Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our Salads Aren't Just Delicious, They're Healthy Too!

In an effort to add more healthy choices to the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, we've come up with a lot of new dishes for the 2017 season that we know you're going to love. Our Dog Days Bar & Grill salads go beyond your regular salad, offering amazing flavor along with ingredients full of vitamins, antioxidants, and all around good-for-you deliciousness! 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Not Your Everyday Salad
When our chefs make a salad, they're not just throwing some lettuce in a bowl with a crouton or two. Our fresh greens are accompanied by crisp vegetables, flavorful meats, and luscious fruits that pack a gigantic punch for your taste buds. The bold colors of the ingredients are even a feast for your eyes! 

These salads contain ingredients rich in fiber, which is great for boosting metabolism, improving digestion, and is helpful with weight loss. Lots of them are low in cholesterol, which is beneficial to heart health. The high amounts of potassium are wonderful for lowering blood pressure, and the antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables can protect against some cancers. All of the Vitamin C present in many of the salads is incredible for a good immune system too.   

The different ingredients offer different benefits, but don't worry about trying to match a health benefit you are wanting to a particular salad. We've done our best to put a mix of everything into all of the amazing salads on our new menu. 

Asian Tuna Salad
Grilled Ahi tuna, fresh baby greens, pickled beets, radishes, fresh mango, tri-color carrot nest, heirloom tomatoes, peppadew, and cucumbers.

Cobb Salad
Crisp baby greens, fresh avocado, heirloom tomatoes, red onions, bleu cheese, mozzarella, English cucumber, hard-boiled eggs, crisp bacon, smoked turkey and ham.

Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce, tossed with Parmesan cheese, house made Caesar dressing, and garlic croutons. You can also have it with grilled chicken breast added. 

Mandarin Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken served on a bed of greens with cucumber, mandarin oranges, mango, cucumber, scallions, Asian vinaigrette, and 7-spiced cashews.

The Farmers Garden
Fresh greens, heirloom tomatoes, English cucumber, tri-color carrots, corn kernels, red onion, sweet peas, pickled beets, radishes, and garlic croutons. 

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad
Baby spinach greens, candied pecans, sliced strawberries, cucumbers, fresh grilled chicken breast, garlic croutons, bleu cheese crumbles, and a raspberry vinaigrette. 

All of our salads are served with garlic bread and your choice of dressing. Dressing include: Buttermilk Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Italian, Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Fat-Free Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, and 1,000 Island.

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Skinny Drinks
You'll need something to drink along with your meal, but if you're watching your weight as one of your health-conscious choices, some drinks are full of empty calories. A big refreshing glass of water is always an excellent option, and we also have bottled water if you prefer that. Unsweetened iced tea is another refreshing choice, especially with a squeeze of lemon for added Vitamin C. 

Sometimes it's hard to sit lakeside and not enjoy a cocktail, especially if you are on vacation. Well, the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered there too! Our drink menu has a "Skinny Drinks" section so that you can watch your calories while still enjoying a tasty drink. Ingredients include zero-calorie mixers, sugar-free options, and healthy juices. Some choices from the bar are:

  • 6-Pack Mojito
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Mango Tango
  • Light Lime Margarita
  • Strawberry Limeade 
  • Nada Colada
  • Paloma

Come in to Dog Days Bar & Grill soon and check out all of the new menu items that are soon to be on your favorite meals list. Don't worry, because you'll find all of your old favorites still there too. Bring your friends along with you, because our extensive menu is sure to have something perfect for everyone in your group.  


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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Season - New Healthy Menu: Our Beach Bowls & Pasta Dishes

Dog Days Bar & Grill opened back up this year with all of your favorite dishes still on the menu, but we've added some incredible new items too. We're willing to bet that these will soon be brand new favorites, making it very difficult to choose when you order! That just means you'll have to keep coming back to the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of Ozarks often so you can have it all!

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Beach Bowls & Pasta
Maui Fish Bowl
Lots of Healthy Choices 
With the new menu, we've taken a healthy approach. Many of our lake classics are still there, like the Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich with smoked ham, grilled pineapple, Swiss cheese, and teriyaki sauce. The salads have been upgraded with fresh new ingredients straight from the garden like English peas, heirloom tomatoes, and rainbow organic carrots. 

You will also find a new Avocado Relleno and tasty Lobster Bites when you browse our 2017 menu. Today, though, we are highlighting our flavorful Beach Bowls and Pasta. These include delicious combinations of marinated and grilled meats, sauteed vegetables, fresh fruits, herbs, rice, and more. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Beach Bowls & Pasta
Thai Chicken Bowl

Beach Bowls & Pasta

Maui Fish Bowl
Blackened filet of Mahi-Mahi topped with peas, carrots, fresh mango, and a coconut curry sauce with wild rice pilaf.

