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Dobyns Dining Room

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1 Opportunity Ave., Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-239-1900
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Whether it's a casual lunch, intimate dinner for two or an elegant private...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Highest quality food and service!

We spent the entire day at the College of the Ozarks eating lunch at the Dobyns Dining room. We had the Catfish Cakes, Tortilla Soup as appetizer - both very good! For the meal, we had Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Fried Chicken. The waitress, Molly, was exceptional and all the student workers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fairfield
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Fairfield
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We spent the entire day at the College of the Ozarks eating lunch at the Dobyns Dining room. We had the Catfish Cakes, Tortilla Soup as appetizer - both very good! For the meal, we had Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Fried Chicken. The waitress, Molly, was exceptional and all the student workers went out of their way to make... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food was absolutely fabulous and the service was these best I have seen in a long time. We had a long leisurely lunch with a fantastic view. The waitstaff were more than tell us about the freshness & quality of the food. The dress was casual but the staff wore jackets reminiscent of times past. We will dine here... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is hands down, the best restaurant in all of the Ozarks! The view off the balcony is wonderful. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious, and the prices were reasonable. We will be stopping here at least once any time we are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Love this place. All the employees are students at College of the Ozarks. Every student is working to pay their tuition or room/board. Every student leaves debt free!!!

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is incredibly fresh. No prepack here. Student servers are polite and courteous and conversational.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our son and daughter-in-law took us to Dobyns as an anniversary gift in June 2015. Dobyns is a part of the College of the Ozarks and is operated mostly by college students as a requirement of their education there. The restaurant has a wide menu from which to select (except alcohol - Presbyterian school!). It was - and always is... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday brunch. The buffet is endless with everything from omelets, pasta, salads, fruit, cheeses, root beer floats, desserts and more. The vegetables, dairy products and pork are raised here at the college by the students. The wait staff is also students. They all work here to help pay for their tuition. Great place for a great meal. Come... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So after reading all the great reviews about this place we just had to give it a try on our vacation. Let me just say everything was wonderful! From the great wait staff to the excellent good, everything was top notch. I was a little worried about bringing my two smaller children here but they ended up loving it too!... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Before I begin my review, when or if you go here read the mission and vision statement for the restaurant/school. It is amazing that there is a higher education institute that has adopted this mission/vision. The service was spectacular! Our server Kassie was impeccable, courteous, attentive, friendly and probably the best server we have EVER had. The food....what more can... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ate here on a Friday evening with a party of fourteen. We did have a reservation. The appetizers, main courses, and salads were excellent and the desserts outstanding. The server was both efficient and friendly.

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Additional Information about Dobyns Dining Room

Address: 1 Opportunity Ave., Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
Phone Number: +1 417-239-1900
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Opportunity Ave., Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout
  • Phone Number: +1 417-239-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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