Iconic Lake Landmarks: 5 Hotspots Up For Grabs

Published | Written by Liz Kaye

February kicks off next week meaning March (aka the start of tourism season) is just on the horizon. You'll begin seeing some of your favorite lake spots extending hours as the nights grow longer and the weather warmer. Something you may have not thought about? There's opportunities to get in on the action right now. This week we're going to list off 5 lake spots that are currently on the market and ready to see what summer 2021 at the Lake of the Ozarks can bring. *Please remember this is not a comprehensive list. Information herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.*


Located at 67 Cherokee Court on the bend, this 600 feet of commercial lakefront property is already perfectly positioned for a boutique business. This property is formally known as The Duck Fine Dining Restaurant, one of the lake's most elegant waterfront dining establishments. The listing comes with 3 parcels: 

- the restaurant with all equipment, wave break and docks included

-a home with a renovated kitchen, two-car garage, guest suite, storage shed and 2-well dock

-an additional lakefront lot for whatever you dream up next

This property is currently listed at $1,775,000 for 4,111 square feet on 1.7 acres.


Located right across the channel from ever-busy Margaritaville, this quaint restaurant and bar is well established. Unique from industrially-built hotspots populating the lake, Papa Chubby's and Peaceful Valley truly give you the feeling of being on "lake time," without compromising luxuries and amenities. The property includes a full turnkey lakefront restaurant featuring two bars, commercial kitchen, outdoor stage and beach area. Additionally, Peaceful Valley offers 5 furnished rental cabins, 54 RV sites with hookups, three bedroom home, shower house and more. Situated on 90 acres at $5,000,000 -- this property is ready for commercial investment before summer hits.


Sitting just off of Highway 54, this well-known restaurant is perfectly aligned for optimal off-water visibility. It's actually the only turnkey restaurant operation in the entire Osage Beach area on Highway 54. The investor has the ability to buy and start immediately as the restaurant is set up and ready to go, or choose to utilize the 2.2 acres included in the listing to expand and create something new. Regardless, the key to business is location and this property has traffic from all sides. You can find the listing details here. (Updated 1/18/22: This restaurant is currently closed)

4. JJ'S AT THE COPPER POT (contingent)

With clientele built up from as early as 2009, the Copper Pot is the only fine dining establishment on the West Side of the lake. With a remodeled bar and wine tastings and dinners offered, JJ's at the Copper Pot is known as the place to socialize. Main dining seats 100 with additional bar seating and overflow. Priced at just $649,750 -- it only makes sense there's opportunists jumping at this listing.


Every investor's dream -- a well-kept and remodeled mom and pop resort that hasn't been offered in nearly 40 years! The resort sits on a gentle 3.5 acre lot in the calm Little Niangua, making it the perfect retreat with close access to all the action. The buyer can live comfortably in the immaculate 3240 square foot lakefront home while guests enjoy cabins situated on the manicured lot with all the amenities. With a sandy beach, playground and protected swim area for the kids to the grilling areas and enclosed fishing for the dads -- there's a little something for everyone to offer here with a price of $1,600,000. 

Ready to make some money moves just in time for summer? All the signs are there. Comment below what you think would be the best investment opportunity at the lake!

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