Ensconced in a 150-year-old barn that was found practically in Arnold Palmer‘s backyard, dismantled, and rebuilt plank by plank (some of the timbers are from the now-extinct American chestnut), the casual Arnie’s Barn at Top of the Rock Golf Course provides great views of Table Rock Lake and honors Arnie with a collection of golf memorabilia. In addition to the spacious indoor dining room, there’s an outdoor balcony.
The limited menu leans heavily on Mexican cuisine prepared with a nouvelle flair, like the mango guacamole, tacos (like the slow-roasted pork or the ground Angus beef and chorizo), and braised beef enchilada; most entrees come with toasted cumin and green chili rice, refried pinto beans and Mexico City street corn.
Note that because it’s located at the golf course, collared shirts are “recommended” for gents over 12. For more formal dining, there’s the Osage Restaurant next door. Or, for a drink, head to the Buffalo Bar.