Anything new in Branson??
Had to go 1 year ago, and everyone here was a big help. Hoping that there was something new & low key that has great food at a reasonable price. If not, we'll suffer through the old standards
Not necessarily new... but in new in the last 5-6 years. Danna's BBQ. It is great and low key and reasonable. There are several in town. One in Branson West, one in Branson off Gretna, and there is another I can't remember.
Just got back. We have enjoyed B T Bones in the past but it wasn't very good this trip. We ate at a new place called The Great American Steak and Chicken House on the strip. I was hesitant to go there reading some bad reviews elsewhere but the place was just packed all the time so we tried it. It was good. The mashed potatoes were delicious. I'd eat there again. Billy Bob's is still about the same and good. We drove up to Springfield one day and ate at Lambert's on the way back and it was as good as it always is. I had a small chicken fried steak and could only eat 1/2 of it.
8 E State Road 99, Olpe, KS 66865
Billy Bob's Bar
112 W 7th St, Gregory, SD 57533
Sorry, I didn't pick up on this post earlier; I now live in the Ann Arbor, MI area. It always kinda' surprises me when the Branson subject comes up that no one mentions the Keeter Center at the Collage of the Ozarks. I think when someone mentions Branson, the tendency is to zone in on the town and not the surrounding area. Check it out. Just Google College of the Ozarks. The institution is a destination in its self and the decor, menu and wonderful view from the dining room is worth the short trip out of town.
Please give it consideration.
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, MO 65726
I've been working here on-and-off this spring and summer and have "discovered" a couple of good places. Table 22 downtown on Hwy 76 is great food and two doors down is a wine shop with the same owner called Palate Fine Wines. Both are wonderful, well-managed, and staffed with very kind, helpful people. Vaskin's Deli on Hwy 248 on the north side of town has VERY good sandwiches and a little grocery section. The restaurant at College of the Ozarks is fantastic! There is a good sushi place (can't remember the name) on Hwy 76 across from WalMart and a very good Thai place called Thai Thai Cuisine on 76 next to Fuddrucker's as well.
A note: "good" is relative here, if you know what I mean. Nothing is spectacular and, from what I hear from locals frustrated with local restaurant scene, many locals and tourists don't trust anything they perceive as "fancy" or "cheffy". New places trying to push the quality envelope aften come and go fairly quickly because of this distrust of what the typical Branson visitor and citizen may think of as "high-fallutin".
I'm not trying to offend anyone -- just distilling 10-15 lengthy conversations I've had with locals about the eating scene here.
Just got back from Branson. Ate at Farmhouse Diner/Cafe in old downtown Branson (not on the strip). Chicken fried steak and the like. Everyone enjoyed and 12 people ate for $200 with tip. Pretty darn good. You will find lots of $30 dinner "buffets" on the strip, but this place was more homemade and felt more "local."
We had brunch at Big Cedar Lodge which is in Ridgevale (about 10 mins from Branson). $33 champagne brunch - with everything you could imagine. Make reservations. Salmon, oysters, eggs, all the good stuff... and they do serve a nice looking dinner too. It's upscale dining for the area, so dress accordingly (prob. no shorts for dinner/but golf attire OK).
So many bad choices in Branson, but a few gems. :) The Indian place in town had great reviews , but Indian food in 104 heat on the strip did not sound good.
About 25 miles North is Lambert's Cafe (famous for throwed rolls). Get there at opening - it can be a long wait.
We will be in Branson for 8 days beginning Oct. 1st and are putting together an itinerary including better places to eat. We love the Keeter Center and visit every time we are in the area (we live in San Diego). Some people have talked about Big Cedar Lodge and we are looking forward to trying the restaurants there. Have you tried the brunch at the Keeter Center? We love it, but were wondering if Big Cedar would be better. Any thoughts????