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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the salads and bison burger. Great view of the pool, the lake and grounds. Nice to park and walk across the wood bridge and view the waterfall down to the lake.

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Granite City, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice bar with excellent entertainment! Saturday nights are standing room only and there is a cover charge. Other nights no cover charge and not near as crowded.

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Chestnutridge, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Clay is one of our favorite entertainers in the area. We like the way he interacts with the audience. We like his crazy sense of humor, and he always keeps things family appropriate.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A bit pricey but to be expected with any resort. Entertainment, Clay Self, is fun and includes the crowd. Very good service.

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Waterloo, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We go to buzzard bar when we are staying at Big Cedar. It is always consistently good bar food (not great) but service is sometimes slow and the drinks are very expensive. We do enjoy listening to Clay for the entertainment. It is better now that they have remodeled. It used to be way too crowded and hot.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our friends told us the burgers at the Buzzard Bar are the absolute best. So what the heck, I ordered an over-priced burger, medium. Never before have I been served a barely warmed glob of ground meet on a bun. Aside from the potential health hazards it's not a good feeling to bite into a burger and come away with... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on your recent visit to the Buzzard Bar; however, I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was disappointing. This is certainly not our standard and there is no excuse. 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... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Located in the lower level of the Devil's Pool restaurant at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson, this slightly noisy bar welcomes children and adults. More casual menu, with a full bar offering.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

One of our favorite places in Branson. Great atmosphere, great menu, great bar. Hope that Tim is bartending. He's been here forever. Great selection of bourbons and scotches. The smoked trout appetizer was fantastic!

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Northwest Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Love listening to a cowboy and his guitar in the evening. Great atmosphere, good food and drinks. A must to visit when at the lodge.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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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