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The Buzzard Rock Cafe

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985 Buzzard Rock Rd., Kuttawa, KY 42055
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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good food

we stayed at the lodge and dined here several evenings. Food was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. All in all a good place to stay and eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Tom C
Clarksville, Indiana
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  • Scenic view
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Clarksville, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

we stayed at the lodge and dined here several evenings. Food was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. All in all a good place to stay and eat.

Thank Tom C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This place is hoppin' on the weekend with bands, karaoke and basically a bunch of drunk boaters after a long day on the water. It is one of the few places on the water to get food and alcohol but that will change now that Marshall County voted to allow alcohol sales. Lyon County (where Buzzard Rock is located) went... More 

Thank Travelers4rwe
Evansville, Indiana
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Stopped here while cruising Lake Barkley. Was screamed at by the fuel boy for making a wake on the way in; looked at my GPS, was going 2.1 mph. Hardly a wake, son. He seemed to be yelling at every other boat that came in for sport. Eventually putted for a docking spot and had some decent food. A bit... More 

Thank JSD47630
Madisonville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Their slogan of "We guarantee same day service" is correct! It's hit and miss on service but the food is always good. The prices are consistent with what you would expect to pay dock side and the view is beautiful. I prefer to go on a night when the band is not playing or before time for the band. Some... More 

Thank KYGirl5720
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We've been here many times before but the last two times their service has been much better. Their food is usually pretty good and this time was even better. I prefer the burgers. I have not ever had a bad one. It's also fun to watch people try to put their boats back on a trailer after a day on... More 

Thank Gkdonley
Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ridiculously slow service on Sunday night! It was not busy but two servers could not handle the 5 full tables. Asked for glass of water 3 times but server seemed frazzled. Fried chicken salad was good but skimpy on chicken. Buzzard burger was great, but not worth the poor service. Such a beautiful view but maybe being one of few... More 

Thank hoosier5599
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

situated in the marina, we ate in the screened in area at night. The band was playing right below us on the dock area. I got the fork and knife salad which was a Cobb salad with chicken on it for 9$ and it had a Lot of crumbled bacon and blue cheese. This was large enough to share. My... More 

Thank reeel-deezinuh
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My parents bought a condo in Kuttawa recently. I went down to visit them and they took me to have lunch here at Buzzard Rock Cafe. Buzzard Rock Cafe is located on Lake Barkley, they are actually have a marina here at Buzzard Rock. You can launch a boat or dock a boat in one of the covered areas, I... More 

Thank Billy H
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Paid over 90 dollars without tip for greasy chips and salsa, kids chicken strip basket, adult chicken strip meal, two rib plates, three sweet teas, and a water. Food was mediocre at best. Do yourself a favor and head elsewhere to eat.

Thank KYbuck
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

great place to stop by for a meal or just a snack.. view of lake was relaxing... nice to enjoy a beverage an relax...

Thank Nancy W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 985 Buzzard Rock Rd., Kuttawa, KY 42055
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Kuttawa
  • Phone Number: 800-826-6238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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