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The Keeter Center - Dining


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Fried Green Tomatoes
Green tomatoes breaded with campus cornmeal and topped with house-made jalapeño jelly and garden fresh pico de gallo
House Chips
Lodge potato chips, topped with bleu cheese cream sauce, bacon, tomato, green onions and bleu cheese crumbles
Brussels and Kale
Roasted brussels sprouts, crispy kale chips, shredded parmesan, fresh lemon, and sweet garlic aioli
Plowman's Plate
Chef's selection of house-made sausages, handcrafted horseradish cheese spread, assorted pickled vegetables, multi-seed lavosh and whole grain mustard
Pimento Deviled Eggs & Pork Rinds
Pimento cheese stuffed local eggs paired with crispy pork rinds, garlic aioli and field greens
Signature Smoked Tomato Soup
Vine-ripened tomatoes, lightly smoked, with basil cream
Soup of the Day
Made fresh daily
Southwestern Quinoa
Sautéed golden quinoa with black beans, fajita vegetables and corn salsa. Topped with queso blanco, avocado, and hydroponic lettuce
Add grilled chicken $5, Add pecan chicken $6, Add grilled salmon $7, Add grilled shrimp $7. Dressing Choices: Pear Honey, Buttermilk Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Herb, Sesame Seed, Salsa Ranch, Sorghum Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Half $6.0
Full $9.0
House Harvest Salad
A blend of baby lettuces with sun-dried cranberries, toasted almonds, tomato, and crumbled feta cheese with your choice of dressing
Half $6.0
Full $9.0
Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and toasted croutons, with classic Caesar dressing
Fall Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad
Roasted butternut squash, spinach, shredded brussels, quinoa, crisp apples, pumpkin seeds, queso blanco, and dried cranberries with sorghum pumpkin vinaigrette
Asian Salmon Salad
Seared salmon, asian chopped salad, cabbage, spinach and kale, green onion, carrots, edamame, and roasted peanuts with sesame dressing
Chicken Fajita Salad
Seared chicken breast, sautéed onions and peppers with crisp greens, diced tomatoes, avocado, black beans, shredded cheese, and corn on fried Southwestern flatbread with salsa ranch dressing
Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad
Pan-seared pecan breaded chicken breast on a bed of field greens, tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red onions, and bleu cheese crumbles with balsamic vinaigrette
Keeter Wedge Salad
Iceberg wedge topped with toasted sesame, pumpkin, and poppy seeds. Accompanied by crumbled lavosh cracker, crispy bacon, grape tomatoes, green onion, and bleu cheese dressing
The Patriot
A house-made sourdough grilled cheese with pepperjack and cheddar. Served with our Signature Smoked Tomato Soup and fresh baby greens tossed in pear honey vinaigrette
Includes choice of Lodge chips, French fries, sweet potato fries, or pasta salad
Ham and Swiss
Ham, Swiss cheese, leaf lettuce, and sliced tomatoes served with tangy honey mustard on rye bread
Classic Tuna Salad
Tuna mixed with chopped hardboiled egg, celery, and mayonnaise with leaf lettuce and sliced tomatoes served on multi-grain bread
Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich
Oven roasted all-natural chicken breast with golden raisins, toasted walnuts, sliced apples, and classic Waldorf salad dressing. Served on toasted house-made sour dough bread and fresh lettuce
The Keeter Club
House-roasted turkey breast paired with fresh avocado, chopped bacon, leaf lettuce, and seasoned tomatoes. Served on a flaky croissant and basil mayo
Barbeque Mac*
House-made noodles with smoked gouda cheese sauce and hickory-smoked pulled pork with crispy crumb topping
Chicken Pasta Puttanesca
Dredged all-natural chicken breast paired with shell pasta and parmesan cream. Then topped with fresh arugula, campus sausage, artichokes, and capers in a tangy tomato sauce
Chicken and Smoked Mushroom Alfredo*
Sautéed chicken breast with hickory-smoked mushrooms, smoked hog jowls, onions, house-made fettuccini in a rich alfredo sauce
Includes choice of Lodge chips, French fries, sweet potato fries, or pasta salad
Alumni Burger
Fresh ground beef grilled to perfection and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, and grilled onion on a grilled brioche bun
Fried Pickle and Jalapeño Jelly Burger
Char-broiled burger glazed with campus pepper jelly, topped with fried pickled zucchini, cheddar cheese and served on a potato bun
Classic Grilled Ruben
Sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and tangy tomato rémoulade on grilled rye bread
Pulled Pork Barbeque Cornbread Sandwich*
Hickory–smoked pork with Kansas City–style barbecue sauce topped with caramelized onions and pepper jack cheese, on grilled house-made corn meal sandwich bread. Served with spicy coleslaw
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Parmesan cheese breaded all-natural chicken topped with Mediterranean vegetables, house-made marinara, provolone cheese. Served on a parmesan toasted wheat bun
Apple Butter BBQ Chicken
Apple butter BBQ glazed chicken breast topped with brown sugar bacon and cheddar cheese. Served on a brioche bun with sliced pickle and green leaf lettuce
Table Rock Turkey Melt
Sliced turkey and ham with Swiss cheese on Texas toast served open-faced with bleu cheese sauce
Fish and Chips
Light, crispy battered white fish and your choice of French fries, Lodge chips, or sweet potato fries, served with smoked tomato rémoulade
Chicken Fried Chicken
Hand-breaded crispy chicken cutlet topped with pepper gravy and served with mashed potatoes and campus green beans
Pork Pomodoro*
Medallions of campus-raised pork, basted with pesto, garden fresh tomatoes, and roasted garlic. Served on campus cornmeal polenta
Pot Roast Pot Pie
Tender pieces of chuck roast, carrots, celery, onion and corn, on a bed of mashed potatoes, covered in brown gravy. Topped with parmesan cheese and crisp puff pastry points
Meatloaf Mignon*
Classic bacon-wrapped meatloaf with ground chuck and ground campus pork. Blended with assorted mushrooms and topped with house catsup. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and campus green beans
Southern-Style Salmon
Pan-seared Atlantic salmon topped with Cajun cream sauce and corn Pico de Gallo. Accompanied by shrimp jambalaya and campus green beans
Pig and Beans*
White beans simmered with campus ham, house-made Italian sausage, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers topped with smoked Gouda and Texas toast corn bread
French Fries
Pasta Salad
Seasonal Fruit Cup
Sweet Potato Fries
Lodge Chips
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.
$4 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Healthy, American
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We always get a good meal and great service at the Keeter Center. The meals and service we got on 4/17/19 were great. We will be back.

