Whether you’re looking for a warm, flakey apple pie à la mode, seasonal fruit cobbler or heaping helping of lemon meringue, there’s no shortage of great pie in Branson. In fact, the Missouri entertainment mecca has even hosted the “Great American Pie Show,” judged by Al Roker of NBC's Today Show, featuring some of the tastiest desserts in the country. Dig into a slice at one of these local eateries for an unforgettably sweet experience.
Located inside the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex, McFarlain's Family Restaurant boasts Branson's largest selection of daily, made-from-scratch cobblers, fruit and creme pies, including the one-of-a-kind Branson Traffic Jam Pie made with cherries, strawberries, rhubarb and cranberries. It’s just the right combination of sweet and tart and like nothing you’ve tasted anywhere else. A great treat after visiting the nearby Butterfly Palace or before a show at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre.
Bradford Inn & Eatery
This popular lunch spot offers beautiful views from its enclosed sunroom as well as delicious lunches. Enjoy savory specialties made with grandma’s rich, flakey crust including chicken pot pie and quiche, but be sure to save room for their variety of delicious dessert pies. Popular favorites at the Bradford Inn & Eatery include the coconut cream pie and the strawberry rhubarb pie. For an extra sweet treat, try it with their fresh strawberry lemonade or sweet tea. Open limited hours Wednesday through Saturday.
Located on Main Street next to Dicks’s 5 & 10, this popular homestyle breakfast spot also serves delicious pie. Farmhouse Restaurant is a great place to take a break and rest your feet after a day of shopping at Branson Landing. Enjoy their signature blackberry cobbler a la mode (a meal in itself), cherry pie or apple maple pie. Pair it with a cup of their delicious coffee, which will probably never reach less than half full before being topped off by their friendly staff.
Another great spot for an afternoon sweet treat after a long day of shopping, the Sugar Leaf Bakery & Café is located inside the Grand Village Shops and offers a warm, homey atmosphere. Cobbler is king in this café with a wide assortment of cobblers include apple, blackberry, peach, raspberry, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, gooseberry, cherry and sugar-free blackberry. This local favorite also serves hearty and savory made-to-order cuisine including their popular Fig & Apple Harvest salad. (But who said you can’t just go straight to dessert?) And whatever the occasion, Sugar Leaf can create any special pie that your heart desires.
Branson's Cakes-n-Creams, located smack dab in the middle of the famous 76 strip, was created around its desserts. Not only are they delicious, but each offering is truly a culinary work of art. Although funnel cakes are the classic '50s-style diner's signature dessert, Cakes-n-Creams' cream pies are made with the finest ingredients and topped with a three-inch meringue that even draws appreciative comments from non-pie eaters.
Looking to change up your pie pace? How about digging into one of the 13 varieties of fried pies at Billy Bob's Dairyland? The eatery located on 76 Country Music Boulevard fries its sizeable selection of pies to order, so you'll always enjoy them fresh and hot. For an extra decadent dessert, order it a la mode. FYI: Cash only.
This Branson staple has been dishing up delicious homestyle meals to hungry locals since 1910 (just ask Joyce who has been serving there for over 55 years!). Located in historic downtown Branson (just up the hill from Branson Landing), the Branson Café offers a variety of delicious pies including lemon meringue, chocolate cream pie and Magnolia pie — a sweet and creamy buttermilk delight.
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