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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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A great place, pleasant staff, great food. If you tell everyone then all will know the secret. I've had several people speak of this place, it is great

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the other reviews we were super excited to try here. The food was just okay. I feel like we could have gotten better dinner from a local restaurant. The service we received, although friendly, was unorganized and inefficient. I've been a server and it wasn't even busy so I wasn't sure what took so long for him to check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place, pleasant staff, great food. If you tell everyone then all will know the secret. I've had several people speak of this place, it is great

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Wynne, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

WOW!!! This whole concept is so interesting. First off the food is absolutely some of the best tasting food that you will find in any restaurant, anywhere. The service is, by far, the best I have encountered in a very long time, if not forever. Our server, Gerki, was such an interesting young man from Albania. My wife even asked... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the brunch at Dobyns Dining Room. We had been trying to find the time to do this for years. It was well worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dobyns Dinning Room at the Keeter Center is a wonderful restaurant. There is usually a student who plays piano while you enjoy the views of the campus. The dinning room has a great rustic, yet elegant look. Great student servers are very attentive to your needs, but ready to tell you all about themselves or the school, if quizzed. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best brunch we have ever had. So many stations to select from. Everything is served almost bite size which is a welcome not to waste food. Students do an outstanding service. We tipped 25%. And we'll worth it,

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Hot Springs, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Dobyns Dining Room many times and they have yet to disappoint! EXCELLENT environment. Beautiful view. The students of the University are the greeters, servers, and chefs... Not to mention farmers, dairy hands, and horticulturist. The farm to table premise insures each meal is fresh and tasty. You will be promptly greeted with a smile and treated as though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we go to Branson, we make a special trip here. The food is always tasty, interesting, and well priced. It's also special to learn that most of it comes from the college itself. The winning attitude of the servers and staff makes this a special meal for my wife and I each time we go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best dining experience my wife and I have had in many, many years. The student waitress, Anna, was incredibly nice and efficient and took great care of us. The food was excellent, the student piano player was awesome. We will make a point to return here at least once on all future visits to Branson. It is... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit was recommended by my sister who had been there before and wanted to share what she knew. I appreciated that all the students were the chefs, waitresses and waiters, and they were more than happy to take the time to answer questions about their time on the college and how they got there and what they planned to... More 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

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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