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Dining at the Keeter Center

For a unique and memorable experience, plan to visit the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks during your next Branson trip.

At College of the Ozarks, you'll find abundant menu offerings that are taken straight from the farm to your table at Dobyns Dining Room inside the Keeter Center.

Earning its title "Hard Work U," College of the Ozarks students, as part of a work program, help manage farms to supply the kitchen. 

As you browse the menu, your eyes are drawn to the pork pomodoro: Medallions of campus-raised pork are basted with pesto, fresh tomatoes and garlic, all served on campus-crafted cornmeal polenta. You’re going to order that, right?

When dessert time rolls around, you might be tempted to try one of Missouri’s favorite sweet treats, the gooey butter cake. Go ahead and give in to that temptation. And add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream – it’s another campus creation you’re sure to enjoy (and it’s available as a nice complement to every dessert option, plus no one counts calories on vacation).

Reservations are recommended for in-person dining due to limited seating. Curbside pickup is also available on the entire Dobyn's Dining Room menu, specialty groceries, coffee shop drinks and bakery items, homemade ice cream, and advanced desserts and pastries. Dobyn's Dining Room is open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and curbside service is offered Monday - Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more information click here.

For more farm-to-table meals in the Branson area, don’t miss:

  • The Chateau Grille inside the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Conference Center. Several farm-to-form choices are available. The smoked trout salad, for example, includes trout from the nearby Rockbridge Rainbow Trout and

    Game Ranch paired with Romaine lettuce, Roma tomatoes and lemon-poppy seed vinaigrette. Other options include dishes with pork from a sustainable farm in the Southwest Missouri region. For reservations, call 888-333-5253.

  • At the renowned Big Cedar Lodge, you also find farm-to-fork options. At Devil’s Pool Restaurant, enjoy the stunningly beautiful setting as you savor creations like the Devil’s Pool House salad, which comes as a side or a full meal. This salad is noted for its house-made blueberry poppy seed dressing. Also on the menu are dishes featuring trout from the Rockbridge farm; an appetizer portion comes with caper berries and mixed greens, while the meal includes pecan and herb rice and roasted asparagus. You can’t go wrong with either. Call Big Cedar for reservations, 417-335-2777.

There’s a quick look at how your next vacation can include a fabulous farm-to-table meal, along with the variety of exciting, family-friendly attractions for which Branson is known. Start planning today!

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