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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found Buzzard Billy's while traveling near Madison, WI heading towards Minneapolis...we traveled out of our way to got to this restaurant after seeing the menu! Excellent food, fabulous staff and a great atmosphere. We recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling near La Crosse! We will be back!

Thank Julie S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we seem to make it up there once a year and expected it was great again! Blacken chicken was great, and the hush puppies were awesome, and the beer is fresh and ice cold, and on top of it they put up with our rowdy and loud bunch. Keep up the good work!

Thank JohnNDeb
Green Bay
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next door to the Holiday Inn. Separate dining & bar areas, decorated "American Pickers" style learning toward breweries & gas stations. Fairly large menu. Food was great! Good choices on the beer menu. Service was very good. Prices very reasonable. Would definitely recommend, but go early, as it did get very busy after 6pm on Saturday night.

Thank Kona K
West Allis, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and had a great dining experience! The food is 100% NOLA, but the decor is 100% Midwest. The décor is fascinating, like looking at the best picks from the American Picker show! The food is the best we've eaten outside of New Orleans! The prices are budget friendly and a super bargain for the quality... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of six and decided on martinis and cajun food on the advise of some Buzzard Billy regulars. We started with cocktails at the Starlite Lounge which is above the BB restaurant. The Starlite is a circa 1950's cocktail lounge which specializes in martinis. The decor and furnishings are all 1950's style and the atmosphere is awesome.... More 

Thank Darrell F
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed thru La Crosse on Friday 6/24 and had to stop at Buzzard Billy's (after reading many of the reviews). A unique bar with a great facade and curb appeal to draw you in. Loved all the novelty items they have hanging/placed in the bar. Looks like it is two buildings and we were seated promptly (ate shortly after 5... More 

Thank CVspiker
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to come to La Crosse for a small trip for business and had to eat here again. LOVED it 5yrs ago, love it now! And will continue to eat here every time we come to La Crosse.

Thank thekat247
Harvard, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I went to BB's for wings after some cool locals from PopCorn Tavern suggested it. Thank goodness we did! I ordered the Sweet Chilli wings and Pete got the Jerk Chicken wings. Both VERY good, but we agreed the Sweet Chilli was the absolute best! Probably the best wings we've ever had. Service was nice. Clean bathrooms... More 

Thank Kenya R
Neenah, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, the drinks were great, and the staff was great! I will definitely visit again when I am in town.

Thank atti2de2002
La Crosse Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If we have a go to place this is it. A great bar, lots of tap beers and the food is fantastic. My favorite is the mean green chicken sandwich.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-796-2277

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?