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Buzzard Bar

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612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
417 335 2777
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  • 98
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great family dining experience

Party of 10. 5 adults. 5 kids. We arrived just in time to have our pick of tables. Place quickly filled up. Servers got a little overwhelmed but were pleasant and friendly throughout even with a few bumps in our order. Food good. Decor really neat. Lots o taxidermy! ! ! Wou5be happy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Angie0077
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Party of 10. 5 adults. 5 kids. We arrived just in time to have our pick of tables. Place quickly filled up. Servers got a little overwhelmed but were pleasant and friendly throughout even with a few bumps in our order. Food good. Decor really neat. Lots o taxidermy! ! ! Wou5be happy to visit again.

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Joplin, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to spend an evening while at Big Cedar. The food is good and the entertainment is fun. We love the barbecued nachos (you can also enjoy them poolside during the day). My kids loved the cheese pizza.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The combination of great food and entertainment made this a great night. We had the chicken livers, potato soup and salad. All were great. That was followed by the 'singing cowboy' who as accompanied that night by a fiddle player. The music was good as was the comedic commentary between songs. -fun was to end a busy day in Branson.

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Buzzard Bar is a fun place for dinner and drinks. Usually on weekends there will be live music consisting of a solo performer or a duet. The drinks are reasonable as are the meals. Good choice for diners and excellent quality of food. Weather permitting, sit outside and enjoy the view of the hills as well as the swimming pool... More 

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Murrieta, California
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110 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Food, drinks and service are always great at the Buzzard Bar. Typical bar menu and appetizers however you can order a steak off the menu from the restaurant upstairs. Interior of dining area is nice as well as the bar b Our highlight is seeing Clay Self perform. He is a great singer but is also hilarious. He will sing... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Steaks, soup, appetizers.....all delicious. You can't go wrong with this place. The food is good, the price is reasonable, the atmosphere is fun, and the live entertainment is good. We had dinner, watched the super bowl and then were entertained with live music. A good time!

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Springfield, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

More or less the same menu as Devil's Pool with twice the entertainment. The BBQ Nachos are a favorite, along with the Strawberry Cider. The nightly entertainment is a lot of fun and very good. We went every night of our stay!

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Bates City Missouri
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a terrible experience earlier at Devils pool this night and had to leave (for our couple weekend getaway nice meal) and decided to go downstairs. We should have just went downstairs in the beginning as they possess good service skills and are managed well. And know how to treat customers. Shane the bartender was awesome and cody(I believe)... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

G and I stayed at Big Cedar Lodge for my birthday weekend. We went to the Buffalo Bar on Thursday night. Very cool place, food was a bit more exotic than I wanted. Late yesterday afternoon, we walked over to Buzzard Bar and OHMYGOODNESS it was fantastic. Our server was adorable and super friendly. She made a killer Bloody Mary.... More 

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Monett
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118 reviews 118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Drinks were a little pricey but we sure love listening to the cowboy that plays there every night. His son's play with him on the weekends. . . . great time had by all.

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

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