Fall Bar Hours at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is open for business during the fall, however, there some of the bars and restaurants have special hours during the off-season.

We came across this VERY informative list, courtesy OzarkRick from Midwestboatparty.com. Thanks, Rick!


Beavers at the Dam — Open Tues–Sun through the end of the year; closing for the season on New Year’s Day

Ozark Yacht Club — Open Wed–Sun, not closing for the season, closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Boat House at Village Marina — Open Fri–Sun, 11 a.m. – close, through Oct. 26

Schmidty’s — Open weekends through Oct. 26

Momma’s — Open Fri–Sun this weekend at 9 a.m. for breakfast, until 11 p.m. Fri & Sat and until 9 p.m. Sun, closed for the season after Oct. 13

Shady Gators — Open Fri–Sun, last day open is Oct. 19

H. Toad’s at Camden at the Lake — Open all season

Coconuts — Open for Harbor Hop, Closed Oct. 13.

The Jerk Shack — Closed for the season

Jolly Rogers — Open this weekend, closed for the season after Oct. 13

Bumps Barefoot Bar — Closed for the season

Franky & Louie’s — Closed for the season

Scallywags — Open this weekend, closed for the season after Oct. 14

Backwater Jacks — Open Thurs–Sunday through Oct. 27, then closed for the season

Dog Days — Open Wed–Sun until Oct. 19, then closed for the season

Topsiders — Open 7 p.m.–close, Fri/Sat/Mon through Oct. 21, then closed for the season

Shorty Pants — Open 7 days a week until November, then reduced hours, closed for the season after Nov. 30

Paradise — Open every day, closed after Oct. 13

Papa Chubby’s — Open weekends through Oct. 26, then closed for the season

Larry’s on the Lake — Open every day through November, will close for the season based on weather conditions in November

Bulldogs Beach House — Open Thurs–Sun through Oct. 26, may open a couple of weekends after that

NautiFish — Open 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., no close date specified

The Fish Company — Open Fri-Sun, closed after Oct. 13

Captain Ron’s — Open Thurs–Sun until early November, no close date specified

Bear Bottom Resort — Open Thursday–Monday through the off-season

Big Dick’s Halfway Inn — Open Fri/Sat, until New Year’s Day

Three Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks in the Fall

Can you believe we’re just 12 days away from the first day of fall?!

Not sure if it’s just us, but summer sure did zoom by! The Lake of the Ozarks is bustling full of energy during the summer. Lots of people. Lots of parties. Lots of live music, events, and gorgeous fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend. It’s a wonderful time to be at the lake.

As with every summer, it eventually comes to an end. As temperatures drop and the crowds subside, a new, majestic beauty arrives. Fall (or Autumn – whatever you like to call it) at the Lake of the Ozarks is truly magical. If you’ve only visited during the summer, here are three reasons you should make the trek this fall:

  1. Foliage galore: Golds. Reds. Oranges. Browns. If you’re eyes are craving some natural beauty, look no further. Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore around the lake on foot. Navigate trails. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Soak up the wild colors Mother Nature has to offer. The leaves during this time of year even make the Dogwoods jealous!
  2. The crowds are gone: Boats on the lake begin to thin out. Kids head back to school. The pace at the lake begins to slow down. If a tranquil, slower pace is what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed. Sure, there’s still people. But nothing like the summer. Take advantage of this peace. Our days are often hectic, especially between Halloween until the holidays in December. Come on down and get a much needed breather away from it all.
  3. So very cozy: Fall means cozy jackets, occasional scarves, and all things pumpkin spice. And of course, fall just isn’t fall without a piping hot mug of apple cider. This is also an especially fun time of year to visit the many antique stores found at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s a list of some of the festivals and craft fairs happening this fall.