Located on the shores of Lake Taneycomo, Branson Landing is the premier place to visit for shopping, entertainment and dining.  In fact, the Branson Landing has quickly gained recognition as a dining destination due to its different restaurant options.   Each eatery features a special cuisine, including Mexican, steak, seafood, barbeque and pizza.

Some of my favorite restaurants at Branson Landing include:

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Black Oak GrillComfort food with a modern twist is served at Black Oak Grill.  The lodge-inspired décor and rustic design will make you feel right at home.  Recommendations:  Mom’s Meatloaf and the Country Fried Chicken.

Buffalo Wild Wings: The ultimate sports bar, Buffalo Wild Wings has over 80 televisions, a wide beer selection and tasty American fare.  Famous for their wings, there are boneless and bone-in options, as well as twenty ways to sauce up your pick. Recommendations: Mango Habanero Boneless Wings, Desert Heat Bone-In Wings, Southwest Chicken Queso Wrap and Parmesan Garlin Chicken Flatbread.

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Photo Credit: Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo Authentic Mexican food is served in a upscale atmosphere perfect for a night out in Branson.  On warm evenings you can dine on the patio and have a front row seat to the dazzling fire and water fountain show.  Recommendations:  Chile Relleno, Fajitas Tres, Camarones Escondidos and of course, the house margaritas.

Famous Dave’s BBQ Famous Dave’s is one of the best Branson barbeque joints.  Stop in for award-winning barbeque, tasty sauces and scrumptious sides just like mom used to make.  Recommendations:  Southside Rib Tips and Georgia Chopped Pork.

Garfield’s Great times happen at Garfield’s, a full service restaurant perfect for get-togethers with family and friends.  A diverse menu and fantastic location overlooking Lake Taneycomo make this a popular dining option.  Recommendations:  Cajun Chicken Pasta and Crispy Fried Catfish. 

Joe’s Crab Shack Get a taste of the Gulf Coast right here in Branson.  Joe’s Crab Shack has a laid back, fish camp atmosphere where all different kinds of crab are served up in a variety of ways.  Recommendations:  Crab Stuffed Shrimp and Joe’s Classic Steampot. 

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Level 2 Steakhouse Treat yourself to Branson’s newest fining dining experience – Level 2 Steakhouse.  Top rated chefs create culinary dishes using locally grown produce, fresh seafood from Hawaii and 28-day aged corn fed Midwest beef.  Recommendations:  Filet Mignon and Chicken Oscar. 

Old Chicago: Delicious handmade pizzas and line-up of over 100 beers make Old Chicago a great place to relax while you’re on vacation.  Recommendations:  Chicago 7 Deep Dish Pie and Classic Lasagna. 

Texas Land and Cattle A Texas-themed menu boasting a variety of mesquite grilled specialties like steaks, chicken ribs and seafood, all set in a classy yet relaxing environment, make this restaurant a top dining choice.  Recommendations:  Jalapeno Marinated Skirt Steak and Boneless Ribeye. 

White River Fish House For a unique experience try this restaurant, which literally floats on Lake Taneycomo.  Inspired by the Ozarks, the setting draws from the rich history of the area as does the menu.  Recommendations:  Venison Stuffed Mushrooms and Pan Fried Trout.  

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Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub:  Grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music when you dine at Waxy’s. The Irish-inspired menu has a wide selection of options, including classics and specialties.  Recommendations:  Ellis Island Reuben Sandwich and Fish and Chips.  

After dinner, watch the magnificent $7.5 million water fountain spectacular, synchronized to light, sound, music and fire.  It’s a wonderful way to end an evening in Branson, Missouri.

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.