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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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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Great Food and Live Entertainment!!

A great place to get good food, great service, relax, and take in live entertainment nightly with no cover charge. An added plus - - - a beautiful sunset view to end the day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
L Diane B
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Olathe, Kansas
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Kansas City, Missouri
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231 reviews 231 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First, our waitress was great, but the food and drinks were not good. We ordered the Bloody Mary on the menu and it was watery and lacked a lot of flavor. We weren't too hungry so we decided to share a pizza. We ordered the meat lovers pizza and it had to be one of the worst pizzas we have... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great place to get good food, great service, relax, and take in live entertainment nightly with no cover charge. An added plus - - - a beautiful sunset view to end the day.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This lower level restaurant bar offers a true taste of the Big Cedar Lodge. And its casual menu that includes everything from sandwiches to ribs and other

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Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great entertainment! Wish it were a bit bigger. It's always crowded, especially when the signer is on stage.

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We took the shuttle over to the Buzzard Bar one night while at the resort. Great entertainment, the country band is so good and pretty funny too. We had read that it was kid friendly and that's a little questionable, but not bad and our 8 yr old thought it was great!. Definitely go if you stay at the Wilderness... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Dear TexasCynic, Thank you for letting us know about your experience at the Buzzard Bar. I do apologize that the service you received was less than exceptional. This is certainly not our standard, and there is no excuse. We hope that you will visit us again, so we can show you what our genuine, Ozarks hospitality truly looks like. We... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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  • 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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