Let’s Eat!

Farmhouse Restaurant

Good old homestyle chicken, biscuits and gravy, and more…
119 Main St., Branson (Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center)

Branson Cafe

Traditional fare is what you’ll find here; they have been in operation since 1910 in the historic downtown! Breakfast, sandwiches, chicken, fish, steak, meatloaf, desserts, and more. 120 W. Main Street (Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center)

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom (ride the trolley)

This fun pizza place claims to make the best pizza in Branson! They also serve up munchies, greens, calzones and burgers, all in a fun and fantastically themed dining room. Gluten-free and vegan options available. 333 Branson Landing (Approx. 0.8 mile from the convention center)


Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen (ride the trolley)

Paula Deen is known for her Southern style menu including fried chicken, pot roast, chicken and dumplings, ribs, with corn on the cob, and mac & cheese among the sides. Kids’ portions available. 545 Branson Landing (Approx. 0.5 mile from the convention center.) 

Cakes & Cream Café & Drive-In

Enjoy burgers, pizza, ice cream sundaes, and more while watching classic flicks, cartoons and movies at a  replica of the old-time drive-in theaters that are no more. Then play mini-golf! 2805 W. 76 Country Boulevard (Approx. 3.5 miles from the convention center.) 

Mel’s Hard Luck Diner 

In the style of an old-fashioned diner, you can order chili dogs, burgers, and plate specials, not to mention malts and ice cream. What sets this diner apart is the staff are professional performers who will sing to you while you eat! 2800 West Hwy 76 Country Blvd., Branson (Approx. 3.5 miles from the convention center)

Pasghetti’s Restaurant & Attraction

Family-style Italian dining in a most fun and unique setting! Themed dining rooms are set in the 1930s in New York. A game room and the World’s Largest Fork and Meatball are some of the highlights. 3129 W State Hwy 76, Branson (Approx. 3.9 miles from the convention center)

•See Branson Boardgame Cafe under What Should We Do?

How To Get Around

Branson has very limited public transportation. The good news is that Sparky, the Free Downtown Trolley, connects historic downtown Branson with Branson’s Landing and the Branson Convention Center. It runs 9am-6pm, 7 days a week. 

If you wish to travel beyond Sparky’s route, there are car rentals, shuttles and taxis. Here are a few services you could try:

Jerry’s Shuttle Service: 417-348-1419

Ride A WayZ Shuttle Service: 417-336-6789

Branson Taxi & Rideshare Concierge Services: 847-708-0471

What Should We Do?

Branson Boardgame Café 

Technically a restaurant, the big draw is Dozens…no Hundreds of games from classics like Apples to Apples to Mysterium (mystery solving) or even Hungry Hungry Hippos. Sandwiches include the Candy Landwich Meal featuring pb & j. Slushies, coffees, and frappuccinos are available to enjoy between Pictionary sketches. 103 S Business Hwy. 65 (Approx. 0.1 mile from the convention center)

Main Street Pops

Ice cream pops you can customize by choosing a flavor, a dip, and a dusting! Dairy-free options available. 110 E. Main Street (Approx. 0.1 mile from the convention center)

Dick’s 5 & 10 

Dick’s 5 & 10 

“It’s just like old times!” That’s Dick’s 5 & 10 tagline. Dick’s has unique gifts, one-of-a-kind hobby collections including arrowheads and trains, plus toys from yesteryear, home items, games, hobby supplies, sewing notions, and more. There is something for everyone at Dick’s! 103 W. Main Street (Approx. 0.3 mile from the convention center)

Mr. B’s Ice Cream Parlor

Serves up old fashioned ice cream and handcrafted sandwiches! 102 S. Business 65, Branson
(Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center)

Centennial Museum

This is a great place to learn a bit about Branson, the history, culture, and how it became a music hub. Free entrance. 120 S. Commercial Street, Branson (Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center)

Branson Scenic Railway

Branson Scenic Railway (ride the trolley)

Climb aboard a vintage passenger train at the historic 1905 depot. Each car is uniquely decorated and the scenery through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains is beautiful! Choose from a 45 minute daytime trip or a dinner excursion. Reservations required. The intersection of Main Street and Branson Landing Boulevard. 800-2-Train-2, [email protected]

Queen Esther Biblical Show 

This Bible story is brought to life in a spectacular way with live animals, lovely settings, and an inspiring message! Sight & Sound Theaters, 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. (Approx. 4.2 miles from the convention center)

