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 bar located in the massive Big Cedar Lodge offers cheap drinks, good food and country ambiance. On the menu you'll find all of the American classics like burgers, hot-dogs, nachos and wings alongside plenty of beer and wine to wash it all down. Every night, the Buzzard has its version of the 'Singing Cowboy,' where Clay Self strums along and sings country tunes. Make sure that you come in during their happy hours and take advantage of the great discounts.
Vintage Paris is a quaint little bar and coffeehouse located in nearby Hollister just across the White River. Here at Vintage Paris the owners hand-roast all of the beans and you can really taste the care with which they're made. All of the beans are obtained through fair-trade processes and in addition to java, the shop also sells wine and beer. All you need is free Wi-Fi (which they provide), a comfy couch and some relaxed conversation.
There aren't too many options when it comes to Mexican food in Branson, however a reliable option is always Cantina Laredo. This chain restaurant has locations throughout the country and even a couple abroad, where the portions are large and tasty. To begin, guests can order guacamole made fresh at your table and their ensaladas or salads are large enough for a meal in itself. The enchilada options are varied, where diners have their choice in crab, chicken, mole and for vegetarians, try the Enchilada de Avocado. The specialties of the house include fajitas, chipotle chicken, chile relleno and their outstanding Mango Mole Chicken as well as many nightly specials that are not on the menu.
"Wow!" is the most common comment heard by patrons as they enjoy this lounge's plush seating and watch the sun set over the waters of Table Rock Lake. Located inside the posh Chateau on the Lake, the Atrium Cafe & Wine Bar offers the finest beverages mixed with only the finest spirits and wines. The walnut-lined half-moon bar is padded with supple brown leather, as are the stools as well as the plush sofa-type chairs that surround the low tables. You will not find bargain-brand whiskey behind this bar, but the bartenders do know that a shot of tequila comes with a wedge of lime and a shaker of salt.
The Paddlewheel sits adjacent to the Main Street Lake Cruises boarding terminal on the banks of majestic Lake Taneycomo. The old-fashioned restaurant has great views over the lake and on the menu you'll find simple, American food like hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and the very popular fried pickles of course. If you can't find a table on the patio, inside the spacious seating area, you can catch the game or escape the cold and listen to live music. The Paddlewheel is perfect in the summer, that is probably why it's so crowded, but don't worry tables turn over quite fast.
Among all the shows in Branson, this has to be one of the best. A sushi chef prepares your dinner among flying knives, flipping spatulas and a little comedy added in for spice. The menu includes entrees such as Hibachi Scallops, Sukiyuki Steak, Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp and Hibachi Filet Mignon & Shrimp. Your meal is served with soup, salad, two-piece shrimp appetizer, steamed or fried rice, and vegetable. Domestic and imported wines are available, and beer is on the menu as well.