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The selection of restaurants in our town is quite varied, filled with every flavor you can imagine. We would consider ourselves less than grateful if we dared complain! But, when a new flavor comes to town we feel a burst of excitement! The tried and true is comforting, but the new and potentially better appeals to our adventurous palates. If you feel the same way, this guide to our favorite new Branson restaurants may make your own heart skip a beat or two!


The Flavors of Family at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Meals shared with family are the tastiest ones of all, and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen promises to be our home away from home when it opens! Scheduled to open at any moment and offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu will be filled with Southern favorites that include Grandmama Paul’s Fried Green Tomatoes, Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf, and Chicken and Biscuits! Comforting, hearty, and soul feeding, we can’t wait until the Branson location opens at 545 Branson Landing Boulevard.


Savoring the Flavor

Vacations are a time when we can sit back, relax, and enjoy the passing of every minute. When you spend time at Dude’s Daquiris, one of Branson’s newest hot spots, the good times get even better! Offering a wall filled with different daquiri flavors, every sip is just as good as the first. Sit inside enjoying the air-conditioned goodness or grab a table on the patio for perfect people watching. There’s no wrong way to spend time at Dude’s. If you get hungry, Mellow Mushroom Pizza is right next door, ready and waiting to save the day!


A Taste of the Sea

Jimmy Buffet has been in the music and drink business for a long time and now he has added a new “feather to his cap” with Land Shark Bar & Grill, located at 915 Branson Landing Boulevard. Offering a menu filled with seafood and land lubbers’ delights, the Cheeseburger in Paradise is a popular choice for diners, but you’ll soon discover everything at the Land Shark will make you fall in love at first bite!


Get Creative in Our Kitchens

On those days you just don’t feel like stepping outside our Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escapes, our fully equipped kitchens will give you the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new flavors you’ve always wanted to try! Reserve your vacation rental with us today!

While places like New York City and Los Angeles are known for setting trends that are followed all over the world, Branson has a reputation for being one of the most scenically beautiful spots in the world. Mountain vistas and lake views, country music, and all-American shows that showcase the best of what our country has to offer are what Branson is famous for. But before you pigeonhole us and move on, you may be surprised to learn we have a trendy side as well! And because Sunset Nightly Rentals has their ear to the ground, this guide to the trendy shops and Branson restaurants of our mountain town will keep you firmly entrenched at the top of the What’s Hot list!


Fashion House International, 109 Veterans Boulevard

With a name like Fashion House International, you have to expect to find the top fashion trends inside—and you would be right! Offering style experts who are there to make sure you don’t walk out looking like a fashion don’t, the clothing, jewelry, and accessories sold here will change the way people look at you forever!


Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine & Sushi Bar, 1819 W. Highway 76, Suite D

Trendsetters aren’t afraid to try new things, and the innovative meals at Mitsu Neko satisfy their need for culinary adventures! Sophisticated, sleek, and elegant in décor, it’s the fresh sushi and other seafood dishes that will keep you coming back again and again. Sometimes setting trends can be delicious!


The Crystal Fish, 490 Branson Landing Boulevard #301

In many tourist towns, gift shops can be a tacky,overstocked mess, but the Crystal Fish at Branson Landing is a step above most shops. Offering a varied selection of crystal, jewelry, clothing, and even some home accessories, this sweet shop sets the bar high for the latest trends!


St. James Winery and Branson Restaurant

While a good wine is forever in fashion, winery restaurants are the latest ways for vineyard owners to show off their stuff and wow us with their culinary creations. St. James Winery and Branson Restaurant is becoming as known for their food as for their wines; they offer a casual vibe and a delicious wine to pair with every dish on their menu!


Comfortable and Trendy

Our Sunset Nightly Rentals homes are more than just trendy; comfortable, stylish, and designed to envelope travelers in warmth, your vacation experience will be elevated to the next level of wonderful when you choose to stay with us. Reserve yours today!

People come to Branson for a variety of reasons. Those who have never been before are often surprised to find how vibrant the community is when it comes to food. There are amazing options for every person and for every occasion, but particularly good ones for those looking for some comfort food during the chilly months of winter. Below you will find some of the best Branson restaurants for when you’re craving comfort food.


Farmhouse Restaurant

Branson is a haven for comfort food and the Farmhouse Restaurant does it just as well as anyone else. Come in to find a charming ambiance and an extensive menu. Country ham steak, fried catfish, fried chicken and more provide incredible flavors and unparalleled comfort. You can also find lighter fare throughout the menu, so there is certainly something for everyone here. Find this local favorite at 119 W Main Street.


