Dining Day Trips

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There are plenty of desserts up for grabs at Gaston's, including apple spice layer cake and chocolate meringue pie. 

Where the Flavors Flow

Countless delectable entrees and a breathtaking river view greet guests at the restaurant at Gaston’s White River Resort.
By Savannah Waszczuk 

Once you step into the restaurant at Gaston’s White River Resort, you’ll notice rows of boat motors lining the ceiling. A few turns later, you’ll see dozens of vintage bicycles hanging over your head, and you’ll be greeted with an expansive dining room lined in windows that boast a fabulous view of the White River. The one-of-a-kind décor and breathtaking scenery make the location half of the fun.

The other half, of course, is the food. Gaston’s menu is large and features a range of fish entrees along with some traditional American dishes. Those in the mood for the ordinary can choose from an array of loaded burgers, sandwiches and salads, and hungrier guests have plenty of options with the Ozarks hickory smoked ribs, chicken fried steak, filet and ribeye. There’s even a handful of pasta options for those who crave Italian fare. 

If you only have one chance to eat here, though, we recommend you try the fish. The pan-seared rainbow trout with the house-made creamy supreme sauce is among the restaurant’s many favorites, or you can opt for fried trout, fried catfish, cod or salmon. And if you’re an eat-what-you-catch kind of person, you can do that, too: The restaurant will broil, pan-sear or fry your catch! No matter what you order, make sure to also make a trip to the Salad Boat, Gaston’s fully loaded salad bar overflowing with an abundance of fresh veggies, fruits, salads, cheeses and meats, all housed in an old wooden boat. Feasting on great food while taking in a fabulous view of the river? Yes, please.

 


Located on the White River, the views at Gaston’s are as pleasing as the food.
 

The Salad Boat at Gaston’s features tons of salad goodies, plus pasta and meat salads, gourmet cheeses and much more.
 

From bikes and boat motors overhead to cool watches and other vintage items in cases, there’s a lot to see.

 


Vintage bicycles hang from the ceiling in the main dining room at Gastons White River Resort. The space offers a great view of the White River. 
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