There are many great places for breakfast in Branson. From bacon and eggs to homemade cinnamon rolls, from chorizo and eggs on a tortilla to chicken fried steak and gravy, whatever your taste in breakfast, you can find it in Branson.
When I was in elementary school, I would rise at 4:30 in the morning to see my mother before she left for work. Her job was managing my grandfather’s restaurant in downtown Branson, The Highway Café. She opened at 6 AM and didn’t return home until 9 or 10 PM. I remember asking her why someone else couldn’t go in so early. Her reply was that breakfast was when she saw her most loyal customers, and she would trust it to no one else.
Eight great places in Branson for Breakfast
What she told me has a ring of truth to it. Most folks choose a place to eat lunch based on convenience or price. Many people choose a place to eat dinner based on “something different.” When people sit down to eat breakfast, they want to eat at their favorite restaurant. What makes the difference in a good place to eat and a great place to eat in Branson is not just the quality of the food, but also the tender loving care that goes into the making of the food. Below is our selection of eight great places for breakfast in Branson, everyone of which offer quality food made with TLC.
3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616
I get hungry just thinking about McFarlains Family Restaurant. Home-style cooking, made to order, every bite tasty, every morel fresh, this is one of the best places to eat breakfast in all of Branson. Conveniently located in the Imax Theater complex, there is plenty of shopping, shows, and movies here to make a day of it. But, if you are looking for food that is a cut above the rest, be sure to eat breakfast at McFarlains.
McFarlain’s is one of my family’s favorites. We always take visiting relatives and friends to eat there. If you try it, it will be among your favorites, also.
5291 Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65616
Okay, I am going to let you in on a secret. This restaurant is where many of the locals go when they want a great breakfast. Billy Gail’s, located near Silver Dollar City on Highway 265, offers home cooking, overseen by the owners themselves. The staff is more than friendly and the atmosphere is fun.
Billy Gail’s has been around for years and the setting looks it. Fixed up as a 1940s roadside filling station and café, one is inclined to think that they have slipped through a time portal. The food is tasty and made by hand, not the cardboard, complex carbohydrates that one gets at the fast food joints.
Billy Gail’s is like eating the breakfast that your grandma used to make.
108 S. Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616
Located in downtown Branson, what many people call Old Branson, Casa De Luz is a family operated Mexican Restaurant that uniquely offers breakfast. In fact, they don’t offer dinner, except on special occasions. They close right after lunch daily.
Their breakfast cuisine includes a Mexican breakfast burrito, huevos rancheros, chorizo omelet, breakfast quesadilla, and much more.
They also offer American fare, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns (the best hash browns I have ever eaten), and they are unbelievably affordable.
103 S Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616
Clocker’s Café has been a part of the downtown Branson landscape for many years. Locally owned and with a friendly staff, it is the place where many downtown business people eat breakfast. The fact that they have been in business for so many years – and haven’t changed much over the years – draws the attention of many visitors to Branson. What keeps the tourists coming back year after year, though, is not the décor, rather the cuisine. Good, stout coffee, eggs cooked to perfection, and hash browns that are cooked in a frying pan, not a microwave.
Clockers is downtown Branson at its best.
119 W Main St
Branson, MO 65616
I love this place for one dish alone – all their dishes are great, but they offer my favorite, cooked to perfection. The dish? Chicken fried steak. Platter-sized chicken fried steak, smothered with white gravy. It’s heaven.
Downtown Branson offers a lot of cafés, every one of them locally owned. Every one of them deserves your business. If you are in Branson, looking for a spot to call your own for breakfast, why not go downtown and try a different restaurant every morning. When you do, try the Farmhouse. It is amazing.
3551 Shepherd Of The Hills Expy
Branson, MO 65616
I have a confession to make. I love Golden Corral’s breakfast. I love it because they have such a variety. Even more, if I time it right, I can catch the end of the breakfast buffet and the beginning of the lunch buffet and therefore eat a “brunch” (and I wonder why I can never lose weight).
What I love about Golden Corral’s breakfast is the variety they offer. They offer more fresh fruit than one can shake a stick at. Berries, melons, grapes, pineapples, kiwi and so much more. Put them together with a little cottage cheese or a small pancake and one has a heart-healthy breakfast.
They offer so much more, though. A dozen kinds of meats, eggs cooked a handful of ways and potatoes every way imaginable. Oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits, and wow, you end up with a smorgasbord. It may be a nationwide chain, but the cooking is down-home country.
1945 W 76 Country Blvd
Branson, MO 65616
Located on the strip, Grand Country Buffet has a reputation as one of the best all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets in town, and it is one well-deserved. It is easy to slap together a breakfast buffet, if you are not picky about the quality of your food, but Grand Country cares about their quality. Because they care, one never sees stale biscuits or crusty eggs on their buffet. The food is fresh and prepared with care.
Offering a variety of fruit, a large selection of meat, and eggs cooked any way one wants, Grand Country Buffet is one of my favorite places for breakfast.
625 Hwy 165 Suite #4 Branson MO
Phone : 417-231-5900
Once in a while you have to be bad, and load up on sweets in the morning. If I could, I would ignore my wife’s advice and eat Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls every morning. What is it? It is a small store front, right across the street from Stone Hill Winery and next door to Subway, which serves the most sinfully delicious cinnamon rolls you will ever taste.
By the way, when you walk in, you most likely will see the real Grandma Ruth. She does exist, and she is baking every morning. Buy a week’s supply of Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls, take them back to your hotel or condo, but don’t expect them to last a week. You won’t be able to resist these cinnamon rolls if they are within reach; they are addictive.
These are our choices for eight great places for breakfast in Branson. Tell us your favorites.