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White Buffalo Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar
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102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of our six nights in and around Big Bend, my favorite evening was spent at the White Buffalo Bar, drinking Prickly Pear Margaritas and eating the deer chili. It's small but cosy and inviting with friendly, laid-back service. Fun people watching during Spring Break; tourists and local cowboys alike. We didn't want to leave so my husband had a... More 

Thank Topshelf210b
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is located inside the 12 Gage Restaurant and has its own menu. There are not many tables, but the service was good. One disappointment is that I was looking forward to the country-fried steak that I saw in the online menu, but it was not on the menu that we got when we were seated. No problem, as... More 

Thank Doug G
Leominster, Massachusetts
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314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, son, and I had dinner here our first night in Marathon. Rather than wait for a table in the restaurant, we went to the bar where they sat us right away. We grabbed a table next to the fireplace and across from the White Buffalo. They had a nice beer and drink selection. We had the chili and... More 

Thank sdavi
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The White Buffalo at the Gage is so excellent. They have prickly pear margaritas which are great and a new favorite of mine is the ranch water.

Thank jdgvjm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The bar itself is a pretty small and cosy place. You can order from both the restaurant menu and the bar. Portions tend to be small but tasty.

Thank Lloydisme
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a great alternative to the hotels restaurant, 12 Gage, as it is less expensive and a place to be casual and kick back. The chicken fried steak was fabulous.

Thank tsc1
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Michlle the events manager escorted us here after a tour of the property. Tim at the bar is great and very knowledgeable. The scenery is gorgeous and great environment. Very authentic and love the decor. The white buffalo is beautiful but a little sad looking.

Thank Griffin G
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

My wife and I were on our way to Marfa for our Christmas weekend road-trip. Out of the blue, our host in Fredericksburg recommended we drive by The Gage Hotel, as he knew I was an avid Instagrammer and might find it appealing. Little did I know I'd be savoring one of the heartiest, most delicious, well-prepared and beautifully served... More 

Thank luisger
Wimberley, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Lovely setting on the patio, chips and salsa, beer and tea were good in that fabulous air! Bar manager was very attentive and helpful.

Thank WimHillGirl
San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A dozen friends decided to head to BigBend and do some riding on our scooters. Prob one of the best trips every. We stayed in Marathon at the Marathon Motel and rode the park every day. Dinner/Drinks at the White Buffalo was great. Hotel was priced right and very nice. 4 days of the best riding we have done, and... More 

Thank mrpak5604

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?