2023 is going to be a massive year in Branson. We’re expecting huge crowds as visitors from across the country converge on our amazing hometown to enjoy shows, attractions, shopping, the outdoors, and more!
But with all this activity, we want to ensure you know several great restaurants to enjoy so you can keep your energy level high. And while we have lots of amazing dining establishments in Branson, we're going to highlight seven can’t-miss restaurants.
Featuring a creative, casual menu sourced with fresh ingredients and handcrafted every day, Fuel Fresh American Grill is a vibrant and lively gathering place for all. Located in the heart of Branson at Track 4 of The Track Family Fun Parks, Fuel is known for its relaxing and inviting atmosphere that draws locals and tourists alike because of the views of the Branson Ferris Wheel from the deck. The perfect place to rejuvenate after a day of play, their delectable fare makes them a must-stop food destination while you’re in Branson.
Their menus offer an unmatched variety of quality foods freshly prepared throughout the day, every day. From breakfast to dinner, healthy to hearty, family favorites to seasonal traditions, Golden Corral has it all. And if you’re craving something specific, just call to check availability. Menu items rotate often, so you’re sure to find something the entire family enjoys. If you’re in a pinch for time but craving the comforts of a home-cooked meal, you can always order Golden Corral Meals to Go. It’s an easy, delicious takeout choice.
If you’re looking for the proven winner of Ozarks area BBQ, you just found it. Experience the revolutionary hot and fast, multi-world-championship-winning live coal BBQ that has proudly defined the flavor of the Ozarks for years. Gettin’ Basted offers a true Ozarks-style BBQ you’re sure to love. Oh, and be sure to try the house-made pimento cheese served with wonton chips. Yum!
Did you know Branson has a Cat Café? Well, you do now! Mochas and Meows serves up great coffee for a great cause. They’re not only committed to serving delicious, high-quality coffee, tea, smoothies, and more, but they’re equally passionate about providing the best transitional lives possible for every cat that passes under their roof! With their unique side-by-side concept, they’ve served thousands of cups of delicious hot and cold beverages while socializing and permanently placing dozens of cats who’d otherwise have been subjected to traditional kennel housing while they waited for their forever homes.
Okay, so while Rhodes Family Price Chopper is known as a terrific grocery store, they do have a wonderful salad bar that’s perfect if you’re looking for a light, quick lunch. The salad bar is discounted on Tuesdays, so if you’re a planner and like to save money, Tuesday is the day to go.
For the seafood lovers in your family, Red Lobster is one of our two go-to choices (see Starvin Marvins below). Red Lobster’s menu is packed with irresistible options sure to make your mouth water. You can even create your own ultimate feast by choosing two premium and two classic selections. And all of this is served with your choice of sides too. You can enjoy tender Maine lobster tail, wild-caught North American snow crab legs, signature hand-crafted garlic shrimp scampi, and even Walt's favorite shrimp!
You can never have too much seafood, so we recommend Starvin Marvin’s too. Starvin Marvin’s is a local, family-owned business with 37 years of history in Branson. Their catchphrase is "Seafood with a Cajun attitude." They offer three daily all-you-can-eat-buffets and great menu options with family recipe Cajun dishes along with traditional country-style dishes. Are you craving seafood? You’re welcome!
There you have it. Seven unique, can’t-miss dining options for your 2023 visit to Branson. We hope you try them all. Enjoy!