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Branson, MO is filled with some of the most unique restaurants and entertainment attractions around, most of which you can find at the popular Bronson Landing. Here are the top 5 places to stop in for a drink or two while out on the town during your next vacation.


Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo is probably one of the more romantic Mexican restaurants in Branson, as it sits on Lake Taneycomo. While known for its authentic Mexican fare, the main attractions are the water fountains out on the deck, where you can enjoy the water and fire show accompanied by synchronized music every hour. While you are enjoying the gorgeous view of the lake and taking in a one-of-a-kind water and fire show, you can sip on a white Sangria or the house margarita made with top shelf tequila.


Waxy O’Shea’s

Branson’s only Irish pub is located in historic downtown. Once you step in, you could swear that you just entered a pub in Dublin. Of course, you will find some of the most authentic Irish cuisine and beer, such as Guinness and Smithwick’s, but that is nothing compared to the 18-year-old Jameson Whiskey that they offer. Waxy O’Shea’s is definitely a must see when you vacation in Branson.


Level 2 Steakhouse

Romantic and luxurious are two words that are used to describe Level 2 Steakhouse. Located on the second floor of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Branson, this is the perfect place for a couple of cocktails before hitting the town. With their award-winning food and superb wine list, Level 2 Steakhouse has it all.


Missouri Mountain Moonshine

This has got to be one of the most unique places to stop in for a drink yet. Located at Branson Landing, this is the first of its kind moonshine-tasting bar. It is nothing short of interesting, with a selection of several flavored moonshine mixes: Straight Moonshine, Berry Moonshine and Cinnamon Moonshine are just a few.


Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Eclectic, romantic, and modern – you would think that you were having cocktails in the big city. Before spending the night out on the town or catching a show, stop by Mitsu Neko for a libation or two. Order a light sushi roll platter, paired with a perfectly mixed martini, and you will be ready for the night.


More To See In Branson

Whether you are unwinding from a busy day of sightseeing or getting ready to hit the town during your vacation in Branson, you should definitely visit one of these recommended hotspots for a drink, a light appetizer and a good time!

There are so many attractions, events, and entertainment opportunities in Branson, MO. A visit to the area, even for several weeks, is likely not long enough to see, do, and experience all that the area has to offer. Branson is a great place for sightseeing and with such abundant, natural beauty, you’ll be glad to spend the better part of a day, or even a weekend, sightseeing in one of Missouri’s most beautiful spots.


Branson Scenic Railway

The Branson Scenic Railway takes riders on a 2-hour long sightseeing trip aboard the Ozark Zephyr. Made up of stylish vintage cars, passengers can enjoy the views of beautiful Branson below from over 120 feet up in the air. This tour is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors from high up, while seeing the forests below from unique angles. Inside the vintage cars aboard the Ozark Zephyr is a 360-degree view of bridges, forests, rivers, towns and so much more. This scenic ride is 40 miles roundtrip and includes historical information during the tour.


Lake Taneycomo

You can’t visit the Branson area without stopping by Lake Taneycomo. This Branson lake includes lots of Branson lake activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and of course trout fishing. While sightseeing around the lake and enjoying all the nearby wildlife, be sure to stop by Scotty’s Trout Deck Marina, located near Branson Landing, where you can rent a personal pontoon boat for a day of fun out on the lake. A local guide is available for hire to show guests all the best Branson lake activities, such as spots for fishing and hiking near and on the lake.


Ride the Ducks” Lake Tour

The “Ride the Ducks” Lake Tour, or the Branson Landing tour, provides tourists with the perfect way to experience the town with an entertaining tour. Lasting about an hour and 15 minutes, the “Ride the Ducks” tour is suitable for all ages, is handicap accessible, and allows guests to videotape all the attractions they’re sure to see on this unique sightseeing tour. The ducks are built to resemble the WWII DUKW and use a marine design for ultimate safety. Essentially, the ducks are trucks enclosed in a water-tight shell, which make it possible for them to travel on land and water. Enjoy stops such as Branson Landing, Table Rock Lake, the Ozarks, Baird Mountain, Branson Entertainment District, Table Rock Dam, and so much more. Each captain has a Captain’s License from the United States Coast Guard to ensure safety of all the guests aboard this fantastic guided tour.

From award-winning theme parks, to over 100 live shows, to more outdoor and nature attractions celebrating the beauty of the Ozarks, Branson, MO has something for everyone. But did you also know Branson has some of fantastic restaurants, capable of classing up any night out.


The Chateau Grille

First on the list is The Chateau Grille located in the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center. Here you can find an extensive list of fine wines and a menu that uses local, organic, and sustainably grown products. While they are known for creatively prepared steak and seafood premium entrees, nothing compares to the breathtaking view of Table Rock Lake. This is the perfect place to bring your special someone for a romantic night out.


La Piazza Ristorante Italiano

If it’s authentic Italian food that you are looking for, then look no further. La Piazza Ristorante Italiano serves some of the best Italian food in town. Among the most popular dishes are the classic lasagna and chicken parmesan. Begin your meal with a nice glass of wine paired with fresh bread and butter and enjoy the soothing music from the live pianist to set the perfect dining experience.


Plaza View Restaurants

Right in the heart of Branson, you can find the Plaza View Restaurant atop the Grand Plaza Hotel, with a beautiful countryside view. Specializing in American cuisine, these talented chefs create seasonal menus inspired by all of the local and regional ingredients of the Ozarks. Since the Plaza View Restaurant is in the middle of all the action, this the perfect dining choice before or after a show.


Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine

Finally, let’s end with the Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine and Sushi Bar. Bringing Japanese fusion cuisine to Branson, Mitsu Neko uses nothing but the freshest ingredients to create the perfect Japanese dining experience. The most popular dishes are the seared salmon, the Blue Fire and California Rolls. With a funky, yet upscale and romantic décor, this is definitely the spot to bring a date.


Class and Charm

While all of these restaurants embody class and charm with spectacular menus, you can always take it one step further. The City of Branson and surrounding areas are known for their acclaimed wineries. Some to consider are the Mt. Pleasant Winery, Stone Hill Winery and the Lindwedel Wine Garden, just to name a few of course. Whether you are local, a tourist or just simply passing through, Branson will always make sure that you leave with a full stomach and smile on your face.