The Branson Craft Mall 

This mall features crafts and artisans in action, creating their works before your eyes. Artisans include basket weavers, silversmiths, potters, engravers and carvers, plus clothing, bead and stained-glass artists. Custom orders may be available. 694 Historic Highway 165 (Approx. 4.5 miles from the convention center)

Dinosaur Museum

Life-sized dinosaur replicas and information about their habits will take you back in time! Fossil exhibits and documentary films deliver more educational fun. There’s even a scavenger hunt! 3619 W 76 Country Boulevard (Approx. 5.2 miles from the convention center)

World’s Largest Toy Museum

From the colonial days to the good old days of your childhood, there are a million toys in this museum! It’s a toy-riffic way to spend some time with your kids!  3609 W 76 Country Boulevard (Approx. 5.1 miles from the convention center)

Branson Landing Fun

(ride the trolley)

Branson Landing Water & Fire Show

You won’t want to miss the Fountain Show, a grand display of 120-foot geysers and fire columns, and lights all set to music. 100 Branson Landing Boulevard

Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon 

This truly unique adventure gives the enjoyment of floating away in a balloon without leaving the steel structure in which it is encased. Enjoy beautiful views of Branson and Lake Taneycomo. Visitors of all ages can ride in the balloon, believed to be the only one of its kind in North America. 1113 Branson Landing Boulevard

Shipwrecked Treasure Museum

This museum gives your kids the fun of a treasure hunt through exhibits, displays and interactive features! You’ll see authentic artifacts from historical shipwrecks and more.  505 Branson Landing Boulevard.   FBN


Fine Dining

Level 2 Steakhouse

This steakhouse boasts world-class service and cocktails. They serve Kansas City 28-day aged Certified Hereford Beef and seafood specialties. The location can’t be beat: Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel Second Level Concourse.

Cantina Laredo

All the classics plus a few savory surprises such as shrimp with poblano pepper and fire-charred skirt steak. A full selection of Mexican cocktails with Happy Hour specials from 4-7.
1001 Branson Landing (Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center

Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi

Enjoy hibachi dinners of steak, chicken, seafood, and more! Or select from a mouthwatering selection of sushi.
3265 Falls Parkway (Approx. 4.7 miles from the convention center)

Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa

Award-winning cuisine in elegant surroundings can only be topped by the views of Table Rock Lake from the patio. Live piano entertainment accompanies your meal on Friday and Saturday nights. 415 N. State Hwy. 265 (Approx. 8.9 miles from the convention center)

Pubs & Nightclubs

Landshark Bar & Grill

A waterfront restaurant and bar with views of Lake Taneycomo and The Fountains at Branson Landing. Indoor and outdoor seating with fire pits and American beach style offerings including burgers and sandwiches, seafood, and more.
915 Branson Landing (Approx. 0.2 mile from the convention center)

The Paddlewheel

A low-key good time, the Paddlewheel offers draft brews, cocktails, outdoor seating, fire pits, a big screen TV and, sometimes, live entertainment. 9 S N Boardwalk (Approx. 0.6 mile from the convention center)

Andy B’s Tiki Bar

This Hawaiian style open air bar invites you to mix up your own classic or be adventurous and discover a new one. 433 Promenade Way (Approx. 0.8 mile from the convention center)

Wranglers Star Studded Honky-Tonk

From classic to modern, this is your place for country music! Live music and dancing from 5-8pm. 625 State Highway 165 (Approx. 4.4 miles from the convention center) 417-544-1405, wranglershonkytonk.com

Crazy Craig’s Cheeky Monkey Bar

Looking for a place to party? Crazy Craig’s has a live band or DJ nearly every night. Enjoy the dance floor, pool tables (free during happy hour from noon-6pm Monday through Friday), darts, and electronic games. Barbeque, burgers, and bites served. 120 Montgomery Drive (Approx. 7.3 miles from the convention center)

Buffalo Bar at Top of the Rock

On the lower level of Osage Restaurant (offering upscale regional cuisine) this pub features a stone patio with breathtaking views of the Ozark Hills. 150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale (Approx. 10.4 miles from the convention center)


Tributes to various music legends are the entertainment. The lineup is: Elvis, The Beatles, and The Blues Brothers. Shows run every day except Wednesdays. Check the website for tickets. 1600 W Highway 76 Country Blvd. (Approx. 2 miles from the convention center) legendsinconcert.com

Legends in Concert

The Haygoods

Twenty instruments, state-of-the-art sound and special effects, a great sense of humor, and six siblings create a musical show that packs the house every night. 3216 W 76 Country Blvd. (Approx. 4 miles from the convention center) 1-800-785-1610. FBN