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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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  • 19
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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
Visited twice, once for dinner and another for drinks.

The food was good for dinner and fine to bring the kids. It's not really what you'd think of bar food, it has a nicer menu. The service was ok. What we really enjoyed was the night we went for drinks and listened to the music. The guy that plays there is pretty funny and played fun music. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Alpharetta, GA
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Alpharetta, GA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The food was good for dinner and fine to bring the kids. It's not really what you'd think of bar food, it has a nicer menu. The service was ok. What we really enjoyed was the night we went for drinks and listened to the music. The guy that plays there is pretty funny and played fun music. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Big Cedar's Buzzard Bar on Friday evening just to get a couple beers. Place was packed and the reason was the entertainment. Clay Self puts on an excellent, "family friendly" show. Enjoyed it so much that we went back on Saturday evening, but arrived at 7:00 pm to get a seat. Ordered dinner which... More 

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Probably a better rating if elsewhere, but the weakest of the Big Cedar restaurants. They spread there servers between the upper Devil's Pool and the Buzzard Bar and we would just loose our server for long periods of time. Plenty of food, but only a B rating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at the Buzzard Bar on April 10th. and it was great. The atmosphere is amazing and Adam the bartender and his family and co-workers make for a very relaxing and welcoming environment for the guests. Food is also very good and they have a wide variety of lunch selections. We had the Meaty Pizza with a salad and... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited Buzzard Bar after a long day of traveling, and we just wanted a simple meal. We enjoyed our meal (burgers and grilled chicken sandwich). The staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well, having to stay at this resort for a week and not having a fridge or stove in my room for 200 a night, doesn't leave me with many options for meals so we ate here a lot. Expensive. It was good food but my god where was the poor mans resturant?

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mattg4469, I am sorry to hear of your disappointment for the prices at the Buzzard Bar. Our Truman Café does have a variety of breakfast and lunch items, and they are all priced under $10.00. I hope that you get the chance to read my response to your review on our Big Cedar Lodge page. If you would like... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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
55 helpful votes 55 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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  • 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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