10 Best Places to Eat in Branson, MO

Jessica DeLucia Branson, Food, Westgate Resorts

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Official 10 Best Places to Eat in Branson, MO

All in the Heart of the Ozark Mountains!

Picture this. You're basking in the joys of nature, soaking up the exquisite views of the Ozarks. Or, you're experiencing one of the many popular shows in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World during your Branson family vacation. Perhaps you're even on a shopping spree or dabbling in the many tourist attractions. Suddenly, you feel it... hunger striking, and you're needing food, stat.

It happens, and you're in luck! Branson is lined with some of the best dining experiences and overall awesome eateries. With so many options to choose from, we’ve plucked some of the finest & best restaurants in Branson, MO to put them center stage. If your crew enjoys classic local flavor and has an appetite for a variety of delicious food, you've made it to the right destination.

Gettin Basted

1. Gettin’ Basted

Retro dining combined with award-winning BBQ and burgers - yes please! Also known for its great staff, Gettin’ Basted Branson, MO is a highly praised barbeque joint providing all levels of quality. With such a diverse, mouth-watering menu, it's the perfect place for anyone looking for some fantastic grub and friendly service.

Dannas BBQ and Burger Shop

2. Danna’s BBQ & Burger Shop

Ol’ fashioned barbeque starts here. Danna’s BBQ & Burger Shop 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.

The Keeter Center

3. 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 and award-winning brunch on Sundays. Or, satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent pastry from their bakery! Keeter Center reservations recommended.

Mellow Mushroom Branson

4. Mellow Mushroom

The name itself would have anyone intrigued! Mellow Mushroom Branson is an 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.

Drafts Sports Gill

5. 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

6. 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.

Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe

7. Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe

Ever notice food made with love tastes all the better? Pop into Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe, a comfy cafe offering sweet treats and warm espresso, or choose to dine-in to enjoy a savory bite and seasonal delights such as paninis, sandwiches, quiche, soups, desserts, and other great food.

Summit Restaurant

8. Summit Restaurant

Fresh ingredients, full service, and a full classic American menu - this is true fine dining and can all be experienced at Summit Restaurant. Think ahead with a reservation and enjoy the subtly in atmosphere and vibrance of flavor. Seasonal menu and outdoor seating also available!

Farmhouse Restaurant

9. Farmhouse Restaurant

Home-style cooking at its finest. Located in the historic downtown Branson and close to Branson Landing, 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 at this Branson landmark, no meal is complete without their signature blackberry cobbler - that’s a definite.

Mel's Hard Luck Diner

10. Mel's Hard Luck Diner

Inspired by the 1950s era, Mel's Hard Luck Diner brings its guests award-winning entertainment. Home of the original singing servers, these talented individuals are here to serve up classic appetizers, burgers and delicious ice cream sundaes that'll leave you feelin' good.

Choose one, or choose all, but do yourself a favor and carve out 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. Looking for accommodations plus tickets? Enjoy our Silver Dollar City vacation packages. You can also read up on the best places to stay in Branson, MO.

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