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OT Where to eat in Branson
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2014, 06:41:42 pm »

Meeting 4 old grad school roommates for the weekend.  Where do we eat?
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Re: OT Where to eat in Branson
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2014, 06:45:25 pm »

Go to Springfield and eat at Lambert's.

Candlestick Inn was the best in town, but they closed when they were damaged by the tornado.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2014, 09:03:19 pm »

Haven't been in a few months, but a bud of mine lives there and says Top of the Rock has reopened and is top notch.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2014, 01:14:49 pm »

Haven't been in a few months, but a bud of mine lives there and says Top of the Rock has reopened and is top notch.

It was really good years ago, I read that it was back open.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2016, 09:25:38 pm »

I concur on Mr G's.  My favorite hole in the wall in Branson.  If you can just get past the smoke...



We finally made it back tonight now that Branson is smoke-free.  Amazing pizza.
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« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2016, 09:20:52 am »

We finally made it back tonight now that Branson is smoke-free.  Amazing pizza.

vapor free too??
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2016, 05:42:07 pm »

Vapor?  This is Branson.  Vapor isn't in their vocabulary.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2017, 09:27:21 pm »

Any new dining places for me to consider this spring? We try to avoid the chains and shows for our meals.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2017, 09:48:59 pm »

Any new dining places for me to consider this spring? We try to avoid the chains and shows for our meals.

Not dining, and not sure how new it is, but it was new to us:

Pickin Porch Grill - nice little sandwich shop for lunch.  Nothing fancy.

Mr Gs is still our standby for dinner but we love pizza, particularly Chicago style.

Level 2 if want something nicer.

Crazy Craigs cheeky monkey bar if you are young enough for more drinks and fun than food.

We still like Cantina Laredo and Black Oak Grill if we are going to do a chain.

Also not new, Top of the Rock
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2017, 01:12:05 am »

A couple of options I haven't seen mentioned, but I've enjoyed that are different than the most, is The Branson Belle Dinner Cruise and the restaurant owned and operated by the School of the Ozarks. Both very unique place.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2017, 08:48:50 pm »

Is someone in this thread implying that the Ron's jumbo sausage cheeseburger, half order of Spanish fries, and a large unsweet tea is not fine dining?  The next thing you're going to tell me is that Talley's stopped serving chicken fried steaks.

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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2017, 10:26:31 pm »

Not romantic but how can u go to that area and not eat at Lamberts in Ozark
Love that place.
http://www.throwedrolls.com/
I am with you love the rolls and apple butter, I don't miss a chance.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2017, 09:56:21 pm »

Table Rock Lake. Just need to purchase some worms, rods, reels, fishing license, filet knife, and some lemon pepper and aluminum foil...
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2017, 04:04:16 pm »

There's gotta be at least 12 Cracker Barrels in the Branson area.  That's like Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2017, 04:21:53 pm »

Table Rock Lake. Just need to purchase some worms, rods, reels, fishing license, filet knife, and some lemon pepper and aluminum foil...

Or Taneycomo...
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2017, 04:22:22 pm »

There's gotta be at least 12 Cracker Barrels in the Branson area.  That's like Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.

Branson is one, big Cracker Barrell.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2017, 08:33:29 pm »

There's gotta be at least 12 Cracker Barrels in the Branson area.  That's like Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.

Well, there is 1, which is only a 2 from being a 12.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2017, 09:08:04 pm »

We have eaten on a couple of different trips at Vasken's Deli. Very good sandwiches. Nothing fancy, but so much better than (1) fast food (2) crappy buffet, and (3) no hokum music or characters.
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« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2017, 11:00:35 am »

Just ate at Level 2 again last month. Its steak is high quality. Don't know how they do it in a Hilton in Branson but it is wonderful. Service good too. Not cheap tho. If you have a cocktail and a bottle of wine, will be close to $100 per person with tax and tip.

Top of the Rock still a neat place but the food and service not anything special. They are always so busy the service suffers a bit.