Mel’s Hard Luck Diner

This diner comes straight out of the 1950s with a great setting, live music, and most importantly, some nostalgic comfort food. Choose from an extensive menu that is highlighted with the comforts of piping hot chili, massive burgers, and perhaps the best milkshakes in town. Top off the meal with the comfort food of all comfort foods: the chocolate nachos. Find Mel’s Hard Luck Diner at 2800 W Highway 76.


Clocker’s Café

This classic in downtown Branson has attained the highest honor a comfort food restaurant can attain in the love of the locals. With one visit, it is easy to see why the people of Branson choose Clocker’s Café for breakfast. Perhaps one of the most significant reasons is the best made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy that you can find. Regardless of what time of day you visit, you can always get their amazing breakfast. Find exceptional comfort at 103 S Commercial Street.


Find Comfort in a Beautiful Vacation Home

There are many ways to stay warm during the winter, but none more effective than finding a beautiful vacation home that you will love. You will find no shortage of these types of accommodations throughout the fine homes provided by Sunset Nightly Rentals. As one of the top vacation rental companies in the Branson area, we put visitors in the very best homes and condos in town. Find the Branson vacation home of your dreams by contacting us today!


Vacations can often go by in a blur, as you rush from sightseeing attraction to show to nature explorations, filling every minute of every day with something fun, exciting, and new. You don’t want to miss a thing during your annual vacation, and sometimes you may find yourself skipping meals or eating the same unhealthy fast food meals that you eat at home. This doesn’t make for a healthy or memorable vacation experience, and we want to change that by sharing this list of the restaurants where the locals eat. Offering quick and delicious meals at prices that don’t break your budget, these spots are some of  Branson’s best restaurants!


Branson Café, 120 West Main Street

When visiting Missouri, you may find that some of the best meals you sample will take place in the small diners, cafes, and eateries that dot the main streets of town, and the Branson Café is the perfect example! Offering homestyle cooking like our grandmothers made served in an intimate and cozy space that feels like home, the country fried steak served here will change your life!


Pickin’ Porch Grill, 694 MO-165

The Pickin’ Porch Grill doesn’t do fancy, and that’s perfectly alright with us! Offering tasty barbecue in a barn type setting, the musical entertainment provided on Saturday nights helps that Bluegrass Burger go down smooth and easy! If you’re up for trying a Southern fave, the Fried Green Tomato BLT is more than a hearty meal; it’s a Branson experience that should not be missed.


Clockers Café, 103 South Commercial Street

You may have noticed Clockers mentioned in many of our other articles, and there’s a reason for that; Clockers has been a Branson tradition for over 34 years. Serving country favorites such as fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and a host of delicious breakfast meals, you can always expect a smiling face from the staff at this local eating spot.


Getting’ Basted, 2845 West 76 Country Boulevard

The country atmosphere of one of our favorite barbecue restaurants creates an inviting vibe that makes you want to linger over your meal a little longer, while the food will have you coming back time and time again! Wood floors and corrugated tin wall hangings complement the award-winning barbecue dinners. If you’re really hungry, try the Blackout. Featuring a full pound of brisket, chicken, pulled pork, sausage, sauce, slaw, and pickles, if you manage to finish off this dish, you may never feel hungry again!


Sunset Nightly Rentals Offers a Vacation Experience

We’re not satisfied with just providing the best vacation accommodations in Branson; we want your entire vacation to be special from beginning to end! Reserve one of our cozy cabins today and discover how your Branson vacation will be unlike any other.

Vacations are a time when we can forget about the stresses we deal with daily—a time where we toss away our ties, slip on our flip flops, and ditch our diets. Vacations are a time for epicurean adventures we can’t experience at home. And while Branson may be more known for homestyle country foods like meatloaf and barbecue, it’s another country’s food we are going to talk about today. The country is Italy and the food is, of course, pizza! Even on vacation we can’t stop craving that gooey goodness that can be adapted to any dietary desires, and even though there really isn’t such a thing as a bad pizza, your vacation experience will be enhanced when you try out these best pizza places to eat at in Branson MO!


Ozark Mountain Pizza, 9273 East State Highway 76, Branson West

The most unpretentious places often serve the most delicious foods, and Ozark Mountain Pizza is one of the best pizza places in Branson! Their focus is on the hot pies they serve in-house to happy customers from all over Branson and the world; they also offer delivery for those nights when you can’t face getting out of your sweats! And although pineapple on pizza is a hotly contested topic these days, if that’s the way you swing, their Hawaiian pizza will never disappoint! The secret is the sauce; they offer a choice of barbecue or their homemade tomato sauce, and there is no wrong choice!


