants on Table Rock Lake, and dock to take in the fabulous waterfront views! Enjoy a reprieve from the sun, kick back and relax at these amazing restaurants that are accessible by water.

dock with oars crossed for decor and picnic table

Cafe Bridges – Dock dining with pizza, hot subs, wings, salads, sweets and coffee. Tip: Don’t skip the baked goods! The cookies and scones are incredible!

  • State Park Marina
  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • open spring Thursday – Sunday and 7 days a week Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • 417-464-6328

Shave Ice – Snow cones with plenty of shaded picnic tables at charming State Park Marina on the water.

  • State Park Marina
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Menu
  • 417-338-2101
sandwich and fries on dock on table rock lake

Pier 28 – Pizza, salads, sandwiches and my famous Veggie Dip on the water.

  • Kimberling City Marina
  • Place a To Go Order
  • Menu
  • 7 days a week 11am – 8:00pm, weather permitting
  • Plenty of dock parking
boat restaurant at table rock lake on shore

Pizza World – Dine outdoors or in the air conditioned boat positioned on the property.

  • Hideaway Marina
  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • weekends AFTER Memorial Day

Pizza World – Dine outdoors next to the water.

  • Cape Fair Marina
  • courtesy parking available in any open slip
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day 7 days a week 11am-7pm

Big Buoys (Check Google for hours)

  • Located just off of Highway 13 in Kimberling City
  • Courtesy Dock (brand new with 8 slips)
  • Menu
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Games, Country Line Dancing, Live Music
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11-9pm Friday and Saturday 11-11pm, Closed on Wednesday
  • 417-493-8040

Pizza Hut

  • Shell Knob
  • courtesy dock
  • currently open 7 days a week 11-8

Sub Marina

  • Shell Knob
  • The Submarina (Facebook)
  • Courtesy Dock
  • Tuesday-Saturday 11-3
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!

  • Near Point 7 / Kimberling City
  • Wednesday-Sunday 4pm-9pm
  • Delivery to dock
  • Menu
  • 417-338-2253

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

  • Near Point 7 / Kimberling City
  • Memorial Day-Labor Day 9am-9pm
  • park at the platform, walk up the hill
  • Menu
  • 417-338-2442

The View at Kimberling

  • Kimberling City Bridge
  • Open Wednesday-Saturday and holiday weekends
  • Courtesy Dock – call and they’ll pick you up.
  • Menu (coming soon)
  • 417-332-5105

Goofy Goose

  • Courtesy Dock Parking
  • Menu
  • Live Entertainment
  • Open

Cricket Creek – Pizza there or to go and ice cream!

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Dock dining
  • Park at marina
  • 870-426-3474
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)
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day 7 days a week
  • See Facebook for Current Events
  • Menu includes nachos, burgers and tacos
  • 417-593-4187

Rock Island Grill – located on Indian Point overlooking Table Rock Lake. Formerly Charlies.

  • Complimentary Dock Parking (walk up hill)
  • Open All Year
  • Menu salads, sandwiches, seafood and steak

SS Dockside (at King’s River Marina) is a floating restaurant owned and operated by the now defunct (due to a fire) Coyote’s formerly at Kimberling City. Serving nachos, fried everything, burgers, burritos, seafood and more.

  • Complimentary Dock Parking
  • Menu
  • Friday-Sunday 11-8
  • 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.

  • Courtesy Dock
  • Closed Tuesdays, 11-7 Sunday- Friday, 11-9 Saturdays
  • 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
  • Menu
  • 417-858-2540

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

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Table Rock Lake Restaurants Within Walking Distance of a Dock

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

Thirsty’s (at Still Water) – Complimentary parking on Dock D and a short walk up the hill leads you to an outdoor dining area filled with games, lounge furniture amazing cocktails, mocktails and snacks.

  • 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.
  • Monday-Friday 2pm – 9pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm
  • 417-338-5721

El JefeNew for 2024, El Jefe’s is a food truck that has moved into Still Water.

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm, and until 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Located next to Thirsty’s.

outdoor dining area with umbrellas at stillwater resort

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

  • Courtesy 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

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view of table rock lake sunset from devils pool restaurant at big cedar

Big Cedar – shuttle to Devil’s Pool, Buzzard Bar, 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
  • Open All Year

Top of the Rock – Shuttle to Arnie’s Barn, The Buffalo Bar, Osage and the wine cellar (paid)

  • 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
  • Open All Year

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

  • Courtesy Parking at Marina
  • Monday – Thursday 8am-2pm Friday – Sunday 8am-6pm
  • Menu

Flat Creek – just past point 15 in Cape Fair. Barbecue, fried catfish, steak and more.

  • 7 days a week 10:30-Close
  • Courtesy Parking with a Shuttle

Chateau – Multiple options to choose from including The Sweete Shop (ice cream and coffee shop), casual dining with water views at Chateau Grille and Atrium Cafe and Wine Bar. Cocktails in the Library Lounge. Reservations available via Open Table for dining at Chateau Grille.

  • Courtesy Dock – phone on the dock for shuttle service
  • Open All Year
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.
  • Shady Taco
  • Thirsty’s – Brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Big M
A blue and white table cloth set with bamboo plates and an al fresco dining view.

Al Fresco Dining

While we often enjoy dining out and supporting local businesses, there’s nothing quite like dining al fresco on the dock or bluff.

Bars by the Water

  • 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)
  • Goofy Goose – A short walk up the hill to a full bar with a Pineapple Tsunami, daiquiris and so much more!
  • Tiki Bar – Hand crafted cocktails including island inspired infusions and frozen daquiris.
  • 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.
bar on dock


  • Hours may vary based on weather and how busy they are. I recommend calling ahead.
  • While many options have complimentary dock parking, some offer shuttles from the dock too.
  • Ride the Wave, Pier 28, Floating Cafe, Cafe Bridges are accessible.
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  1. Such a great list! We have a condo on Table Rock Lake (we call it Lake Life Retreat Branson) that we rent out on Airbnb. Some of our best memories have been at these lakefront restaurants! I’ll have to check out some that we’ve never visited before. Thank you!

  2. Hi Julie, it’s Ann from Forest Hills. Just found this, love love this blog. Sign me up. We had a great week at the lake. So many neighbors down and lots of company at our cabin. Look forward to seeing you at the gym. Sign me up for your blog.
    Ann Hoette

  3. I seriously wish I had this list when we went down a few weekends ago!! I plan on going back in three years, so I’m definitely going to save this one for the future.

    I absolutely love the name of your little cottage!!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoyed your stay! If you need any other recommendations when you go, let me know!

  4. I think all of the restaurants you mentioned will send a golf cart down for us 80 year olds. Thank you for this info.