Worman House at Big Cedar Lodge has been closed since they re-opened Top of the Rock. I am sorry about this. I loved Worman House. The character of the place, its size, and the view of TR Lake were great. I am told it is used only for special events now. Mistake in my opinion.

Used to eat at Buckingham's all the time but stopped going there 8 or 9 years ago when we stopped staying on the strip. We stay in downtown Branson now at a bed and breakfast. Buckingham's was great service and rock solid kitchen. Wonder if it is still the same.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2017, 08:16:00 pm »

Used to eat at Buckingham's all the time but stopped going there 8 or 9 years ago when we stopped staying on the strip. We stay in downtown Branson now at a bed and breakfast. Buckingham's was great service and rock solid kitchen. Wonder if it is still the same.

Almost tried it, but itís been too long since youíve been so I didnít make the gamble
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #70 on: December 15, 2017, 04:52:42 pm »

I have a hidden Italian place that mostly only the locals know about. Good Chicago style pizza if you like that. It's in Hollister. They have menu items named after Tony Orlando and Barry Williams. Not too hard to figure out why.

http://www.mrgilbertis.com
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #71 on: December 16, 2017, 10:22:05 pm »

Just ate at Level 2 again last month. Its steak is high quality. Don't know how they do it in a Hilton in Branson but it is wonderful. Service good too. Not cheap tho. If you have a cocktail and a bottle of wine, will be close to $100 per person with tax and tip.

We have never had anything but stellar service and quality food. Sometimes high quality, sometimes exceptional, but always "of quality." Glad you had a good experience (didn't you have a not-so-good visit there in the past?).
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« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2017, 07:36:31 am »

We have never had anything but stellar service and quality food. Sometimes high quality, sometimes exceptional, but always "of quality." Glad you had a good experience (didn't you have a not-so-good visit there in the past?).
No, all of our annual visits to Level 2 have been as you describe yours. Always quality. We have dined there at least once a year since 2013, so 5 years in a row now.
Where we have had so-so experiences with food and/or slower service recently have been at Top of the Rock restaurant...Osage and the bar below it. Nice people and beautiful setting but gets crowded and service gets very slow. Menu at Osage is weak. Not much on it. And very expensive for what it is. But that is Johnny Morris restaurant for you.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2018, 06:49:39 pm »

No, all of our annual visits to Level 2 have been as you describe yours. Always quality. We have dined there at least once a year since 2013, so 5 years in a row now.
Where we have had so-so experiences with food and/or slower service recently have been at Top of the Rock restaurant...Osage and the bar below it. Nice people and beautiful setting but gets crowded and service gets very slow. Menu at Osage is weak. Not much on it. And very expensive for what it is. But that is Johnny Morris restaurant for you.

Good to know.

I don't need stellar service all the time. What I don't need is awkwardly bad service or frustratingly ordinary food. So many Branson restaurants have left at least one member of our (large) party disappointed in what they ate.
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« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2018, 11:30:52 pm »

Dannyís Diner in Branson West is great if you like like big country breakfasts. Decent lunch but closed during dinner hours.
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« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2018, 05:17:28 am »



 So many Branson restaurants have left at least one member of our (large) party disappointed in what they ate.

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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2018, 07:28:48 am »

For 30+ years Branson diners have been old people.  Not all, but most old people tip poorly and prefer bland food.  That canít be good long-term treatment of the local establishments.

We were there a couple of weeks ago, and being January missed most of Branson.  The service at Osage and Arnies was terrible, the food was fine but not worth the price.  Devils Pool as really fallen off.  My steak was inedible as pepper crusted resulted in my inability to ascertain whether I was eating beef.  And I love pepper.  The service was really good.

Mr. Gilbertiís was the highlight.  Actually the fires in our cozy cabin where, but thatís a story for a different thread.
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« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2018, 12:03:31 pm »

For 30+ years Branson diners have been old people.  Not all, but most old people tip poorly and prefer bland food.  That canít be good long-term treatment of the local establishments.

We were there a couple of weeks ago, and being January missed most of Branson.  The service at Osage and Arnies was terrible, the food was fine but not worth the price.  Devils Pool as really fallen off.  My steak was inedible as pepper crusted resulted in my inability to ascertain whether I was eating beef.  And I love pepper.  The service was really good.

