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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Off to a rocky start with a reservation that wasn't ready but they turned it around with delicious food! My husband had a cheeseburger and I had the blackened tilapia fish. Both were excellent and both very reasonably priced. Only drawback is they didn't provide refills on water like we would have liked and they didn't have any fresh-ground pepper... More 

Thank onelnsbt
La Crosse
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Casual atmosphere. Tasty food. Pepper Jack bites are delicious. Eggplant Pirogue is amazing! Huge portion. Leftovers are guaranteed with this dinner. Gumbo and Jambalaya are great too.

Thank Kate821
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Cajun food and fun atmosphere! Flying carp fan overhead, and lots of great beers! Have a burger or alligator too!

Thank olson_trisha
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Crosse is a city of many great restaurants but this one is both excellent and unique in a crowded field. This is without question the best Cajun restaurant in the area offering catfish, alligator, and Po'Boys. The vibe is excitement, the menu is New Orleans, and the decor is as eclectic as a Cajun restaurant in WI. Stop in,... More 

Thank Uroboros423
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the walls, the memorabilia, the staff, the food... it is all good. Have tried numerous dishes. The chicken fettuccine and the Cajun trio are the top 2. Great beer selection.

Thank davesel2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant and we will return! Amazing New Orleans style Cajun cuisine and some of the friendliest staff I have met in any restaurant. Well done Buzzard Billy's, you got it right on every count.

Thank Satravelforlife
Columbia, Missouri
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I typically eat at non-chain restaurants, and as I researched this place, I realized it was a (smallish) chain and was hesitant to go. However, it was close at hand after a long day, so two colleagues and I went in. The menu has a wide selection of Cajun and Creole dishes, from Po boys to etouffee. I had the... More 

Thank Hoosier1959
Stillwater, Minnesota
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful spicy, cajun cuisine. Great ambiance and decor. Reasonably-priced. Good service. What's not to like? Yumm!

Thank HiramUlysses
Princeton, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great meal and a wonderful waitress. Had the tilapia and it was great. Great local beer you have to try.

Thank Tim H
Bloomington, MN
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215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have the time or money to visit NOLA this is the place to go. Large selection of beer and food. All wonderful. Visited off-season on a Thursday, so plenty of seating.

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
  • 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?