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The Live Entertainment Capital World needs to be well fed. The many merchants, entertainers, and business owners in Branson understand that a happy customer is not a hungry one. That’s why you’ll never have to go far during your night on the town – or day on the lake – to find delicious food. Here are four unique restaurants in Branson that you absolutely must try while staying in the Ozarks.


Billy Bob’s Dairyland – 1901 W 76th Country Blvd – Branson, MO

It’s not uncommon to hear the words “best burger I’ve ever had” inside Billy Bob’s Dairyland. One reviewer warns that the double cheeseburger is so big that you’ll need a fork! This old school, traditional American diner is connected to a gas station like the best truck stop restaurants of yesteryear. It’s easy to miss Billy Bob’s while driving on the W 76, so keep your eyes peeled for the Shell station. Also keep in mind that Billy Bob’s only accepts cash.


The Keeter Center – 1 Opportunity Ave – Branson, MO

The Keeter Center is a unique restaurant in that it is completely run by college students. Enrollees at the College of the Ozarks can bypass their tuition by working in the restaurant, or the accompanying hotel that is also in the building. Diners shouldn’t worry about the quality of food, as The Keeter Center is routinely ranked as one of the best restaurants in the region. They pride themselves on creating “farm to fork” dishes that will leave your mouth watering.


Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop – 963 St. Hwy 165 – Branson, MO

This is the spot that barbeque lovers won’t want to miss. You can indulge in a meaty mountain of deliciousness with the ever-popular Danna Burger. A beef patty is topped with pulled pork and Danna’s signature BBQ sauce, all in between two perfectly toasted buns. Don’t sleep on this local favorite.


White River Fish House – 5 Bass Pro Dr – Branson, MO

Someone has to reap the benefits from all the fishing in Branson. Let that be you and your family as you enjoy what many consider to be the best seafood in town. You’ll find everything from catfish to alligator nuggets at White River Fish House. The outdoor seating also offers a beautiful view of Lake Taneycomo and the surrounding area. Those who don’t prefer seafood will also find burgers, chicken, salads and other common entrees on the menu.

The Hottest and Newest Restaurants in Branson

The Midwest is known for a lot things. The most important of those things, however, is probably the people’s enthusiasm for food. Branson offers no exception to this. The city is constantly popping up new restaurants that offer something new and exciting the culinary culture here. In Branson, you will find a paradise for those that love food. Here are some of the newest and most exciting restaurants in Branson that have stolen the heart of many locals.


Big Whiskey’s American Bar and Grill

Since 2015, this has been a great place to come if you love the environment that a sports bar offers. At Big Whiskey, they foster this environment as well as any place. This is a casual place that offers a fun atmosphere and delicious food, both of which keep people coming back again and again. Some of the most notable and loved dishes here are the whiskey river burger, the bacon chicken ranch alfredo, and the buffalo chicken dip. This is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a beer and enjoy some games with friends.



While it has only been around since May of 2015, Pasghetti’s has quickly become a local favorite in Branson. Pasghetti’s offers so much more than delicious Italian food. Here, you will find an experience enchanting more than just your sense of taste and smell. The dining rooms are all themed like a 1920s Italian street with shops lining the walls and even a Ferris wheel. The mixture of amazing food and unparalleled production value has made this one of the best family friendly establishments, loved by locals and visitors alike.


Dobyns Dining Room

While it is not necessarily new, Dobyns is and always will be one of the best places to grab a bite to eat in Branson. This place offers it all, from beautiful facilities to an amazing location, and of course, some of the most delicious food you can find in Branson. The restaurant is run by the most talented culinary students in Branson, who attend the culinary school at the College of the Ozarks. As a result, you can be sure that your chef offers the utmost in skill and attention to detail. This ensures that you will have a quality meal in a friendly environment. Make a reservation at Dobyns for your next special occasion and you will experience the best in Branson dining.

There are still so many more amazing places to grab a bite to eat throughout Check these great establishments out but make sure you explore all the amazing culinary options that this awesome city provides!

There’s nothing like the beginning of the holiday season, when the excitement and joy in the air is palpable and spills over into an onslaught of fantastic and entertaining events for everyone to enjoy. Below, we’ve detailed just a handful of Branson’s top events that will impress, astound, and entertain you during your stay here.

Beginning on November 1st and lasting until December 30th each year, there are several ongoing local events that are sure to bring a smile to your face. During this time, you can attend a number of trails, festivals, and ceremonies dedicated to the exquisite light displays put on throughout the season. Read on to learn more about celebrating the winter season, Branson-style!


The Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights (and Other Light-Themed Festivities)

This Branson feature is quite a sight, winding its way through one hundred and sixty acres of the historic Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, with animated scenes set to music and a trip up Inspiration Tower for a bird’s eye view of the twinkling lights. Other wonderful displays of lights and holiday-themed décor include the Winter WonderLanding at Branson Landing Shopping Plaza, the Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights & Village on Magical Mile and the LED displays in the Branson’s Gift of Lights celebration.


Veteran’s Homecoming Week and the Veteran’s Parade

On November 5th through November 11th, Branson honors veterans of all wars in one of the most patriotic weeklong celebrations in America, including reunions for surviving veterans of wars from World War II until the present, concerts, free meals and activities, an annual military gala and banquet, and the spectacular annual Veterans Day Parade hosted in downtown Branson.


The Old Time Christmas Festival at Silver Dollar City

Beginning on November 5th and lasting through December 30th, Silver Dollar City holds its yearly Old Time Christmas Festival, which includes the Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, musical productions of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the Main Street Christmas light and sound show (with a five-story special effects Christmas Tree), over five million lights, and a bounty of holiday shows and musical Living Nativity scenes—in addition to the rides and shopping already offered at Silver Dollar City!


The Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade at Branson Landing

On November 19th, locals and visitors alike gather at Branson Landing for the star-studded entertainment of Branson’s leading performers, complete with elaborate floats and cars, leading up to the appearance of Santa Claus himself during the Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade. After the parade, live musical performances of cherished Christmas songs can be seen on-stage in front of the Branson Landing fountains.


The Branson Adoration Christmas Parade

On the first Sunday of December each year (which falls on December 4th this year), Branson partakes in its annual tradition of lighting the enormous, twenty-eight-foot adoration nativity scene atop Mount Branson by way of a grand parade, caroling, and more in the historic downtown Branson area.


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