Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Features Another Log Jam Event and MORE!

We've got a big holiday weekend coming up, and if you're lucky enough to spend Memorial Day Weekend 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll need to know where to find the fun. The answer, of course, is the same all season long - Dog Days Bar & Grill! Sure, we're classified as a waterfront bar & restaurant, but we're also so much more! 

Logboat Log Jam
On Saturday, May 26 of Memorial Day Weekend, the Log Jam is back at the Dog! Columbia, MO's very own Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is sending down a part of their team along with Logboat Brewing Company to bring this awesome holiday party to the lake. 

Logboat will be showing off some of their tasty brews, the RNBNBBQ team will be passing out all kinds of cool stuff, and we'll have some amazing blues music coming from our outdoor stage from 1-5 pm. Keep an eye out for next week's blog and we'll have more details about all of that for you. You can know now that it's a party you do NOT want to miss! 

Live Music
The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks won't be limited to just the Log Jam. We've got incredible entertainment lined up for you all weekend long. 

Friday, May 25
-DJ Dr. Cheese

Saturday, May 26
-Log Boat Log Jam, 1-5 pm
Bands TBA next week!
-Baub Eis Band, 6-10 pm
-Rosy Hips, 10 pm-close

Sunday, May 27

Dining, Drinking, & Swimming...
...or lounging by the pool, or chilling out in the water by the swim-up bar, all depending on how you like to spend your pool time. Our bartenders can mix up your favorite cocktails and hand them to you, and you won't even have to get out of the water. 

You will, however, need to get out of the water to enjoy the items on our fantastic food menu. We finished the rest of the construction on the other side of the Dog Pound, and our newest section includes a second kitchen, so we'll have no trouble keeping up with all the orders when it gets busy. Above that kitchen, you'll find our brand new Woof Top Patio, which has a vantage point of our lake view that is going to blow your mind! 

Vodka For Dog People
Beginning right now, throughout Memorial Day Weekend, and lasting until the end of this year's Canine Cannonball (June 8-10,) Tito's Vodka is bringing a great program to Dog Days Bar & Grill. The "Vodka For Dog People Program," which aims to rescue needy animals, was started at Tito's Vodka in 1998

When you buy a cocktail from our special Tito's Dog Drink Menu, $10 from each purchase will be donated to the Dogwood Animal Shelter, and Tito's Vodka will match that $10, making it a $20 donation! As a bonus for you, a leash, chew-toy, or water bowl is yours to keep with each drink purchased. Non-drinkers can still purchase those doggy items for $10 without the drink, and Tito's will still match that $10 donation!        

Awesome Vacation House
Last, but certainly not least, Dog Days now has the best vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks available to you, and it's right next door to us! This amazing rental property offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,500 sq/ft of living space, and it overlooks that same great lake view that you can see from Dog Days. 

Being a new rental, we've got quite a few dates open at the moment, but we expect those to start filling up fast once people hear about this terrific new house. Check availability online, and even book your reservation there too.  

So, what are your Memorial Day Weekend plans this year? We highly suggest that you plan to spend most of it right here with us at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant. Everyone's going to be having the time of their life, and we'd love for you to join in! 


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19
(573) 348-9797

Thursday, May 10, 2018

National BBQ Month - Dog Days Bar & Grill Style

National BBQ Month happens every May. This is most likely due to the fact that it's warming up and people are ready to get out into their backyards and start grilling again. Skip all the work it takes to grill at home and let our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant take care of all that hard work for you! 

Our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, has taught us a thing or two over the years about creating the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. We took what we learned and added our own tasty twists to create a few BBQ dishes to serve here at Dog Days Bar & Grill. Skip the backyard BBQ and instead head our way. In addition to the tasty dishes we're grilling, smoking, and saucing up, we've also got a fully stocked bar, amazing pool, and incredible lake view for you to enjoy along with it. Let us do the cooking, you just enjoy the experience! 

BBQ at Dog Days Bar & Grill

Hickory-Smoked Wings
Smoked, then fried crispy with your choice of sauce and served with celery & ranch or blue cheese dressing. Wing sauces include:
  • Original
  • Extra Hot
  • Bourbon BBQ
  • Teriyaki
  • Honey Habanero
  • Spicy Garlic
  • Chili & Jalapeno Dry Rub

Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork
Slow-smoked pulled pork drizzled with our sweet bourbon BBQ sauce and spicy pickles on a cracked black pepper and sea salt brioche bun. 

