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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
608-796-2277
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Ranked #6 of 163 restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal here on a Sunday night. We were seated right away, waitress checked to see if we had any questions on the menu, and even warned us that our meal had a little spice to it, just in case. Service was excellent and so was our food. A lot of choices and loved the Cajun kick to... More

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Best authentic Cajun food I have found north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Have eaten here every time I go through LaCrosse for the past 10 years.

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Rockford, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We sat at the bar instead of waiting 25 mins for a table. I ordered rice and beans.. hardly any rice! The beans were more of a flavored mash.. too heavily flavored for the tiny amount of rice. Husband ordered the chicken quesadilla which he said was great. Nice variety of craft beers.. We were excited to try the pearl... More

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Wausau
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Going here is an experience! The food is amazing! If you want unbelievably delicious Cajun food this is the place to be! The atmosphere is fun & the service is very good. If you have time, take a walk upstairs to the Starlight Lounge for a step back in time!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place to grab a meal! On our cross country trip we found this place and decided to give it a try after all the positive reviews. It has a Louisiana feel to the menu but there is something for everyone. Definitely take a chance and give them a try!!!

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Maple Park, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Excellent meal. I was alone for lunch, & knew my husband & I would be having a big dinner that night. So I had a sandwich -- but if we'd gone for dinner, it would have been sooooo hard to decide, so many excellent choices. I had a "Bourbon Street Chicken" sandwich -- available with a choice of fries, hush... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our group enjoyed this restaurant our first night in town. It was fun and full of decor for many different people. The flying carp was cute. The food was very eclectic with many different choices. I had the veggie Po'Boy. Delicious.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had lunch here today. Beautiful area with a great, walkable downtown. My husband and I both had one of their combo plates to try several things. My blackened chicken was very good and the hush puppies are truly the best I've ever had. I love red beans and rice, but these were a disappointment. Way too much salt. It was... More

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Chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Cajun food with an easy going atmosphere. Food was served hot and service was attentive. Portions are large for dinner, so consider sharing or bringing some home. Fun decor and light atmosphere welcomes families, couples, and large groups.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Four of us went here for lunch. Service was very good considering the place was full. I had a great shrimp po-boy, best I've had in years. The blackened catfish got raves from my companions. This is a restaurant that specializes in Cajun cuisine and they appear to do it quite well. If you are looking for a touch of... More

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