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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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Kansas City
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dobyn's Dining Room is a part of the Keeter Center which is a part of "Hard Work University" where all of the students work during their college years and graduate debt free. Amazing in itself. The Dobyn's Dining Room is a part of this system. All of the servers are students and all of them are attentive, courteous and professional.... More 

Thank Jojesta
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The students grow & prepare much of the food served in the restaurant & bakery. They also work in the restaurant serving, bussing tables, hostessing, & seating guests. They also work in the dairy right on campus & make the milk, butter, & ice cream served in restaurant & Creamery. Are you seeing a common theme here? Yes! These students... More 

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DFW Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I decided to try Dobyn's for dinner tonight. What a treat! The service was super, the food was all fresh and good, and the dessert was fabulous. We had heard of this restaurant on the campus of College of the Ozarks, but never took the time to go before (we didn't know what we were missing). All... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meal so much, we ate here again during our trip! They have excellent service, excellent food, and the BEST sweet iced tea I've ever had! They even offer gluten free options (including GF bread for the delicious homemade apple butter!) The servers are knowledgeable regarding what gluten free people can and can't have. I ate here with... More 

1 Thank TGW711
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food prepared and served by students. In some cases grown by students as well. Had a pulled pork sandwich with excellent coleslaw and sweet potato fries. The biscuits and rolls and apple butter were good as well. Reservations recommended as the restaurant can fill up. If in the Branson area, you want to head over here.

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here in March and happened upon the prime rib special which was outstanding. This time we were with two other couples and we were all disappointed with the flavor of the food. The service was excellent, the students are exemplary. The appetizers were good, but not outstanding. The ice cream is outstanding.

Thank Mary D
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to Branson many times and just discovered this wonderful gem of a restaurant. We will definitely return and try many different main courses. The fried catfish was amazing, it had the lightest batter and was delicious. Beautiful place and great food.

1 Thank Susan0113
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We travel over 600 miles to celebrate special occasions at Dobyn's. Students prepare and serve the fare and it is fun to see how well they do. Ingredients are from the college farm and fields and the recipes are timeless. the atmosphere is country home pleasant. Tour the hotel rooms to see first class lodgings (first class prices though).

2 Thank George H
Belleville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at Dobyns today at our scheduled reservation time of 11:45. Had the flat iron steak special with green beans and roasted poratoes. We also tried the catfish plate with french fries. Both were very good. Our waiter Dale was very attentive.

1 Thank Linda M
Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is at the college of the ozarks. It is a wonderful place to visit, so many things to see. If you have time visit the area with all the ww2 artifacts. The food is fantastic. Our waiter was a young man named Jesse, he was great, he went over the specials and explained a lot about the college.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $24
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?