The Ozark Burger
Our beef patty topped with bourbon BBQ, shoulder pepper bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese spread on a brioche bun.

BBQ Pork Nachos
All of our nacho dishes start with a bed of corn tortillas, chile con queso, salsa, and sour cream, then additional toppings are added to make them one-of-a-kind. This one adds slow-smoked pulled pork, jalapenos, pickles, and bourbon BBQ.

Brownies & Ice Cream happen to be staples at most backyard barbecues, but don't worry, because the Dog's got you covered there too! If you manage to save some room after dining on the delicious BBQ delicacies above, give our Chocolate Volcano dessert a try! We've taken chocolate ice cream and paired it with warm, gooey brownie bites, then topped it all off with whipped cream and fudge sauce. You may not want to share this tasty treat, but it's actually big enough for everyone to get a bite or two!  

Just because it's National BBQ Month, that doesn't mean that you have to eat BBQ. You may prefer to order a bucket full of crab legs or one of our incredible Beach Bowls instead. Go for it! Our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks provides an extensive menu full of a wide variety of tastes so that everyone in your group can find something delicious to order. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill's suggestion is to make an effort to try something new each time that you're here because it's ALL good! Still, you're bound to have a favorite or two before the season's over. Whether it's one of our BBQ dishes or something else entirely, we're just glad you want to keep coming back for more! 


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19
(573) 348-9797

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Your Stay in Our Luxury Vacation Rental at the Lake of the Ozarks

That's right, we said "our," meaning Dog Days Bar & Grill now has an incredible vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to stay in the next time you travel to the lake! Whether you're joining us for a friends' getaway or a vacation with the family, this is the place you're going to want to stay. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, vacation rental 1

Location, Location Location
Our vacation rental is literally right next door to Dog Days Bar & Grill! No need to drive once you get here because all of the delicious food, incredible drinks, and our awesome swimming pool are all within walking distance. When you're not hanging out with us, you can enjoy the large deck and incredible views in the comfort of your temporary home away from home. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, vacation rental 1

Great For Large Groups
This 4,500 square feet of luxury vacation rental sleeps up to 16, has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1 half-bath. Upstairs there is a large living room, kitchen, and master bedroom with a bathroom. The Master Suite has a king-sized bed, double vanity sink, jetted tub, and a double shower.

Downstairs you'll find the other 4 bedrooms plus 2 full bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms offer queen-sized beds. The fourth bedroom is perfect for the kids with two bunk beds. There are 2 sleeper sofas as well. Another large living room for entertaining with a pool table will also be found downstairs. 

The upstairs and downstairs decks both run the length of the house and are the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the breathtaking view of the main channel. The house is settled on the 19mm and comes with the use of a dock, perfect for swimming in the lake or and lounging around. There is a 14'x38' covered boat slip available on the property
. We also provide you with the option to park at the Dog Days customer boat docks.

You'll have all the comforts of home during your stay. The vacation rental property comes with a coffee maker, dishwasher, dishes & utensils, kitchen appliances, washing machine & clothes dryer, linens, towels, an outdoor grill, internet access, and much more.   

Book Your Vacation TODAY!
It's easy to book your stay at our Lake of the Ozarks luxury vacation rental. You can check availability and book with this link online, and you can find the same information on the home page of the Dog Days website. 

Since this is a brand new listing, there are quite a few popular dates still open, including Memorial Day Weekend. Better act fast though, because we expect those dates to fill up quickly once everyone learns about this amazing property located right next door to everything that Dog Days Bar & Grill has to offer. Check it out, pick your dates, and reserve your vacation (or better yet, more than one vacation) today!    


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19
(573) 348-9797

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Weekend FULL of EXCITEMENT - Spring Harbor Hop & the Homegrown Festival

If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for all of the fun and excitement you can possibly pack into one weekend, look no further than the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Okay, technically this first event requires you to make a few stops, but the liveliest, most thrilling stop by far will be Dog Days Bar & Grill

21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop
Saturday, May 5
You know boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks has officially begun once the Spring Harbor Hop rolls around! This is the largest Poker Hop on the water, with over 40 amazing waterfront bars, restaurants, and marinas participating. Anyone can play.  You can begin your hop at 1 of the 2 card stops located at Dog Days Bar & Grill, or at any of the stops on the list found on the Harbor Hop website. There you will find additional details and a complete set of rules too. 

