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Dobyns Dining Room

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1 Opportunity Ave, Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-239-1900
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is great!! Beautiful view overlooking the campus and the students were all so wonderful! Can't wait to go back!

Thank 274Julie014
Aiken, South Carolina
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On college campus - service supported by students and many menu ingredients local to campus or freshly made in kitchen. Our family of three generations really enjoyed our dinners: prime rib, meatloaf and pork with polenta. Deserts include freshly made ice cream, bread pudding and great coconut cake and more. Well worth the drive if you are staying in the... More 

Thank patcal4
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular food served by lovely Christian, young people working their way through college. "Farm to Fork" meals! Delicious! I got the Pasta Primavera which was served with wheat rolls and cranberry biscuits. My husband got the peach/blackberry salad and added grilled shrimp. Would definitely go again!

1 Thank Lisa M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mother and I had the most delicious meal of our lives here, and table service was also the best we've had. Savannah, our server, was sincerely friendly, efficient and professional from start to finish. My lunch was the pecan crusted chicken breast served on a bed of fresh spring greens with pickled onions, candied pecans and blue cheese with... More 

1 Thank MNDoodles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Dobyns after reading the favorable reviews on tripadvisor. We had lunch--I had one of the best cheeseburgers I've ever eaten. After lunch, we stopped by their ice cream shop and had the very best ice cream I've ever eaten! I'm not a big fan of ice cream--might eat it two or three times a year. I had the... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very pricey, but the atmosphere and the food was very good. The fact that it is run by the students to earn their way thru college is worth the extra price you pay. Be sure to make reservations.

Thank PatPace
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate the Pork Pomadora. It was one f the best meals in my life. The service was wonderfull. Because students are the severs, they have many more people working. All the students were busy and attentive to the patrons.

Thank Theodore H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live almost 2 hours away and I would drive to Branson just to eat at this restaurant. We had great service and great meals. Watch out for the desserts because they can be addicting. The ice cream is amazing too. If you are going to be anywhere near Branson, get your reservation in as soon as you can. We... More 

Thank Gerald K
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is part of the college of Ozarks work program. We ate at the Keeter center. The food was outstanding as well as the services. The meatloaf is different but good. The fish and chips was wonderful. Three strips of fish and had the best sweet potatoes fries I ever ate. The desserts look wonderful, however we had the wonderful... More 

Thank keidel411
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely building and campus, impressive student staff. The food was all very good, but the Sunday brunch selections didn't compare to Chateau on the Lake's, where we'd eaten at our last visit to Branson. Reservations are virtually a must for Sunday brunch. Last time we couldn't get reservations and they'd cut off their waitlist. This time, we called 2 days... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $24
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout
  • Phone Number: +1 417-239-1900
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?