Big Whiskey's Wins Big in February!

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February 22, 2018

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Can you feel the love? Yes, we can! The entire staff at Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar has been feeling all the feels as February has showered us with love and awards.

Earlier this month, Big Whiskey's was recognized as the BEST in multiple categories in the annual "Best of 417" awards published by 417 Magazine. Top awards included; Best Springfield Casual Restaurant, Best Branson Casual Restaurant, Best Appetizers, Best Bar Food, and Best Nachos. Second-place recognition was also awarded to Big Whiskey's in the Best Happy Hour, Best Chicken Wings, and Best Fries categories, along with third-place awards for Best Patio and Best Salads.

"The annual Best Of awards are something we look forward to every year! It's a great way to connect with our area customers and have fun with a local competition among our fellow industry friends," exclaims Laura Head Elliott, Director of Marketing for Big Whiskey's.

Following the high-fives from 417 Magazine, Big Whiskey's was also presented with multiple awards from Springfield News-Leader in their annual "Best of the Ozarks" awards! Plaques were presented at the Best of the Ozarks party on February 12, 2018, at the Gillioz Theatre Gallery. Big Whiskey's was awarded top honors for Best Chicken Wings, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Drink Specials, Best Happy Hour, and Best Sports Bar.

To celebrate, Big Whiskey's is hosting a customer appreciation night on Thursday, March 8th from 7:00-9:00pm at their Springfield location at 1440 W. Republic Rd. Because it's the customers that make truly make us the best!

Both the "Best of 417" and "Best of the Ozarks" awards are reader's polls with winners being selected by members of the community via online ballots. The awards highlight the best of the best, the one-of-a-kind, the personalities, and the unique features that make living in the Ozarks special.

The entire winners list for the "Best of 417" awards can be found here:

The full list of winners for the "Best of the Ozarks" is here:

Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar currently operates 6 locations in the Southwest Missouri area. The company opened its first two restaurant franchises in Bentonville, AR, and Lee's Summit, MO in March and May of 2017. Additional franchise locations are slated to open in late 2018 in Las Vegas and Birmingham, AL. For franchise information, visit us online at