Econo Lodge at Thousand Hills
230 S. Wildwood Dr.
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 336-4849
Fax: (417) 336-4862
At Florentina's, diners really get their money's worth. With massive portions made for two, it's always nice when you can get two meals for the price of one. On the menu, guests will find all of the familiar favorites like calamari, bruschetta, ravioli, antipasti, salads and the interesting 'Italian Nachos' made with crispy pasta, cheese, chicken, olives and peppers. Additionally, the kitchen prepares almost every pasta that has ever emanated from the 'Boot' and if it isn't on the menu, the chefs can probably make it. The spumoni here is also worth mentioning, because it's probably the only place in Branson that serves it as close to authentic as possible.
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.
Right next to the Grand Palace Theater of Branson is a small '50s-style diner guaranteed to take you back to yesteryear. The staff is made up of aspiring actors, singers, musicians and songwriters, and it is not uncommon for one or a group of them to break into song and dance as they cavort around the tables. The menu is themed as well, featuring selections such as Cheese Release Me, a grilled cheese sandwich with all the trimmings for $5.29. Try the Love Me Tender Fried Steak for $8.59. A complete soda fountain lines the back wall with more than 15 flavors of soda and over 25 flavors of ice cream.
This restaurant takes its name after a fictitious character that was always able to get out of a scrape and bring home his big-game trophy. After a few minutes here, you can almost hear his braggadocios British drawl as he spins a yarn about one of the many mounts that watch you dine from the walls. A massive assortment of locally inspired dishes shares space on the vast menu with exotic entrees. Try the Mixed Grill of Game (USD26.95), which offers an assortment of ostrich, duck and wild boar sausage with a selection of sauces.
This restaurant is located at the Baldknobbers Entertainment Complex and is the ideal place to get a bite to eat if you are staying nearby. The dining room is decorated with memorabilia representing the entertainment boom in Branson. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner and serving American food, the restaurant boasts a diverse menu. For breakfast, you can have eggs cooked any way you like, an omelette or pancakes. Lunch and dinner menus host a number of sandwiches, hamburgers and diner-style fare.
This spot is the home of the 'Singing Servers', where diners hear the professional, yet sometimes warbling waiters and waitresses belt out classic music from the American songbook. In fact, most of the singers/servers were ex-performers in various shows around town before arriving at Mel's. As far as the food is concerned, the menu has the usual burgers, fries and milkshakes in addition to a few anomalies like meatballs with toast or fried pickles. The decor is reminiscent of a 50's diner with neon lights and checkerboard prints and if you enjoy live a capella with your meal, then this is definitely the place to come.
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.
Landry's Seafood House has just the right combination; delectable seafood and a lively ambience. The menu has a variety of seafood from different states. Try some of the favorites, such as the Mahi Mahi topped with stuffed crab meat. For those who want to taste something different, try the hand-picked Rib eye, Shrimp fettuccine, Louisiana-Style Gumbo, Clam Chowder or Fried Oysters. The service is good and the meal is a value-for-money affair.
Located right on the strip in Branson, this theater has the distinction of being the first theater in town and has become a landmark. Over the years, the building has undergone a number of face-lifts, and its lighting and audio are now considered modern. The family that originally built the theater has grown over the last thirty years as well, and thankfully many of them have stayed in Branson to entertain millions of people. The Presley Family Jubilee is two hours of non-stop laughter, singing and dancing. The talented artists will make you laugh until you cry, tap your foot to the latest country hit and sing a familiar gospel tune or two.
There always seem to be people filing in and out of this small sandwich shop set in the center of Branson's mainstream. A good reason is this shop's reputation for fresh deli sandwiches. The tables are smallish and closely spaced in order to accommodate the shop's many local customers, but the service is quick and friendly. The turkey club ($4.95) is generously stacked with shaved turkey breast, ham, bacon and a wide variety of greens. The desserts here are worth mention as well, with funnel cakes vying for your attention alongside fresh strawberry or blackberry shortcakes.
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.
The ' Circle B Theater', located in Downtown is one of its kind. The interiors and ambiance of the place are just perfectly done to match the cowboy show. The rustic setting of the place will surely give you a different feel. The "Circle B Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show" held here is well known and different, as it serves the chuckwagon style dinner, making your experience an unforgettable one. So come over with loved ones and enjoy dinning, as you get entertained.