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In 1984 Larry and Jeanette Rogers made the move of their dreams. The loved the Ozark Mountains and vacationed here often. While they owned their own restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana their hearts belonged to Missouri. With each other, they took a leap of faith. Starvin’ Marvin’s was originally in a log cabin 1.5 miles west of Silver Dollar City.
Their children Amy, Kellie and Duane all worked in the cabin and were taught hospitality and good work ethic. As Branson began to boom, Starvin’ Marvin’s moved to the “strip.” Locals came from miles around to enjoy the quality of their homemade food. Cashew and Sweet & Sour chicken, hand battered onion rings, smoked BBQ ribs and saddle blanket-sized pork tenderloin were just a few of the favorites.
In 1994, a decade later, Larry and Jeanette decided to bring some of their own heritage Cajun cooking into Marvin’s. Known for their “seafood with a Cajun attitude,” the addition was a success. Customers come year after year for the All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet. Out theme today is “The best legs in town.” Larry and Jeanette, along with their children would like to thank the locals and tourists alike for making Starvin Marvin’s what it is today. Starvin’ Marvin’s is the longest independently owned restaurant in Branson.
In August of 2019, after many years of serving their customers, their son Duane purchased Starvin’ Marvin’s from them to continue the family legacy.
The Legacy of Starvin’ Marvin’s will last as long as God allows… to Christ be the glory! For they had a dream, set out to achieve it, and succeeded.