Smack’s Deli & Ice Cream in Branson

The best advertisment Smack’s has, are all the ice cream cone eaters strolling down Main street in Branson. The conversation goes like this, “Oh! Were’d you get that ice cream cone?” and then “back that away.” The ice cream eater, uses his thumb to point the new customer in the right direction.

Smacks ice cream cones in hand made waffle cones are perfect for strolling down Main Street Branson. They also serve a good deli sanwich. Come for lunch. The food is not fancy, it’s simply good. Deli sandwiches are served on fresh made bread, baked daily.

I like their chicken salad, it is made fresh every day. That Coney Island favorite, 1/4 lb Nathan’s Famous hotdog is on the menu. You can’t go wrong with a good ole’ deli turkey, ham or sliced beef sandwich with cheese or without.


Look for the giant cone. Smacks serves Nathans hotdogs.

Last time I was their, I had the Rueben, my friend had ham and swiss. Both were tastey, with good quality meat and cheese. Deli sandwiches are served on homemade bread fresh baked daily. The daily specials usually include chips, pickle and soft drink.

But, the real reason folks flock to Smacks is for the ice cream. Smacks has 16 flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. Get yours served on their fresh baked daily waffle cones. Smacks bake their own waffle cones and they really are better.

Smacks is popular with tourists and locals alike. If you are lucky enough not to have to eat exactly at noon, your chances are better at finding a seat for early and late lunches. The restaurant is small but table turn over is quick. Or, grab a sandwich and head down to the lake.

Saving the best for last, Smacks has root beer floats, home made apple dumplings and fresh baked blackberry cobbler. The only thing that could possibly improve an apple dumpling or a warm blackberry cobbler, is a scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.

rolling fresh baked waffle cones

This is strictly a cash business. Smacks does not take credit cards. Just an FYI, in case you bring two friends here for lunch and only discover the no credit cards policy after the three of you have already ordered.

The Details – Smack’s Deli & Ice Cream (417) 336-2731 104 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616, Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Saturday

For more Branson information – The Welcome Center is at the intersection of U.S. 65 and Highway 248 (Red Route). Make this your first stop in Branson for friendly faces, free maps, brochures with coupons, Branson Vacation Guides, coffee and clean restrooms. Branson activities and accomodations: Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Downtown Branson Main Street Association (DBMA) works to revitalize historic downtown Branson. Click to view other dining and lodging options in historic Branson. DBMA always has the most up-to-date event schedule and list of shopping options.


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