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Buzzard Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
417 335 2777
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food, drink, and building are outstanding but the entertainment steals the show. Better live entertainment than you'd expect even considering that you're in Branson, the live music capital of the world. He's funny, engaging, and extremely talented. His sons/band are equally talented.

Thank ethan l
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly atmosphere, great food, great entertainment, great Bartender! The entertainer that night was Clay who has been performing for years and he was so fun!

Thank Gramkins
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We vacation here at the resort often. The buzzard bar is home to me everytime I visit. The decor, the atmosphere the ambiance is friendly. The food and the drinks are great. The patio has a view that is amazing. Must visit for anyone who wants a comforting home feeling. Enjoy this bar.

Thank Luke F
Marshall, Texas
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Heading to Dogwood Canyon and decided to stop at Big Cedar Lodge for lunch. Like the atmosphere and great service. Burgers were excellent except... they undercooked my wife's hence the 4 vs 5 stars. They did take the under cooked burger back and replaced with one more done without a fuss so kudos on great service. Overall would recommend as... More 

Thank pjg55
Trophy Club, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the wife and kids to eat at Devil's Pool Restaurant, which is upstairs from Buzzard Bar. On the way out we went down the stairs to peek in. We ended up sitting down and grabbed a couple of drinks. Clay Self was playing. He was so fun to watch and listen to. Very funny and talented. Somehow the manager... More 

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Litchfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wanted to review this if you are going there for appetizers like we did. We got the chicken livers appetizers. They were the very best cooked we have ever had!

Thank GolfCathy
Hudson, Wisconsin
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183 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there many times. We drive to Branson from Hudson, WI and one of the must stops is the restaurant. The service is outstanding, the view unbeatable, the food is magnificent. Try the smoked prime rib. The best I ever had. And...I have had many. You may think that there cannot be a best tater tots. Well...try the... More 

Thank cetobler
Columbia, Missouri
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i had the prime rib dinner it was fantastic! our server was great, beer was icy cold, entertainment was great!

Thank grantmm2016
Plano, Texas
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325 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Buzzard Bar is located inside Big Cedar resort. If you're not a paying guest, you can still eat here. However, I'm not sure I would make a special effort. Buzzard Bar is the lower portion of the rustic wood building. The top half is where Devil's Pool Restaurant is located. The two restaurants share the same building, menu and kitchen.... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Buzzard Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your descriptive account of our Adirondack-style restaurant and bar and the menu offerings. We are, however, very sorry to hear of your disappointments with the food and service quality at the Buzzard Bar. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you and encourage you to send your contact information to us at bigcedar@big-cedar.com with the subject line... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience both time we ate here. Yes the food and beverages are pricey but should be expected in the setting you are in. The quality of food was very good, amazing BarBQ.

Thank Cheryl K

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: 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?