While many states in the country choose to prohibit smoking in all public restaurants and bars, Missouri is not one of them. Some cities in the “Show-Me State” choose to enforce a city-wide ban, but Camdenton is not one of them. Even so, the Bunker Bar & Grill made the choice to become a smoke-free restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks so that everyone in the community could feel comfortable hanging out here. As a matter of fact, the VFW @ Post 5923 is also a smoke-free building in the lake area.

Why We Are Smoke-Free

One of the goals of our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks was to build a place where everyone would feel free to gather to enjoy a great meal and socialize with other wonderful people in the area. Designating “smoking” and “non-smoking” sections were an option, but it is extremely difficult to keep the second-hand smoke inside of its designated area. This can be a problem for families with young children or people with respiratory problems. By getting rid of the smoking altogether, every person can feel comfortable, and there is a large patio outside where our smoking customers can step away if the need arises.

The Benefits

Offering a smoke-free environment is beneficial for all of our customers, as well as the building itself. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and money to bring this brand new building to life. Second-hand smoke works its way into the walls, floors, furniture, and more over time. This can ruin those things and leave them looking dull and dingy, and they will need to be replaced sooner than they should have to be.

As for the people that frequent our establishment, second-hand smoke can cause lunger cancer and heart disease in a person that has never put a cigarette to their lips. It also aggravates respiratory conditions such as allergies and asthma. After leaving a place that allows smoking indoors, the odor strongly clings to clothing and hair. Eliminating smoking completely eliminates these problems for everyone.

Join Us at the Bunker Bar and Grill

Head on over to the Bunker Bar & Grill @ VFW Post 5923 soon, and bring the family and all of your friends. The kitchen is open until 8:00 pm for lunch and dinner beginning at 11:00 am every Wednesday-Saturday and at noon on Sundays. There’s a little something for everyone with delicious sandwiches, burgers, and more, plus an incredible kids’ menu. We also feature daily specials featuring tasty dishes in addition to our regular menu.

The bar area is open Wednesday-Friday from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 am, and Sundays from noon until 11:00 pm. You can enjoy a fully stocked bar and ice-cold beer to quench your thirst. There are also lots of games to keep you entertained, such as pool, darts, and Keno. We have a jukebox on hand, and occasionally we even feature some amazing live music on our stage. All proceeds from both the bar and restaurant benefit veterans and help to keep both buildings open and running.

We have done our very best to create an environment where anyone and everyone can feel right at home. Please stop by soon and have a look for yourself. We’d love to add you to our big extended family.