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Buzzard Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
417 335 2777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner here after a fun day at the lake. Casual first come first serve seating. We were able to walk right in at 6:00 on a Thursday but it filled quickly. Great service. Good food. Decent price. Really liked the ham and bean soup.

Thank Betsy S
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is the same as the main restaurant above. The atmosphere is a little nicer upstairs. We love to visit this beautiful resort.

Thank JoyS2011
Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much variety but the food was very good and a good selection of adult beverages for casual drinking

Thank lancewilson
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant surprise is the Buzzard Bar! Inside a very cozy atmosphere, or an outdoor patio overlooking beautiful Table Rock Lake. Every evening the Singin' Cowboy entertains - a delight! Since 1989 he fell in love with Big Cedar! He also sings for the Big Cedar's campfires and Chuck Wagon Rides. Do not miss Clay the "Singin' Cowboy"

Thank Shirley T
Branson, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buzzard Bar is the absolute best entertainment in Branson, maybe anywhere. Clay Self is definitely a very well kept secret - he should be a country star, but chooses to live his cowboy life just playing for Big Cedar Lodge on the side.

Thank utzmans
United States
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and entertainment. We saw Clay's show early in our Missouri tour and later in our trip after seeing Branson shows reflected back that Clay was our favorite...and no expensive ticket was needed!

Thank Gatekeeper77
McKinney, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was just "okay" and a little pricey! Their margaritas are NOT worth ordering; I wish my husband could have made some for them! They would have been pleased!!

Thank ChipOlga
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We literally just walked out of this place. We stay at Wilderness Club a few times a year and usually have at least 1 or 2 meals on property while we are here. Tonight our server, Amanda, seemed to have time for every table in her section except ours. We watched her refill the waters of the tables around ours,... More 

1 Thank MrsJCH
Springfield, Missouri
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite date night place! The house salad is my absolute favorite, and the pizzas are a close second! My only complaint is that service is sometimes slow (perhaps they don't always see us coming in to sit down?)...but the servers are very friendly and the food always makes it worth the wait! We will be back soon!... More 

1 Thank Ashley S
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited food choice. Nice that it's on resort property. The bar is small and the place fills up fast at dinner time. Conveniently located on Big Cedar so it's nice to be close to your accommodations.

Thank Michelle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Road, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739
  • 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?