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!