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612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
417 335 2777
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 23
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  • 7
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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
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I've been to buzzards bar twice now and think it is some of the best entertainment the Branson area has to offer. First, it has large windows and a beautiful sunset view. Then, the entertainment in the eventing (8:30?) is excellent! I've seen Clay and Justin there. Both are very talented and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Margie H
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been to buzzards bar twice now and think it is some of the best entertainment the Branson area has to offer. First, it has large windows and a beautiful sunset view. Then, the entertainment in the eventing (8:30?) is excellent! I've seen Clay and Justin there. Both are very talented and very funny. Clay's music is a little more... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had lunch upstairs at Devils Pool . The Devils Pool cheeseburger was good all though the ham & white beans lacked beans-lots of broth. The pork sandwich was good but the sweet potato fries were cold. Service was good and parking was up the hill thru the rustic bridge. Expensive hamburger lunch but great view.

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Affton, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well, this restaurant is part of Big Cedar so you are paying for the location. Food is typical bar food. Chicken wings had little to no meat on them. Rest of the food our party ordered was just okay. Not many good food choices at Big CedR.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your experience at the Buzzard Bar at Big Cedar Lodge. As you mentioned, the menu consists of some typical bar food, but we do offer a variety of entrees including Hardwood Smoked Prime Rib, Grilled Rockbridge Trout, Tomato Basil Pasta, and Pork Ribs. The menu also has... More 

Kansas City, KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We docked at the Big Cedar marina and called for and took the shuttle up to Devil's Pool. They were accepting reservations only so we ate downstairs at Buzzard's Bar. Supposedly the same menu. Busy place with not enough wait staff. The food choices were very large and great tasting. My spouse and I split a pulled pork nacho plater.... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at the Buzzard Bar! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the BBQ pork nachos, pizza, and the kids chicken strips. However, I am very sorry for the issues you experienced with the flies. We have since had the area treated to eliminate this problem for our... More 

Sedona, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really cool lodge feel to the place. LOTS and LOTS to look at on the walls. Very knowledgeable staff that could explain and describe the food. BIG portions and quite flavorful. Caesar Salad was grand. Prime rib done to perfection.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great food for less money and much less wait time! Parking sucks because you have to share with another restaurant, so take the free shuttle and save yourself the hassle!

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We like the food and loved Clay Self's entertainment. He was talented and funny. It's a great night out.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were a party of 10 including 4 kids under the age of 5. We had a huge table next to the taxidermy display window. Our grandson was fascinated by all the different animals. Our server didn't bat an eye at our numbers or how many kids we had with us. He was awesome. Everyone was able to order what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Took 2 hours for a lunch of salads, barely saw our waitress and food was brought out wrong and the food runner acted like it was our fault and literally threw up his hands and said someone needs to eat it.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies that you did not experience our genuine Ozarks hospitality during your lunch at the Buzzard Bar. This is certainly not our standard, and there is no excuse for this behavior. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding your visit. I invite you to send your contact information to us at bigcedar@big-cedar.com with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The Buzzard Bar is always a great place to eat, drink and listen to good music. However, the menu needs to be revised and expanded. You can never go wrong having a cold one and listening to Clay.

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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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  • 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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