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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
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Allen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. I had BBQ ON Cornbread sandwich for lunch. I loved it. I was very impressed with th he service and friendliness on all of the staff. I highly recommend

Thank Howard H
Saint Peters, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fabulous. We are staying at the Keeter Center and have reservation for Sunday Brunch. First Class.

1 Thank Glenda F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in the Keeter Center on the campus of the Collage of the Ozarks. It is staffed by students who work 15 hours a week in exchange for their tuition. The building is beautiful and constructed of natural logs. You will not find better, friendlier, or more attentive service anywhere in the Midwest. This is a large... More 

1 Thank Tom K
East Coast
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was on the campus of the College of the Ozarks and was staffed by students. We were extremely impressed by the quality of the food. The students were professional, polite and pleasant. The dining room's atmosphere was country elegant with linen napkins, fresh flowers on each table, a stone fireplace, huge wooden columns and beams and a beautiful... More 

Thank 3TravelingBuds
Overland Park, Kansas
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group of 11 ladies were seated promptly by a very gracious hostess (student) after a brief stop at the Dessert Tree. Our Waiter (student) was great at describing dishes and making recommendations. A passing Waitress (student) offered to take our picture and had to do some climbing to get us all in. I had the Tomato Basil Soup and... More 

Thank Cynmos
Tupelo, Mississippi
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Selected this place to visit because Dobyn's is so highly rated on Tripadvisor, and Dobyn's did NOT disappoint! When we arrived at our reservation time, we had to wait a few minutes, but we didn't mind, because there was so much to look at in the lobby. We were greeted by a very friendly staff, and were seated by a... More 

Thank LugiaGirl
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food; excellent décor, beautiful setting. I'm so impressed with the College of the Ozarks students. A memorable experience!

Thank Nancy L
Irving, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sunday brunch is fabulous. We've been several times and have never been disappointed at all. The students are so friendly and efficient. We also enjoyed lunch there one day during our visit to Branson. It was also delicious.

Thank Jerry M
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Curious about this college that offers student debt free education, we drove out for lunch. The young staff were so professional and friendly. I don't know how they drill that into them, but they do! The service was good, the food was good. A very pleasant lunch.

Thank katyop86
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the professional service given by college students.The atmosphere was beautiful with fresh flowers on each table and a ceiling of copper etched squares above us. Student run and food grown on campus makes for a delightful evening. Everyone was accommodating and answered all our questions. We were celebrating an anniversary and were given a fancy... 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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?