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7 of the Best NEW Restaurants & Cafes in Branson | Eateries to Visit in the Ozarks


Hungry? Good! Lucky for you – the traveler, the local, the one with the appetite – there are many options to choose from when it comes to satisfying your pallet needs, and they’re all right here in the heart of Branson, Missouri. There are no shortages of great chain and local restaurants in the area. However, if you’re searching for what is new, several places just opened their doors and are ready to accommodate all of your foodie needs.

So, whether you’re in the mood for savory paella and tapas or for homemade sandwiches made from the can’t be replaced Philadelphia bread, there’s something for all to enjoy for all occasions.

Here are the 7 Best New Restaurants and Cafes in the Branson area:

1. SS Dockside Café & Pub

This newly renovated restaurant recently opened to the public with an all-new name and an all-new tantalizing seafood menu. SS Dockside Café and Pub in Branson offers friendly and speedy service with platters so big it will feed the whole family! With a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, every moment spent here will feel like a vacation. Besides serving delicious seafood dishes, SS Dockside Café and Pub offers a diverse selection of other items, including BBX, salads, steak, and burgers. Come try SS Dockside Café and Pub for lunch or dinner or stop by to try one of their many drinks available at the full bar. Guests may also order online to get some grub or order for take-out.

Some Menu Items:
BLT Nachos
Chicken Salad
Bacon Cheese Burger
Fried Catfish Strips
Coconut Shrimp
Chicken Bacon Avocado Club Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich
Large Mouth Burrito
Fish Tacos
Blackened Salmon
Mango Pineapple Shrimp
Prime Rib


Address: 2600 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

2.Mad Hatterz Eatz & Treatz

Walk into the restaurant equivalent of the white rabbit’s hole from Alice in Wonderland at this whimsical, happy restaurant and cafe that is Mad Hatterz Eatz & Treatz. With a fun checkerboard floor and Alice in Wonderland memorabilia at every turn of the head, Mad Hatterz is the ideal place to enjoy great homemade food and events with friends and family. Catering is available, and the owner, Michelle Fares, is ready to accommodate private tea parties, Birthday parties, baby showers, and more with proper reservations. Even get your picture taken with some of the beloved characters from Alice in Wonderland, such as the Mad Hatter and Alice herself! Whether mad or not (or whether it’s your Unbirthday or actual Birthday) Mad Hatterz is the place to experience fun, color, and the best Philidalphea bread in creation!

Some Menu Items:
Twiddle Dee’s BLT
Alice’s Grilled Cheese
Rabbits Rueben
Whimsical Chicken Salad
Oriental Chicken Salad
Frito Pie
Funnel Cakes
Banana Boat Sundae
Bread Pudding


Address: Victorian Village, located at 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Suite 10

3. Heroes Tastes + Taps

Based on the theme and atmosphere of honoring and bringing attention to our many HEROES, Heroes Tastes + Taps offers the best of 5 Star service, mouth-watering New American Cuisine, and over 20 brews on tap to their guests in a timely and professional manner.

All heroes are honored at this newly opened restaurant, including first responders, school teachers, farmers, doctors, nurses, police officers, and firefighters. Overall a great place to honor and celebrate those who serve our community and our country with even some food names based on essential workers. Come see why Heroes Tastes + Taps has such good reviews and why guests keep coming back for more!

Some Menu Items:
Heroes’ Fried Green Tomatoes
Schoolteacher’s Strawberry Salad
Cowboy Campfire Shepherd’s Pie
Ranger’s Reuben
Anchors Aweigh Shrimp and Grits
Dynamic Duo Sirloins
Sailor’s Salmon
Farmhouse Roasted Chicken
‘Merica’s Meatloaf
Grandpa’s Fried Fish Plate
Pioneer Pork Chop
Cattleman’s Country Fried Ribeye Steak


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Address: 3225 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

4.Flamin Margaritas

Inspired by the welcoming villages of central Mexico and built on traditions of rich culture, flavorful food, and the best of hospitality, Flamin Margaritas wants to be a place of celebration and a getaway for all who walk through their doors. Flaming Margaritas has a palpable love and passion for making delicious food made with the freshest of ingredients and with the most eye-catching presentation. From kitchen to plate to table, Flamin Margaritas works hard to ensure your time at this restaurant is a time well spent. Pair your meal with one of their amazing drinks, such as the Top Shelf Margarita, Monje Sour, Michelada, and Jalapeno Bees Knees.

Some Menu Items:
Mexican Trio Dip
Carnitas Plate
Huevos Con Chorizo
Enchiladas Mexicano
Street Tacos


Address: 3015 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

5.The Rogue Chef Branson

Locally owned and operated, The Rogue Chef in Branson will exceed your expectations as practiced chefs make fresh food right in front of you and serve steaming hot plates guaranteed to knock your socks off with flavor. Though this new restaurant venue is small, The Rogue Chef is BIG on service with a smile. Go Rogue and stop by this unique foodie heaven restaurant for a casual lunch or dinner experience.

Some Menu Items:
Mango & Cranberry With Chicken Sala
Loaded Smoked Tots
Prime Rib Griller
Wild Mushroom & Cheese Griller
Rogue Ruben
Rogue French Dip
Tequila Lime Chicken Griller
Fried Pickles
Blue Cheese Wedge
Crag Rangoon Dip


Address: 2715 76 Country Blvd #104, Branson, MO 65616

6.Ole Eatery

Treat yourself to a lunch or dinner out at the Ole eatery, a quaint new restaurant that seeks to offer the highest level of quality and taste in Spanish food. At this specialty Tapas Bar & Restaurant, guests are served promptly while still upholding all levels of quality and service. Like Paella and Tapas. Ole Eatery has them. Like Wine. Dessert. Coffee, Espanola. Ole Eatery serves those too! Whether serving the finest Cuisine dishes of Spain or one of their specially prepared low carb or gluten-free dishes, Ole Eatery has it all prepared by the seasoned hands of a trained chef.

Some Menu Items:
Paella del Monte
Tortilla Espanola
Guava Empanada
Patatas Bravas
Montadito de Jamon Serrano
Vegan Arroz Rojo
Olivas Marinadas
Esparragos y Jamon Serrano
Crema Catalana
Platano Frito
Guava Empanada


Address: 3705 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

7. El Poblano Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Serving the best Mexican cuisine in town with an equally great price, El Poblano Mexican Restaurant and Bar is the place to bring your thirst and your appetite! Everything hot will be served to your table, and just wait until you try their guacamole! If you can’t make it for the lunch or dinner hour, El Poblano is open for breakfast at 6 AM!

*Vegetarian items and beer and margaritas available.

Some Menu Items:
Fajita Tacos
Stack Nachos
Chile Relleno
Veggie Chimichanga
Shrimp Al Mojo De Ajo
Caldo De Camaron
Mexican Churros
Mexican Apple Pie


Address: 215 Gage Dr suite A, Hollister, MO 65672

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