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Average Rating
3 Stars
3 stars based on 29 reviews

Starvin Marvin's Restaurant

3400 W. 76 Country Blvd in Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 334-7402
Business Hours:
Sunday - Saturday:
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Alcohol Served:
Beer, Wine
Casual Dining
Dining Options:
Buffet, Carry Out, Dine In
Dress Code:
Entrée Price Ranges:
$6-10, $11-15, $16-20
Main Cuisine:
Cajun & Creole, Fish, Seafood, Soups & Sandwiches
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Payment Methods:
Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Not Accepted

Starvin' Marvin's Restaurant has been a Branson dining mainstay for more than 30 years!  Famous for their buffet meals, especially the impressive breakfast spread, Marvin's also boasts a menu that's more than ample in its offerings of seafood, burgers, steaks, soups, salads, and appetizers.  Lunch and dinner buffet entrees include fresh fish that's prepared both breaded and not, fried shrimp, peel 'n' eat chilled shrimp, catfish, crawfish, and other tempting seafood selections!  Menu items include tasty meal-starters like Buffalo Chicken Bites, Cheese Fries, and Quesadillas.  You can opt for the all-you-want salad bar, or choose menu salads like the Char-Broiled Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, and the Char-Broiled Chicken Caesar Salad.  The burgers are also char-broiled, and include prime patties like the All American Cheeseburger, the Colossal One Pounder, and the Classic Marvin Burger.  Since seafood is their specialty, give one of the Surf & Turf Specials a try, like the Steak & Frog Legs.  If you're really a lover of seafood, make sure you try the crab legs, just remember that they're sold separately from the seafood buffet, and they're priced by the pound.  It's one of those rare dining spots that's been holding court in the same location along Branson's famous Strip, while preparing sweet and savory "seafood with a Cajun attitude" -- it's the memorable Starvin' Marvin's Restaurant!

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Customer Reviews (29)
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Bud Dinwiddie
"Could eat here every week"
Rating of 5 stars
Reviewed on February 14, 2018
Always a fun place to eat. Love the frog legs, mud bugs, cajun shrimp, fish, chicken strips and all the cajun dishes. The staff is always great.
Dale Huffman
"Great crab legs in Branson!"
Rating of 5 stars
Reviewed on October 12, 2017
We almost didn't eat here because of some bad reviews....I'm so glad we chanced it. We had crab legs....delicious!!! Service was also great!!! Will definitely eat at Starving Marvins every time we come to Branson!
Bud A.
"Want a good buffet, go elsewhere."
Rating of 2 stars
Reviewed on September 25, 2017
Having never eaten at this location before, my wife and I took a chance. Bad choice! Way overpriced and most of the food at the buffet was half cold, the skinniest, blandest, driest fantail shrimp ever made, cold fish fillets, greasy food. A very nice waitress, but, that does not make up for poor quality food. To be honest, we did not try the menu, but, if you want a good buffet, go elsewhere! Biggest waste of $49.00 I have ever had!
Desiree Robertson
"Pleasantly surprised! Good food and service"
Rating of 5 stars
Reviewed on May 28, 2017
Read reviews and decided to try anyway! The teens and hubby got the catifish plates and it was a lot of fresh catfish! Our waitress was nice and suggested that the girls share a,plate and add two pieces of fish for 4 bucks! Saved us money (was TOO much food lol). I got the buffet (not the crab legs). The crawfish was so spicy and good (love crawfish)..gumbo was so tasty and catfish was fresh! We will be back!
Cindy Fultz
"terrible food"
Rating of 1 stars
Reviewed on May 17, 2017
3 of us came in after this place was recommended. The food is over priced for sure but if it was good I could overlook it but it was horrible. We all 3 had the salad bar and the fettucine was like nothing I had ever tasted. Horrible. All 3 of us will never go back. When the cashier asked how the food was I told her it was the worst I had ever tasted and her reply was "I hate to hear that". We should have taken our waiters advise when we asked him what he recommends he said "I don't eat here". Don't blame him!!
BOBBIE Epstein
Rating of 1 stars
Reviewed on April 26, 2017
The food was overrated. Price too high for quality of food. Rude staff. Will not recommend eating here. Was not happy when they would not take a Visa gift card for payment and was nasty about it. I have used it all over Branson with no problem until at Starving Margins. Very dissatisfied.
""Starvin Marvins Groupie""
Rating of 5 stars
Reviewed on March 23, 2017
Best Food in Branson. Can't wait to get back there.
"Cod in place of catfish????"
Rating of 1 stars
Reviewed on March 13, 2017
Wanted Catfish before going back to our cabin... called ahead, ordered 2 catfish plates. Almost 40.00!!! Outrageous... really. Get back to our cabin and whats in my plate?? 2 huge pieces of cod fillets. NOT catfish whatsoever. Fries were not good at all. Coleslaw was not tasty either. Will never eat here again. Ever.
patti wisdom
Rating of 1 stars
Reviewed on August 17, 2016
food was way to expensive, charged our grandson ,that eats very little, adult prices we will never go back
Steve Hale
"Great Place to eat"
Rating of 4.5 stars
Reviewed on August 13, 2016
Me and my wife ate here the 4th of July week and it was fantastic! We own a BBQ restaurant in Alabama and also have a buffet. It's a challenge sometimes to keep it full and the temp right, so kuddo's to the folks here because everything was awesome. The grilled fish, fried fish, frog legs, everything was great. We will be back the week of Christmas and will definitely try the breakfast this time :)
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