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Billy Gail’s Breakfast in Branson Where The Locals Go

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Billy Gail’s is always a favorite place to eat while in Branson.  We initially found Billy Gail’s by asking the local Branson residents where they eat.

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Billy Gail's Breakfast in Branson Where The Locals Go

We are now hooked on Billy Gail’s for at least one breakfast or lunch while in Branson.  If you are looking to eat where the locals eat, you must try Billy Gail’s.

I in no way got paid to talk about Billy Gail’s.  My family and I just actually enjoy the food at Billy Gail’s.

If you are looking for a great place for breakfast while visiting Branson, eat where the locals eat.  Billy Gail’s does not have a website, but people still find them. Word of mouth spreads fast when someone asks a local where to eat a good breakfast or lunch That is how we first heard about Billy Gail’s.  This past time we ate at Billy Gail’s we walked in with another local or a regular.  She was telling us how she had enjoyed the food at Billy Gail’s for many years and loved going there. We found out Billy Gail’s has been serving breakfast for 14 years.

Billy Gail’s Hours

This place is a must for breakfast but go early.  If you snooze, you will lose!  We were there by 7:30 a.m. and were seated quickly.  At 8:30 a.m. when we left, there was a line out the door with a wait of 30 minutes. Billy Gail’s is located near Silver Dollar City in an old gas station that was converted into a restaurant. 

Billy Gail’s Address

It is not located on the “Strip”.  It is located on Hwy 265.  We passed this place many times without stopping until we got in on the secret.  Billy Gail’s address is 5291 Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65626. Billy Gail’s is the best breakfast place by 417 Magazine.  417 Magazine is a publication of all things to do in the 417 area code which includes Branson and Springfield, Missouri.

Grandma’s House

The inside of Billy Gail’s reminds me of grandma’s house; even the front screened door squeaks which makes it that much more like home. The waiting area is like sitting in a family room. I enjoy sitting and looking around at all the beautiful items everywhere.  The walls look like logs, and the room is full of bright, cheerful colors. She has antiques everywhere, literally from floor to ceiling. She even has grandma’s back porch, which is where we eat every time we visit.  I just love sitting out on the porch drinking my coffee and eating breakfast with my family while feeling the morning breeze.  Could life get any better?

I thought the best way to describe the breakfast was to show you.  I have included these videos of the food we enjoyed, but her menu has lots of other items.  Billy Gail’s is famous for their pancakes.  We had a small stack. The short stack is one pancake, but I hope you notice how enormous the pancake is before ordering a large stack.  My husband says that each pancake is about the size of a hubcap.  They hang about 1 to 2 inches over the edges all the way around the plate. 

Billy Gail’s Breakfast Items

My oldest daughter had the blueberry pancakes which were amazing, loaded up with blueberries and just as big.  One of my 16-year-old boys had a regular short stack pancake.  He could not finish it!!  My other 16-year-old son had the Stuffed French Toast.  It has two pieces of an incredibly thick bread battered and grilled. Next, they stuffed it with egg, sausage, and cheese.  Casey is my bottomless pit eater, and even he had trouble finishing all the Stuffed French Toast.  Billy Gail’s gets the “Roark Award” for being the only breakfast restaurant that can fill my teenage boys up.

The Roark family enjoys Billy Gail’s Cafe for breakfast. The next time I visit Billy Gail’s, I think I will try the “French Cakes” or the steak and eggs.  I have heard scrumptious things about both of these items.  

 I am a morning person who truly enjoys a Big Down-Home Country Breakfast, but eating lunch at Billy Gail’s is definitely on our to-do list. Billy Gail’s is open from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm every day.

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This is strictly my opinion of great places to visit in Branson, Missouri.

Branson Traffic tip:

Branson’s Color Traffic Routes: Traffic in Branson: Branson has a population of 6,500 but averages 7,000,000 visitors every year. 76 Country Boulevard (the Strip) can get very crowded, especially in the evenings and on holiday weekends.  You want to make sure you pick up a Branson Traffic Map and study the different routes to avoid the congestion on 76.  The map has a red, Blue and Green Route to help you get around.  The color coded routes include the Red Route, the Blue Route, and a Yellow Route. These side roads get you out of traffic. 

 

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Comments

  1. Mari Beth Moreland says:

    Wow! This place looks so fun!! LOVE the atmosphere and the food looks delicious! LOVED seeing the whole family! Ya’ll look great!

    • Thank you Mari B. I love sitting outside on porches and eating breakfast, especially when God turns on the air conditioner. We will have to go to Boise and blog about some of the restaurants with patios or porches. Blessings, Diane

  2. We visit Branson every Summer and Billy Gail’s is our favorite place for breakfast while we are there. The portions are incredible for the price. But, make sure you get there early otherwise you will have a wait. Also, the parking lot….well, it’s not really a parking lot…fills up fast! I love browsing the “garage sale” type items while waiting on the food. Gail is such a gem and we will truly miss the love of her life Billy who recently passed. This off the beaten path restaurant is one you surely don’t want to miss!!

    • Lyric, Thank you for taking the time and commenting on http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com I am glad to find someone who loves Billy Gail’s as much as we do. We have been visiting Branson for over 10 years and never ate at Billy Gail’s until 3 years ago. We were just up there in March and ate at Billy Gail’s. I did not know about Billy. I am truly hate to hear that.
      If you ever need a rental place while in Branson, check out our rental lodge in Stonebridge just 2 miles from Silver Dollar City. http://www.vrbo.com/407428

      Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  3. Everything looks delicious! Billy Gail’s must be an amazing restaurant. I would definitely like to eat there one day! BTW, do the locals always make good suggestions when it comes to restaurants and eateries?

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