Where is Ozark Filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations

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Welcome to the Lake of the Ozarks, or the redneck riviera, as Marty Byrde claims in the first season of the hit Netflix series.

However, very little was filmed in Missouri. Ozark was primarily filmed in and around Atlanta.

The crime drama, now back for season 4 which will be the last one, was produced in Georgia to take advantage of the state's tax incentives to film there.

The redneck riviera

Actually, the Ozarks have a much more inspiring nickname: the Missouri Magic Dragon due to the aerial look of this large reservoir.

The plot revolves around Marty, a financial advisor in trouble, forced to launder money to save his family and his skin from the hands of a drug Mexican cartel.

Where is Ozark Filmed

The series, which has been compared to Breaking Bad, stars Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, The Outsider), Laura Linney (The Truman Show, Mystic River), Julia Garner (Inventing Anna, The Americans), and young actress Sofia Hublitz.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Ozark - you'll find the season 2, 3, and 4 updates below in the report.


Where are the Ozarks
The show features many establishing shots of the real Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Some iconic landmarks of the area appear during the series, including the Community Bridge, the Bagnell Dam Strip area, and the City of Lake Ozark water tower.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Ozark location
However, most of the scenes on the water were filmed at Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier near Atlanta in Georgia.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Lake Allatoona / Lake Lanier


Locations in Chicago
The scenes set in Chicago were actually filmed in the Windy City.

In the first episode, "Sugarwood", there is a scene shot at the BP Pedestrian Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago.

The shocking scene at Gary’s building was recorded on East Lake Street and North Garland Court in Downtown.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Millennium Park / Street

The Ozark house

Ozark house location
The Byrde family house is located in Flowery Branch (Georgia) by Lake Lanier, off Gaines Ferry Road with Bailey Drive.

You can see the house's dock from Van Pugh North Park. According to Zillow, some of the mansions in the area have an estimated price of around half a million dollars.

This is a private residence - if you are visiting, please be considerate to the owners of the property.
Image courtesy of Netflix - House Map


Blue Cat Lodge
A key filming location of the first and second seasons was the Blue Cat Lodge.

The crew built a set using an old restaurant near Canton on Lake Allatoona.

The inspiration for this location was the Alhonna Resort and Marina in the Ozarks.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Google Maps


Little River Marina
The dockyard where members of the Langmore family work is just across the street from the Blue Cat, the Little River Marina.

Also, a motel scene was filmed at the Pine Crest Motor Lodge in Holly Springs (Cherokee County).
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps - Motel Map


Darlene Snell house
An anonymous reader revealed to us that Darlene Snell's house is located at 777 Rivendell Lane near Alpharetta.

This residence is privately owned and we ask you to respect their privacy.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Lickety Splitz
The exterior of the strip club Lickety Splitz was filmed in an abandoned building near Motel 6 at Oakbrook Parkway in Norcross.

The interior was filmed on a soundstage at Eagle Rock Studios, also in Norcross.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Jones Bridge Park
According to Explore Georgia, the fishing scenes were filmed at the Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners (pictured).

In the fourth episode, "Tonight We Improvise", Marty meets with a stripper at the Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q restaurant in Marietta.

The scene from the fifth episode, "Ruling Days", with Petty and Russ after going fishing was shot near The Sunset Grille restaurant at the Victoria Harbour Marina in Woodstock.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Park / Restaurant / Victoria Harbour


Ozark drehort
In episode eight, crime lord Esai Morales invites Marty and Bruce to Chateau Elan, a winery and luxury resort in Braselton in North Georgia.

Spanning about 3,500 acres of rolling hills and magnificent forests, the complex also offers a golf club and a health spa.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Dave Morrison - Map


Diner second season
The restaurant from the 8th episode, "Kaleidoscope", is The Silver Skillet in Atlanta (pictured).

The diner featured in several episodes of season 2 looks very much like the same used for the 2017 film Baby Driver. The set was built in an old Denny's restaurant in Forest Park near Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Silver Skillet Location


Las Tortas
When Wendy and the kids are fleeing in episode 10, "The Toll", they stop at a gas station with a restaurant called Las Tortas located at 6405 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Graveyard funeral sequence with Byrde family
The funeral scene from season two, episode six, "Outer Darkness", was filmed at Mount Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery in Johns Creek.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The new Season 3 locations

Missouri Belle Casino
The Missouri Belle Casino, located in Osage Beach in the series, was filmed in Stone Mountain near Atlanta.

The old boat is moored to the REI Boathouse pier, as you can still check it out on Google Maps.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Missouri Belle Location


Big Muddy Casino
The Big Muddy Casino was filmed in Savannah. The ship is docked in front of Joe's Crab Shack seafood restaurant on River Street.

