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Dobyns Dining Room

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1 Opportunity Ave., Branson, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had read the reviews so knew we had to eat there during vacation. They didn't come close to the experience. Everyone we came in contact with were so friendly and took pride in their job. To realize each one is a student makes me confident for the future. We were early for our reservation. No problem, we will seat... More 

Thank stevenhood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch at the College of the Ozarks Resaurant at the Keeter Center. We were glad we did. There was a fifteen minute wait but well worth it. My husband had the KC pulled pork barbecue on sliced grilled cornmeal bread while I had the eggplant, portobello mushroom, spinach and cheese sandwich. Both were excellent. We topped it... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Charleston, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harrison was our server again and he was an excellent waiter and did a great job. We also attended the bell choir concert and enjoyed getting to hear the beautiful Christmas music that the group provided. Kaitlin Jones, a member of the bell choir, is from Charleston, Arkansas and a former student of ours. We enjoyed the entire experience.

Thank Rosemary U
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While in Branson on vacation, we stoppped here for a nice lunch. We were not disappointed. All the food is grown/made/processed on location. The waiters/waitresses are students of the university. This was an incredible experience. A culinary delight,

Thank Traveledd_one
Fairfield, Iowa
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife, a friend, and I had lunch for the fist time at Dobyns today. We were each very thankful that we selected this restaurant. All the staff made us feel welcome, especially our server, Hannah. The ambiance was warm and beautiful with holiday cheer. I had the catfish, my wife had grilled chicken salad, and our friend had chicken... More 

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food prepared and served by students. Great work being done at the college. First visit to this restaurant but plan on returning to try the dinner menu in the future.

Thank Rdh09
Kemah, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a semi retired Chef from Kemah Texas and certainly a lover of food and presentations, NONE are equal to this wonderful place. The students add to the quality of the days experience. I promise you this will be a life changing experience for you and your families. Food is beyond explanation as is the service and the ambience is... More 

Thank generoblyer
Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Already mentioned College of the Ozarks where this is located. A formal dining experience for the common man on a budget, all the amenities of a white table cloth restaurant with classy wait staff, great food, just a bit pricey, and sometimes hard to get reservations, it is a great eating experience.

Thank mjlarivi
Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at the restaurant and had an absolutely wonderful experience. We called ahead, but only about 15 mins. before we got there and they had availability for us to come in then. Everyone that we interacted with was delightful. We had a wonderful dinner, everything was fresh and all or almost all of it was grown there at the... More 

Thank Bruce F
Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Dobyn's---celebrating my husband's birthday. Beautiful decor, excellent service and first-class menu selections presented like a 5 Star restaurant. Live pianist performed the evening we were there---beautiful addition to the experience!

Thank 33CKR

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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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • 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?