The Tavern At Trails End

258 Trails End Rd, Sunrise Beach MO 65079
$$ American Recommended New Editor's Pick View

The Tavern at Trails End is a full service restaurant operating on the West Side at the Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy lunch or dinner in a warm, rustic cabin from the 1850's. Sit on the deck and view the lake while sipping an Old Fashioned or an ice cold beer! We look forward to serving you!

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 258 Trails End Rd, Sunrise Beach MO 65079
  • Cross Street: Highway 5
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Staff: Tonya Kennon | Waiter
  • Phone: 314-363-4146
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Personal Wines Allowed, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View, Big Screen TV, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner Hours 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Dinner - Inside 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Inside 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Brunch Hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 2895 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2024
Timothy L.
Awesome food, amazing service. Such a treat to go there. They make you feel like family from the moment you walk in the door.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2024
Herb C.
This was our first visit, but definitely not our last. Food was excellent!. Mia, our server, was very personable, attentive and fun to talk with. Everyone we met were very nice. Wish the bar was bigger so get there early.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 12, 2024
Julie B.
All four of us loved our meals! It's nice to have a different dining option besides bar food and mexican fare. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2024
Linda W.
We had a great time the food was excellent there were 4 of us and everyone was happy with their food. The atmosphere is nice and comfortable. The absolute best part was our waitress. She was great very fun great service and a wonderful human being!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2024
Laird P.
Specials were outstanding, both the Scallops and the Steak Specials were excellent. Service was also the best, Mia took very good care of our table of 6 and gladly split our bill by couples. Thank You for a great evening out!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2024
Joyce T.
What a great dinner with Friends. So happy to be able to share friendly service, food fabulous and Kelly made sure our dietary needs were met...will definitely be back...loved the quiet atmosphere for a warm winter welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2024
Brad S.
Excellent dining experience, from being greeted by the owner and executive Chef upon arrival, to the charming waitress who shared stories about the history, to the wonchos and burger we ordered! 10/10 will definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
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Jan 21, 2024
Pam M.
The Mahi Mahi was incredible! Love how the chef greets his guests. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere! We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2024
Jeff / Stephanie J.
Chef John is a master as combining flavors. The meal was cooked to perfection. Not only is he a great chef, he also is a fantastic host. He came out and checked on his guests and even took the time to share some stories and have a drink with us… One of the best dining experiences of my lifetime.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2024
Blaise K.
As always the food is fantastic! Mia is the best. She has served us before and is very consistent. Chef John’s creates specials each night. This is our first choice at the lake for fine dining.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2024
Jeff S.
Absolutely fantastic

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 08, 2024
Jim W.
At long last we were able to make time (post-holidays) to get by and try this place. We made it for Sunday Brunch and will definitely be back for dinner! From the Bloody Mary’s to the Beignets to the Huevos Rancheros to the Trail’’s End burger, the food was excellent. The place itself is like a diamond in the rough, great ambiance and I cannot wait until warmer weather to try the Porch. And our waitress (Mia) was great, answering all our menu questions and taking care of our birthday celebrations. The only bad thing was that it took us so long to discover this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2024
Lori M.
Our favorite!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2024
Elizabeth B.
The experience was positive. Food was good, server was good and was very personable, just smelled of cigarette smoke. Limited menu but covered all the necessary needs. Perhaps more salad dressing options..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Jan 06, 2024
Pat W.
We have dined at the Tavern multiple times since it's opening. The food is always great. The variety of dishes is appreciated. Our server was efficient and helpful. We love the ambience because it encourages casual dress and conversation, yet an upscale feeling. The prices seem a little high, however, the that appears to be the case with many similar restaurants at the lake.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2024
Laura D.
Best hidden secret at LOTO. It's was a great evening. Owner chef comes around to check on you, nice touch. They treat every guest like they are priority. Will definitely go back! Food was delicious!! Happy New Year

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2023
Randy L.
Excellent meal and service was well above normal. Would definitely recommend going.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2023
Scott W.
Our experience was fantastic as always. We enjoy and always look forward to our next meal there. Thank you for a consistently wonderful experience. We will be back again & again. Scott & Angela White

