It’s College of the Ozarks now…they’ve went upscale! <G> I also think they’ve remodeled that front area where the restaraunt used to be and expanded, though I haven’t been back for a few years. But I liked the food there when I was at school there in the late 80’s.
There’s an excellent old time diner down in the old area of Branson, but I’ll be darned if I can remember the name. But it’s standing room only for their breakfasts. All of the locals eat there…so that says something!
I grew up going to Branson for years every summer and spent a year at CofO. Sadly, I don’t get back as much as I’d like….
This is kind of road food:-)
The Whispering Hills Inn (one of the many inexpensive motels in Branson) provides guests with hot cobbler, soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies around 10PM.
They also brag about the size of their breakfast buffet, but I’m not a breakfast person.
My husband has family around there, he said he thought is was at least 30 miles, maybe more. Like I said, I was having a good time!
Someone I talked to today said that location isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. I asked her about other places. She said she’d ask her brother who lives in Branson. I’ll post back when I hear of anything interesting. Branson is a whole other world now than when I was a kid. I’m sure I wouldn’t recognize it.
Well, that’s a rough estimate. It may not be quite 40 miles, but it’s a ways up 65.
Wow, 40 miles! It sure didn’t seem that far, I must have been having too good a time[8D]
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but the folks that have talked about it to me, have said the food wasn’t that good. You just go to have the rolls thrown at you.
Kids love it.
I think a trip to School of the Ozarks (if it’s still called that) would be good to eat at the cafeteria, food made by chefs-in-training. Otherwise, it’s been too long for me to recommend.
The Lambert’s mentioned above is a lot closer to Springfield than Branson, but go if you can drive 40 miles. It’s fun for a one-time experience.
I wouldn’t normally recomend a buffet, but I was pleased with Starvin Marvin s. The interior looks like small town restaurants everywhere, but the buffet was pretty good, including plentiful large well cooked snow crab, frog legs and other seafood. The frog legs and pan fried potatoes with onions were particularly good.
Lamberts, Home of the Throwed Rolls. Not as good as the original Sikeston location, but still an experience. It’s in Ozark,Mo, close to Branson.
We have had a few threads on this. Go to the search function, type in Branson, and you will find a lot of info.
Any good road food (or otherwise) in the Branson, MO area? We are attending a conference in that area.
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