The colder weather of winter has been slowly creeping back for the last two months of the year, making it the perfect time for warm, home cooked comfort food.
I was really feeling some home cooking this past week while I was in Branson, so I stopped by McFarlain’s Family Restaurant, which has a reputation for delicious and hearty home cooked meals.
The staff was very welcoming as I stepped inside and the atmosphere was warm, cheery and old-timey. The walls were full of antiques, original artworks and other decor that looked like it came straight out of the early 1900s.
The menu had a great selection of a number of tasty looking options including an especially inviting breakfast menu. Unfortunately, breakfast at McFarlain’s is only served until 11 a.m. so I was a little late to that party.
I moved on to the dinner menu, eyeing the Chicken Alfredo Pasta and the Chicken N’ Dumplings. Both sounded delicious, especially on a cold November evening but I decided on the Alfredo Pasta.
My waitress quickly returned after taking my order with a plate of warm corn bread in hand. It came served with two large dollups of creamy butter which was absolute perfection when scraped over the sweet bread.
She returned only minutes later with my entree, which was a heap of piping hot broiled chicken, penne pasta, red and green peppers, spinach and broccoli all smothered in a creamy Alfredo sauce and dusted with Parmesan cheese.
Everything was absolutely delicious and really hit the spot. For only spending $10 I can honestly say my meal at McFarlain’s Family Restaurant was one of the best I’ve had in Branson!
I definitely didn’t have room for desert but next time I go back I’ll have to make sure to save some space because the desert menu had a number of delicious looking pies, cakes and other goodies.
If you haven’t stopped by McFarlain’s Family Restaurant inside the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex yet, make sure to try it out, especially if you’re in the mood for some hearty comfort food.
The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex is at 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., less than a quarter mile from the intersection of Highway 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway near RFD-TV Theatre.