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The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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12051 State Highway 13, Kimberling City, MO 65686-9845 (Formerly Bearded Clam)
+1 417-739-4440
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:15
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reeds Spring, Missouri
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Though The Rocks continues to have an identity crisis, I am glad it is open and they are attempting to keep it open all year. My problem with the current business model is the menu items are rather pricey for the items you get. The food is of good quality but the servings should be much larger for $13 lunches.... More 

Thank STLCarib
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275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on a Friday evening and the place was hoppin!! Our waitress/bartender did not have a moments rest!! We ordered the all you can eat cat fish and it was pretty good. I would love to come here during the day.

Thank Hwolk
Washington, Missouri
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice sports bar with TV's. Good hamburgers and catfish sandwiches. Good portions. Daily food specials. Full bar, drinks are reasonable. Good service. Clean, friendly atmosphere. Bar is separate from dining room area. Outside patio available if the weather is nice. Live music seasonally.

Thank sj2013_13
kimberling City, Mo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food is terrible - we are locals and would like to have a nice place to go to eat and get lake food and drinks at a reasonable price

Thank shatto
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a local and that's the only reason I didn't give a one star review. I've been here three years and despite the constant change in hours, menu, and unexpected closings - I continue to support this place. It's not like I really have a choice considering there are very little options in this area. Service can be terrible at... More 

1 Thank Kearby B
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The food, the drinks, the view. After a long day on the road, it was just what the Dr ordered to unwind. Sitting on the deck under the big oak tree, the service was friendly and fast, the drinks were cold and the hamburgers were fabulous......added bonus, the fries were amazing.

1 Thank 2ndkjs
Branson, Missouri
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Rocks has been known for great live music Friday and Saturday nights for many years. The food has changed several times over the past few years but I think they found the right combination this time. Nothing fancy but good prices and a beautiful setting!

1 Thank DeanOJohnO
Wildwood, MO
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Since this city doesn't offer many restaurants, I can't be too critical. I had quesadilla, it was alright, very average. They do have nice atmosphere. Pretty much all Mexican food, wasn't expecting that. Average service.

Thank Terri G
Springfield, Missouri
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is now Iguana Roja, mexican food. The Rocks is gone, thank goodness! The new food here is just ok. Nothing spectacular at all and the wait time is pretty long. We had a group of 4 at dinner and we were there almost 2 hours. It was not worth the wait. We'll see if it improves.

Thank ohohmai
Overland Park, Kansas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined there a couple of years ago when it was the Bearded Clam, and had a nice time. Now they're known as The Rocks, so we tried it again. Got there at 7:10 on a Saturday night, was told that the wait would be 35 minutes, so we were shown the way downstairs to the bar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:15
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12051 State Highway 13, Kimberling City, MO 65686-9845 (Formerly Bearded Clam)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kimberling City
  • Phone Number: +1 417-739-4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?