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Places to Eat & Things to Do in Branson Thanksgiving Day

Post Updated: October 11, 2017

Share your gratitude with family and friends this year with a Branson Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll be treated to cool autumn weather, beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do in Branson Thanksgiving day such as Branson shows. In true country style, there are also delicious thanksgiving dinners being served at various Branson restaurants.

Where to Eat in Branson Thanksgiving Day

If you’ll be in town this Thanksgiving, use this handy guide to find a place to feast. These restaurants will be open and serving up scrumptious holiday dinners.

Bob Evans Restaurant
Open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm with a special Thanksgiving menu.

Buckingham’s Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Castle Rock’s Tower Grill
Thanksgiving Day spread from 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
Pricing is $15.99 (12+), $7.99 (ages 4-11), free (ages 3 and under). It will include a traditional Thanksgiving spread and the price includes a drink. Save 10% when you call 417-336-6000 to make your reservation by Monday November 21st.

Chateau on the Lake
Thanksgiving Brunch served 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Selection of salads, fruits, cheeses, shellfish, entrees, side dishes, carved meats and dessert! The restaurant will serve two massive Thanksgiving feasts at the Chateau Grille and in the Chateau’s Great Hall. A buffet-style meal and select menu items are available to adults for $80 and children 12 and younger for $35, while children 5 and under eat free with an adult. Brunch in the Great Hall will be served buffet-style to adults for $56 and children 12 and younger for $28, while children 5 and under eat free. Guests must call for reservations as space is limited: 417-333-5253 or 888-333-5253.

Cracker Barrel
Open 6:00 am-10:00 pm with a Thanksgiving menu served all day.

Devil’s Pool Restaurant (Big Cedar Lodge)
A Thanksgiving buffet is served from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

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Sit down to a Thanksgiving feast in Branson

Fall Creek Steak House
Thanksgiving Meal served 11:00 am-7:00 pm.

Florentina’s Italian Ristorante
Open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. No special Thanksgiving meals or menu items are served.

Golden Corral
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 10:00 am-8:00 pm. No reservations are required.

Grand Country Buffet
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Great American Steak & Chicken House
Open 11:00 am-9:00 pm and serves a Thanksgiving buffet.

Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served from 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Carving stations include turkey, ham, prime rib and more, while the chef’s table boasts turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, broiled snapper, mashed potatoes, muffins, rolls, and veggies. Choose from peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters, cheeses, salads, breads, breakfast items, and desserts as well. Adults are $34.95, children 12 and younger are $13.95, and 5 and younger are free of charge. Reservations are required. Call 417-690-2100.

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Level 2 Steakhouse
Open from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm-10:00 pm for a Thanksgiving buffet.

McFarlain’s Family Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day feast served 11:00 am-8:00 pm.

Outback Steakhouse
Open from 11:00 am-8:00 pm.

Plaza View at Grand Plaza
A Thanksgiving buffet is served all day.

Shoney’s
Open from 11:00 am-9:00 pm.

Stage Door Restaurant
Open from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm with a Thanksgiving menu.

Texas Land and Cattle
Special Thanksgiving dinners are on the menu. Open from 11:00 am-8:00 pm.

Top of the Rock
The Osage Restaurant will be open from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Arnie’s Barn Restauarant is open from 11:00 am-8:00 pm, and the Buffalo Bar will be open 5:00 pm-10:00 pm. Each will be hosting an unforgettable Thanksgiving Day meal.

Worman House (Big Cedar Lodge)
Thanksgiving dinner served from 9:30 am-8:00 pm. Reservations required, call 417-335-2777.

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Shows Performing in Branson on Thanksgiving Day

If you’re searching for Branson shows to see on Thanksgiving day, you’re in luck! Numerous shows, including Branson Christmas shows, are open and waiting to entertain you.

Morning shows

Matinee shows

Dinner shows

Shows at 7:30 pm

Shows at 8:00 pm

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‘Tis the season for shopping!

Shop ’til You Drop in Branson This Thanksgiving

While you’re in town over the thanksgiving holiday be sure to check out the Branson shopping scene. Steep holiday discounts can be found at the Branson Landing, Tanger Outlet Mall and at big box department stores like Kohl’s and Best Buy. You never know what kind of Black Friday deals you may find.

It’s also a great time to take advantage of the Christmas celebrations happening in Branson. See dazzling holiday displays at the drive-through Trail of Lights, then visit Silver Dollar City for An Old Time Christmas. This popular annual event features more than five million twinkling lights, special attractions including the Dickens Christmas Carol musical and a Living Nativity.

The things to do in Branson Thanksgiving day combine the best of the holiday season. See why this Midwest vacation destination is a charming place to give thanks this November.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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