Branson Dinner Shows: Dining and Entertainment for the Family

Family-friendly Branson, Missouri, offers down-home fun and entertainment. Many know Branson as the live show capital of the world, and part of its toe-tapping schedule includes a variety of dinner shows. These attractions pair two things travelers love – food and flair – and offer a glimpse into Missouri living. Bring an appetite and sense of humor, and check out the top Branson dinner shows.

6 Branson Dinner Shows: Family Fun in the Ozarks

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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

Dolly Parton has long held a reputation for entertainment and music, so the Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show ranks among the most popular Branson dinner shows. See over 32 horses and stunt riders as they roam the 35,000-square-foot arena. As guests enjoy dinner, they watch special effects, professional riders, and music and comedy performances.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show starts with pre-show entertainment in the Carriage Room followed by the main event with a four-course meal. The feast features chicken and pork loin, soup, veggies, breads and dessert, all with unlimited soda, tea or coffee. Those who prefer vegetarian or gluten-free options should call ahead, so the attraction can prepare delicious options for specialty diets.

Branson Murder Mystery

Branson Murder Mystery takes place in Majestic Theater. This Wild West-themed dinner show in Branson brings the fun off the stage and into the dining area. Guests enjoy an all-you-can buffet, then settle in for a story, live entertainment and lots of laughs. Visitors may also end up as the villain, so get ready to participate.

The murder-mystery buffet offers pulled pork, baked chicken, country-style veggies, dinner roll, dessert, and sweet tea and lemonade. Dinner begins at 4:15 p.m., and the show starts at 5 and lasts over two hours. While dining, keep an eye out for actors who mingle with guests.

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Showboat Branson Belle

Hop aboard the Showboat Branson Belle for a three-course meal while cruising Table Rock Lake. From March to December, Showboat Branson Belle features live music and entertainment by professional performers. Shows include dance troupes, singers, magicians and more depending on the time of year.

Each meal is prepared on the paddleboat in the ship’s galley. Guests receive a meat, fresh salad, veggie sides, bread and a delicious dessert.

George Strait Tribute Dinner Show

Families who love George Strait should visit Uptown Cafe to see the George Strait Dinner Show. This live show features top hits, and feel free to sing along with Gordy and Debbie, a couple who covers Strait’s songs. Guests of all ages enjoy dinner, relax and have a blast at this two-hour show.

Dinner offers a main entree – such as prime rib or chicken – and a salad with ice cream sundae for dessert. Coffee, tea and sodas are included, however cocktails, beer and wine are an additional fee.

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Hughes Brothers Theatre

Seasons and holidays bring raved-about shows and dinners to Hughes Brothers Theatre. The theater has a reputation for entertainment and fun, and guests enjoy dinner before the shows. For Halloween, the Howling Fun Show welcomes guests to wear costumes – no masks, please – and see the Hughes brothers in disguise. Christmas and New Year’s offer two shows and ring in the new year.

Other dinner shows at Hughes Brothers Theatre include: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, July Fourth and Labor Day. Dinner usually begins around 6:30 p.m., with shows starting at 8 p.m.

Jecobie Roberts Comedy Hypnosis Show

Packed full of laughs, Jecobie Roberts Comedy Hypnosis Show offers an unforgettable experience and buffet-style dining. Jecobie welcomes all ages to watch her hypnotize groups and individuals into doing things on stage. Guests may participate or simply watch, and there’s no pressure to join.

Dinner begins around 6 p.m. and features glazed ham, fettuccine, veggies, rolls, deserts, and ice tea or lemonade. The all-you-can-eat buffet fills visitors up before enjoying the show at 7 p.m. The dinner and show last about four hours with breaks.

Love learning about these Branson dinner shows? Check out these Branson Christmas shows and have a holly-jolly holiday. Or find affordable family-friendly rentals in Branson.

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