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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 #7 of 164 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Buzzard Billy's was within walking distance of the Marriott in the historic downtown. I read ahead about the Armadillo Eggs, so I had to try them thinking that they weren't going to be that great.....wrong. These are hand-made with real moist chicken and fresh jalapeno. I made a meal of the Armadilo Eggs and glad I waited to order an... More 

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Holmen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great food..great service...something for everyone...great prices....they have burgers to chicken to unusual foods...different types of drinks..lots of fun to be with family and friends

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NE Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As with most of the shops/restaurants in La Crosse, WI...the atmosphere is my style! Exposed brick, tall ceilings and lots of ¨stuff¨ to look at! I've been here three times...the first two were later in the evening and we had flawless service. The third time was at lunch time and...wow...we were ignored for quite awhile...kind of annoying, and my daughter... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

AWESOME!! I have had and love their Alligator bites and love the Eggplant boat filled with seafood and cheese....they have a great menu to pick from and love the décor of the place. Staff was always pleasant and helpful when answering our questions. Sometimes you have to wait for a awhile to be seated but the wait is worth it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As the only place for cajun food in LaCrosse, you just have to give these guys credit for trying. On top of that, the food is pretty darn good, too. Cold beer, fun atmosphere, friendly servers...it all adds up to a good time. Plus, you can work up a good sweat without moving around very much.

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Macon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We met friends in La Crosse for a visit and was looking for something that wasn't available near where we live. Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe sure sounded unique and the ratings were good, so off we went. No one in our party of 4 was disappointed in anything about our experience. Service, environment, and food were all excellent. It... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My work companion and I were in La Crosse on a business outing. When we meet, we often work while we're having dinner or drinks. Buzzard's presented a good opportunity in lovely downtown La Crosse to do just that. Relatively quiet setting, clean, good friendly service, and cold beer. Servers kept the beer flowing. The downside -- we were there... More 

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Rob L, Owner at Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We do have Pearl Street Me, Myself, and IPA on tap which is an excellent IPA. I am sorry you missed it or were misinformed that the only IPA currently on tap is the Abita Jockamo. We do change up our tap selection frequently, the amount of IPA's may change periodically. We do have an excellent... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were here as a large group. The service was good. The food was excellent. It gets quite noisy in there when there are a lot of people which makes it difficult to hear each other. But that is how it is when it is a good restaurant and they were full for lunch.

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Kansas City, MO
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was just a drink and gator things for hubs. He liked them. My martini was super! The music was so low we couldn't hear. And so was the Monday night football. Strange. Seems like a fun hangout.

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat when traveling through La Crosse Wisconsin. One of the only places to get fried gator this far north - yum! Don't miss ordering Big Joe Weitekamp's Beer Cheese Soup, gator finger appetizers or a specialty diner. I'm working my way through the creole/cajun and blackened dinners. They never disappoint. Last meal was Rasta... More 

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Additional Information about Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

Address: 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
Phone Number: 608-796-2277
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: American

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