Jackie B. Goode's Uptown Cafe as been in continuous operation since 1993. The cafe was purchased in April 2008 by David Goode and was renovated in January 2009. The cafe is in like-new condition, is completely smoke-free and is the cleanest restaurant in Branson. One of the few restaurants in Branson that stay open late (open from 7am to 11pm daily), Jackie B. Goode's Uptown Cafe is Branson's place to go after the show!
Jack Goode was the brother of the owner and was killed in Vietnam in 1968 while serving with the United States Army. A memorial tribute has been added in the vestibule of the cafe which includes Jack's picture and 15 medals awarded to him for valor by the United States and South Vietnam governments. Among the medals is the most distinguished Silver Star.
The cafe features a 50's-60's theme with Rock & Roll music playing on the jukebox near the old time soda fountain where you can have a malt, shake, sundae or banana split among other concoctions. A large common area has been created for serving large groups and Branson's most beautiful stage has been added where live musical performances are held daily.
1953 Henry J
In front of the cafe, you'll see our little yellow taxi cab, a 1953 Henry J. One of only 120,000 produced from 1949 to 1953 by the Kaiser Frasier Corporation. It was America's first compact car and sold for $1321. You could purchase the cars from the Kaiser Frasier dealer or you could order one directly from the Sears and Roebuck catalogue. The Sears version was called an Allstate rather than a Henry J.
Although the cafe is family oriented, patrons may still enjoy beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails seven days per week.
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