There are many fun places to eat in Branson, Missouri with something for every appetite. Whether you are craving your favorite chain, want to explore a locally-owned gem, attend a dinner show or even grab some carry out, you’re sure to find a fun meal to curb your hunger. Here’s a few places that serve more than just food, but also fun, family entertainment.
Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Cafe and Dinner Theater
Hop back in time at Jackie B. Goode’s for some all-American food and rock ‘n’ roll. This 50’s style diner will take good care of your appetite with fan favorites like fried green beans, chicken nachos, fried pickles and buffalo wings. Don’t leave without sharing a milkshake, malt, cobbler or banana split for dessert! What makes Jackie B. Goode’s a noteworthy grub-hub though is their free entertainment for every single meal of the day. Whether it’s playing on the jukebox or boppin’ to a local artist, it’s definitely one of the fun places to eat.
Located at: 285 State Hwy 165, Branson , MO 65616
Hours: Mon – Sat, 8am – 11pm; Sunday, Closed.
Mel’s Hard Luck Diner
Mel’s Hard Luck Diner is more than just another 50’s themed diner. Professional, award-winning entertainers greet you in song. They’ll “sing for your supper” as they serve you any of their soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, comfort-style entrees, sweets and other treats. It’s a famous type of experience, worth stopping in for a fun meal.
Located at: 2800 West Highway, W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Hours: Mon-Thur, 11am-8:30pm, Fri&Sat, 11am-9pm, Sunday, Closed.
You can’t miss the World’s Largest Fork and Meatball as you drive down the Branson Strip. Pasghetti’s Italian Restaurant is more than just a cute name, it’s yummy and affordable Italian food. Choose between their themed dining rooms before taking the kids to the game room and Ferris Wheel located in the restaurant. It’s the perfect place for a tasty meal and fun!
Located at: 3129 West State Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
Hours: Sun – Thur, 11am – 8pm, Fri &Sat, 11am – 8:45pm
Andy B’s Bowl Social at Branson Landing
Conveniently located on the Branson Landing, a guaranteed fun place to eat in Branson is Andy B’s Bowl Social. You’ll experience refined bowling, elevated gaming and better than average bowling alley food! They have a full-service restaurant, a full bar and tiki bar, and lane-side service. They even have a kid’s menu! Andy B’s is more than just bowling; they’ve got competitive virtual reality games, unique table and arcade games, karaoke and even a few escape rooms! Don’t let this ‘smaller’ location fool you–they are full-service and full of fun!
Located at: 405 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Hours: Sun–Thur, 11am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm
Fun Places to Eat for Dinner Shows in Branson
One of Branson’s favorite types of entertainment is their wide array of dinner shows! So many Branson shows offer dinner options. Naturally, we couldn’t talk about fun places to eat in Branson, Mo without mentioning these favorites.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
A Branson classic- Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a guaranteed good time with home-style cooking. They’ll feed ya a four-course meal including creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb basted baked potato, and apple turnover. They also offer vegetarian and gluten free options, so no one in the family has to miss out on the show! Whether you see the Christmas Show or regular show, you can expect thrilling stunts, musical numbers, special effects, comedy, live, talented animals and an ode to America.
Located at: 1525 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Check site for showtime schedule and hours.
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Don’t forget to book your room in advance
As you’re planning your Branson weekend, give Grand Oaks a call for room accommodation. We’re conveniently located off the Branson Strip, with easy access to all of these beloved Branson restaurants and dinner shows.