It's a good thing we've got 2 card stops for you to take advantage of, because you're going to want to stick around for a while and enjoy the awesome music of Mercer & Johnson from 1-5 pm. Once you're done hopping for the day, come on back for great entertainment all night long. The Baub Eis Band hits the stage from 6-10 pm, and after that we've got Pearl from 10 pm-close

All it takes is an optional $20 donation per 7-card hand. Your first card is drawn when you sign up, and then you spend the day hopping from stop to stop, picking up a new card at each one. The hand is complete once the 7th card is drawn and is turned in when that happens. An optional bonus card may be drawn for an additional $5 if you think your hand needs a little help. All completed poker hands must be turned in by 7 pm to qualify for prizes.    

3rd Annual Homegrown Festival
Sunday, May 6, 10 am -5 pm
The Homegrown Festival brings Missouri's best wineries, breweries, distilleries, and musicians to Dog Days Bar & Grill! Missouri is known as the "Show-Me State," and during this event, you're really going to be shown what amazing things are created right here in our great state. For just $10 you will get a glass for tastings at each vendor's table, and the proceeds raised from the entry fee will benefit a wonderful local organization, Kids Harbor. 

Some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks is lined up to entertain the crowd during this festival. Each band has been featured on the Homegrown Show at one time or another, which airs every Sunday at 11:00 am on 93.5. This year's bands include: 
  • Don't Mind Dying
    A blues-infected rock 'n' roll band from Columbia. They have won many awards and they released their first full-length LP "I Drink With Ghosts" in 2017.  
  • Rosy Hips
    They perform a retro rock 'n' roll soul sound with a modern Indie pop flair that is sure to get you on your feet. They currently have an album out and will be releasing another soon.     
  • Mood Ring Circus
    An eclectic bunch of fellows from Springfield who love to hang out and make sounds for you to enjoy. They describe their genre as indiejamrock&rollfunkyfolkjazzgroovemusic! 
  • Many Colored Death
    These guys are an alternative rock trio from Columbia. They were a crowd favorite at the Dog two years ago and we're anxious to have them back on our stage. 

While you're enjoying all of that fantastic Missouri-made music, you can sample the many Missouri-made beers, wines, and more from each of our local vendors. This year brings a wonderful variety of some of the tastiest drinks in the state.
  • Bur Oak Brewing Company
  • Casa De Loco Winery
  • Leaky Roof Meadery
  • Logboat Brewing Co. 
  • O'Fallon Brewery
  • Ozark Distillery
  • Springfield Brewing Company 
  • Welpman Springs Brewing Company
  • Zambu  
Mark those calendars NOW for these incredible Lake of the Ozarks annual events, and check the "Events" page on the Dog Days Bar & Grill website for even more fun things we've got planned for you this season. There's always something exciting happening at the Dog. We just need you here to make these events their absolute best! 


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Two More Lake of the Ozarks "Can't Miss" Events at Dog Days

Everyone at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant loves to be able to help our local community when we can, and we are honored to get the chance to work with wonderful groups that contribute to worthy causes and raise money for exciting events in the lake area. You have two different chances to join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill in the next couple of weeks to be a part of this.  

Idiots Club Fundraising Kickoff
Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 pm 
The Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club members are not actually idiots, but rather brilliant people that found a way to help local youth in need and have some fun while they do it! They host fundraising events at various lakefront restaurants during the summer, and they are kicking off this year's schedule of events right here at the Dog.
Many people do not realize that over 65% of the kids in the lake area live in poverty, and it is a situation that needs attention. This group was founded in 2014 by Denny & Danna Hiner, retirees of the Camdenton School District that had seen the needs of their many students firsthand. Those needs vary greatly, from new clothes for a homeless child, to sports equipment for a student that couldn't otherwise afford to play, to a car battery for a high school kid living on their own. 

