Merry Christmas! Here's 11 “Unique to Branson” Restaurants Breaking Bread on Christmas Day!
So, you’ll be in Branson, Missouri for the holidays - yes! There’s nothing quite so special as spending time in the entertainment city that wraps you in a very merry Christmas bear hug for nearly two months! However, being in any popular tourism destination on the actual holiday means it might take some time to find a good place to eat on Christmas day. In Branson, it’s as easy as A...B...see you for a fabulous meal at any of these excellent, found-only-in-Branson eateries!
1 & 2: Big Cedar Lodge - Devil’s Pool Restaurant & The Worman House
America’s Premier Wilderness Resort, the beautiful Big Cedar Lodge, will be serving a Christmas day buffet in the Devil’s Pool Restaurant and The Worman House. Devil’s Pool will also be serving breakfast that day, and offering dining from their regular menu after 5:00 p.m. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Worman House, and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Devil’s Pool. Location: 190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale Contact: Reservations are recommended - 800.225.6343 for Devil’s Pool - 417.334.2777 for The Worman House
3 & 4: Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Conference Center - Chateau Grille & Buffets in the Great Hall
The majestic Chateau will celebrate the holiday with a Christmas day brunch and dinner in the grand Great Hall! You’ll enjoy slow-roasted country ham, prime rib, carved meats, salads, omelet and waffle stations, and more. The Chateau Grille will also be open and serving their regular menu on Christmas day. Time: Dinner buffet 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Location: 415 North State Highway 265, Branson Contact: Reservations recommended - Great Hall buffets: 417.334.1161 ext. 4002 - Chateau Grille dining: 417.243.1777
5: Grand Country Buffet
This popular buffet restaurant, located in the huge and diverse Grand Country complex, will be open and serving up a Christmas Feast buffet that includes turkey and dressing with all the fixins’! Time: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: 1945 West Highway 76, Branson Contact: 417.335.2434
6: Level 2 Steakhouse
Elegant dining in casual comfort has made Level 2 a favorite with locals; of course, incredible steak is the real Branson star here! They’ll be offering their regular, fabulous menu for holiday dining. Time: 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Location: Branson Convention Center at 200 East Main Street in Historic Downtown Branson Contact: 417.243.3433
7: McFarlain’s Family Restaurant at IMAX Entertainment Complex
The home of good ole’ comfort food and Ozarks specialties will be offering both their full regular menu, as well as a Christmas dinner with a choice of tasty turkey or homestyle ham. Time: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location: 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson Contact: 417.336.4680
8: Outback Steak & Oyster Bar
The Outback is Branson’s only Australian-style eatery with an oyster bar and separate nightclub, the local favorite hangout - Outback Pub. Not to be confused with the Outback Steakhouse chain, this fun and friendly restaurant will be serving their regular menu of delectable delights! Time: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location: 1914 West Highway 76, Branson Contact: 417.334-6306
9: Paradise Grill & Steakhouse
Branson locals’ best-kept “steak” secret, the Paradise Grill & Steakhouse will be going “all out” with a fabulous feast of a buffet, complete with some of the tastiest prime rib you’ll ever find! Reservations are recommended if you have a sizable group. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: 3250 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson Contact: 417.334-5405
10 & 11: Top of the Rock - Arnie’s Barn & Osage Restaurant
These two incredible dining spots are perched atop a mountain in one of Branson’s most scenic areas! Arnie’s will be serving their regular menu of Mexican cuisine on Christmas day, and the Osage Restaurant will be serving the brunch buffet they typically offer on Sundays, and then offering their regular menu for dinner. Time: Arnie’s hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Osage will serve their buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and their dinner menu from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. Location: 150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale Contact: 417.339.5330
If you’d like your holiday meal in familiar surroundings, the Shoney’s location in Branson will be open on Christmas day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You’ll find Shoney’s on the Strip at 1950 West Highway 76.
No matter what appeals to you for a holiday meal - your dining-out favorites like steak or seafood, or traditional holiday fare like turkey and all the trimmings - Branson’s best eateries will be wishing you a Merry Christmas and a full belly for a very happy holiday!