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

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Excellent food and service with a great view

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Robin B
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
47 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Never disappoints... Top quality food without even leaving the resort!!! We have made the trek off the resort at times to see if there is anything better and we always end up back at Devil's Pool. Great Food and atmosphere! Great Service!

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Springfield, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoyed a good lunch next to a warm fireplace on a snowy day. My husband enjoyed a big, juicy burger. I got the chicken liver appetizer. While the cheddar mashed potatoes were good, it was more like chicken liver niblets - very small. Due to the weather conditions, they were short staffed, but we still received excellent service!

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Bates City Missouri
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went on a Monday night. We have been going to big cedar for years. Had reservations for 7. They did not have our reservation but took us. We noticed the restaurant was barely occupied by guests. We have been to Devils pool before but not recently. And have usually had good experiences. NOT THIS TIME. We had prime rib or... More 

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

Dear Kathy B, We appreciate your feedback on your recent visit. Please accept my sincere apologies for the issues you experienced with the service at Devil's Pool. 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 issues you encountered during your visit. Is there... More 

Springdale, Arkansas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It used to be that when you stayed at Big Cedar, you were pretty much stuck with Devil’s Pool for your culinary needs. And in its day, admittedly, it was pretty nice. However, now that Top of The Rock is open, I’m afraid that Devil’s Pool is now merely the most convenient. Sure, it’s still elegant and the food is... More 

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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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