Table Rock Lake Restaurants

LAST UPDATED: Sep 29, 2019 | 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

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. I hope this makes your time on Table Rock 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!

More photos to come (as soon as I scour through a few years and nearly a hundred thousand photos taken)!

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

Boat House BBQ and Burger by Danna’s (at State Park Marina) – dock dining with an array of hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and more!

  • 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

boat restaurant at table rock lake on shore

Pirates Delight Food Shack (at Hideaway Marina) – hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, fish filets and more served out of a little hut by the friendly Hideaway Marina staff. Dine outdoors or in the air conditioned boat positioned on the property.

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

Flat Creek (at Cape Fair Marina) – a floating restaurant nestled between point 14 and 15.

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
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day

Lakeside – frozen custard (a must), casual breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • park at the platform

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
  • typically open spring through early fall

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

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

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

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! Live music on the weekend. One of the few places you can eat on the water.

  • complimentary dock parking

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

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”.

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 (I have heard about a shuttle but have yet to see it)
  • Call for delivery to the dock

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 creative sandwiches including a mac and cheese sandwich!

Pizza World (at Stillwater) – located in the convenience store at Stillwater on Indian Point.

  • walk up hill or take a shuttle (yet to see it running)
  • year round

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

Big Cedar – shuttle to Devil’s Pool (reservations available), Buzzard Bar or Truman’s Cafe. 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 – dock phone no longer available
  • year round

Long Creek – hamburgers and ice cream served out of a Winnebago

  • park at the marina

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 

Chateau – 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.

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!

map of restaurants on table rock lake

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

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