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All 8 Ridgedale Restaurants

Buzzard Bar

612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
417 335 2777
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Ridgedale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I love spending the evenings here while at Big Cedar Lodge. The entertainers, Clay and Justin, are fantastic. Staff is very friendly. Tim the bar tender is great. I can't speak for the food as it has been a couple years since I have eaten here; but it was good then. Drinks are always good. It is claimed to be... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Buzzard Bar had the best fried chicken livers that I've ever eaten! Good service and pleasant rustic atmosphere.

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ozarks
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went there one evening and they had a live band. The food and the drinks were a little pricey but I know we would go again. Great atmosphere.

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Annsville, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great food (same as Devil's Pool Restaurant) and fun entertainment with Clay, the singing cowboy. Lovely view from both the windows and out on their patio.

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Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tim will make you the best drinks and if you don't know what you want he will read your mind and it will be perfect! Food is fantastic. Entertainment at night.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We ate lunch at the Buzzard Bar at Big Cedar Lodge. The food was very good, very unique bar area and the view of Table Rock Lake is awesome!

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Affton, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have traveled all over the world. We feel most at home at Big Cedar Lodge and the Buzzard Bar. Clay Self is an amazing singer. His sons accompany him, on occasion. And they are great fiddle and banjo players.

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Canehill, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The entertainment is tops. We also had a meal there, which was very good. It is reasonably priced. The only drawback is you need to get there early to get a table. They have enlarged it, but it is always crowded

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Arnold, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ate at the Buzzard Bar. Great Atmosphere, but food was disappointing. The cook needs to walk the walk at Big Cedar Lodge and make the food awesome - all the time. BBQ Nachos were lame and Soup was watery. Need to smother those nachos and thicken that soup!

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on your recent visit. We strive to create an exceptional experience for all of our guests and would love the opportunity to contact you so we can resolve the issues you encountered during your time at the Buzzard Bar. Is there a phone number or email you can provide so we can reach you. Please send... More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had never been to Big Cedar Lodge. We decided to drive around and find somewhere for lunch. We walked around and the grounds are beautiful. The restaurant seemed too fancy for shorts and a t-shirt so we decided to stop at the bar for a snack and a couple of innings of the K-State football game. The bloody Mary's... More 

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Address: 612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
Phone Number: 417 335 2777
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale

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