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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-796-2277
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bloomington, MN
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209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't have the time or money to visit NOLA this is the place to go. Large selection of beer and food. All wonderful. Visited off-season on a Thursday, so plenty of seating.

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Thank John R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't have the the time or money to fly to NOLA don't despair! Fine New Orleans type food is at hand. Enjoy!

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Thank John R
POSTVILLE
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alligator fries! Very good beer selections. Interesting and well made entrees. The restaurant feels old and rustic. Both times we've been there the waitresses have been very friendly and very helpful in choosing the meal that fit the mood we were in. We had almost as much fun choosing the meal as we did eating it.

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Thank CHARLES H
La Crescent, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the Seafood Eggplant Pirogue and my husband had Chicken Czarina. My was perfect but I had to admit, I couldn't eat it all so enjoyed it for lunch again the next day. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his but said it was a little on the spicy side but not hot.

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Thank Yikesaroo
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buzzard Billy's is one of La Crosse's best restaurants. I typically get the armadillo eggs for appetizer, and blackened prime rib or blackened catfish for entree. Portions are huge.I always leave with leftovers. I have never have room for dessert. Downside, it can be very busy on any night - usually Friday. If it's busy, then it's very very LOUD.... More 

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Thank Michael C
Wausau, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on Saturday evening. The restaurant was full, but they were able to turn tables fast without pushing people to leave. We had someone in our party with food allergies, and our server made sure we knew that the fryers are used with seafood, so that we could make good decisions.

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Thank NR566
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent many years in the south and the food here is good, not exactly like the south, but close. Lots of fun decor, things to start conversation.

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Thank Heather S
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Cajun selections are the top recipes from the bayou. The Beer Cheese Soup is awesome. Great drinks and lots of beers on tap.

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Thank Joe W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whenever my 2 kids (ages 36 and 33) come to town for a visit, Buzzard Billy's is their first choice for dining out. Hands down!

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Thank Jan J
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Buzzard Billy's is a great place to enjoy good food, with friends and family. Birthday dinner is free. However, I am not sure how many guests need to dine for birthday guest to get free lunch or dinner. Unique and fun atmosphere. Cost is very reasonable. I know they have some dishes where you can get a half order which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?