Pizza World, 225 Cross Creek Boulevard, Branson

Another local stop that offers delivery (isn’t delivery food the greatest invention?), Pizza World also features healthy options for the strong people in your family who have the ability to pass on a meaty, cheesy, and gooey pizza slice! The Amore Roma will please the hearts of every carnivore out there, while the Ciao Bella is a vegetarian option that allows you to choose between standard pizza sauce and or an olive oil glaze; both options are crazy good!


Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano, 2690 Green Mountain Drive, Branson

When seeking out that taste of Tuscany, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano! Offering a classic Italian atmosphere, a full menu of standard Italian meals, and some of the best pizza selections in town, we make this a regular on our tours of Italian pizza places! Authentic, elegant, and just plain awesome, all their dishes are incredible, but their brick oven pizzas make it hard to try anything else. Our favorite is the Polpette, a carnivore’s dream that adds homemade meatballs to the standard meat mix.


Home Sweet Casa

Although your rustic Sunset Nightly Rentals cabin may not appear Italian in décor, you can make it so with the laughter of family and the enjoyment of pizza you’ve purchased from any of the above locations. Reserve yours today!

You’re staying in one of the best vacation rental properties in all of Missouri, you’re planning on riding roller coasters, exploring caves, and viewing performances from your favorite stars: Is there anything you can do to make this trip to Branson even better? Well, we’re glad you asked, because our answer is an enthusiastic, “Of course, there is!” You can dine at these new restaurants in Branson while you’re here! New isn’t always better, we get that, but these restaurants are ones that we’ve been waiting to open and we can’t wait to share them with you, our honored guests!


Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Café, 285 MO-165

Sneakily disguised as a retro diner, this new Branson restaurant has rapidly become a local favorite! Featuring American comfort food and live entertainment (you’re in Branson, now, did you expect anything else?), their steak burgers have become the talk of the town!


RibCrib BBQ & Grill, 1855 MO-76

Casually wonderful and wonderfully patriotic (Veterans eat free on Veteran’s Day!), the food served at this Branson restaurant will remind you of the food your Uncle Al created in his backyard smoker! The brisket is tender, the sauce is spicy, and ribs are all you can eat on Tuesdays. If you don’t walk away from a meal here feeling you need to loosen your belt, you’re not doing it right!


Getting Basted, 3115 MO-76

If it seems like we are focusing on the wonders of meat, it’s not intentional; these new restaurants are just so good, we can’t stop talking about them! Getting Basted, located inside the Starlite Theater (dinner and a show, anyone?), is proud of its award-winning barbecue for a very important reason: It’s that good! They’ve only been open since March, and we’re almost embarrassed to admit how many times we’ve visited, but once you taste what they offer, you will completely understand!


Thai Thai Cuisine, 1615 West 76 Country Boulevard

This unpretentious spot in Branson is home to the best Thai cuisine we have ever tasted, and we’ve eaten A LOT of Thai food. From noodles and curries to Pad Thai served Thai hot, every visit here is an international adventure of taste and wonder!


Experience New Restaurants in Branson During Your Vacation

The best vacations all involve culinary explorations of the region’s cuisine, and your Branson vacation promises to be the best! Reserve your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation cabin today, and enjoy a home that may be the highlight of your entire trip!

Branson is home to plenty of great entertainment; however, it is also home to a wealth of excellent food, least of all great brunches. We know that after staying up late enjoying Branson’s great shows and nightlife you might not want to get up early, so we’ve compiled a list of our top five favorite spots for brunch in Branson for you.


Billy Gail’s Café

5291 Hwy. 265
(417) 338-8883
Hours: 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you want true Southern hospitality and incredible down-home food, you’ve got to check out Billy Gail’s Café. Featuring homemade biscuits and gargantuan pancakes, brunch at this quaint breakfast place is a definite crowd-pleaser.


The Hungry Hunter Restaurant

5753 State Hwy. 165
(417) 332-3663
Hours: 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Hungry Hunter Restaurant is truly a gem, especially if you have the kids in tow. This tiny eatery serves huge portions of excellent southern-style breakfast and lunch fare, and the little ones will love the train track that circles near the ceiling as well as the super fun playground.


Farmhouse Restaurant

119 W. Main St.
(417) 334-9701
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Located in the heart of downtown Branson, this farmhouse themed restaurant serves up some of the best southern breakfast and brunch fare in town. This is some real comfort food you don’t want to miss out on! Generous portions, a very friendly staff, and excellent food make Farmhouse Restaurant a favorite for locals and visitors alike.


Grand Country Buffet

1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
(417) 335-2434
Hours: 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For an excellent brunch spread, you’ll want to head over to Grand Country Buffet. With a sumptuous offering of delicious home-style cooking, great service, and a fun country store with tons of locally made merchandise to choose from, Grand Country Buffet is definitely a winner!



