Have you ever gotten the impression that Branson is for older people or for families with children around 6-14 years old? Well, if so then you would not be surprised by the people you saw when you visited. 😉 To us, it was kind of hilarious to be some of the only young couples around. But we met some very interesting people over our short stay there. And definitely learned a few life lessons from some of the older folks we chatted with. Plus we ate some delicious food while we were there!
We started at Florentina’s because it had great reviews on TripAdvisor and it was right beside the condo we stayed at (the Greens at Thousand Hills – we had a GREAT stay there!). Florentina’s was delicious. Their spaghetti and meatballs was so yummy! Christopher got their spaghetti del mare (seafood) and it had a heavier white sauce than we would have expected. We were thinking more of a garlic/butter sauce. It was still tasty, but really heavy. Heather got the lasagna which I didn’t take a picture of, but I should have. It was out-of-this-world amazing! One of the best things we ate all weekend! I would highly recommend ordering the lasagna if you go to Florentina’s!
We also checked out Main Street Alley in Downtown Branson. They had a fun little “joke shop” section that was pretty hilarious. You can tell that Branson is set up to expect small children to be looking around. Their bacon cheeseburger was delicious! As were the onion rings – yum! And the boys split a fried twinkie which they thought was pretty great too.
The best breakfast we had while in Branson was definitely at Grandma Ruth’s. Her cinnamon rolls were out of this world amazing. Heather kept saying that these are the best cinnamon rolls she has ever had. And let me tell you – they are good. So good. If you are ever near Branson – take a detour and come here and get these. Grandma Ruth (pictured top right) even left the icing off one of the cinnamon rolls for me to help cut down on the sugar content. My icing-less cinnamon rolls is in the middle and Christopher’s regular cinnamon roll is on the left. They were so good that the boys went back and bought two more. The toffee covered cinnamon roll was their favorite.
By the way, I included the photo of James and Christopher ordering (bottom right) because I wanted you guys to see how hard it is to tell them apart from the back when you first glance at them. They kept wearing similar clothes and they have similar hairstyles and body builds, ha! Heather and I both got them confused a couple of times over the weekend. 😉
Aaand since this post is getting so long already I’m going to end it here, but tomorrow I’m going to fill you guys in on the most fun place we ate over the weekend! Stay tuned! 🙂