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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
+1 608-796-2277
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorites. The blackened walleye is amazing. Even people that don't like spicy should try this gem!

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Thank Suzanne K
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was acceptable for chain style eating. The restaurant lay out is awkward and staff did not do a good job of moving people through . If they are not to busy it is adequate eating.

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Thank eatstraveler
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had gotten some advice to go here from friends. The food was terrific, great atmosphere and wonderful service. I had the crawfish, lyn had a shrimp pasta dish. Just the right amount of cajun for me and the black and tans topped it off nicely. Plus, we had pmenty to take home, the chunk of bread was perfect!

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Thank Mike R
Hastings, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Cajun food north of New Orleans. I had the combo dinner, everything is real good. They had chicken strips from my daughter too. Three or four local beers on tap, nice service. Several friends, like myself, we're all from out of town. One guy kept talking about this place all day. I had high expectations. They were met. I... More 

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Thank Patrick O
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a New Orleans kind of food place mostly. Tried alligator tail and it was delicious. A slight pricey. We ordered two main meals and an appetizer and it came to about 40ish. But then again I'm not from this area so maybe that's the norm. Good service.

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Thank Elisha K
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Cajun country and the food at buzzards falls short. Have yet to have a dish that isn't salty. Good atmosphere for families.

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Thank WoodsyGinger
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the mean green sauce. I love spicy food. The cheesy ball things are very good also. Make sure to go up stairs for a martini!

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Thank Summer T
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buzzard Billy's is a favorite place of mine for enjoying some Cajun style food and some great craft beer - especially the local favorite - Pearl Street Brewery beers. Ambience is great and its not just a favorite of mine but others as well.

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Thank Roland K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, fun atmosphere, friendly staff and overall a good experience. Would go back anytime!

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Thank Brady J
Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a historic building (former 1860’s brick hotel) that offers both Cajun and American food. As a local, this is one of my favorites for both the tasty food as well as the ambiance as it is decorated well. There is a 1950’s cocktail lounge (The Starlite Lounge) on the second floor featuring great martinis, wines,... More 

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Thank Cat J

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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
US$7 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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?