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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The "Buzz" about the bar...

Buzzzzing about the waitress, Ashley, and the bartenders, Tim and Alex as well as the nightly entertainer, Clay Self!! The bar is a great place for all "downstairs people" including kids... This is our second year staying at the resort and our 7th or 8th visit to the Buzzard Bar but really whose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Glenn E
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Buzzzzing about the waitress, Ashley, and the bartenders, Tim and Alex as well as the nightly entertainer, Clay Self!! The bar is a great place for all "downstairs people" including kids... This is our second year staying at the resort and our 7th or 8th visit to the Buzzard Bar but really whose counting?! The pulled pork nachos are a... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a family friendly place with a great menu and entertainment. Get there early because it fills up fast!

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Springfield, Missouri
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This bar is great because of Clay Self. He is a hidden treasure. The food is good and service is good, but Clay is awesome!

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Spiro
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Staying at Big Cedar Wilderness Lodge, we met friends here one night for dinner. It was very comfortable and fun, and the food was fantastic! We sat and visited quite a while before the place started filling up, and never felt like we were being rushed to vacate the table.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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241 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on your experience at the Buzzard Bar. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with what you ordered. We strive to create a consistently, extraordinary experience for all of our guests, and I apologize that yours was a disappointment. If you would like to be contacted, please send your information to bigcedar@big-cedar.com with the... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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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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