NOTE: This post is out of date. Please click here to view our 2015 guide to Thanksgiving in Branson.
Planning to make Branson your home for the holidays? We don’t blame you! With all there is to see and do, you couldn’t have chosen a better place to enjoy the holiday season with your family. In the coming weeks we’ll share some Christmas events and attractions you can enjoy in Branson this winter, but today we’re focusing on the tastiest of all American holidays—Thanksgiving! Late November is a great time to rent one of our cozy cabins or condos, gathering the whole family together to enjoy the area’s attractions, eat your favorite festive foods, and simply spend time together. Plus, if you’d rather not spend your day cooking, plenty of Branson restaurants are open on Thanksgiving and serving up all of your favorite holiday foods: mashed potatoes, hot rolls, cranberry sauce, and, of course, turkey! Scroll down to check out all of the restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Branson.
Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Branson
- Big Cedar Lodge is offering three different Thanksgiving options: the Worman House Thanksgiving Dinner (9:30 AM-9:30 PM), the Thanksgiving Buffet at Devil’s Pool Restaurant (10 AM – 2 PM), and the Grandview Conference Center Thanksgiving Dinner (11 AM – 7 PM). Reservations are required at all three restaurants.
- Chateau on the Lake offers a delectable Thanksgiving brunch complete with breakfast options, herb-roasted turkey, prime rib, green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes, and more. Reservations are required and the meal costs $48 for adults and $22 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 eat free.
- The Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks is serving brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM. You’ll find a variety of holiday favorites like roast turkey, smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, and creamy mashed potatoes. The food is prepared by the staff and culinary students and includes entertainment by the students as well. Reservations are required and the meal costs $35 for adults and $14 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 eat free.
- Level 2 Steakhouse offers a scrumptious Thanksgiving brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM. Prepared by expert chefs, the meal includes favorites like sage-rubbed turkey and garlic mashed potatoes, but you can also find breakfast foods (how about belgian waffles with a strawberry compote?) and more unique Thanksgiving fare (chicken scaloppini, porcini-crusted salmon, mushroom risotto, etc). The meal costs $38 per person and reservations are preferred.
- Main Street Lake Cruises serve Thanksgiving dinner aboard their lovely cruise boats. The meal includes roast turkey, baked ham, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and pumpkin cheesecake. The Landing Princess boat has dinners at 12 PM and 3 PM and the Lake Queen has dinners at 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Space is very limited so you must call for a reservation.
- The Radisson Hotel offers a grand brunch buffet or plated dinner from 11 AM to 4 PM complete with all the classics. The brunch buffet costs $23 for seniors, $25 for adults, $13 for children ages 6-12, and children younger than 6 eat free. The plated dinner costs $14 for seniors, $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12, and children younger than 6 eat free.
We don’t have time to go through every restaurant option you have for your Thanksgiving in Branson, but here are some others worth checking out: Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill, Fall Creek Steak House, Florentina’s Italian Ristorante, Golden Corral, Grand Country Buffet, Great American Steak & Chicken House, LoneStar Steakhouse, McFarlain’s Family Restaurant, Outback Steakhouse, Paradise Grill & Steakhouse, Rowdy Beaver, Sadie’s Sideboard & Smokehouse, and Shoney’s.
We highly recommend that you call these restaurants beforehand to check their hours and availability. You don’t want to be left out in the cold during your Thanksgiving in Branson!
And if you’re planning a Thanksgiving in Branson but you’d rather cook your own dinner, stick around because next week, we’ll discuss how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner at your cabin or condo.