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Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mark K
Reviewed yesterday

Last evening was our first visit to the campus of College of the Ozarks and their beautiful Keeter Center for dinner. Not only is the Keeter Center a magnificently beautiful facility, it is a joy to see the creative enterprise by the students of this...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank beattiemusic
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to visit. Food took a little long to come out but service was professional and food was really good. Would go back again.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 402lanetteg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Branson is well, Branson! It’s all about shows, family fun, miniature golf courses, touristy restaurants, replicas of the Titanic (!) a spectrum of resorts; well, you get the point! But here is a wonderful alternative to squeeze into your visit. The “Center” is adjacent to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank HughS253
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing! The Lodge is lovely. We were greeted immediately, and seated. We had reservations for 10. The service was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the variety of entrees and their desserts. Excellent evening!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank WilliamF4321
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the atmosphere! Our waitress did everything possible to make our time enjoyable there! We will be back!

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Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Discover00927218903
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great experience. Had no pre-knowledge of this place and it blew us away. Food was delicious; prices fair; service impeccable! So much to see on the campus as well. Best experience of our trip.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kmcclu
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a definite " must do" while in Branson, MO. It is a huge and lovely restaurant on the campus of the College of the Ozarks. The food is great. The students work there and grow a lot if not all the food on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Walter H
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you don't have reservations, you can expect a wait because this place is amazing! Staff is wonderful! Food is absolutely delicious. Complimentary homemade rolls and biscuits are a great start to the meal. Portions are large enough to split and still be full.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank victom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I always have the fried green tomatos if they are on the menu. They are always excellent and the jalapeño jam is excellent on them and not hot. We tried the smoked tomato soup this time and it was excellent. The Pig and Beans was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Dress casual and you will be fine. However, if you want to dress nice and do it up you won’t be out of place however you decide.
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