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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I only had soup and salad and they were good but it's probably not a good enough judge of some of the more traditional Cajun dishes they serve. My potato soup had too much pepper but it tasted nice and fresh. The blackened shrimp on my salad was cooked nicely. They had a good selection of local beers.

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Cleveland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Snuck in for a quick lunch and a fast beer on a Saturday afternoon while in town. Fun atmosphere, nice selection of draught and local beers, better than average bar food and a great staff. Had a blast and will be back next time I'm in La Crosse!

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Naples, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat late that was not full of the college kids who swarm the streets downtown in La Crosse after 11PM! Buzzard Billy's solved the dilemma! While there may have been some college kids there, it wasn't the college bar scene found at most open establishments. The food was delicious. We had prime rib... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My $18.99 sirloin steak was tasteless and tough. The blackened tilapia was excellent. Our server was delightful and attentive.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's always a happening spot and a fun place to eat. The staff is great and the food is delicious! The portions are comparable to prices and you can eat free on your birthday! :)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in route to Chicago in our road trip around the country. Found this place thru trip-advisor. Nice look of the place. We had for dinner soup, tilapia and alligator dinner. Great food, nice and polite workers. If you are looking for a place to eat in La Cross Wisconsin must go to this cafe! Super!!!

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Jackson Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Being a TripAdvisor devotee, I had selected Buzzard Billy's in downtown LaCrosse. Featuring cajun cuisine, it was a true delight. She Who Must Be Obeyed had blackened Tilapia and I went with an old favorite Andouhle sausage. The slaw had some horseradish and a real kick. My side of red beans and rice had a nice kick to it, hot... More

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Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, great staff what else can one say all the makins of a good time and a great reason to return Oh and did I mention the best T Shirts in toown, I been collecting them for 20 yyrs You should go just for the name

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were traveling with friends on motorcycles up and down the Mississippi and stayed in LaCrosse on a Sunday night. Many restaurants were closed, so our options were limited. I chose Buzzard Billy's as one of our options because one of our traveling companions is a huge fan of Cajun food! That being said , neither my husband or I... More

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Appleton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We were in town visiting niece who attends UW-L. We had a very good lunch (I had the Shrimp Po' Boy with hush puppies) which arrived quickly and was very tasty. I love local eateries with a unique flair. This was a comfy little bar/restaurant with a big personality and an interesting menu of Cajun greats.

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