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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
+1 417-335-2777
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Owensville, Missouri
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have ever visited Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale Missouri you know that Johnny Morris does nothing half way. This being said I had no reservations trying out a meal at the Buzzard Bar. While I have visited the buzzard bar for a drink & entertainment previously, I had never eaten there before. This trip being a bit slower... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The night I was there, they had live music.. He was good and entertaining to say the least. The food was good and the Atmosphere was better. Lots of seating even for larger groups. Bar area was limited seating on stools. It is a Bar.

Thank Rod0530
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to listen to the singing cowboy (good music and humor) while enjoying supper. Highly recommend the cornbread with maple butter and bacon topping and potato soup.

Thank LaRhee H
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good time! Great live music and bar - lots of character! It's a fun place to be if you are looking for a bar atmosphere!

Thank CA H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buzzard Bar has a full menu including trout, burgers, nacho plates, corn bread and other delicious meals. The bar/lounge has a beautiful view of Table Rock Lake. The staff is very friendly. Until recently I had become first name friends with the bartender. He now is working somewhere else, but the other wait staff keep me informed of his... More 

Thank Robert F
Kansas City
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clay Self is the best entertainer around. Appropriate for people of all ages, he offers great entertainment. The food here is very tasty with a wide selection.

Thank Triadou
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 11 people and had many ages 80 to 16 years old. They service was excellent serving that many people. The cornbread was very good and you can share it because it is a mini loaf. We had pizza,burgers,sliders and salads. There were no complaints from anyone. We did get there early and glad we did... More 

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Republic, MO
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Big Cedar and chose to eat dinner here both nights as this was the only restaurant not requiring reservations. This place really couldn't have been any better. The service was great, the food was excellent as well. We had the meat lovers pizza one night, it was delicious. The next night I had the Cheddar sauce burger....delicious,... More 

Thank Bill M
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We have had many meals at the Devil's Pool and Buzzard Bar over the years but our recent lunch there was the best. First, we had a very nice and friendly server which does make a difference. We sat with a view of outside and it wasn't too busy on a weekday. So, order the BBQ pork nachos! They were... More 

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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
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: +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?