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“There's a big white buffalo there...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of White Buffalo Bar

White Buffalo Bar
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At the Gage Hotel
Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“There's a big white buffalo there...”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small bar, but the patio is great on a nice night! Get some Ranch Waters! There is also a big white buffalo that makes for a nice photo op :-)

Visited August 2014
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Margaritas”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Prickly pear margaritas were great! Really nice atmosphere inside - great place to hangout and re energize after a long drive.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing foodie-pleasing fare in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate at the White Buffalo Bar but we ordered food off of the menu from the main restaurant in the Gage Hotel. Were were truly impressed to find food of this quality in a tiny, isolated town like Marathon. The fare is everything you would expect from an expensive restaurant in a big city.

In two trips, we tried escargot, nachos, venison sliders and chicken enchiladas. Everything was delicious, but the sliders and enchiladas were our favorites. The enchilada plate was as beautiful as it was delicious, with the poblano sauce adding a nice touch of green to the plate.

The bar itself is well-stocked. We mostly ordered beers from the Big Bend Brewing company, since they aren't even available yet back home in Houston (I recommend the Golden Ale).

I can't wait to return to Marathon, there are lots of other items on the menu I want to try. ;)

Visited July 2014
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San Diego
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Bar”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved the atmosphere at the White Buffalo Bar. It is part and next to the Gage Hotel in Marathon Texas.

Visited April 2014
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Sugar Land, Texas
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Its Always Open!”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sometimes in small west Texas towns you can't alway count on your favorite restaurant to be open, but we have always been able to count on the White Buffalo Bar. Great burgers, nachos, fries…bar food. They offer huge portions too - nachos could feed two with no problem. Every time I've stopped here the same guy has been working behind the bar and servicing the entire bar - he gets a bit busy at times, but he is very good. Without hesitation I can say that this is a very good spot to grab some dinner any evening.

Visited April 2014
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