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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Authentic Cajun Food right here in the Midwest!

I eat at Buzzard Billy's fairly often. If you want a change of pace, good quality food at a reasonable price, this is the place to go. Alligator, Po Boys, Shrimp Boils - they have a great variety of Cajun dishes to try. One of our favorite spots to go for a birthday dinner. Very relaxed. Martini... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
SSprague1955
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I eat at Buzzard Billy's fairly often. If you want a change of pace, good quality food at a reasonable price, this is the place to go. Alligator, Po Boys, Shrimp Boils - they have a great variety of Cajun dishes to try. One of our favorite spots to go for a birthday dinner. Very relaxed. Martini Bar upstairs in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is always worth it to stop in a city and visit rather than passing through. Even if it is one night, get to know a place. That's wheat we did in LaCrosse. Buzzard Billy's is a Cajun restaurant, not our favorite cuisine, but it was open on a Monday, So we went. Wow! What a great surprise! The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is the spot to go with family friends etc. always a great meal and fun relaxed atmosphere. I try something different every time and am never disappointed. The kids love it as well. Lots of tvs and a full bar. Starlight lounge upstairs for a unique bar experience. A great place and definite must check out!

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Wheeling, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location, close to hotels. Food was very good with a nice fish selection. Beer selection was very good. We arrived at about 6:30 an probably got the last table as the restaurant filled up very quickly. When we left an hour later there was a long line. The staff was very friendly but very busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have gone here multiple times. We love snacking on the gator fingers. I had the Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Cheese in which I have had many different types of jerk chicken. This was a little too much for me. There was a green sauce/spice used and it wasn't the normal jerk chicken. I unfortunately could not eat it so... More 

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Alto, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fun place with good food in LaCrosse! We had gator tenders which were sooo good. The memorabilia decor was really neat. Great service. Would eat there again!

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I really enjoyed eating here yesterday. The Muffalatta sandwich I ate tasted fresh and deliciousl. The food was delicious and tasted just a little spicy which our waitress warned of us in advance. The atmosphere was like a bar but with lots of local memorabilia. I would eat here again when next in Lacrosse.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Never had a bad meal there. Love going, sometimes gets quite busy. The wait is not very long. the staff is very nice.

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Dyersville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is where I usually visit while in Lacrosse , the Armadillo eggs are amazing! Amazing service and great atmosphere , lots of beer selections on tap!

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Additional Information about Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

Address: 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone Number: +1 608-796-2277
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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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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