Fun Restaurants Make Dining in Branson a Mouth-Watering Affair
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.