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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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McFarland, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long day of walking and visiting the downtown and riverside park areas, we were hungry! Buzzard Billy's was very busy but the wait time was short, the bar was a nice and large for our brief wait. The food was outstanding-I couldn't decide so I had the combo platter, very good selection as I enjoyed the blackened fish... More 

Thank JG53558
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is always a favorite. If you like Cajun, come here. Food is very good. Big bar area too but they also have a jazz lounge upstairs if you want to see more.

Thank Nichole B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the service and decor. The wait staff are top notch. The food is beyond fantastic!! Love the Bloody Marys too!!!

Thank Mello33
Fargo, North Dakota
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a good place for a variety of things. Their shrimp creole was very spicy even when the spices were toned down. It was good though... Many gluten free choices.

Thank Kay B
Houston, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know why I have waited till now to do this? If you are looking for something different for lunch or dinner you must go to Buzard Billy's flying carp cafe! The food is like you are in New Orleans! They have a great appetizers a must try is the Armadillo Eggs. The Cajun soups is spot on weather... More 

Thank snowbound764
South Dakota
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234 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not an expert on Cajun cuisine but Buzard Billy's pretty seemed to be the real deal. I just hadn't expected to find it on the river in LaCrosse. The restaurant is in the old historic part of town and the ambience is almost Louisianan in itself. Washing down their Cajun sampler with a couple of well made and good... More 

Thank IowaGrandparents
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I went for dinner. Seated quickly and given menus, but no server until I went and asked for service. After this everything went well. I had the cajun-style pasta, and my husband had blackened chicken with gumbo and red beans and rice. Both meals very tasty and reasonably priced. We went there due to Trip Advisor reviews, and... More 

Thank timetogo132
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

totally shocked there was a place like this here. Like Being in New Orleans in Wisconsin. Tried many things here and all taste like they were prepared in NOLA !!!!!!

Thank wifoodie60022
Morongo Valley, California
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enjoying Effigy Mounds State Park, and the awesomeness of Highway 61, we stopped in at Buzzard Billy's. This is a bar/restaurant type scene - we hit it around 4 p.m. Before the crowds. La Crosse is an awesome place to visit, so put it on your list...now to the food....the menu is really big, and offers lots of cajun-style... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, unique interior. Authentic cajon food, good atmosphere. Make sure to come here and spend time looking around enjoying the food.

Thank MsSuz555

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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 54601-3216
  • 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?