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Devil's Pool Restaurant

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612 Devil's Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, MO 65739-9730
(800) 225-6343
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast and ask for Linda

The Devil's Pool breakfast buffet is a must for the Big Cedar experience and Sunday a must. In the expanse of Top of the Rock restaurants, the area may be feeling the stress of pro wait staff shortage, so just ask for Linda for a

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
TexasCynic
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Plano, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Little Rock, AR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

After reading several poor reviews, we went to this place anyway and were very disappointed. The window dressing of a nice setting is ruined by poor service and worse food. The pork chop was like shoe leather and the cobbler had just been taken out of the fridge and never heated. Avoid this one.

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Plano, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Devil's Pool breakfast buffet is a must for the Big Cedar experience and Sunday a must. In the expanse of Top of the Rock restaurants, the area may be feeling the stress of pro wait staff shortage, so just ask for Linda for a

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Four of us dined on a Friday evening--two ordered chicken livers, one ordered catfish filet and one ordered ribs. The livers had poor flavor and nothing like onions, bacon, bell pepper to enliven them. The catfish was very average. The ribs were incredibly tough. For a restaurant at a hotel that is a long drive from anywhere else to eat,... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Devil's Pool Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Vicki N, I am very sorry to hear that your dinner at Devil's Pool was not up to our standard. We know that your dining experience greatly impacts your overall stay, so I apologize for your disappointment. It sounds like you didn't have the chance to speak with a manager while you were here. If you would like to... More 

Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We took our twin teenage boys here while on spring break; shared smoked trout appetizer, well done. Also chicken livers were a hit. Dinner was great, trout, fried chicken & pork chop; also get Mac n cheese worth the extra dollars. Awesome view; Donel was a super waitress!! She was very helpful. Hubby ordered the restaurant's special Manhattan cocktail; yummy.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The weather was nice enough for us to have lunch on the deck with a view of the lake. We enjoyed our food - my meatloaf sandwich was excellent. The service was attentive. The prices were a little more than we usually do at lunch or I would have given it 5 stars.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Breakfast at the Devil's Pool Restaurant was a mess. Two of us took the buffet. We found sufficient offerings but many of the items were gone (empty bowls). Two others of us ordered from the menu. It took forever to get the food and then the orders were cold, dried up and incomplete. The waitress seemed really flustered by the... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Devil's Pool Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Iarhee, I am very sorry to see that you experienced a variety of issues during your breakfast at Devil’s Pool, from the slow service to the lack of replenished food at the buffet. As you mentioned, this type of experience is not typical of Big Cedar, and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. It sounds... More 

Hollister, Missouri, Usa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful place. The food is good but not great. Best thing we had was smoked trout appetizer. My wife and I split the app and a small salad. She had KC strip and I had bacon wrapped chop (very good). The sugar snap peas as a side were fab. She had one bourbon and 7 and I had one... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was disappointed to find out that during the week the restaurant only serves breakfast off the menu. The pancakes tasted odd/sour. The bill for two with beverages was over $30.00. We were disappointed with the value based on the quality of the food. Next time we will probably just head up the road to Bob Evans.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Devil's Pool Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michele P, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Devil's Pool Restaurant. Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointment with the quality of the breakfast. We strive to create an exceptional experience for all of our guests and would love the opportunity to contact you so we can resolve the... More 

Missouri
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180 reviews 180 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ordered a pizza, salad and dessert from the restaurant while staying at the property. Speedy service for pick-up, the food was really good but it was expensive for what it was. We would still order from here based on convenience.

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Lebanon, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Even if you aren't staying on the Big Cedar property, it's worth the drive from Branson. Where else will you find smoked trout as an appetizer or chicken fried steak the size of a hubcap? A little pricy, but worth it for the atmosphere. Dinner won't come quickly, but yummy and hot is better than fast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612 Devil's Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: (800) 225-6343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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