Best Places to Eat in Branson, MO

Jessica DeLucia Branson, Food, Westgate Resorts

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Nine Delicious Dining Options in the Heart of the Ozark Mountains!

As you bask in the glory of mother nature in the heart of the Ozarks, soaking up exquisite views in a serene atmosphere, you then notice… hunger strikes.

It happens. Luckily, Branson is lined with some of the best dining experiences and overall awesome eateries. With so many to choose from, we’ve picked some of the finest, highly-rated restaurants and put them center stage.

Gettin Basted

Gettin’ Basted

Retro dining combined with award-winning BBQ and burgers - yes please! Also known for its friendly and helpful staff, Gettin’ Basted is a highly praised barbeque joint providing all levels of quality. With such a diverse, mouth-watering menu, anyone looking for some grub will be satisfied. gettinbasted.com

Dannas BBQ and Burger Shop

Danna’s BBQ & Burger Shop

Ol’ fashioned barbeque starts here. Danna’s serves up a little something for everyone, from their Smoked Pit Plate piled high with tender meats to Boss Man Salad, BBQ nachos, chicken, and so much more. Fun fact: every night their beef and pork is smoked 12 to 14 hours over locally smoked hickory wood! Try it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. dannasbbq.com


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The Keeter Center

The Keeter Center

Located on the campus of College of the Ozarks, The Keeter Center is a stunning, multi-functional property including a unique restaurant for those looking for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner. Here you’ll find a farm-to-fork dining experience, live instrumental music (Thursday through Saturday evenings) and award-winning brunch on Sundays. Or, satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent pastry from their bakery! keetercenter.edu

Mellow Mushroom Branson

Mellow Mushroom Branson

The name itself would have anyone intrigued! This eclectic, art-filled pizzeria offers some of the best stone-baked pizzas, calzones, hoagies & sandwiches you can find. Pair any with a refreshing glass of beer (or mocktail) for the perfect tasty combo to mellow out. mellowmushroom.com

Drafts Sports Gill

Drafts Sports Grill

May we say this is one of our personal favorites? Located at the beautiful Westgate Branson Woods Resort, Drafts Sports Grill features gourmet burgers, brews, and other innovative menu options in a relaxed, unique ambiance. Here is your ultimate spot to unwind with plenty of conversation and (high-definition) TV time.


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Billy Gail’s Cafe

Whether it be breakfast, brunch or lunch, a trip to Billy Gail’s is a must. Prep your stomach for their jumbo made-from-scratch pancakes and other (cooked-to-order) country comfort foods, as they are known for their HUGE portions! You can find their Branson location just down the road from Silver Dollar City or their Ozark location just off Hwy 65. billygailsrestaurant.com

Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe

Ever notice food made with love tastes all the better? Pop into this comfy cafe for a sweet treat and warm espresso or choose to dine-in to enjoy a savory bite and seasonal delights such as paninis, sandwiches, quiche, soups, and desserts.

The Paddlewheel

The best lakeside restaurant in Branson, Missouri. Along with spectacular views, American plates, and draft beers & cocktails, The Paddlewheel offers exciting events several nights a week!

Farmhouse Restaurant

Home-style cooking at its finest. Located in the picturesque Branson historic downtown area, Farmhouse Restaurant brings to you the heartiest of foods within its cozy and welcoming dining environment. No matter what signature dish you choose to indulge in, no meal is complete without their signature blackberry cobbler - that’s a definite.

Choose one, or choose all, but do yourself a favor and carve some time to stop and commit to a Branson foodie experience. If you’re still looking for a place to stay, take a look at Westgate Branson Lakes Resort, which is just minutes from Silver Dollar City theme park and Branson’s theater & entertainment district, and offers exquisite resort amenities.