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Buzzard Bar

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
+1 417-335-2777
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful evening with family and friends. Can't say which was more enjoyable - the entertainment or food. Clay Self had us doubled over laughing as he "picked" away the evening with his jokes and well chosen tunes. What an entertainer! Don't miss this treasure located in Devils Pool!

Thank Sunrise-traveler8
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devil's Pool definitely urges a particular dress code..more upscale. Downstairs Buzzard bar...food very overpriced, selection poor...but good casual atmosphere.

Thank Q3245IAnancyd
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always a highlight of the trip! Over the last 10 years visiting here we have met some life long friends and had some amazing times! The live music is always entertaining especially if Clay is playing. He plays many originals a few of his own and throws he own comical puns in throughout the night! PS The... More 

Thank Meatball1995
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good and clay puts on a great show he includes the guest and the drinks are very good great wait staff so helpful music starts about 8:30 fills up fast go early

Thank Caroleryker
Warrenton, Missouri
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had chips & salsa here while drinking a beer & listening to the guy singing & playing the guitar. He was every entertaining & good at engaging the crowd into singing popular songs & generally having a good time. The menu looked like typical American fare.

Thank pambJ3179QB
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most nights, especially on weekends, they have the singing Cowboy perform from 8:30 until 11:30. If you come in after he starts, there is a $5.00 cover charge, but if you are already in the bar beforehand, there is no charge. It has always been crowded when I have been, and finding a seat is not always easy, but it... More 

Thank Tim S
Plano, Texas
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered specific toppings on a pizza, only to wait almost 30 minutes to get one no where close. The manager took over for our disappearing waitress and got us an excellent as ordered pizza and 'compted' the bill without a blink. Not sure if the first attempt was the waitress or the cook, but the waitress should have been on... More 

Thank TexasCynic
Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The regular performer wasn't available the night we visited. The substitute was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and he provided outstanding entertainment. Our group had three different menu items. The cheeseburger was by far the best of the three. The club sandwich was barely toasted and was mostly bread. Not very tasty at all. The sliders were... More 

Thank David P
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went in about 4pm on a Thursday and there were only a few other families there eating, but several people at the bar. The bartender was our server and he was extremely busy. My husband asked another waitress if she could take our order and she told him no, the bartender would be over soon. We thought that was... More 

Thank akayebrown
Overland Park, Kansas
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The seating is first come first serve which is a little bit of a bummer but I understand why they do it I guess. They have live entertainment with the singing cowboy, who was fine, but I didn't find him to be all that funny. I was bummed to find out you can only order fried pickles as part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: +1 417-335-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?