Mr. Gilbertiís was the highlight.  Actually the fires in our cozy cabin where, but thatís a story for a different thread.

Not sure if you went to Mr Gilberti's because of my post above, or if you already knew about it......but I'm glad someone else enjoyed it. I think sometimes I like odd things that others don't.
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« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2018, 08:36:56 pm »

Not sure if you went to Mr Gilberti's because of my post above, or if you already knew about it......but I'm glad someone else enjoyed it. I think sometimes I like odd things that others don't.

Yes sir, you get the assist.  We usually go to Mr Gís for pizza in Branson and I was confused that they were two different places.  Nice folks at the place and great deep dish.  It was a long way out there which was that much more worth it.  It will become a regular.
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« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2018, 12:54:46 pm »

For 30+ years Branson diners have been old people.  Not all, but most old people tip poorly and prefer bland food.  That canít be good long-term treatment of the local establishments.

We were there a couple of weeks ago, and being January missed most of Branson.  The service at Osage and Arnies was terrible, the food was fine but not worth the price.  Devils Pool as really fallen off.  My steak was inedible as pepper crusted resulted in my inability to ascertain whether I was eating beef.  And I love pepper.  The service was really good.

Mr. Gilbertiís was the highlight.  Actually the fires in our cozy cabin where, but thatís a story for a different thread.
Sounds like you had similar experience at Osage that we have had over past couple of years. We go there to watch the sunset and have a drink or two and maybe eat dinner at the Buffalo Bar below Osage. Arnie's is lunch only. But the food is as you say, not worth the price and if busy, the service gets very slow. January not a busy time. At lunch at Devil's Pool year before last and it was so very average. No reason to try it again.
We are going up there in a few weeks to stay in a 2 bedroom cabin on the lake for a couple of nights just for pure relaxation. Going to cook in both night but will try to eat lunch out somewhere...but not on the property.

Several questions re lunch time dining places:

Is Mr. Gilberti's not the same as Mr. G's Pizza? If not, sounds like you are saying Mr Gilberti's is tops?

What about The Pizza Cellar in Rockaway Beach? Know anything about it? A guy I met at The Branson House bar told me about it, Mr. G's, and Downing St Pour House. Where should we try for lunch? Thanks
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« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2018, 04:31:45 pm »

Sounds like you had similar experience at Osage that we have had over past couple of years. We go there to watch the sunset and have a drink or two and maybe eat dinner at the Buffalo Bar below Osage. Arnie's is lunch only. But the food is as you say, not worth the price and if busy, the service gets very slow. January not a busy time. At lunch at Devil's Pool year before last and it was so very average. No reason to try it again.
We are going up there in a few weeks to stay in a 2 bedroom cabin on the lake for a couple of nights just for pure relaxation. Going to cook in both night but will try to eat lunch out somewhere...but not on the property.

Several questions re lunch time dining places:

Is Mr. Gilberti's not the same as Mr. G's Pizza? If not, sounds like you are saying Mr Gilberti's is tops?

What about The Pizza Cellar in Rockaway Beach? Know anything about it? A guy I met at The Branson House bar told me about it, Mr. G's, and Downing St Pour House. Where should we try for lunch? Thanks

Just texted with a bud that grew up in Branson, and still lives there. He is who took me to Mr. Gilberti's........he said the two are not related that he knows of.
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Re: Branson Dining
« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2018, 05:17:04 pm »

Sounds like you had similar experience at Osage that we have had over past couple of years. We go there to watch the sunset and have a drink or two and maybe eat dinner at the Buffalo Bar below Osage. Arnie's is lunch only. But the food is as you say, not worth the price and if busy, the service gets very slow. January not a busy time. At lunch at Devil's Pool year before last and it was so very average. No reason to try it again.
We are going up there in a few weeks to stay in a 2 bedroom cabin on the lake for a couple of nights just for pure relaxation. Going to cook in both night but will try to eat lunch out somewhere...but not on the property.

