We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
Review Highlights
Great food!

This place has phenomenal food. Highly recommend eating here. Better than expected. Great prices... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark D
via mobile
Delicious Chicken Sandwiches & Catfish

This was our first experience at the College of the Ozarks. Hopefully not our last! Dining here was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diana P
Tucson, Arizona
via mobile
Read all 2,135 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a college. It's a destination with tons of family-friendly activities, including two museums, an old-fashioned grist mill, fruitcake and jelly kitchen, stained glass studio, and exquisite 4-star dining at Dobyns Dining Room in The Keeter Center. It's a great way to spend a day while you are in the Branson area. The only thing that requires admission is the Ralph Foster Museum ($6 Adults, $5 Seniors, and Free to all 18 and under). Dobyns Dining Room offers a farm to table experience without breaking the bank. Come learn why this unique college is nationally known.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“keeter center” (410 reviews)
“hard work” (239 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
Write a Review
Reviews (2,135)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,131 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has phenomenal food. Highly recommend eating here. Better than expected. Great prices. Great service.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first experience at the College of the Ozarks. Hopefully not our last! Dining here was the highlight of our day. The servers were very polite, well trained and accepting of special requests. The food arrived quickly, delicious, nicely presented. My husband's chicken...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful and small campus. The "Ducks" do go in to the campus briefly, but for a better view, make a special trip, eat at the restaurant, and go to the Lookout Point. There is a museum there which displays the "Beverly Hillbillies"...More

Thank Elvie66
Reviewed 3 days ago

Right on your way to Big Cedar Lodge from Branson. Stop at Keeter Center and have student made ice cream, fresh daily. Visit the gift shop, or eat at the restaurant. But, you must try the ice cream. We had Raspberry Marcipone (sp?) Toasted Cocunut...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 days ago

only thing available is soup salad are sandwich. all are very good but rather pricey. the facilities and the campus are beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had heard how good this buffet is at the College of the Ozarks, but it was even better than I expected. The wait staff students, food and desserts were exceptional. It was the perfect ending to my birthday weekend. I will go again, but...More

Thank Rosemarie K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ended up here based on a restaurant review. I didn't understand that the restaurant was part of the college. The restaurant was farm to table fresh food (from the university). We saw the dairy area (bought fresh milk) and toured a museum type area...More

Thank AngieScarle
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to eat and help the students. Hard work U is just a great university . The campus is a beautiful place to see.

Thank erniebert2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped by to visit the Keeter Center. We had driven through the campus many years ago. After a pleasant stroll through the museum area, we purchased a cookbook for our daughter, two cupcakes and a butter pecan ice cream cone. The...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus of this work to learn college is just beautiful! Grounds were pristine and flower beds were gorgeous. Bakery and creamy all products made on the campus. Milled cornmeal and other mixes for sale.

Thank dianek12375
Nearby Restaurants
Dobyns Dining Room
2,607 reviews
.09 km away
College Creamery
87 reviews
.06 km away
Pizza by the Chef
120 reviews
.68 km away
Oscars Famous Ribs
16 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ralph Foster Museum
300 reviews
.75 km away
Greenhouses, College of the Ozarks
69 reviews
.65 km away
Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks
30 reviews
.75 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from mintman2015 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the answer to this question. Would be best to contact the College.
Dealana H
26 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from valcoleman2015 | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely, we invite our guests to experience our campus. In addition to The Keeter Center, we have points of interest on campus, our student industries, where students work rather than pay for their education... More
Kibbie R
29 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from maykenwoods | Reviewed this property |
Monday-Saturday Lunch 10:30-4:00 and Dinner 4:00-8:00 Sunday Brunch 10:00-2:00 Here is the phone got Reservations: (417) 690-2146 Enjoy