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Buzzard Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Plano, Texas
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Victoria H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have expanded their menu since last year, my kids loved the sliders. I had an amazing chopped salad and loaded potatoes.

Thank Tahna E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Having a great time at Big Cedar Lodge Buzzards Bar. We arrived by boat on Table Rock Lake, took a complimentary shuttle to the bar for drinks and a bite to eat.

Thank Distiller1
Richardson, Texas
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Everything about this place is worth the visit. The food is excellent, the ambiance is unique, and the live musician was funny and family-friendly. A little pricey ($15-$20/person), but a worthwhile splurge.

Thank Bono_Wilben
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Nice restaurant, great pulled pork hamburger. Awesome staff and management. Highly recommend driving out for a meal!

Thank travelertimes4
Prosper, Texas
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The food is OK, the seating process is terrible and the entertainment is great! I get the first come, first serve concept. But we were visiting Big Cedar during a very busy time. The restaurant allows you to seat yourself but it was always full when we tried to go there. There were people coming in through 2 different entrances... More 

Thank momto2girls
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I loved everything about Big Cedar Lodge - except the Buzzard Bar. The staff was lovely, but, the food was average at best. We ordered a steak medium rare and it arrived well done the first time - I sent it back and it came uncooked - like literally the fat was still white - yuck.

Thank Tiffani M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?