Smoked Brisket - So Delicious & Served in So Many Ways at The Barn-B-Que!

We serve many mouthwatering smoked meats here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark. Each one is cooked in small batches daily to ensure you get the freshest food possible. Among those meats is a delicious cut of beef that we use in a variety of delicious ways - brisket! Here's a closer look at this incredible meu item and all the ways you can enjoy it when you visit us for the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. What is Brisket?Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef. It is one of the eight primal cuts of beef. This popular meat has a long history in the United States but only became popular as a BBQ dish when a restaurant in Texas decided to start slow-smoking it in the late 1950s. It was nearly a decade before the "fad" spread to other BBQ restaurants across the USA. Today, brisket is one of the most popular dishes served.    How Many Ways Can Brisket Be Served?Well, with a little imagination, we're sure a creative cook could come up wit…

Take a BBQ With Us Break During the Magic Dragon Car Show & Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks!

Since The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark is just a few minutes drive away from the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, that puts us in close proximity to many exciting annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks. As a matter of fact, two very popular events are happening over the next couple of weekends - The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals and Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks. 
There will be plenty to keep you entertained at those events but when you get hungry, we'll have the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks hot and ready for you! Here's a quick look at some of the details for each event (so you can see how much fun each one can be) followed by a mouthwatering peek at "what's for dinner" (or lunch, or Happy Hour...) when you join us at The Barn-B-Que. 32nd Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet NationalsDubbed as Central Missouri's largest car show, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals takes over the historic Bagnell Dam Strip from Friday, September 11-Sunday, Septembe…

It's Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Time for Some BBQ!

It's Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're spending the holiday in the lake area, there are a few things that are most likely a part of your weekend plans. Those include spending time outdoors and on the water, hanging out with friends and family, and treating yourself to delicious food and drinks. 

Nothing's better on a holiday weekend than BBQ and there's no BBQ better than what you'll find at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark! Whether you choose to dine here with us in our historic barn turned restaurant or pick up some delicious smoked BBQ to go, we'll make sure the dining part of your holiday is finger-licking good. 

Smoked Meats & So Much More
The menu at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant is filled full of a delicious combination of classic BBQ favorites plus unique menu times thrown in for a bit of tasty variety. (After all, variety is the spice of life!) 

We smoke our meats daily in small batches to ensure you get the freshest…

A Closer Look at the Best Smoked Pulled Pork at the Lake of the Ozarks

There are a lot of irresistible smoked meats served daily at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark. Today we are highlighting one in particular - pulled pork. It's smoked daily right here at our BBQ restaurant & smokehouse at the Lake of the Ozarks

First, we've got some interesting facts for you about this mouthwatering meat. After that, we'll give you a quick look at some of the tasty ways we serve it up. 

Pulled pork has always been especially popular in the Southern U.S. but with a taste this great, it's no surprise that those states couldn't keep this delicious dish all to themselves. Generally a shoulder cut of the pig, pulled pork gets its easy-to-pull-apart texture from the slow-cooking process of being smoked over wood.  

Although you might assume that chicken is the most widely-eaten meat worldwide, it's actually pork that claims this title! (Poultry comes in a close second followed by beef.) Pork is an excellent source of protein. …

Unique Menu Items You NEED to Try at The Barn-B-Que!

Obviously, you're going to want to try the best smoked meats at the Lake of the Ozarks when you dine at The Barn-B-Que in Lake Ozark paired with our savory BBQ sauces, but those are most likely foods you've had before. We do believe our smoked meats are better than that of other places you've eaten at, but still,  brisket, pulled pork, turkey, etc... are not unusual items to find on a BBQ restaurant's menu. 

Today we're focusing on some of the more unique menu items that offer something a bit different when you dine at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant & smokehouse. When your taste buds are ready for an adventure, you may want to give one of these tasty treats a try. 

Blue Cheesy Tots
Tater tots are a fairly common side dish but we bring ours up to elite appetizer level with the addition of some deliciously bold flavors! These tator tots are first smothered in our house-made blue cheese dressing. After that, we top them with bacon pieces, blue cheese crumbles,…

Look At What People Are Saying About Our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ Restaurant

The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark has been around for quite a while now. Still, there are quite a few people out there that have not stopped by our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant to give it a try.
If you happen to be one of those people, here are a few customer reviews from recent diners at the Barn-B-Que. Maybe their experiences will convince you that dining here is a great idea!

"Delicious barbecue at a good price. I was very hungry when I came in and I left very full."
-Ed Brown, Google review

"Great BBQ choice!! I tried it for my first time last night and was very pleased! I had the 2-meat entree of pork and chicken and sides of green beans which are great and okra. I loved it all! Cornbread muffins are good too. This would be a perfect choice for ordering take-out and enjoying picnic-style on your dock or boat. Highly recommend!"
-Guide52557773861, TripAdvisor review

"Best brisket I’ve ever had! Truly. Southern Green Beans are Excellent- fresh yet …

The Origin of Barbecue

What comes to mind when someone says the word "barbecue"? Is it the act of cooking or the food itself? (Possibly, you immediately think of our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant & smokehouse!) 

This word is both a noun and a verb and most likely makes your mouth start watering every time that you hear it. Have you ever wondered who first came up with this incredible way of preparing food? Today the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark has some interesting information for you about the origin of BBQ. Thanks to these beginnings, today we are able to create the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to enjoy. 

Barbecue History Lesson
The English word "barbecue" comes from the Spanish word "barbacoa". Word historians believe that barbacoa is derived from "barabicu" from the language of the Arawak people of the Caribbean as well as the Timucua people of Florida. Some say the word can be traced back to Haiti and translated as a "framework of s…