My parents are visiting from California. We spent several hours at Silver Dollar City and then decided to head down to Branson Landing for dinner. I love the atmosphere of this outdoor mall, especially on a warm summer evening. There are a number of good restaurants but we decided to try White River Fish House since it sits on the water.
I did review the restaurant for the book. And, I do remember enjoying the alligator appetizer and the jalapeño cornbread. Other than that, nothing really stood out in my memory.
We did enjoy the atmosphere very much. The restaurant is actually a floating barge, giving access to boat patrons and land lovers alike. The floor to ceiling windows offers nice views of Lake Taneycomo. Comfortable couches offer nice seating while waiting for a table.
The food is good. But I can't say it's the best. We enjoyed a sampler appetizer with ribs, spinach dip and more. Mom and I each ordered the fish & chips and we both were a tad disappointed. The breading overwhelmed whatever fish was hiding inside. Also, it wasn't as crispy as I'd have liked. I can't complain about the fries as I'm just not a big fan of fries. I ordered a White River salad instead for a slight upcharge. The salad, with cranberries, candied nuts and goat cheese was very good. In fact, I'd order that for my meal if I were to return.
Dad ordered the Shrimp and Scallops but was disappointed by the sparse number of shrimp in the dish. Britt ordered a chicken dish and was happy with it although he didn't like the green beans. (Nothing new... he doesn't like green beans.)
I did like a wide variety of selection for the kids' menu. I get so tired of restaurants offering only unhealthy options. White River offered everything from corn dogs to steak. And sides varied from french fries to yogurt, fruit or various vegetables. (But be aware the fruit cup isn't fresh fruit.... it's pre-packaged... a bit of a disappointment.)
While ordering I was able to sit with the baby in a comfortable seating area near our table at the back of the restaurant. After our meal, Nicole and I enjoyed a checkers game also near our table.
Overall, the atmosphere is one of the best in Branson. The food? Not the best in Branson. But definitely nowhere near the worst.
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Oh. My. Gosh.
I'm a writer. My job is words. But I have none when it comes to describing the new wooden roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. My parents are visiting from California so we took the kids to the park. My husband had ridden it once before. I knew by the look on his face it was intense. So, when he, my dad and I got ready to board I was seriously nervous. And seriously thinking about backing out. By the time I was in the car I had moved to scared. I made it through the first drop but the time-warp style corkscrew loop and crazy-fast speeds had me thinking of my newborn baby, thinking this was a foolish thing for a new mother to do. By the time it was over I had tears in my eyes. Yes, from fear. And from laughter. Because, secretly, it was fun.
I think this picture of the three of us say all that needs to be said. And it doesn't use any words.
Here's a video of the ride ... although it doesn't do justice to convey the intensity of the ride.