If you are looking for a place to spend your Thanksgiving vacation, look no further than Branson. Located in the heart of the Ozarks, this Missouri town, best known as a family destination for over 100 years, offers live entertainment and great places to feast.
Branson is a top destination for Thanksgiving because it celebrates the two most incredible things in life: food and your loved ones. This year, try some of the best restaurants available serving delicious Thanksgiving meals, visit the top Branson shows, and stay at the best lodging for families.
We have created this guide to help you plan your holiday and celebrate Thanksgiving in Branson. This guide will assist you in finding where you can feast, find your lodging (some with fully-equipped kitchens), and see live entertainment.
Where to Eat
Make your Thanksgiving extra special with a fantastic feast at one of Branson’s delicious restaurants! There are many great places to eat during the holiday season, and we’ve got you covered with our list of the best restaurants in town. To make your experience even more enjoyable and hassle-free, be sure to call ahead to verify menu options, pricing, and reservation availability!
DRAFTS SPORTS GRILL
Address: 2280 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616 – Map to the Restaurant
Reservations: (417) 320-6045
Treat your family to a memorable holiday meal at the Draft Sports Grill. Their menu features innovative takes on American classics, like the Barbecue Pulled Pork, which contains their 10-hour smoked pulled pork. With indoor and outdoor seating, you’ll find plenty of TVs to catch all of the big Thanksgiving day games.
Thanksgiving Feast To-Go is Available
TOP OF THE ROCK
Address: 190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, Missouri 65739 – Map to the Restaurant
Reservations: (800) 225-6343
Savor a spectacular Thanksgiving Day dinner with family and friends with one of the best views in Branson. Enjoy a delicious buffet or by-plate dinner at one of their 5 amazing restaurants with incredible views of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake.
THE KEETER CENTER
Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, MO 65726 – Map to the Restaurant
Reservations: (407) 351-2210
Come to The Keeter Center this Thanksgiving to enjoy an unforgettable farm-to-table experience. The 2022 Thanksgiving Brunch is available for reservation, offering a delicious brunch buffet with hot entrees and side dishes, carved meat, breakfast selections, and dessert.
Kids: $29 (Ages 4-12)
Complimentary for kids 3 and under.
Reservations for Thanksgiving day are sold out. Thanksgiving Brunch still available.
LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE
Address: 2900 State Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 – Map to the Restaurant
Reservations: (417) 339-1010
Landry’s Seafood House is serving up its full menu this Thanksgiving, including chef recommendations like the Bayou Fishman’s Stew. Shareables for the table, house specialties, and a few holiday options are also on the menu.
Address: 801 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616 – Map to the Restaurant
Reservations: (417) 336-2023
This year, spend Thanksgiving in Branson with your family at Bob Evans. For a limited time, they are serving seasonal plates to-go! Their Holiday Hot Family Meals are the perfect way for you to gather around the table this season. Each pack includes slow-roasted turkey and hickory-smoked ham, house-made bread & dressings, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & ham, cornbread dressing, and a pumpkin pie.
Where to Sleep
Your Thanksgiving vacation is only complete with the perfect accommodation for your family. However, we understand that pets are part of the family too, so if you are traveling with your furry friend, we found the best pet-friendly hotels and resorts in Branson.
WESTGATE BRANSON WOODS RESORT
The Westgate Branson Woods Resort can ensure a memorable Thanksgiving celebration. This resort has recently undergone a $3.2 million renovation, including an updated look for the rooms and kitchen appliances. The resort offers accommodations ranging from Studios to Two Bedroom Deluxe Villas. If you were opt-in to cook your Thanksgiving meal, we recommend the One Bedroom Deluxe, Two Bedroom, or Two Bedroom Deluxe Villa as they offer a fully equipped kitchen.
WESTGATE BRANSON LAKES RESORT
Relax and enjoy a scenic getaway in this lakeside Branson resort. The Westgate Branson Lakes Resort recently underwent an $8.2 million renovation project to enhance the guest experience. With over 150 villas now upgraded to provide you with an exceptional stay, you can choose between One Bedroom, One Bedroom Deluxe, or Two Bedroom Deluxe accommodations. All units come complete with fully-equipped kitchens and spacious rooms. With Thanksgiving Day dining reservations filling up at nearby restaurants, consider opting for a private dinner with homemade (or takeout) classics at a Westgate Branson Lakes Resort!
WESTGATE BRANSON WOODS HOTEL
The Westgate Branson Woods Hotel offers comfortably appointed rooms with resort-style amenities. Your options are wide open, from the outdoor pools to their indoor pool and fitness center. Take advantage of the available private hiking trails, campfire areas, and on-site dining options like the Drafts Sports Grill.
Live Shows to Enjoy
If you’re looking for some entertainment during your holiday vacation, try checking out some of the best shows in Branson.
Legends in Concert
Step back in time and embrace the legends of American music history, located at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Legends in Concert recreates the excitement and fun of the past with performances by favorite singers such as Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, and more!
The Haygoods are Branson’s most popular family-friendly show, performing popular pop, country, and rock music. With over 20 instruments played during each performance, light shows, flying guitarists, and a soaring robot guitarist, it’s no doubt that this experience is worth purchasing a ticket for.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Come to the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction! Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show is a feast for the eyes and taste buds with its family-style meal, which combines dinner, live music, and professional trick riding. Your ticket includes a four-course family feast and a night full of entertainment.
Have a good laugh this holiday season with Comedy Jamboree, a musical comedy show that puts you on a rollercoaster of joy and laughter. This performance is not the average comedy show, as you’ll be immersed in the unique dance and music experience. Comedy Jamboree is popular, so don’t forget to get your tickets!
Amazing Pets is a one-of-a-kind show held at the Grand Country Music Hall. The show features talented pets and all the tricks and laughs you would expect from these amazing animals. The furry cast has all been rescued from animal shelters across the country, so if you are an animal lover, this show is a must-see!
Thanksgiving is a great time to visit Branson. There are many things to do during the holiday, and if you plan ahead of time, you can experience plenty of what Branson has to offer. You are still in time to plan your Thanksgiving vacation with lodging and dining reservations! BestVacationDealz offers affordable vacation packages for Thanksgiving in Branson, starting from only $99. Book yours today to get started!