Several questions re lunch time dining places:

Is Mr. Gilberti's not the same as Mr. G's Pizza? If not, sounds like you are saying Mr Gilberti's is tops?

What about The Pizza Cellar in Rockaway Beach? Know anything about it? A guy I met at The Branson House bar told me about it, Mr. G's, and Downing St Pour House. Where should we try for lunch? Thanks

Donít know about the restaurant you referenced in Rockaway Beach, but that town/village had been there forever (even long before the existence of Table Rock Lake).  My parents met there in the 50ís....   it was quite the ďinĒ spot in the 40ís and 50ís....  I graduated from a high school in the area and took many a field trip there with several ha classes....   fun, cool place....
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« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2018, 09:24:43 pm »

Sounds like you had similar experience at Osage that we have had over past couple of years. We go there to watch the sunset and have a drink or two and maybe eat dinner at the Buffalo Bar below Osage. Arnie's is lunch only. But the food is as you say, not worth the price and if busy, the service gets very slow. January not a busy time. At lunch at Devil's Pool year before last and it was so very average. No reason to try it again.
We are going up there in a few weeks to stay in a 2 bedroom cabin on the lake for a couple of nights just for pure relaxation. Going to cook in both night but will try to eat lunch out somewhere...but not on the property.

Several questions re lunch time dining places:

Is Mr. Gilberti's not the same as Mr. G's Pizza? If not, sounds like you are saying Mr Gilberti's is tops?

What about The Pizza Cellar in Rockaway Beach? Know anything about it? A guy I met at The Branson House bar told me about it, Mr. G's, and Downing St Pour House. Where should we try for lunch? Thanks

That is right, they are two different G's.  Mr. G's is the former smokey pub with great pizza, that is now a wonderfully smoke-free pub with great Chicago-style pizza.  It's near the landing in old Branson.

Mr. Gilberti's is a different style of Chicago-style pizza (a thinner pie, but full of flavor).

We spent a Thursday through Sunday in a one-bedroom cabin, read books, watched few movies, and built many a fire in the fireplace.

Our best meal on-site was breakfast at the Worman House (Truman was closed for renovations).  They have an excellent quiche.
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« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2018, 09:28:11 pm »

That is right, they are two different G's.  Mr. G's is the former smokey pub with great pizza, that is now a wonderfully smoke-free pub with great Chicago-style pizza.  It's near the landing in old Branson.

Mr. Gilberti's is a different style of Chicago-style pizza (a thinner pie, but full of flavor).

We spent a Thursday through Sunday in a one-bedroom cabin, read books, watched few movies, and built many a fire in the fireplace.

Our best meal on-site was breakfast at the Worman House (Truman was closed for renovations).  They have an excellent quiche.
Exactly what I wanted to know. Will try either G's or Gilberti's for lunch. Our plan is to stay in the 2 bedroom cabin. Taking our daughter and son in law. We want to do little of nothing...enjoy the fireplace, the deck and cook great meals for dinner. Taking steaks and salmon with us. Will also do breakfast at least one of the two mornings at Worman House...i loved the feel of Worman House when it was open for dinner. Thanks.
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« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2018, 04:14:26 pm »

Back today from weekend at Big Cedar Lodge stay in their lakeside cabins. Rained all Friday and Saturday but was very relaxing. Kept a fire in the fireplace entire time and cooked in for breakfast and dinner both days.

Only meals out were

**on arrival Friday at Downing St Pour House in Hollister for lunch. Good pale ale beer and good fish and chips and nice service. Recommended.

**lunch Saturday at Worman House where BCL is temporarily serving breakfast and lunch. Had their pulled pork barbecue sandwich and onion rings. Again, all tasty and would recommend. Love the Worman House and its view of the lake from the dining room.

Can't recommend the BCL cabins enough. Excellent.

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« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2018, 07:58:41 pm »




Can't recommend the BCL cabins enough. Excellent.




^^^^   We usually get the 2-story cabins, even though itís only the 2 of us, just because I love BCLís lake cabins so much. My cheap buddy likes the Knotty Pne cabins, but those are lame.
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