Brunch At the Lake of the Ozarks: The Cozy Cafe

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

One of the best things about dining at the Lake of the Ozarks is that chain restaurants are few and far between. Instead, you’re going to find lots of home-cooked meals and friendly service.

The Cozy Cafe is a perfect example of hearty food your mom probably used to cook. This is the perfect breakfast or brunch destination at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Cozy serves up breakfast from 6:30am until 2:30. Take your pick of eggs (any way you like them), Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, homestyle omelets, and much more!

As far as lunch goes, they also offer a wide variety, including a deli-style Reuben, patty melt, Philly steak and cheese, and hand-cut rib eyes.

Check out a few of the latest reviews from Trip Advisor:

We have eaten here twice, once in 2011 and this year. Simple menu. Great food. Excellent staff. Good prices. Will eat there next time we visit. Only serves breakfast and lunch. – James H.

Due to other reviews I read on Trip Advisor, I stopped at the Cozy Cafe recently. The reviews are spot on. The food is good and plenty. The place is small, but accommodating of groups. There was a family of 16 who came in while we were there. This is a small place, so you might have to wait for a table during peak hours, but worth it. Their breakfast is really good. The pecan and banana waffle is really sinful! Prices are reasonable. – sj2013

The Cozy Cafe is located at 1018 State Highway Kk, Hwy. 54 & KK, Osage Beach, Missouri.

If you have any questions, feel free to give them a ring at 573-348-3325.

Where to Eat Jamaican Food At the Lake of the Ozarks

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It’s so tasty, MON!

It’s true. You don’t need to head to the Caribbean to try the zesty, spicy, kick-in-your mouth flavors of Jamaica.

During your stay with us at the Lake of the Ozarks, head to Gravois Mills (near mile marker 5) to try out The Jerk Shack!

If this is your first Jamaican cuisine experience, be sure to start with the fried plantains. Crispy, crunchy goodness! For the main dish, there’s plenty of meats to choose from, all cooked with a jerk seasoning that will have your tastebuds craving for more. Their famous Jerk Chicken and Dreadlock Jerk Pork are two entrees we’d highly recommend.

Even though the food and drinks are the star of the show, no restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks makes the top of our list without having a gorgeous view of the lake. Take a look at this photo below to see the view The Jerk Shack has in store.

Our Favorite Restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks

Some of the best cuisine in the Midwest can be savored right here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Boasting with over 100 plus restaurants: bar and grill burgers, barbecue, buffets, world-renowned chef creations and all types of ethnic offerings. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants at the lake.
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Olive Branch Restaurant
Olive Branch Restaurant

May your time at the Olive Branch be a new beginning for you. Look around you at the friends and family enjoying the good food and fellowship of this place. Many a new beginning got its start over a good meal, and many a person has felt at peace and in harmony with the world after a time of fellowship and dining. It was for this purpose that the Olive Branch came in being. It is more than a restaurant; it is a gathering place once again just as it was when it was a church. As you leave this evening, perhaps you will hear the cooing of the dove calling the human family to peace, and if you are truly fortunate, perhaps you will see a dove in flight with an olive branch in its mouth.
Location: Located at the Indian Rock Golf Course. 100 Indian Lake Avenue, Gravois Mills, MO 65037
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Phone: 573.372.2090
The Duck
The Duck

This distinctive lakefront dining experience features both traditional favorites and innovative creations prepared with the freshest ingredients by our culinary staff. Whether on our covered deck, screened porch or inside dining rooms, you’ll find great dining in a great lakefront setting.
Location: Located in Lake Ozark off of Horseshoe Bend. Address: 67 Cherokee Court, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Phone: 573-365-9973