The name of this Japanese restaurant is 'Three Cats' and within this island country, cats are considered a harbinger of a greeting, just like the ubiquitous ceramic maneki neko statue that says hello everyone who walks through the door. The service is obviously just as warm and the food even better. The kitchen primarily focuses on sushi and sashimi, but there are a few other fusion entrees on the menu like Orange-Roasted Duck and Seared Salmon Teriyaki as well.
Every town needs an Indian food restaurant, and in Branson, the India Clay Oven fills this niche nicely. The menu has most of the familiar dishes that American palates are accustomed to like lamb Vindaloo, chicken Tikka Masala, Karahi and many others. In addition to chicken and lamb options, guests can also opt for seafood like shrimp and fish when deciding what to put in the Tandoor (clay oven). There are plenty of vegetarian options of course, and the fluffy naan or crispy papadam breads are 'must-haves' at the table. Check website for complete menu and specials.
Vasken's Deli provides the comforts of Greek-influenced Mediterranean food, with nods towards delectable dishes from the Middle East and some other parts of the globe. Most dishes hail from Greece, however there's plenty other options to choose from, like the Muffaletta Sandwich from Italy, the Reuben from NYC and a spiced chicken dish from North Africa. It's a great place for everybody, especially vegetarians.
This popular sweet shop is a great place to visit after a show, or for that matter, any time your sweet tooth begins to ache. The interior is decorated in 1950s Americana, complete with a Wurlitzer jukebox. In addition to a variety of ice-cream, the shop sells pies, cobblers and cakes made with fresh fruit. However, the real draw here is the soda fountain, where dozens of flavors confound your ability to decide what you want. Hard ice cream is also available in more than 50 flavors, and the banana splits are excellent.
This restaurant is run as a Bass Pro Shop establishment and it's this outfitter that brings the flavor of the historic White River to the delight of tourists as well as locals. This restaurant on the banks of the river and right in the heart of bustling Branson Landing is the quintessential spot to try when you want fish and other fruits from the sea. Some of the items on the menu include the interesting breaded alligator tail, venison stuffed mushrooms and smoked trout as well as a large variety of burgers and steaks. The views over the river are spectacular and service is always friendly, both of which are attributes that never lose their charm.
The Emerald Isle makes its appearance in Branson with this Irish restaurant and bar that features great beer and even better pub grub. The menu offers sandwiches, burgers and salads alongside entrees like Shepherd's Pie, Irish Boxty and chicken made Wicklow style. The bar has all the beers you may know from Eire, like Guinness, Smithwick's and Bulmer's as well as many others. Moreover, there are always nightly specials on the menu and if you are holding an event, the 'Guinness Room' provides a great option. For more information on pub events, menu, etc., check their website.
This mom-and-pop establishment serves American comfort food and the usual suspects like burgers, onion rings and soft-serve all are prominent on the menu. An old basketball coach runs the place and every burger is made with care the old-fashioned way. The portions are quite massive and one burger can fill two if both diners aren't too hungry. All in all, this is a great place to come to if you want to grab a quick bite to eat or are planning a family lunch out.
It is late, everyone is tired and you cannot decide on a place to eat. The kids are arguing between pizza and Chinese, and you and your spouse just want something that will stick to your ribs. This place will satisfy everyone. The buffet is stocked with all sorts of midwestern favorites, including catfish and beef. A dessert bar and bakery round out the offerings. There is a all-you-can-eat buffet for the kids and adults can gorge themselves as well. A full-service menu is also available.
Home of the All-You-Can-Eat Lobster, Crab Legs and Seafood Buffet. This restaurant is popular with both local residents as well as tourists. The atmosphere lends itself to casual family dining, while the staff is friendly and well trained. This restaurant has a great seafood selection, so you can get just what you are craving. Whipper Snappers is located in the lower level of the Great American Steak & Chicken House.
Located on The Strip, this veteran Chinese eatery serves the best buffet in town. One of the first buffet joints to originate in the city, Hong Kong Buffet serves an excellent repertoire of reasonably priced Chinese eats from their extensive menu. Discover excellently spiced Crab Rangoons and Fried Wontons, fiery Pepper Steaks and Sweet Sour Chicken, before you wolf down the shrimp-laden Fried Rice and Roast Pork Fried Rice. The portions are generous and the buffet menu, endless, so come hungry.