photo from Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Facebook page
Money is raised through annual memberships, which are only $5, as well as the sales of t-shirts, hats, koozies, and lanyards. In 2017, 1,079 members signed up, and this year they would love to increase that number. In the nearly 4 years since this charity began, the group has been able to provide more than 10,017 child assists with a retail value of over $270,000. Thanks to the help of donations and discounts from business partners, the Idiots Club only had to pay $165,000 of that amount. They do not work directly with families, but rather through counselors, social workers, school nurses, and others that know the children personally and what is truly needed.   

photo from Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Facebook page
Join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill for this social on Saturday, April 28 to meet these awesome people and possibly even become an "Idiot" yourself! You can learn more about these "Jesters of Goodwill" and where their monthly lakeside socials are happening on their website,, and on their Facebook page

Wacky Wager Event
presented by the Can-Am Police-Fire Games
Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm
The lake area is hosting this year's 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games (as well as the games in 2020!) The main event is an Olympic style competition which lasts for 6 days, June 25-July 1, for Canadian and American Emergency Responders, their spouses, and their children ages 18 and older. All proceeds from the 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games go to Special Olympics MO.   

Leading up to the games, there are monthly socials to raise money to put on this special event. Dog Days Bar & Grill is thrilled to be hosting their Wacky Wager Event. This is a great big shout-out to fun and adventurous people that would like to help bring these games to the Lake of the Ozarks with a bit of wacky fundraising. Can-Am Police-Fire Games volunteers will be bartending in costume beside our regular Dog Days bartenders, and you can get in on the costumed action too! 

We challenge you to challenge someone you know to dress up in the wackiest costume you can think of - superhero, mermaid, gorilla, etc... They need to raise at least $50 to participate, which will be collected at the Wacky Wager Event. More than likely, the more money you pledge to them, the "wackier" they will be willing to dress up! The person that raises the most money not only gets bragging rights, but also will receive an Amazon gift card. Decide who you will challenge, or choose to take on the challenge yourself, and start collecting those donations! It's sure to be a very interesting evening!     

One of these events helps local kids, the other brings an amazing event to the lake area, and both of them promise to be a fun time out at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant! Mark your calendars now to join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill for these awesome events, and keep an eye out for even more exciting things coming your way this summer. 


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

COMING SOON: Logboat Beer Dinner & the LOMDA In-Water Boat Show!

Many of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks take place at Dog Days Bar & Grill, and we've got a very popular one coming up - the LOMDA In-Water Boat Show - plus a brand new beer pairing dinner on top of our brand new "Woof Top" Patio! Here are all of the details you need to make sure you don't miss out on a minute of the fun! 

LOMDA In-Water Boat Show
LOMDA is once again bringing the Spring In-Water Boat Show to the docks of your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2018, our dock slips will be filled with the newest watercraft for you to get an up-close and personal look at. There will be lots of tents set up on land, too, showcasing the latest and best items you will need for an awesome summer on the water. 

This is a great way to get the excitement for a brand new season of fun on the Lake of the Ozarks started. Tickets are $6 for anyone 13 and older, and kids 12 and under get to check it all out for free. 

  • Friday, April 20, 1-7 pm
  • Saturday, April 21, 10 am-7 pm
  • Sunday, April 22, 10 am-4 pm

When you're done perusing this incredible in-water boat show full of "More Dealers - More Boats - More Brands - More Vendors - & More Fun" head on up to spend a little quality time with us at Dog Days Bar & Grill. We'll be serving all of your favorite food & drinks, plus we've got some amazing entertainment lined up all day Saturday
  • Sabrina Lynn Deets - 1-5 pm
  • Funhouse - 6-10 pm
  • DJ Curt - 10 pm-close

You can get more information by visiting or by texting BOATS to 22828. It's a fantastic boat show every year, and we're expecting big things again this year. Don't miss it!  

Logboat Beer Social
Now is the time to buy your tickets for a delicious evening on Thursday, April 26, 2018, taking place atop our newly built Woof Top Patio. You can enjoy the unbelievable view of the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks from an incredible vantage point while dining on delicious Dog Days foods paired with some of Logboat Brewing Company's best beers. 
Dinner takes place from 5:30-7:30, ending just before sunset, which is scheduled to happen around 8 pm. We're expecting it to be even more beautiful than usual when it's seen from the Woof Top Patio! 