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2023
Jan H.
This was our first time there. Very nice. We use to go there when it was Trails Inn, many years ago. So happy you left the building the same, with beautiful updates. Our meal was delicious! We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 18, 2023
Bart U.
As always…nearly perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2023
Lisa B.
Our food and drinks were excellent. Our server, Mia, was attentive and fun. The pretzel w/ dips appetizer was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2023
Rick V.
Great food, service by a wonderful group of individuals! Always enjoy my visits. Best in the area, no question!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2023
Rachelle H.
We LOVE Tavern At Trails End! Always a wonderful experience! The owner/chef is so personable, and we love how he goes from table to table and greets everyone to answer questions! Thanks for a great evening! Rachelle Holt

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2023
Mechele M.
Truly enjoyed brunch. Loved the Frenchy French toast. It is a winner!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2023
Gregg G.
Amazing food, great atmosphere and the best servers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2023
Kathy O.
Everyone is so friendly and polite. Our waitress, Kelly, was amazing. We had a great time with her. As always, the food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2023
Jean W.
Kelly was great, love the atmosphere and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2023
Renee M.
Finest dinning at the lake. Something for everyone at the highest quality and the happiest atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2023
David P.
Beth is always amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2023
julie m.
We love coming here, Our server Julia, and all service is wonderful. Scallops and portobello was excellent, hope to have it again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 19, 2023
eric f.
Great experience! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent! Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 19, 2023
Blaise K.
My wife and I enjoy the quality food and taste. This place is as close to perfect as any place could ever be. We are already planning a return trip. Great job to John and his staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2023
Angie S.
No complaints whatsoever. Food and service is always excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2023
Carol F.
Everything was perfect for our anniversary dinner. The food excellent. The service wonderful. The atmosphere romantic. We will be back to enjoy soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2023
Brenda A.
For us, Mia makes the experience extra special, and she served us well last night – excuse the pun :-) Wayne had a wonderful birthday, and we enjoyed the food very much. The special dessert of fried cherry pies with amazing blueberry ice cream at the end were simply fantastic. We are enjoying the pie leftovers with our coffee this morning on the deck overlooking the water. Our appetizers of the Korean sticky ribs were the highlight of the evening – we’ll be having those again! We enjoyed the Malbec table wine so much we took an extra bottle home with us. :-) We were pleased with your “acquisition” of Mike the bartender. His new autumn, apple martini was exquisite. Mia shared about your venturing into bourbon flights, and we’re excited to try that as well. As far as any improvements, we both agree your bread offering has never been anything to get excited about. Not sure how you could rectify that but, in general, it just seems to not really add anything of value to the meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2023
Douglas K.
Loved the rustic atmosphere. Great fine dining menu. Chef comes out to greet each table