4677 Fall Creek Rd
(417) 334-6767
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This off-the-beaten-path little eatery is well worth seeking out for a fantastic brunch. Located in a little shack in a residential area of Branson, this isn’t just a sub shop as the name seems to imply. The super-friendly owners are from Siberia and Kazakhstan, and their roots show through in their fresh delectable offerings of international sandwiches, gyros, wraps, and soups. Serving breakfast all day, BranSubs uses only organic eggs and fresh locally sourced ingredients; they also offer American favorites such as burgers and BLTs and have numerous vegetarian dishes.


Explore These Great Places to Eat in Branson During Your Vacation

If your mouth is already watering just reading about these delicious spots for brunch, then contact us now to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals and to learn about more places to eat in Branson!

 For all the foodies out there who are looking for a great meal for less, come visit Branson! We have some of the most excellent places to eat in Branson MO that offer their best meals for those on a budget.


Billy Bob’s Dairly Land

This highly praised burger joint is a shining spot in Branson. Locals and tourists agree that it has one of the yummiest burgers around. The friendly staff makes sure to accommodate patrons and food comes out quick. Kids will love Billy Bob’s Dairy Land and parents will love the prices too! Get your diner fix here while on a budget.


White River Fish House

White River Fish House has quality seafood and sights for a great price! In addition to delicious Mahi Mahi and a fish and chips dish, the restaurant offers homestyle meals like a homemade sweet cornbread and fresh rice and vegetables. The restaurant sits on the White River, offering lovely waterfront views, and the décor provides a rustic ambiance perfect for the river view.


Billy Gail’s Café

This well-known restaurant has a breakfast menu to kill for! The Blueberry Pancakes are a favorite and highlights their whole pancake menu, which boasts pancakes as large as the plate they’re served on! For dinner, order the homemade Chicken Fried Steak or an old fashion burgers and fries combo. You won’t be disappointed with Billy Gail’s Café, and neither will your wallet!


Rocco’s Pizza

Rocco’s Pizza creates New York style pizza perfect for any occasion. The family owned business offers a variety of dishes, including everything from lasagna or Italian beef pizza to Hawaiian style pizza and zucchini bread. The prices and service at Rocco’s are great, and many locals agree that it’s the best pizza in Branson. Make sure you don’t miss out!


Places to Eat in Branson MO: Baba’s Burgers & Gyros

When you’re looking for an inexpensive bite, look no further. An American and Greek diner, Baba’s Burgers and Gyros deliver on both fronts! You can order a unique elk or buffalo burger or a gyro with some of the softest and freshest pita, topped with meat and homemade Tzatziki sauce. The owners and staff will treat you kindly and you may walk away claiming to have had one of the best gyros or burgers of your life!

Don’t be fooled; great food doesn’t have to cost you much! Come to Branson and find out for yourself! Contact us today for more information about visiting Branson and its wonderful restaurants.

When you visit Branson, you expect to experience spectacular shows starring famous performers from your youth alongside some new favorites you never knew could be so great. But Branson is more than glitzy shows and glittery stars; this is the place to visit when you want to take a break from your busy life and just breathe. Mother Nature is at her best in this small town with the heart of a big city, and when it’s time to feast, some of the best restaurants in town are located on the shores of our beautiful lakes—one even floats on a barge on Lake Taneycomo! Here’s a list of some of our favorite waterfront restaurants in Branson; make sure to check them out when you’re in town!


White River Fish House

Fish dinners taste better when served aboard this floating barge on Lake Taneycomo! Part of the Bass Pro Shop chain, the food served here is a special treat. Try the salmon—it’s beyond yummy!


The Chateau Grille at Chateau on the Lake

Elegant, romantic, and a perfect spot to celebrate that special event in your life, the Chateau Grille serves up gourmet treats and traditional favorites with a smile and a million-dollar view!


Shady Gators

The name is unique, and the food is even better! Shady Gators is famous for its gator bites and breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. And yes, alligator is delicious and tastes nothing like chicken! It’s a bit of a drive from Branson proper, but it’s definitely worth the trip!


The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge

Rent a boat and drive right up to one of the best meals—and best views—in the Branson area. The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge is located next door to Branson and offers typical bar food with a twist; the food served here is light, delicious and improved by the view of the lake!


Der Essen Platz

Sometimes, you want German food with your view of the lake. This local favorite, located just a short distance from our favorite town, features authentic German food, German beers, and French wines for your dining and drinking pleasure!


Your Sunset Nightly Rentals Lakeside Vacation Home

For those nights you just don’t feel like eating out, why not grill up the catch of the day on the deck of your very own lakeside vacation property? Luxurious, yet rustically charming, our rentals offer up romance and family time for guests like you. Book yours today!

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.