Tickets are just $39.99 per person, and you can pick yours up at Dog Days right now. Seating will be limited, so don't wait. Food & drinks will be served buffet-style, with different pairings set up to try at each table. These will include:

Drunken Shrimp (Jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic, ginger, sweet Thai sauce, Shiphead Ginger Wheat Beer, scallions, and lime.) 
Tuna Poke (Yellowfin tuna, diced and tossed in sesame oil, diced mango, wakame, lemongrass, and watermelon radish.)
BEERS: Bobber Lager & Shiphead Ginger Wheat

Pheasant Breast and portabella mushroom en croute with Chiron Sauce.
Spicy baby twice-baked potato salad with chives and pepadews.
BEERS: Mamoot Mild Ale & Dark Matter Wheat Porter

Mini Chile rubbed chicken sliders with pickled onions and sundried tomato aioli. 
Smoked Sausage Fondue with garlic crostini.
BEERS: Snapper IPA & Flybye Farmhouse Ale

When it comes to exciting events, nobody beats Dog Days Bar & Grill! These two incredible chances to get out and have a great time are only the beginning. Come back to the blog next week for news about 2 more fantastic events coming in April to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar, and keep an eye on all of our social media channels for news and updates as more excitement gets planned for the entire 2018 season.      


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(573) 348-9797

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dog Days Bar & Grill's Signature Nachos & Tacos

You'll find lots of delicious menu choices at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, so it's easy to please everyone in your group. Among those choices are some foods that are generally thought of as Mexican cuisine, but here we've added our very special Dog Days Bar & Grill touch to create Nachos and Tacos like you won't see, or taste, anywhere else! 

Our Nachos and Tacos have always been popular menu items here at the Dog. Don't expect the typical types you'd expect to get at a regular Mexican restaurant. Our Nachos and Tacos contain ingredients you won't normally be offered, such as hickory-smoked pulled pork and succulent seafood. If you're in the mood for something kind of familiar but worlds above what you're used to, give one of the following menu items a try the next time you visit us. 

All of the nacho creations at Dog Days Bar & Grill begin with a bed of crispy corn tortilla chips, plus chile con queso, salsa, and sour cream. From there, you can choose one of the following styles for a nacho experience like no other!  

BBQ Pork
Slow-smoked pulled pork, jalapenos, pickles, and Bourbon BBQ. 

Spicy Beef
Seasoned ground beef, pico, jalapenos, cheddar jack cheese, shredded lettuce, and roasted tomato jalapeno cream sauce. If you prefer, chicken can be ordered instead of beef for $1 more.  

Crab, shrimp, scallops, Cajun sauce, diced tomato, peppadews, and jalapenos. 

Tuna Poke
Chilled yellowfin tuna tossed with a sweetened soy ginger sauce, diced mango, wakame, pickled ginger, wasabi cream, and sesame seeds on top of fried wontons.  

All taco meals at the Dog are served with curly fries, or you can substitute one of our delicious signature sides for a small additional charge. Salsa and sour cream are available upon request. 

Jerk Chicken Tacos
Smoked with island spices, cabbage, peppadews, sweet corn, and sweet and spicy jerk sauce. 

Asian Shrimp Tacos
Sauteed teriyaki shrimp, crisp cabbage, pico, and shredded pepper jack cheese. 

Blackened Mahi Tacos
Mahi filets seared in our Southern spices with crisp cabbage and pico on two flour tortillas drizzled with a roasted tomato and jalapeno cream. 

Spicy Beef Tacos
Ground beef, shredded lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, pico, and roasted tomato and jalapeno ranch. 

Steak Tacos
Blackened tender tips with our Southern spices, cheddar jack cheese, pico, roasted tomato and jalapeno cream and cabbage in two flour tortillas. 

Once you decide which of those culinary masterpieces to order, you may also want to get something cool and refreshing to wash it down with. We've got ice-cold Corona and marvelous margaritas for you to choose from, as well as a host of other delicious drinks from the bar. You can enjoy it all lakeside on our fantastic deck, or join us indoors if you need to get out of spring showers or intense summer heat. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar prides itself on trying to come up with interesting new dishes for you to enjoy each year alongside all of your old favorites. Come in soon and check out what Dog Days Bar & Grill has in store for you this season. You're going to love it!    


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