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2023
Nancy S.
First time dining for many of us and we loved it ! Our food was amazing. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2023
Steve M.
It was a wonderful night with great food and atmosphere. Our waitress Beth was a wonderful addition to our night. She was very personable and informative to the menu and specials available for the evening. Overall, it was a great evening with friends to celebrate my wife's birthday.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2023
Nancee K.
Loved the Korean ribs appetizer and your salads are wonderful. Talking to the chef was fun and the service was very good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2023
BILLIE B.
Trails End never disappoints! The food and service are amazing and Chef John always stops by to check on all his diners. Try the Korean BBQ ribs. So delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2023
Diane G.
The service was fast and food was delicious. Our waitress was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Linda N.
We love everything about the Tavern...always great food, personal service, and exciting special features to tantalize us every time!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Dawn W.
Always GREAT food and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2023
Edward R.
The food and service was to die for. Heather our sever was so fun. She was absolutely incredible and she made our experience so fun. This is the 10th time we have eaten there and the first was just as good as it was last night. We all love this place!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2023
Janet B.
Always a great time! Food was excellent and vibe is awesome. Love that Chef John comes around and checks in with each table. Definitely will go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2023
Bev A.
Steak special with lobster-steak fair, lobster small and overcooked. Scallops special- no taste to scallops with extremely small potions for their small size and rice undercooked and too small serving.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2023
P.J. O.
The food and service is always amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2023
Diana D.
Outstanding service and food. Great experience. Will go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2023
Lawrence and Jana C.
Some of the best salmon and sea bass we’ve ever eaten! Service outstanding as well!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2023
Judy S.
Wonderful evening, delicious food and great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2023
Don S.
Service efficient and friendly. Food was excellent, special filet was cooked perfectly and mushroom sauce perfect. Scallops perfect. Owner/Executive Chev visit - frosting on cake. We will return for Sunday brunch. Fine Food in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank-you to all.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2023
Amy I.
Loved everything!!! The fact that people do not want to leave tells you everything!!!! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2023
Taylor K.
Everything was absolutely wonderful except service by one of the waitresses Mia. We had her for dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday. I understand being short staffed and busy but when the chef serves us our food, the hostess brings us our drinks (both times we while at the table) the only thing she did was write down our order, I can’t help but not tip accordingly. When people are waiting for you to take their card to pay especially during breakfast when there was only 3 other parties in the building at the time, maybe don’t wait 15 minutes before you pick up the card to run it. We had to approach her at the bar to pay our tab. Definitely not an instance to make us not come back, but we would appreciate to not have her as a server again. John and Sherri are the best!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2023
Beverly W.
Excellent food! A nice surprise!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2023
Patricia A.
We celebrated a birthday and it was everything and more we could have hoped for. You can tell by the food and presentation, they have an excellent Chef. I would highly recommend The Tavern at Travis End!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Oct 06, 2023
Anne W.
Not only is the food great, but the friendliness of staff and owners makes the experience even better! We always recommend your restaurant!! The only small thing would be to help the servers with delivering drinks, as you do with food. Servers are very good and busy so sometimes they can’t get back to the bar to get drinks in a timely fashion. Not a big deal - just something I observed. Thanks for the wonderful evening!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2023
Brenda A.
Our friends, new to your restaurant, were impressed with atmosphere and food. He had the pork chop and she had the scallop special. Wayne enjoyed his Seabass and I loved my usual Sunday chicken. ❤️ we ordered two desserts and shared it. Delicious! Beth did a great job - she was gracious, attentive, and very hospitable.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2023
Jeff W.
What a wonderful gem on the west side of the lake. Everything was top notch. The most impressive thing that we witnessed was the chef stopping by each table to greet the guests.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2023
Tyler J.
The Tavern at Trail's End is the best restaurant I have found at LOTO yet. The food is delicious and waitstaff is always friendly and accommodating. I've only been twice so far, but plan to be a customer for life.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2023
Janet S.
Fabulous dinner. Food was outstanding. The chef/owner comes around and greets his customers. Very friendly place. Noise level is too loud but not sure there is a solution. No complaints… We are coming back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2023
Karla S.
A friend of mine and I saw the great reviews of this place and we decided to try it. Wow! It is a cute historic cabin-like building off a little gravel road The atmosphere is updated-rustic and inviting. Our server, Mia, was awesome. She was friendly and gave us great recommendations. the meal starts with a loaf of a combination of breads, followed by salad, seafood pasta, homemade roaster tomato soup, scallops, and bread pudding. Everything was mouthwatering! I can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2023
Donna B.
It was a wonderful evening. Great food and service. Terrific way to celebrate my birthday!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 29, 2023
Cindy M.
Great service. Easy to modify reservation thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2023
Christine R.
Another amazing dinner at our favorite place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2023
Marcy V.
Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in the door. Everything. The atmosphere, staff, service, drinks, food... and oh my goodness, the food blows anything else around out of the water. Just a perfect dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2023
Sandy H.
Love everything about our experience. The wait staff ....always friendly, food always fantastic and cooked like we like it and bar tender knows how I like my drink. Thank you for another great time/meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2023
Norman B.
Atmosphere is great. The food and service was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2023
Bob C.
Second time dining here. Another great experience. Looking forward to the next time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Carole S.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves immensely !

