Top Five Restaurants Near Lake Taneycomo

If you’re staying in the Branson area, it’s likely you’re heading to Lake Taneycomo. If not, we encourage you to do so! This major waterway runs through Branson County, bringing all sorts of wonderful maritime activities to the different towns’ doorsteps. And with a lake being worth a full-day excursion, who wants to cook at the end of the day out? Whether you’re too tired from a day out, want to try some local fare, or just want a quick bite in the middle of a fun-filled day, there’s a restaurant nearby to cater to you. While many restaurants near Lake Taneycomo may have mixed reviews or inconsistent performances, we’ve sifted through them to find the consistent top performers.


Charlie’s Steak, Ribs, and Ale in Forsyth

Let’s start east and work west. If you’re in the town of Forsyth, you’ll find plenty of restaurants along Highway 160, just a stone’s throw from Taneycomo’s shores. Among these, we recommend Charlie’s Steak, Ribs, and Ale. Charlie’s kitchen knows the right way to treat a piece of meat; if you want a perfectly grilled steak, a beautiful rack of ribs, or a scrumptious slab of catfish, this is where you should look. Prices are reasonable, and the staff is happy to serve. And, if you like to punctuate the day or take a mid-day break by knocking back a cold one, they have you covered there too!


Dockside Pub in Rockaway Beach

Don’t want to go home yet? Then this pub, open past midnight, has you covered. While the business’s expansion into food is fairly recent, the change has been well-received by locals. Their burgers are delectable, and of course, they have a wide array of drinks to keep the night interesting. (Note that the bar is smoking-friendly.)


The Fudgery in Branson

If you love meandering around Branson Landing, this shop is the perfect stop! Okay, maybe it’s not exactly a restaurant, but it’s a beloved staple of many visits to Lake Taneycomo for both locals and repeat visitors, who hail its treats as scrumptious, fantastic, delicious, and other such adjectives. Stop in for a slice of fudge or a dipped apple—wherever your spirits are, it’s sure to lift them higher!


Cantina Laredo in Branson

Perhaps tied with the Fudgery as the most kid-friendly restaurant on this list, Cantina Laredo is another restaurant on Branson Landing that has a large number of appreciative return customers. Featuring Mexican-inspired fare, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is stylish, lending an up-scale feeling to the meal without an increase in price. If you can, get a table with a scenic view of the water!


The Paddlewheel in Branson

This pub-like restaurant is another fine place to nurse a drink and relax with friends. It boasts a wide array of drinks and mixes, so no matter what your background in alcohol, you’re sure to find something you’ll like. As for food, their appetizer-style fare is the best received. It’s a great place for lunch, or perhaps for an evening snack after an early dinner.


No Need to Get Lost!

Our staff is familiar with the Branson area, so while we have tried to pick out the best restaurants for you, let us know if none of these suit your tastes—one of our knowledgeable locals is sure to know an equally good place that suits you! And if these sound right up your alley, then never hesitate to ask for directions!