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“Great view, nice decor, average food”

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Gaston's White River Resort
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Lakeview
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
MO
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
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“Great view, nice decor, average food”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We took a trip to see Bull Shoals as part of our trip to Branson. The lady at the visitors center recommended Gaston's restaurant. We went at 3:30 on a Sun. afternoon, so we had the place practically to ourselves. Service was very good. View was beautiful. We enjoyed watching the boats and people fishing. The cabins looked quaint, might be nice to come for a fishing trp over a long weekend. Back to the restaurant, the food was very average. I suspect that most of their food is of the frozen variety. I had the open faced roast beef sandwich. The mashed potatoes while not powdered were not made from fresh potatoes, probably frozen. The roast beef was not freshly carved, again it was better than dell meat but probably heat and serve from frozen. The gravy was not good at all. Way too salty, tasted like gravy made from a powdered mix. They did have Cheesecake Factory cheesecake which was delicious! Overall... A bit overpriced for frozen food.

  • Visited September 2012
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
1 review
“Worst Experience Ever”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Do NOT even go to Gastons. We were taken their by local residents for dinner and they were embarassed by the slow service and cold entrees. And when we asked for any assistance or discount due to cold and subpar food or lack of service we were pushed aside. Total bill was $215 what a total ripoff for value recieved. Portions were small and food was no better than diner food. STAY AWAY not worth the money!!!! WE had family and friends from New Jersey, Arizona, and Germany and we were totally EMBARASSED!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Arkansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor service”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Don't waste your time and money people. Me and my wife about walked out after we stood there and nobody helped us for five minutes with them standing right there. You better hope Restaurant Impossible don't ever stop by while your charging restaurant prices for frozen food. (Shame on you Gaston's)!!!

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Yellville, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Will not return”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Of all the restaurants in this region, our experience at Gaston's has been the worst. Yes, the view is great, the decorations inside the restaurant are nice, but the service was horrible, the food was poor, and the ambiance was the worst I've ever experienced in my lifetime. Then consider the quite high prices one pays for the view of the river, the hummingbirds, and the collection of old junk lining the walls and ceilings -- the $$$ could not have been for the food that was hardly better than a fast food burger joint. Needless to say, I'm not MacArthur when I say "I shall NOT return!"

  • Visited May 2012
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Lake of the Ozarks
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“River Perfect”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Wow what a place. Tranquil and beautiful right on the river. Staff very friendly excellent restaurant. Lots for a family to do and bond in nature. Seen a lot of deer which were not too shy. Excellent place to unwind and do what you love most outdoors

Visited August 2012
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