Garlic and Lemon Turkey Bowl
Herb marinated grilled turkey breast on top of wild rice and sauteed mushrooms, black-eyed peas, and candied pecans. 

Chicken Stir Fry Bowl
Sauteed Chinese vegetables and grilled chicken tossed with a sweet teriyaki sauce on a bed of wild rice pilaf. 

The Vegan Bowl
Sauteed Kohlrobi, brussel sprouts, rainbow carrots, kale, spinach, quinoa, fresh herbs and garlic.

Thai Chicken Bowl
Tamarind marinated chicken grilled and served on top of wild rice pilaf, topped with fresh mango, peppadew, fresh cilantro, and a sweet Thai chili sauce. 

Baked Seafood Pasta

Sauteed scallops, shrimp, and crab meat in a garlic cream sauce with cavatappi pasta. We then top it with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and bake it golden brown. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Beach Bowls & Pasta
Chicken Stir Fry Bowl
All of our Beach Bowls and Pastas are served with a fresh side salad and garlic bread. These meals are filled with so many ingredients that are good for you, you won't have to feel guilty about following them with one of our amazing desserts. (If you save any room, that is!) This year we're offering fresh diced mangoes with vanilla bean ice cream and crumbled lady fingers, plus our rich Chocolate Volcano with chocolate ice cream, warm gooey brownie bites, and fudge sauce. Extremely hard to resist, and hey, you deserve it!  

More Where Those Came From
You can take a look at our Dog Days Bar & Grill menu online to see the other brand new dishes we are introducing this season, or simply stay tuned right here every week and we'll highlight more menu choices soon. Better yet, head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant and check out the new menu in person. That way, you can see, smell, and taste all the delicious goodness for yourself! 


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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dog Days Bar & Grill's 2017 Season Is Here!

Your favorite waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is firing up the grill, stocking the bar, and opening our doors for a brand new exciting season on Friday, March 17, 2017! St. Patrick's Day is our kickoff date this year, and we'll be open at 11 am daily after that. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill is going to look a little different when you stop by this weekend, but don't worry, because there's a good reason for that! You might notice a giant hole full of dirt and construction equipment where our outdoor deck and stage used to be (it's kind of hard to miss!) Don't worry, we've got big, exciting plans for updating that space (have you heard the pool rumors?) but we simply couldn't wait to start serving up the delicious food and tasty drinks that we've all been missing all winter long. 

Out with the old...

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, new construction 2017
...and in with the new!

Brand new... but still the same!
While our look is getting a great big overhaul (stay tuned for more information on that in future blogs) the Dog Days Bar & Grill you've grown to love is still the same underneath. The tastes you crave, the events you love, and the excellent customer service you expect are still top priorities to us. 

Mouthwatering Meals
All of your old favorites from our extensive menu are back, and you may even see a few new surprises mixed in there too! We're adding some healthier options and a few other fresh new flavors, like our Beach Bowls & Pasta. 

The starters menu is filled with foods you simply can't get enough of, including our famous Nachos. You can order them with spicy ground beef, jerk chicken, BBQ pork, seafood, or veggie-style, and we've even got a Thai Tuna Nacho that will really get your taste buds excited. 

Even the biggest appetite will be satisfied with one of our Chef's Signature Burgers, and the wide variety of Tacos that we have to offer will have you coming back to try them all. There's also Signature Entrees, Specialty Sandwiches, Savory Salads and great big Wraps that all make it hard to save room for dessert, but we've got that too if you can handle it! You can check out the full Dog Days menu online.  

Refreshing Drinks
We're not into the hot summer months yet, but that won't stop us from mixing up those incredible frozen drinks that you love! We've got your Rum Runners and Pina Coladas, and for those that can't choose between the two, the ever-popular Pain in the A**. (Don't forget the topper!) You'll also find the bar is filled with the coldest beer in town, and it's stocked so that our talented bartenders can make all of your favorite mixed drinks too.   

Exciting Events & Live Entertainment
This season, as always, you can expect to hear the very best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks right here at the Dog. Keep your eyes peeled for that schedule soon. 

It's not just the great music that we're known for, but also the amazing parties and events that we host every year. Here are the events we have dates locked down for, and expect to see more added. 

See you this weekend!
You've got an entire season to make it out to our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we really hope to see lots of you for opening weekend. Get your green on and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us here at Dog Days Bar & Grill to get things started, then come back often to hang out. It's going to be a great year, and we want you to be a part of it! 


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