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The Branson area offers a wide selection of family and vacation dining options. Restaurants in Branson, MO include fine dining, steakhouse, seafood and family restaurants, as well as eclectic eateries, breakfast restaurants, chains, fast food, buffets, and banquet facilities capable of seating hundreds for conferences, weddings, and other special events. One of the best Restaurant options in Branson, MO is amazing country restaurant Pickin’ Porch Grill.
Located in the Branson Craft Mall on Highway 165, you’ll be hard-pressed to find fresher meat in town for your sandwich. Coming straight from the owner's personal smoker, Pickin’ Porch Grill offers some of the best-pulled pork you could ever hope to eat, along with freshly made chicken salad and potato soup, among other items. There’s no better way to finish up your day of shopping at the craft mall than with a delicious meal from Pickin’ Porch Grill. Tucked away inside the popular Branson Craft Mall is one of the area’s top lunch-visit treats and a favorite of the locals—the Pickin’ Porch Deli. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, the Pickin’ Porch features a tasty array of grilled and cold sandwiches, from the award-winning Prime Rib Dip sandwich to the signature Chicken Salad Sandwich to tremendous soups, salads, and wraps!
The Pickin’ Porch began as a dream Mike Clemmer had while working at a corporate job in Knoxville that wasn’t going well. He decided to quit and follow his dream, drawing on his talents as a musician and a dulcimer maker; in the final months of his job, he took three weeks of vacation and built five dulcimers. Fate led them to Wood-N-Strings’ predecessor, Wood-N-Things, located in the Nawger Nob Craft Settlement that had been in operation for 18 years when the owners decided not to re-open as the spring of 1996 rolled around. The Clemmers took over the lease, and Wood-N-Strings opened on June 1 of that year. The Pickin’ Porch grew off of Wood-N-Strings quite literally. The Clemmers approached the owner of their old building about building a combination porch and stage out front, and with the same determination they put into building up their business, they started a weekly night of performances that quickly caught on in popularity. Since then, the Pickin’ Porch Grill is a local Restaurants in Branson, MO that serves amazing food with even better entertainment options!