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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, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    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
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We have been to Buzzard Bar a dozen times to hear Clay. He NEVER disappoints! It's something we look forward to on every visit to Big Cedar. It's good clean family fun even if it is in a bar! It's really a restaurant with a bar in it. The atmosphere is so cozy. Clay is so talented and funny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Geyer4
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North Louisiana
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North Louisiana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Buzzard Bar a dozen times to hear Clay. He NEVER disappoints! It's something we look forward to on every visit to Big Cedar. It's good clean family fun even if it is in a bar! It's really a restaurant with a bar in it. The atmosphere is so cozy. Clay is so talented and funny. The... More 

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Thank Geyer4
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been here several times when I am staying at the Big Cedar and love this place. The food is always great as well as the service . The Live music is fabulous. A fun place to have dinner wither with family or with friends.

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Thank lauriebklein
Iowa City, Iowa
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We and another couple went out for a evening dinner and the restaurant above Buzzard Bar but there was a 20 minute wait and they said the food was the same downstairs at buzzards bar I think we should have waited its noisy and if you look at the reviews that recommend the place its for the burgers and appetizers.... More 

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1 Thank Stan Y
BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the various issues you experienced while dining at the Buzzard Bar. The inattentive service and disappointment with your dishes is certainly not representative of our standard. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Clinton, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was delicious! We ordered the bean soup and it was incredible. The cracker that came with it looked like something a bird would eat with all the different seeds on it but was very good. The burgers and steaks were made just right. Would definitely go back. Also the have live music sometimes and they were pretty... More 

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Thank Melissa B
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined another couple for dinner at Buzzards Bar. The restaurant up stairs had a waiting list, but we were told that Buzzards Bar down stairs had immediate seating. We opted to go down stairs since both places had the same menu and offered the same view of the lake. We were disappointed in both the service and food. The... More 

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1 Thank Fride442
BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience at the Buzzard Bar. I do apologize that the service and food you received was less than exceptional. This is certainly not our standard, and there is no excuse. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding your disappointments. I encourage you to send your contact information to us... More 

Saint Robert, Missouri
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality of service and product have not changed since our first visit to Buzzard Bar years ago. Size has grown from the tiny tavern with Clay opening what was like a garage door in one wall to entertain to a fine restaurant/bar and Clay stage show. Fun to return and notice changes. Changing while maintaining the character and heritage of... More 

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Thank Terry R
Canehill, Arkansas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. They serve the same menu as the Devil's Pool restaurant. The food is good, alcohol is available, after all it is a bar! The best part is the 1 man show by Clay the singing cowboy. He really keeps everyone entertained. The service is also very good. Will definitely go back

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Thank CHARK46
Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I frequent this place while on our annual get away to Big Cedar. The food never disappoints and the drinks are good too. I recommend the barbecue nachos. They are for sharing! It's a huge portion. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Be sure to go later in the evening on a Wed-Sun so that you can... More 

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Thank Kim H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have loved going to the Buzzard Bar during our stays at Big Cedar because it is always quick to be seated, the food is excellent, and it priced reasonably. We recommend getting the house salad that has blueberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, and their signature blueberry house dressing. The pizzas, wings, and sandwiches are also very good! Travel... More 

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Thank PagesofTravel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a place to enjoy good food and a little music in the evening, Buzzard's Bar is the place. Kick in a great view during the day and you can't go wrong. Best option on the menu is the pulled pork nachos. Enough for a meal even though they are listed as an appetizer. Prices a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: 417 335 2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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