We’ve rounded up some of the best kid and family-friendly restaurants worth checking out on your next trip to Branson!
Picky eaters, rambunctious young ones, tired tots, and a need for deep pockets can all be detours from enjoying a meal on the town. Finding a happy middle between fast food and healthy food can be a daunting task.
Trying to please everyone in a group is never easy, but having a heads up on some great deals and good food can make or break a family night out.
Here are some of the best Branson restaurants for kids and families (as well as some deals and discounts too) 🙂
Best Branson Restaurants for Kids & Families
- Bob Evans
- Cici’s Pizza
- Lone Star Steakhouse
- Moe’s Southwest Grill
- Mel’s Hard Luck Diner
- Steak ‘n Shake
- White River Fish House
- Cracker Barrel
- Cantina Laredo
- Hook & Ladder Pizza Co.
- Cakes ‘n Cream’s 50’s Diner
- Danna’s BBQ
- Papa Grand’s Pizza & Grand Country Fun Spot
- Andy’s Frozen Custard
1. Bob Evans
Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays after 4 pm, with the purchase of an adult entrée.
There is a cool gift shop with games, toys, clothes and keepsakes. Try the candied bacon, it’s delicious!
2. Cici’s Pizza
Kids under 3 eat for only 99 cents every day!
There is a pizza buffet bar with salad and dessert pizzas and one of the best arcade rooms in town with leading-edge games and tickets to win prizes!
Kids 12 and under get a FREE custard with the purchase of a kids meal!
Culver’s custard is rich, thick and creamy and they’re known for their Butter Burgers and delicious salads for those on the go.
Kids eat FREE at Denny’s on Tuesdays from 4-10 pm!
Up to two kids get a free meal with an adult meal. Choose from breakfast, lunch, or dinner, any time of day!
5. Lone Star Steakhouse
Kids eat FREE all day on Tuesdays!
Two free kids’ meals with the purchase of each adult meal.
Mouth-watering steak and rye bread with butter are a couple of fan favorites, but Lone Star Steakhouse also has a large menu selection at great prices.
6. Moe’s Southwest Grill
Kids eat FREE all day on Tuesdays! One free kids’ meal per paying adult.
Customize each order to perfection as you choose what meat, cheese, and extra toppings you’d like.
7. Mel’s Hard Luck Diner
Home of the original singing servers! Add a little pzazz to your meal. Enjoy a fun experience, with home cooked foods.
Kids under 4 eat FREE all day on Fridays! One per paying adult. This family style buffet is good home style food with a huge selection.
8. Steak ‘n Shake
Kids eat FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.
One free kids’ meal with every $9 adult purchase. Dine-in only.
This classic burger shop is home to hand crafted milk shakes and shoe string fries. Don’t forget about their $4 meals.
9. Billy Bob’s Dairy Land
Some of the best burger and fries in town!
This classic burger shop looks like a scene right out of Happy Days!
10. White River Fish House
This restaurant is great if you desire a great meal, with wonderful scenery, and still need a place to walk off if the kids get loud. This restaurant sits right on Taneycomo Lake, and has a deck to walk out on.
11. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel- Home-cooked meals with amazing customer service. Their gift shop has souvenirs, candy, games, and much more.
12. Cantina Laredo
The menu ranges from authentic Mexican food to elegant Tex-Mex.
It’s on this list because the restaurant sits right on the waters of Lake Taneycomo in the center of the Branson Landing. It’s one of the best locations for the free fire and water fountain show that plays for free every hour on the hour after noon.
13. Hook & Ladder Pizza Co.
There are historical fire company pictures on the wall, and an area to try on fire gear and take pictures.
Billy Gail’s- Known for the breakfast, the pancakes at Billy Gail’s are somethin’ to talk about!
15. Cakes ‘n Creams 50’s Diner
This 50s-style diner takes adults back in time and will look like a movie scene to kids. The delicious pastry and ice cream selection will have the whole group feeling young at heart.
16. Danna’s BBQ
The delicious burgers and BBQ at Danna’s are a local favorite!
There are salads and burgers, and kids cant hurt a thing in this laid back family atmosphere.
17. Papa Grand’s Pizza & Grand Country Fun Spot
The world’s largest fiddle breaks through the roof of Papa Grand’s, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding it on the Strip!
There is a pizza and salad bar, but the best part is all the games. There is laser tag, and a laser maze as well. Upstairs there is black light mini golf, and bumper cars. This pizza buffet restaurant and game stop is great for birthdays, or just somewhere to let the kids burn off some energy.
It is easy to spend a couple hours eating and playing, and by the end the kids will be worn out from all the excitement. The arcade machines dispense tickets, so bringing home souvenirs it part of the fun.
The outdoor mini-golf is a favorite as well, located on-site.
This restaurant has amazing architecture inside and out. There is fun from the moment you set eyes on this Italian themed restaurant. There is a Ferris wheel and an arcade inside.
19. Andy’s Frozen Custard
The last recommendation on our list is the famous Andy’s Frozen Custard!
A true “can’t-miss” while you’re vistiing – Andy’s has been serving up some of the most delicious frozen custard to area visitors, who have come from around the country to try the famous frozen treat.