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Dobyns Dining Room

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1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-239-1900
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was skeptical considering that it is run by students for the most part. I am so glad we went there and had a wonderful evening. Flawless service, beautiful and classy ambience and great food. Will not only visit it again, but will come back to stay at the lodge upstairs of the restaurant.

Thank Sana A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had looked up the 2017 top ten restaurants in Branson & this was #1. I also asked my brother who know his restaurants & even though he had never been here he had heard great things about it, so my friend & I decided to make reservations. We were not disappointed. 1st of all, we were impressed with the... More 

Thank Shellma2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding food with great service. Even the kids meals are special! Don't miss their salads, homemade pasta, and prime rib.

Thank Rowex8
Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here in the afternoon. Had the pecan crusted chicken salad, delicious. Student waiter was from Hati and was interesting to visit with. Atmosphere is a great. Definitely recommended for friends.

Thank Roy A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here . Everything was excellent. From the atmosphere to the servixe.everything was top notch. We both had the steak and it was mouth watering. My wife has a gluten free allergy and they went out of their way to make here meal most enjoyable. This place is truly a jem.

Thank SLhardiman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first meal at the Keeter Center and the only regret was that we hadn't had the experience during any of our previous visits to Branson. The venue is truly beautiful and relaxing, perfect for a family meal or romantic date. There were 3 in our party and each one of us ordered a different menu item. I... More 

Thank Carol T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In our party of 14, only one diner ended up disappointed. Everyone else raved about the food and the service. It was our second visit here and I would highly recommend the food and the atmosphere.

1 Thank Deeann C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Keeter Center and Dobyns were beautifully decorated for Christmas and the rustic atmosphere is a wonderful place for couples or families together for dinner.

Thank Donna M
Branson, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is that of a Maine hunting lodge with modern upscale décor. Food preparation and service are supervised by professionals, teaching students restaurant operations from food prep to friendly attentive service. I've eaten there many times as I live in the area, and I have never been disappointed, whether for business or entertaining guests.. Food has always been well... More 

Thank Hank G
Moore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had dinner at the Dobyns Dining room twice. It was a wonderful dining experience with delicious food. I would recommend reservations. We tried to eat at the Sunday buffet and was turned away because we did not have reservations. It is the #1 spot to eat in Branson. Great for a date night or family meal. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout
  • Phone Number: +1 417-239-1900
Whether it's a casual lunch, intimate dinner for two or an elegant private dinner party for sixty, our student culinary and service staff at The Keeter Center offer something for every taste. Join us Thursday through Saturday evenings and your dining experience will be enhanced by student entertainment from the wide range of musical talent on our campus. For the sweet tooth anytime of the day, our bakery and college creamery will satisfy with pastries, desserts, homemade ice cream, and a variety of coffee drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?