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Yakov's Dinner Adventure

470 State Highway 248, Branson, MO 65616
800-942-8226
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Ranked #102 of 206 attractions in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: You will be swept away to Moscow, Russia, as you encounter award-winning performers Andre the Clown and Marina the Ballerina, along with acts that... more » Owner description: You will be swept away to Moscow, Russia, as you encounter award-winning performers Andre the Clown and Marina the Ballerina, along with acts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Experience international sensations such as the Human Slinky and Olga the Fire Juggler, as you are entranced by an epic story of love and power. With the addition of a mouthwatering American dinner served with a Russian flair, this show is a value that can’t be beat! Producer Yakov Smirnoff has put his heart, soul and funny bone into this production, and narrates the show from the giant video screens. For dinner, you will be served American food with a Russian flair! Enjoy Mouthwatering Smoked Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken Breast, Creamy Vegetable Soup, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, a Dinner Roll and a complimentary drink. For dessert, you will indulge in Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake! « less
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the one show that in Branson that was the most disappointing and least entertaining. We came to be entertained by a well known comedian not to be counseled about relationships, hear someone dwell upon his past/ex-wife, or be squished in seating and try to eat. He even admitted to focusing on his new variety show. Plus it was... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went to the show last spring and it was great as was the dinner. In Nov we made another trip and went to Yakov Dinner Show. She dinner was good, but we were a little disappointed in the show. It was entirely Yakov and no other show. He, for the most part, sat in a chair and did the... More

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Chicago IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The show was a disappointment. The comedy was great, all 15 minutes of it. The rest would have been better as a self help seminar. The whole magnet/relationship spiel could have been narrowed to 15 minutes of the show to be tolerable. The dinner conversation was staged, I was given a question to ask... Perhaps Yakov's desire to have fun... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Yakov is still a good comedian who has a message for us. You might call him a modern day Mark Twain. The show is no longer a musical production or multiple variety acts. Its mostly Yakov imparting his wisdom and experiences to the audience. His patriotism is apparent and his humor is quick. The dinner experience was not outstanding. The... More

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Plano, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Yakov is done with the show that made him famous. He is bored with it, and only gives about 15 minutes of 'Yakov'. The remainder of the show is a lecture from 'professor yakky'. It is a rip-off. He should retire the act, it was fun, but he don't want to do it anymore. All so the show has zero... More

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Argos, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I can reiterate the others' observations about the food. It was lukewarm and very bland--not to mention very difficult to manage a large tray of food while seated in a theater seat and a try-table. Had I known about that aspect, I would have opted out. Regarding the comedy show, it was mildly amusing, but we found the program rather... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Yakov's show is part immigrant comedy, part couples counseling and part patriotic tribute. Clips of Yakov's appearance on Night Court and a video tribute from Paul Harvey on his amazing 9/11 mural were interesting. Many parts of the show were well worn, and parts of the "dinner conversation" seemed staged. As others have said, the seats were cramped and the... More

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Westminster, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Have seen Yakov before but this was the first at his dinner adventure. As usual, he was very good and quite funny. Told some great stories. Have to agree with some of the other reviewers that the seats were small, but an ingenious way to serve a meal. Talking about the meal, that left a little to be desired. Must... More

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I wasn't sure to expect when I booked the show. All I knew is that Yakov is kinda big deal in Branson, so I might as well go see what the big deal is. Upon arriving, everybody was seated efficiently. The theater was very large and very beautiful, but the seats were very tight. Unless you're a thin person, you'll... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If u are a size 2 the seats will be great for you...None of us are though...Two of our four dinners were cold. One of us has a visual disability and advised box office...We were seated on the left side and she was not able to see the show..(she can she somewhat). The show was good. but we felt would... More

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