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The Intriguing History Behind the Barn-B-Que's Barn

The best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks is mostly what people talk about when the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse is mentioned. Another topic of the conversation often includes compliments on the beauty and authentic look of the restaurant itself.  Many diners don't realize that our barn wasn't built specifically to be a restaurant in Lake Ozark. It was actually built and used far away from here many years ago to be an actual barn! We just gave it a new purpose in life (and a much better smell now that it's filled with our savory smoked meats!)  Oak Harbor Origins The original barn that is now the home of our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant & smokehouse was built in Oak Harbor, Ohio, during the early 1850s. Oak Harbor got its name due to the importance of a nearby Portage River and the large stands of virgin White Oak abundant in the area.  By 1850, Oak Harbor had become a community of 38 dwellings with 187 people. The Barn-B-Que's owner, Bill Borders, stated, &

Side Dishes That Make Our Delicious BBQ Taste Even Better!

The best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks is most likely what you think of first when someone mentions the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse . While that is a very important part of why diners keep coming back again and again, there are also a few delicious "co-stars" on each plate that are sure to grab your attention too.  We're talking about the scrumptious side dishes that we proudly serve each day on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant & bar . Occasionally we feature some additional sides as a special for a particular day, so always be sure to ask about those when you come in to order. The following fantastic foods are staples on our daily menu and each one is extremely special in its own way already.   Grandma Jayne's Camp Beans  Grandma Jayne's award-winning recipe features 5 different bean varieties, our house sweet BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and chunky tomatoes.  Grandma Jayne's Old-Fashioned Mustard Potato Salad Grandma Jayne graciously tr

BBQ Dinners That Will Make Your Mouth Water!

The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse features a wide variety of delicious items on our menu, but when you're really hungry it's time to turn to the section featuring our BBQ Dinners. There you'll find plates filled to the brim with the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks .  Delicious Dinners The "BBQ Dinners" section of our menu has a nice variety of meals for you to choose from that will have your mouth watering just from reading the description! (Although once that fantastic smell hits your nose upon entering our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar , your mouth probably started watering already!) Here's a closer look at " what's for dinner " around here. Each of these plates also comes with two of our savory side dishes as well.  Combo Dinners Here you get to choose up to 3 different smoked meats on one plate! 1-Meat Dinner : Choose from  pork turkey sausage half chicken. 2 & 3-Meat Dinners : Choose from  4 ribs pork tu