When we opened on St. Patrick's Day, the brand new swimming pools and swim-up bar weren't quite finished yet, but eventually, all of that work was completed and our awesome customers had a summer full of pool time where there only used to be outdoor seating! There's even a kid-friendly section where they can play and splash away from the bar area so you can bring the whole family for a day full of outdoor fun.
Since the new construction took out our outdoor stage, we added a bigger, better one that's visible from the Dog Pound, the pool, and the restaurant's outdoor deck. And you probably thought we were already as amazing as we could possibly get! (wink)
Annual Events & Live Music
As expected, we filled the brand new Dog Days Bar & Grill stage, as well as our indoor stage, with many of your favorite mid-Missouri musicians all season long. We also brought back many of your favorite annual events, plus added a couple of exciting brand new ones. The LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show, 2nd Annual Homegrown Festival, White Party, Canine Cannonball, our rockin' stage for Bikefest, and Bogeys & Beer were anticipated by many and enjoyed by all!
New to the Dog this year was not 1, but 2 Log Jams at the Lake, taking place on July 4 weekend and Labor Day weekend. The crew from Columbia's annual Roots, Blues, & BBQ Festival, along with Logboat Brewing Company & 102.3 BXR, brought some unbelievable live blues music, great giveaways, and delicious local beer tastings for you to enjoy, and we hope they are willing to do it all again next year! We also hosted one of the lake area's first ever Silent Discos. It may have looked weird, but it was awesome!
New Menu Items
This year's menu contained many of our classic dishes, plus added a lot of new dishes featuring fresh ingredients full of healthy-goodness. The Beach Bowls were a huge hit, with the Chicken Stir Fry Bowl, Vegan Bowl, Maui Fish Bowl, and Thai Chicken Bowl.
Our limited-time specialty menus brought additional scrumptious recipes to you. These included: Sunny Spring Burgers, "Bowl Appetit" Specials, and the most recent Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey-Inspired Menu. All of them were incredibly well received, but don't worry if you didn't have a chance to try them out. We'll be brainstorming this winter to bring you even more exciting flavors next season!
More Coming Next Spring
It's been quite an eventful season at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant, and if you've been here lately, you've seen that we're already building on even more for next season! Construction continues for even more new additions, our creative cooks are already dreaming up new dishes, and our bartenders are always coming up with something unique and awesome.
As much as we'll miss all of your smiling faces after Saturday, it will give us time to get excited about seeing you again next spring! Before that, come on out and give Dog Days Bar & Grill a grand goodbye and let us thank you personally for helping to make 2017 another amazing season!
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