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Buzzard Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
+1 417-335-2777
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the Potato Skins and chase it down with the local Wheat beer. 🍻Or if you're really hungry, get the Pulled Pork Nachos - but you'll need a friend! 8:30 brings on Local entertainment. Clay will get us back! He mixes humor with good COUNTRY music - not that "sissy stuff" on the radio today. Get there a bit early... More 

Thank LKTexas
St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here a couple times over the weekend. Great options- soup, chili, cornbread, sandwiches. Everything was unique and tasted fresh. Full bar of course. This place was packed every night and had people lined up waiting to get in. The entertainment one night was a guy cracking jokes and playing a guitar. A must do if your at the... More 

Thank llamamamaof2
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our fave thing to do at big cedar is go to the buzzard bar at night, around 7:30-8, and listen to the live music (it's amazing and surprisingly good) and eat a light dinner. Make sure you try the famous chicken livers and mashed potatoes. It's listed as an appetizer but makes a great meal. Also the salads and pimento... More 

Thank mrsfriz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the grounds of Big Cedar Lodge, this is the place where people gather at night. It gets busy and crowded at show time, so get there EARLY for dinner. You'll have to wait a few hours for the entertainment to begin, but you won't get a seat otherwise. Our party of four arrived at 5:20 and we just... More 

Thank ritak790
St. Louis, MO
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buzzard Bar does not take reservations and is 'first come, first serve'. We arrived at 5:30pm and sat right down. People coming in at 6pm or later have a wait. But, if you wait, there is a great bar to have drinks and watch for a table to open. Food is very good. The Burgers and sandwiches, especially. The service... More 

Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-visit while at BCL! The cowboy that plays on the weekends is incredibly funny and it's great for the whole family. They have a wide array of food to pick from and lots of drink choices too. First come first served - but be patient - tables turn pretty quickly!

Thank stLTravelLover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great house salad and potato skins, along with very entertaining live music. Bartender (Tim) was very attentive and super helpful. Loved the cozy atmosphere.

Thank Melly M
McKinney, Texas
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times for the last 3 years. They have THE BEST BBQ pork nachos! We dream of them when we are away from Big Cedar, and they are the 1st thing we order when we arrive. The meat pizza WAS great too, but they have changed it and added chicken, so it is now very disappointing.... More 

Thank traveler75071
Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying we have been going to Big Cedar and this restaurant for more than twenty years. We have stayed at BCL or Wilderness Club more than thirty times in the past fifteen years alone. We have spent Thanksgiving & Christmas (including this year) at BCL eating in their restaurants. We have had many good meals -... More 

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Owensville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Located in the lower level below the Devil's Pool Restaurant, the Buzzard Bar serves a more extensive menu than upstairs (although coming from the same kitchen). The place has over the top lodge decor, lively bar atmosphere, and good service. Nightly live entertainment starts at 8:30PM.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: +1 417-335-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?