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Dobyns Dining Room in the Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 854
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely amazing service and exceptional food!

We had heard about the "Restaurant at the College of the Ozarks", but after spending 2 wonderful hours enjoying friends over dinner, we could not have been more pleased with the service, the food and the experiance. It is a beautiful building inside and out, and unless you didn't know they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Marcus D
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Kansas City, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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983 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kansas City, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had heard about the "Restaurant at the College of the Ozarks", but after spending 2 wonderful hours enjoying friends over dinner, we could not have been more pleased with the service, the food and the experiance. It is a beautiful building inside and out, and unless you didn't know they were students, you would have thought they were at... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my wife here on the recommendation of a friend, and everything started out very good until we received our main course. I had ordered the aged steak because I had always heard how you haven't had steak until you have had one that has been aged. My expectations were that this would be a very tender, and very... More 

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Branson, Missouri
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to eat brunch (on special occasions)! Yes, it's pricy, BUT well worth it!!! The food was amazing, the atmosphere unbeatable and service second to none. The best part of this place is the fact that students run it. These are not your typical college students; these are students who work for their tuition!... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The restaurant on the campus of the College of the Ozarks is a must-do when you're in the Branson area. It's part of the Mabee Lodge which I've never stayed in but plan to one day. The restaurant is fun experience IF you allow yourself the luxury of talking to the staff of students. The food is excellent. The students... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed Sunday brunch here and didn't mind the wait at all with a lovely gift store to browse through as well as the Vietnam Veteran's mini-museum! The decor and location are simply outstanding, the building is gorgeous and food was amazing. We didn't even get to try all of it! Loved the friendly service by the students, who were... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We just spent another amazing evening in the Dobyns Dining Room at College of the Ozarks - Keeter Center! We go here for birthdays, Mother's Day, and this time...a book release celebration. The food is student created and prepared. The level of sophistication and service that consistently come from the students at Hard Work U is what really shines here.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious meal, courteously served by a friendly, gracious student. The building is lovely and the food was exceptional. We will return should we be back in Branson.

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wichita falls, texas
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had lunch there yesterday, service was great and we all enjoyed our food. Sandwiches were fresh and be sure to try the homemade chips!

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Ozark, Missouri
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Reservations are strongly recommended here! This is a beautiful location and the décor is amazing! the Sunday brunch is laid out along three walls and the dessert table is in the center of the dining hall. If you leave here hungry it is your own fault. The variety of food choices are wonderful. Breakfast bar, pasta station, salad table, entrée... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nestled in the mountains, the College of the Ozarks offers this unique dining experience. The Keeter Center is a beautiful log cabin style building which offers an amazing view from the wrap-around porch. The students who work to pay for their tuition, were absolutely amazing with their service. Our server (I wish I could remember her name but her family... 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

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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