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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
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  • 4
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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
Consistently nice experience

We try to eat at the Dobyns Dining Room at Keeter Center every time we go to Branson. It is one of the few consistently good "sit down" restaurants in the area, has more atmosphere than most others, and this the only farm to table restaurant we know of near Branson. Occasionally a new recipe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Oklahoma
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149 reviews 149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We try to eat at the Dobyns Dining Room at Keeter Center every time we go to Branson. It is one of the few consistently good "sit down" restaurants in the area, has more atmosphere than most others, and this the only farm to table restaurant we know of near Branson. Occasionally a new recipe could be improved upon but... More 

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is the fourth time we have eaten here. The service and dining room are awesome! C of O is so right on in their approach. The food is excellent and the students do a wonderful. To top it off they honor us Vietnam era Veterans. It is an experience you don't want to miss.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The setting of this restaurant is reminiscent of the Tovar Hotel .. just more modern and uptodate. the College campus is beautiful. Most importantly the service was exceptional. The wait staff are students of the college and are friendly and engaging. Thanks Billy. The manager came by our table to make certain all was well taken care of. The food... More 

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Ripley, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The dinning hall is beautiful, looks like a lodge.The student staff were very professional and friendly. The Italian sandwich was THE BEST.! The miniature ice cream cone tree was the perfect dessert - 6 tiny cones, 3 homemade ice cream flavors...

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Arlington, TX
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

First time diners, based on the beautiful surroundings and the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we came to this meal with great expectations. As prices are considerably better for lunch, we chose a late lunch, arriving at 1:00p. We were met with an amiable hostess and an hour-long wait. The wait was worth it, as we were seated at a table... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the Sunday Brunch!! Beautiful setting, piano music, friendly smiling servers, and delicious food. There is something for everyone's dining pleasure including an abundance of desserts and even a station marking Rootbeer floats!

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Belleville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Keeter Center is part of the College of the Ozarks where all the students "earn" their way through college. Keeter Center has a brunch on Sundays. This brunch is a shocker to those who find it for the first time and those who have been there always want to go back. Brunch is in the huge center which is like... More 

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Moberly, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You must eat at the Keeter Center Restaurant. The service and food is wonderful. The house chips were spicy and cheesy. The meal is cooked to your preference. Allergy questions are encouarged and substitutions are made if at all possible

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Pittsburg, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Decided to try lunch and was delighted with the atmosphere, service, and food. Would definitely go back again. Sunday buffet is a little expensive but would like to try it someday.

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Benton, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was all that I heard and more. Wonderful Food and Service. Impeccable in all facets. A MUST DO! Most food is grown and prepared on sight. The ice cream is great.

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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