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
David R.
Best Filet I have had in years.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2023
Tina H.
Excellent meal. Love this place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2023
Karen A.
Best steak I’ve had in a LONG time!! Great service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2023
Lynn J.
Food was delicious. We had to wait longer than usual, but was told it was a computer glitch. Our order got deleted. I totally understand that! Darn computers!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2023
Mike C.
Outstanding every time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2023
Megan S.
We were 100% satisfied with our entire experience. Our first time to The Tavern was in June and we knew we had to bring our group of 10 back with us. We’ve been travelling around the world and cooking together for years. No one was disappointed! The food was phenomenal, the wait-staff, excellent& we loved that Chef was engaged with everyone at the restaurant. We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2023
Linda B.
Great service, great drinks, great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2023
Donna E.
Great food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2023
Janice R.
Love this place. Such great food and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2023
Ryan S.
Great food! Best restaurant at the lake

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Randa M.
Everything we had was delicious! The chef came by our table a couple of times and we enjoyed chatting with him. We loved the ambiance and decor! Would recommend to all our friends and family! I hate to write anything negative because we enjoyed our experience so much, but thought it may help to know.. we came in Thurs 8/31 when we were in town for a conference. We’d been looking forward to trying this restaurant for several months, but didn’t get a reservation since there were only 3 of us and we lost track of time. Came in around 730, there was no one waiting, the hostess told us there was room for 2-tops but no availability for 3-tops and we couldn’t get a table at all that night so need to come back another time. We understood, our fault we didn’t get a reservation! but were disappointed. So we decided to just see as a last ditch effort if we could book a reservation online, and were able to. We came back in 20 minutes later for our reservation. The hostess checked us in, told us it would be awhile (which was fine! We were in no rush and were just happy to be there) Several parties came in & were seated (not a big deal, we assumed they had earlier reservations or their table was ready & ours wasn’t), several other parties were turned away like we were. The hostess would disappear for periods of time, which we thought maybe she was busy in the back or something. After maybe 15 minutes of waiting, the bartender came by & asked if we’d been helped, she looked our reservation up and said our table had been ready and sat us, then ended up being our server too and was excellent! We totally understand it’s a small restaurant and we should’ve gotten the reservation in the first place. And we were not angry at all. Considering how attentive everyone else was and wonderful our experience was, we thought maybe you’d want to know how guests are being greeted since that’s the first person everyone encounters who comes in. We will be back next time we’re in town!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Kent P.
Excellent as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Ammie M.
Love this place it has character & the owners make you feel very special. The food is delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Bob G.
Always enjoy our evenings at Tavern at Trails End! So nice to have owners on site working that care and take pride in their establishment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2023
Steve D.
Servers are the best at the Lake. Specials are always good- see what the chef has on his mind- always doing something interesting with seafood.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2023
Janet J.
Always a wonderful dining experience! Fabulous atmosphere, food and service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2023
Michael C.
great food great service owners are great

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2023
Christine R.
Had the mahi mahi special and the tenderloin medallions with a lobster cream sauce. Chef John never disappoints!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2023
Brian R.
Great experience. Love the decor

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2023
Alan E.
Best place to eat at the lake! Chef John is the fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2023
Jason T.
Great place - good food - you will love it !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2023
Matthew H.
The reason for an eight on the ambiance scale; the A/C was having challenges keeping up with the excessive heat wave. It was over 80 degrees and humid in the Tavern.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2023
Larry S.
Everything was perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2023
John S.
Excellent food and the service matched it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2023
Sheila Z.
Totally awesome meal! You guys never disappoint!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2023
Cindy S.
We can't wait to come back to the Tavern at Trails End. Food and service are superb. Creative dishes including the Korean sticky ribs, the Waygu beef burger, the Veal Milanese and the fried bread pudding. Plus a scallop special the night we were there was scrumptious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2023
Gracia T.
We love this little hidden gem in the Ozarks! Fantastic food, wine and cocktails. Friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2023
Barbara M.
Yeah, I eat here often and always take my out-of-town guess. Food and service are always exceptional. I am never disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 20, 2023
Brian N.
First time there. Always heard great things, and they were correct! Was excellent! Our only draw back is the short gravel road to get there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2023
Myron D.
We have eaten here twice before. The food is always amazing and the service is top notch. We can't say enough about Tavern at Trails End.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2023
Tom G.
First time at The Tavern. Excellent food and drink, truly a hidden gem on the lake.