It's no secret that Branson offers residents and visitors a plethora of dining options featuring all types of cuisine in a casual or fine-dining atmosphere. Branson's unique location, however, also means diners who enjoy spectacular views as they eat have plenty of choices, as well. Lakeside dining is always a treat, and the following establishments offer some of the best views in the area.
Branson's premier establishment of fine dining, Chateau on the Lake's restaurant treats diners to spectacular lake views while they enjoy gourmet cuisine. Whether they choose to dine in the elegant dining room or on the veranda, guests can dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while they enjoy incredible sunsets over Table Rock Lake. Visitors can even choose to reserve the chef's table, where they can savor a five-course gourmet meal accompanied by an expert selection of wine pairings as the chef provides his insights on ingredients, preparation, spices and flavorings.
Charlie's Steak Ribs and Ale
Located on the grounds of Rocklane Resort and Marina, Charlie's Steak, Ribs and Ale restaurant and tiki bar offers guests an affordable meal that doesn't skimp on portion sizes. The restaurant features American fare, including sizzling steaks, barbeque, seafood and chicken, as well as a host of daily specials. Diners can visit Charlie's for lakeside views, or for an even more casual atmosphere, they can stop by the Parrot's Pavilion lakeside tiki bar for snacks, drinks and live entertainment.
Flat Creek Bar and Grill
After a day enjoying Table Rock Lake or other nearby attractions, Branson visitors can take in beautiful lakeside views while they dine at Flat Creek Bar and Grill. Located just minutes from Silver Dollar City in nearby Cape Fair on the grounds of the Flat Creek Resort, the restaurant offers great prices on entrees including fried chicken, burgers – including the one-pound bacon cheeseburger – steaks, barbeque, homemade onion rings, prime rib and the best catfish around.
The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge
Featuring American fare including wood-fired steaks, burgers and seafood, as well as a full bar, The Rocks Lakeside Grill and Lounge is a favorite establishment along Table Rock Lake. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant, and the lounge is open until 1 a.m. The Rocks even offers slips for those arriving by boat, as well as golf-cart service for those arriving by green.
White River Fish House
The White River Fish House features beautiful views of Lake Taneycomo as seen through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. In fact, the scenic restaurant is actually a floating barge serving up local favorites to fisherman, shoppers and other Branson visitors. Guests can even park their boats on the restaurant's pier to stop in for a quick meal or a cold beverage. Named Branson's best restaurant by 417 Magazine, the White River Fish House offers steak, pasta, chicken and all sorts of seafood to satisfy any palate.
The Lake House on Indian Point
Nestled along the beautiful Table Rock Lake, the Lake House on Indian Point features one of the greatest lakeside views in the area to visitors who want to take in the scenery as they dine or enjoy a cocktail. Diners, who can choose to sit inside or on the outdoor deck, enjoy the family-run café's casual menu of burgers, pizza and chicken, a full bar and draft root beer, as well as live music every weekend.