Fun Restaurants Make Dining in Branson a Mouth-Watering Affair, professional chefs
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Fun Restaurants Make Dining in Branson a Mouth-Watering Affair

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The variety of dining options in Branson runs as deep as the Ozark Mountain valleys with exciting dinner shows, quaint cafes, energetic roadhouses and more! Several restaurants that rank among the most popular for visitors and locals alike include Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Show, the Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Cruise.  Enjoy a morning meal and entertainment at the Buck Trent Breakfast Show.


Here's a few of our favorite fun places to eat in Branson:


Hard Luck Diner in Branson

For visitors who are looking for exciting dining a little more off the beaten path, though, consider a few of the more unique Branson favorites. The Hard Luck Diner is definitely a Branson dining icon set in the style of a 1950s-era diner. Keep in mind that this in Branson, so naturally the entire staff consists of charming singers and musicians who entertain as they serve you themed selections such as the Love Me Tender Fried Steak or the grilled Cheese Release Me sandwich!


Cakes 'N' Cream Dessert Parlor in Branson

When your sweet tooth gets to nagging you, head over to the famous Cakes 'N' Cream Dessert Parlor for a huge selection of scrumptious pies, cakes, cobblers, ice cream and, of course, a 1950s-style soda fountain. Carnival-style funnel cakes topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream are among the favorite selections in this unique dessert parlor. Stop after a show to fill up on these Americana favorites and if the show music still has your toes tapping, fire up the old Wurlitzer jukebox and grab your sweetie for a quick dance! And don't worry if you happen to come upon long lines of other visitors eager to try out these sweet delicacies — the line moves quite fast and it is entirely worth any wait!


Branson Cafe in Branson

You're in the heart of Ozark Mountain country, so hearty Southern-style home cooking' reigns here. Head downtown to the Branson Cafe, a city mainstay that has been in the Ozarks since 1910. The friendly staff adds a bit of warmth to this old-fashioned diner that has kept on serving up hot favorites through the Great Depression, two World Wars and all the changes that transformed Branson from a quiet mountain town to the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Hot coffee, cool dessert and home-style favorites like biscuits & gravy and pork tenderloin sandwiches make this well-priced downtown diner a local favorite. 


Lambert's Cafe near Branson

You haven't visited Branson if you haven't made a stop at Lambert's Cafe! Located in Ozark between Branson and Springfield on Highway 65 North, this is the famous Home of Threw Rolls. This Ozarks dining centerpiece features one of the most exciting and entertaining restaurant experiences anywhere. After being seated at a comfortable table, you'll want to keep your eyes peeled and stay ready to catch fresh, hot rolls as they sail to your table from the able hands of an expert roll thrower. Be sure to come to Lamberts Cafe extra hungry as you'll receive unlimited portions of your meal as well as free pass-around including fried okra, fried potatoes & onions, sorghum for the rolls and more! The staff seems to have as much fun as the guests, and there's no doubt you'll enjoy a fair share of laughter and thrills during your stay.


Stage Door Restaurant 

Located at the Welk Resort Center, this restaurant takes a step back in time. The decor is that of the WWII-era, and the walls are lined with '30's, '40's, and '50's memorabilia that evokes a simpler time in our country's past. Soldier's uniforms, love letters, posters, and photographs provide a glimpse into America's history. The menu at the Stage Door features American and German food that's prepared just right. Order a bratwurst sandwich or a burger topped with all the fixings. Come early, and you'll get to hear the Lennon Brothers warming up for their morning show at the Welk Theatre.


White River Fish House at Branson Landing


With floor to ceiling panoramic windows, the White River Fish House offers a beautiful view of Lake Taneycomo. Located at the Branson Landing, this scenic restaurant is actually a floating barge serving up local favorites to fisherman and shoppers alike. Whether you arrive by car or boat, you will enjoy their great menu selections served in a pleasing atmosphere. The White River Fish House was recently named the Best Restaurant in Branson by 417 Magazine and we think you will agree that this is a one of a kind restaurant.




An incredible variety of dining is available in Branson, including elegant steakhouses, dinner shows, unique diners and more!  Start out with these local favorites, and ask around for more great dining ideas. Find the lodging of your choice and book a fantastic vacation package for Branson today!
Showboat Branson Belle
Dinner was just lovely and everyone faced the stage! The service was out of this world and the show was one of the best ever! The branson belle singers and dancers were incredible and the russian acrobats were simply breathtaking! The talking dogs were hilarious and the ventriloquist, todd oliver was the best since sherry louis and lamb chops!!! An absolute must when in branson!!!!
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-- Nancy Koop - Brantford, 0
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
I loved the show. I was never out of a drink and the waiter was so nice. My little niece loved when the fire came out. We did not get to see the horses jump over the fire, but that is completely understandable noting that the horses were bucking and weren’t comfortable. I didn't’t mind not having silverware because that’s just easier for my nieces to break up the food. We have a disabled brother (wheelchair) and the servers moved everything out of the way and treated him like the king. He loved it! The dogs were so cute and amazing. I just have one thing, bring back the lumberjacks! That was my little brothers favorite part of the show (and mine!) we loved the show and can i have the recipe for the ? They are so good. My neices argued over who got my sisters!
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-- Carrie - Shawnee, OK
Showboat Branson Belle Lunch & Dinner Cruises
Me and my husband were visiting my mother-in-law in missouri and decided to take our two kids (ages 9 and 15) and go hop on the branson belle because we thought it would be a fun family event!! Some relatives of mine had told me about it and how they had a blast and we thought we would try it out!!! The food was very delicious. Actually, one of the best meals i've ever had in my life. I especially enjoyed the dessert!! The service was great, and the show was pretty good as well. My kids especially loved the talking dogs act as did my husband and i. I would definitely recommend the branson belle to anyone looking for good food, good service, and most importantly a great time!!!!
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-- Shawna Briggs - Katy, Texas
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