The big building across the river is The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Filming Location Map in Savannah


Mansion of cartel boss Navarro in Michoacán
The Spanish Revival mansion of cartel boss Navarro in Michoacán was filmed in Atlanta: The Westview Abbey is the awesome Westview Cemetery’s mausoleum.

Built in 1943, the chapel of this hidden gem of the city boasts 27 ornate stained-glass windows. (Thanks Cary for your help finding this location).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Ozark series motel
The motel featured in season three is the Cheshire Motor Inn at 1865 Cheshire Bridge in Atlanta.

The motel also appeared in the 2013 comedy Identity Thief, Clint Eastwood's 2018 film The Mule, and the Netflix 2020 movie Hillbilly Elegy.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Ozark horse farm
The Kentucky horse farm from episode five, "It Came From Michoacán", is the Serenity Farm located in the heart of Georgia’s Horse Country at 1162 Gantt Road in Alpharetta.

According to Sotheby's, this 40-acre property surrounded by nature trails and lush pasture has an estimated value of $6,750,000.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Doraville City Municipal Court
The police office (Camden County Sheriff's Department) from episode six, "Book of Ruth", is the Doraville City Municipal Court at 3765 Park Avenue.

The Dollar General store is located at 6355 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Police Station / Store


Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Also in the sixth episode, Ben Davis and his nephew Jonah Byrde track Ruth Langmore to a cash dropoff filmed at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market at 2000 Moreland Avenue SE in Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Creel Town Chihuahua
The establishing shot of the baptism church is from the 'Magic Town' of Creel in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


JRs Log House Restaurant
The restaurant where Wendy and her brother Ben (played by Tom Pelphrey) were eating in episode nine, "Fire Pink", is the JR's Log House Restaurant at 6601 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Peachtree Corners.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Ozark Season 4 locations

Lazy-O Motel
The Lazy-O Motel is the Americas Best Value Inn in Conyers at West Avenue and Interstate 20.

This is the same motel where the Byrde family is staying when they arrive at the Ozarks in the second episode of season one.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
In the second episode, "Let the Great World Spin", there is a scene filmed at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market (pictured), a 75,000 square feet warehouse on the outskirts of Cumming.

The “missing person” billboard (which we do not publish to avoid spoilers) appearing for the first time in episode two is located neat Gerald's Auto Repair at 1360 Atlanta Highway in Cumming.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Antiques Market / Billboard


Shaw Medical Solutions
The Shaw Medical Solutions building in Chicago is actually the PNC Bank branch at 1075 Peachtree Street NE in Midtown Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


City on the Make
A street scene set in Chicago from the third episode, "City on the Make", was filmed at 191 Peachtree Tower in Downtown Atlanta.

Charlotte meets Erin Pierce (Helen's daughter played by Madison Thompson) at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, with Chicago's diamond-shaped Crain Communications Building CGI'd into the background (pictured).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Peachtree Tower / Piedmont Park


St. Cecilia restaurant
The diner scene with Javi Elizonndro Navarro (played by Alfonso Herrera) was filmed at the elegant St. Cecilia Italian restaurant at 3455 Peachtree Road NE in Buckhead.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Morrow High School
The Morrow High School from episode four, "Ace Deuce", is a real school located in Morrow, GA.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Boone North Carolina sign
The local press reported that the scenes in Boone, North Carolina, were actually filmed on Main Street in the Historic Downtown Buford.

The exterior of the police station is Buford Marshall's Office. The series was also filmed in Buford Grill, along Buford Dam Road, and Shadburn Ferry Road.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Northside Tavern
Frank Jr.'s Northside Tavern is a pub located at 1058 Howell Mill Road NW in Atlanta.

Frank's car is a late 70s Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Wo wir Ozark gedreht
In episode five, "Ellie", the scenes with the Byrdes driving around the town were filmed on Main Street in Lithonia, a location also featured in the Heels series.

The speedway was filmed at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, located about 30 miles north of Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Town / Speedway


Ozark mall
The abandoned mall from episode seven, "Sanctified", is the famous Starcourt Mall used in the third season of Stranger Things.

As the Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth has many vacant storefronts, it has been used from time to time in the audiovisual industry.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Landmark Diner Atlanta
In episode eight (or the first of season four, part two), Ruth drinks coffee and meets the rapper at the Landmark Diner at 60 Luckie Street NW in Downtown Atlanta.

