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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-796-2277
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Should have stayed longer

Good beer, good service, good Golden BBQ boneless wings - should have tried more beers &more from menu! Loved the vintage vinyl on way to restrooms

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Good beer, good service, good Golden BBQ boneless wings - should have tried more beers &more from menu! Loved the vintage vinyl on way to restrooms

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loud. Greasy. Not what I expected. Food was average. Now knowing what to expect I would go back but I would not rush back.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you like cajun food, you'll love Buzzard Billy's!!! It takes all of your meals and turns them cajun by adding some spice and sizzle! It is really a fun place, fun decor, and great service!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What can you say with a name like Buzzard Billys Flying Carp Cafe?? No buzzards or flying carp were spotted! What WAS spotted was some delicious food from a huge menu! We were there on a rainy Tuesday evening around 6pm and it was packed. Even so we had relatively fast service. These people know how to handle a crowd.... More 

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Rochester, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was staying overnight and REALLY wanted a burger and fries, I'm so glad Buzzard Billy's was right next door! I can't comment on the service because I ordered carryout..but the staff was welcoming for the few minutes that I was there. BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger and fries...Fantastic. I'll be back.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice place with Great food and LOTS of it. The Nachos on the appetizer menu were big enough for 2 for your meal. We had a couple more items that were also great. Nice diverse menu with a "Cajun" flare. Right downtown La Crosse in the heart of the Bar and entertainment section.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Loved our appetizer, it was recommended by our Segway tour guide. I think they were called gator eggs. Jalapeño inside cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. Awesome! Our meal was good, but I would try something else next time just for fun!

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Onalaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great selection for food, all the way from a fine dinner to a sampling of Alligator. Not an overdone place, but good wall decorations and an alligator at the door when you come in. Prices are moderate.

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Eau Claire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nothing to add to all the other fantastic reviews except EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! They specialize in cajun food (which to wife loves) but they also have alot of good 'ole american classics. The atmosphere is really great, our waitress was really great, and the food was really awesome. There's something for everyone.

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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Café after a Mississippi river boat ride with the family. We were looking for a place in downtown Lacrosse, that we could get a nice cold beer at, and was friendly to a one year old and a three year old. Buzzard Billy's filled the need just right. They had things to keep the kids... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-796-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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