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Though it offers lunch until early afternoon, Stewart’s is known for having some of the best breakfast the Bagnell Dam Strip has to offer. For breakfast, try one of their many delicious omelets, the savory country fried steak or chili slinger, or their traditional biscuits and gravy.
Whatever you order, make sure you also ask for “The Biggest Cinnamon Roll at the Lake” – you won’t wanna miss it! Their lunch menu includes starters like chili cheese fries and battered onion rings, giant fork tenderloin sandwiches and BLTs, and tons of burger and chicken options.
2. Blondie’s Burger Bar
The trendy atmosphere at Blondie’s is like no other at the Lake. Blondie’s offers build-your-own burgers starting with their famous brioche bun and your choice of meat (beef, turkey, grilled chicken, or grilled catfish).
Then, top it with your choice of cheese and any additional toppings and choose a side – simple and delicious! Blondie’s also offers a “lil’ swimmers” kids menu and salads with your choice of toppings. Open late Thursday through Sunday, Blondie’s is a great choice for lunch, dinner, or a late-night meal after a day on the Lake!
3. Baxters Lakeside Grille
Voted Best at the Lake in 2016, Baxter’s classic American restaurant offers great customer service and a fun, casual atmosphere that you’ll love! With amazing lunch and dinner menus varying from soups, salads and sandwiches to specialty burgers, steaks and fresh seafood as well as daily specialties, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
Baxter’s also has extensive kids’, gluten free and vegetarian menus for every member of your party. Dine during happy hour 3-6 p.m. Sunday through Friday for BOGO appetizers and drink specials.
4. Casablanca Pub & Grill – Casagratto Pizza
With their wide variety of dining options and drink specials, it’s not hard to see why Casablanca/Casagratto is one of the best places to eat on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Casablanca is known for its famous “Casadog” – hotdog piled high with chili, cheese, and onions – and offers various sandwiches, burgers and a breakfast menu on the weekends. Casagratto, located on the lower level of Casablanca, features some of the best pizza at the Lake.
They offer traditional and specialty pizzas and even a make-your-own option, and all pizzas are cooked in Casagratto’s custom-built brick oven. Try one of their delicious grinders, calzones, sandwiches, or one of the 21 draft beers on tap!
5. Shawnee Bluff Winery
Visit Shawnee Bluff for an evening full of beautiful views and incredible food! Shawnee Bluff offers an extensive menu full of fresh salads, build-your-own brick oven pizzas, savory sandwiches and seafood, and delicious desserts.
Whatever entrée you choose, make sure you accompany it with a glass of wine from their impressive variety of white and red wines. And if you find a wine you love? In addition to offering delectable food, Shawnee Bluff’s panoramic views of the lake make it an amazing location for weddings and special events alike.