In the dream, Ruth meets Javy outside the Candler Hotel, reflected on the Georgia State University College of Law facade at Park Place NE and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Diner / Hotel


Chops Lobster Bar
Javi has dinner with his business college former professor. This scene was recorded in one of the most expensive restaurants in Atlanta, the Chops Lobster Bar, located in the same building as the Club at Chops.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


By George French restaurant
The restaurant in Chicago with gray marble columns where Ruth joins Marty, Wendy, and Clare is the By George French restaurant at The Candler Hotel at 127 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Clare Shaw house
Clare Shaw's mansion from episode 9, "Pick a God and Pray", is a sumptuous seven-bedroom residence at 981 Davis Drive in the Northside Woods neighborhood of Atlanta with an estimated market value of about eight million dollars.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


TAG
In the 11th episode, "Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin'", the 'Marty unchained' traffic jam scene was filmed at the intersection of Church Street and Thompson Avenue in East Point.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Curt's Restaurant
The country restaurant in episode 12, "Trouble The Water", is Curt's Restaurant at 3440 Branch Road in Oakwood.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Doraville City Hall
The fictional Candem County courtroom was shot at Doraville City Hall.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Stay tuned for updates on this page as more locations are unearthed!

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30 comments
  1. Ya when he says he made that brosur at Kinkos that was a flaw. The closest Kinkos around here is a hub in Jeff City but there's a Staples in Osage Beach that's where he would have went

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    1. "Brosur"? Really? It’s shameful that people in the United States don’t know their own language. Are you trying to say "brochure"? And you do know that "would have went" isn’t a phrase in English, either, don’t you? I mean, no adult could be this stupid, could they? Not to mention that no adult could possibly believe that a fictional show — set in Missouri — might not represent locations literally, right?

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  2. I'm pretty sure the motel scenes are from this motel. They shot there a few times but haven't been able to confirm
    2289 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs, GA 30115

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  3. When Wendy and the kids are fleeing in Season 1 episode 10, they stop at a gas station and are seen eating at a “Tortas Locas” it’s here:
    6405 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092

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  4. When and where is Ozark season 3 being filmed?... I would love to watch it

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    1. Season 3 is currently being filmed and was just here in Savannah, GA last week filming. I got to go on the "casino boat" and watch the filming in action - pretty cool!!! They returned to Atlanta to continue filming and said it will wrap up around October 2019 and expect season 3 to come out in March 2020 or around that time frame.

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  5. I love this show and would like to know some filming locations here in the metro. I watched some of it filming at the Blue Cat lodge because I live about 6 miles from there. Cool stuff and fun to see some of the actors....

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  6. The Dollar General in S3E6 is at 6355 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA.

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  7. Any luck as to where Amy's Roadside Market is?

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    1. 278 & McClendon Rd in Dallas Ga.

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  8. Where Wendy and her brother were eating before she had him assassinated:

    JR’s Log House Restaurant, 6601 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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  9. Does anyone know the location of the Snell farm?

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  10. I suspect the horse farm is near the Snell Farm in Alpharetta, GA, as the countryside looks similar. I have not made time to search it out yet. The Snell barn being nearby just around the corner makes it more likely as it makes filming/transportation easier. If you are not familiar with the location of the Snell house it is at 777 Rivendell Lane. Cheers.

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  11. The football games playing on the TVs look like CFL games. Does anyone know if this is true?

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  12. The Lazy O motel is actually the Morel 6 off West Avenue in Conyers Georgia. I was there while filming was going on for season four.

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    1. No, it's down the road from Motel 6. Americas Best Value Inn in Conyers, GA, USA

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  13. Where is the dirt track from the season 4 episode 5, "Ellie"?

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  14. Hi, I think I found Lazy-O Motel :) https://goo.gl/maps/DvXeqUWkAJK7xRoWA

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  15. What restaurant in Chicago were Wendy, Marty, Charlotte, and Navy eating at? Nomi?

    Do you happen to know where Ruth’s trailer is located? Thanks!

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  16. What’s the address to Helen’s home in seasons 3 and 4?

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  17. What is the name of the flea market (and address) where Ruthie bought the goat cookie jar?

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  18. Lakewood 400 Antiques...Cumming, Ga.

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  19. Where is the store Mason was shot in?

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  20. Echoing an earlier question: Where is the Langmore trailer compound? Thx!

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  21. Where were the Naperville scenes filmed in seasons 1 and 4?

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  22. I thought the clip of the outside of the mall shown in season 4 episode 2 was the old Macy's at South Dekalb Mall on Candler Road.

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  23. The police station is the City Hall in Flowery Branch. I vote there and know it well.

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  24. The scenes with the preacher on the street with Zeke were filmed in downtown Lawrenceville.

    The country restaurant in season 4, episode 12, is Curt’s on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, GA.

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  25. The scene where Ruth meets the rapper in season 4, episode 8, is the Landmark Diner at 60 Luckie Street in Atlanta.

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  26. In the dream, Ruth shoots Javy outside the Candler Hotel. Shaw Pharmaceuticals is 1075 Peachtree, but not the PNC Bank. The exterior and lobby shots are the commercial office building entrance and lobby. The PNC Bank is further down the block.

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