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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 110
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 2
    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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Good drinks. Great staff. Yummy burgers. Nice environment. All in all, no complaints and good experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Edefelice
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Spring, Texas
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stilwell
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

staff good, food good, bar tab outrageous! I ordered one drink charged $11.00 for bourbon, second drink $11.00 for cheaper bourbon! I watched them pour it! They said oh its what I had ordered ,I don't think so. I was sitting at the bar! I am a bartender! watch what you order and double check your charge reciepts . I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Only wanting a snack and a drink, we tried the Buzzard Bar in late afternoon. There was only one other couple in the whole place which should have been our clue to leave after getting a drink. I wanted grilled chicken slices and somehow the waitress talked me into the Roasted Chicken on the Kids Menu. Imagine my surprise when... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good drinks. Great staff. Yummy burgers. Nice environment. All in all, no complaints and good experience!

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Omaha, Arkansas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went here after hearing lots of good things, but I was really disappointed. The menu did not have much to choose from. The pizza was too greasy. My drink was empty for far too long, and it was not busy while we were here so I'm not sure why the service was so bad. I will not be back.... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies for the issues you experienced while dining at the Buzzard Bar. This is certainly not the type of experience we want our guests to have. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. Please feel free to send your contact information and review title to us at bigcedar@big-cedar.com with the subject... More 

Bates City Missouri
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Same food available in the buzzard bar as Devils pool. We came back to big cedar with a gift card from our meal from Devils pool in February. That was an awful server and dining experience. We both ordered prime rib it was very good and hearty sized for 10 oz. smoked prime rib. Service was well above average in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We ate a late dinner here with our kids. The food was decent but nothing special. Quality bar food. The service was good but the highlight was the live music which engaged the entire restaurant.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

It's great to see that your family enjoyed our Singin' Cowboy at the Buzzard Bar! He is a favorite among many of our guests. I do apologize for your overall disappointment with the food. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food was great and so was the atmosphere. The service was good. Had an old time feel with the natural wood beams.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been to buzzards bar twice now and think it is some of the best entertainment the Branson area has to offer. First, it has large windows and a beautiful sunset view. Then, the entertainment in the eventing (8:30?) is excellent! I've seen Clay and Justin there. Both are very talented and very funny. Clay's music is a little more... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had lunch upstairs at Devils Pool . The Devils Pool cheeseburger was good all though the ham & white beans lacked beans-lots of broth. The pork sandwich was good but the sweet potato fries were cold. Service was good and parking was up the hill thru the rustic bridge. Expensive hamburger lunch but great view.

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Affton, Missouri
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well, this restaurant is part of Big Cedar so you are paying for the location. Food is typical bar food. Chicken wings had little to no meat on them. Rest of the food our party ordered was just okay. Not many good food choices at Big CedR.

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your experience at the Buzzard Bar at Big Cedar Lodge. As you mentioned, the menu consists of some typical bar food, but we do offer a variety of entrees including Hardwood Smoked Prime Rib, Grilled Rockbridge Trout, Tomato Basil Pasta, and Pork Ribs. The menu also has... 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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