Branson, Missouri, residents and tourists who are tired of the cold can soon escape to a beach-themed restaurant.

LandShark Bar & Grill plans to open Thu., Feb. 21 at 915 Branson Landing Blvd. on the Branson Landing.

The grand opening is slated for 10:30am, and kicks off with a ribbon cutting and comments from officials. The 7,100-square-foot venue will then open for business, featuring dishes such as tuna poke, a footlong fish sandwich with jalapeño tartar sauce and an assortment of burgers.

IMCMV Holdings, Inc, owns and operates Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and LandShark Bar & Grill destination restaurants throughout the United States. The establishments are known for their laidback vibes, beach décor, music  and frozen drinks.

“LandShark Bar and Grill will bring the beach to Branson Landing,” says Nikki Kinney-Sivils, marketing director for Branson Landing. “Which means yummy beach food like The Shark Bite Burger, nachos, seafood tacos, wings, frozen beach drinks, and of course, their famous LandShark Beer.” 

The restaurant faces Lake Taneycomo and will also boast a 2,000-square-foot wrap-around patio, a tropical outdoor bar with fire pits and covered patio seating facing the Branson Landing’s $7.5 million fountain show. Sivils also says the restaurant will host live music and DJs on the weekends.

In addition to beer, LandShark is known for its cocktails. The menu will boast nine Margarita options including flavors such as smoked chipotle and grapefruit, plus an assortment of frozen daiquiris in flavors like strawberry, raspberry, mango, banana or Piña Colada. Other offerings include Moonshine Wine, made with Ole Smoky White Lightnin´and Blackberry Moonshines, with wild berry purée and lemonade.

“Personally, I can’t go to any beach and not have a Piña Colada,” says Sivils. “And I have it on good authority they have a fabulous Piña Coladas and many other frozen drinks. I'm looking forward to sitting on their patio on a warm evening this spring and having a Piña Colada with my friends and family.”

LandShark Bar & Grill has locations in tourist cities such as Daytona Beach, Florida; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Myrtle Beach, South Florida. The restaurant is currently hiring and accepting applications online.

LandShark Bar & Grill, 915 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, Missouri,

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Juliana Goodwin lives in Springfield, Mo., but loves to explore the Ozarks and write about it for Feast Magazine.

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