So you and your family are on vacation for the first time in Branson. Meal time rolls around, everyone’s bellies are grumbling and you’re not quite sure where to eat but you want to make sure the restaurant you choose is worth your time and money. We’ve all been there — and we’ve all accidentally picked a not so good restaurant.
Next time you’re in Branson, avoid blindly picking and choosing where to eat, and try one of these top rated restaurants in Branson. You won’t be sorry!
Address: 113 W. Main St., Branson MO 65616
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Closed Sunday
This is one of your typical hole in the wall places, tucked away in Historic Downtown Branson but don’t underestimate it’s value because of its modest appearance. Choose from an array of specialty sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs and sides like fried okra, homemade chips, coleslaw or fried onion rings and browse the shop for souvenirs or specialty gifts. With a kid-friendly environment and more than fair prices, this is an ideal family place to stop for lunch or dinner.
Address: 3200 Gretna Rd. Suite 100, Branson MO 65616
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
For delicious Mediterranean cuisine, give this deli a try. The menu is full of tasty and healthy options like hummus dip, gyros, hot and cold cut sandwiches, vegetarian sandwiches, fresh salads, pizzas and desserts. You can also browse their retail market of international products that they sell in the store while you wait on your food.
Address: 5291 State Hwy. 265, Branson MO 65616
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.
An ideal stop for breakfast or lunch, Billy Gail’s is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. They are known for their enormous pancakes but also serve a variety of other foods like omelets, French toast, breakfast burritos, soups and salads. This restaurant possesses a cozy, log cabin feel that makes you feel at home and comfortable but make sure you arrive early or later in the day because parking can be a crunch!
Address: 2005 W. Hwy. 76 Suite 209, Branson MO 65616
Hours: Monday- Sunday lunch buffet 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., dinner buffet 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Enjoy authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes cooked by chefs with years of experience. India Clay oven has a large and eclectic menu of lamb dishes, chicken dishes, seafood specialties, rice cooked with fresh vegetables and a variety of soups, salads, sides and desserts. It might take you awhile to decide on an entrée, but you’ll recognize the great value of this place once you take a bite of your gourmet meal.
Address: 963 State Hwy. 165, Branson MO 65616
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.
If you love BBQ, this is the place to be. Long lines are a testimony to just how great this food is, but don’t be scared away because the lines move quickly. The staff members are very helpful and will make sure you get your food in a timely manner and you have a clean table at which to dine. You can’t go wrong with a menu of BBQ nachos, stuffed baked potatoes, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and more and the melt-in-your-mouth savory BBQ will transform you into a repeat visitor each and every time you’re in Branson.
I hope you enjoy each and every minute of your time in Branson and I know that eating is a large part of your visit so hopefully you check out some of these local favorites! Let us know what you think!