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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (48 reviews)
“jambalaya” (44 reviews)
“po boy” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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Reviewed yesterday

Tucked away on a side street and not large enough to make a wandering eye notice this establishment...but once you eat there...you will definitely seek it out!! We went there because of the Louisianna Kitchen appeal. My first visis I could not make up my...More

Thank 7Bond7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bacon wrapped andouille: A Blackened prime rib (medium): A+ Atmosphere: A Service: B+ Grade: Worth a trip to La Crosse, WI This truly is a good dining experience.

Thank SenCrow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ahhh...finally someplace in the Midwest where spice is beyond a salt and pepper shaker! Buzzard Billy’s not only is a catchy name for a restaurant but the best part is that the menu and food once inside actually fills ones expectations of perhaps something a...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this resturant n ordered some authentic American favorite food. Fried alligator strips r amazing! Yum!

Thank LemonCookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for a late lunch/early dinner on Memorial Day and it was quite good. The decor is eclectic in the manner of some Cajun restaurants, with found random artifacts on the walls. The randomness carried over onto the menu...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what we order, it's always good! Staff is always attentive and the atmosphere is fun. It's a great place for a casual lunch or a night out for dinner.

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously the best place to eat in La Crosse. The food is incredible (we love their blackened chicken/shrimp and hush puppies)! There usually is a wait during busy hours, but it is well worth it. Never disappointed by them. Must stop every visit.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a wide variety of appetizers and entrees for a special lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. The food was wonderful, the servings were generous, the atmosphere was lively (but you could still visit) and the bill was reasonable. We will definitely be...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

(This is the wife here...) The chicken and andouille sausage gumbo was the worst I’ve ever had. It had one piece of sausage. My husband (who must have lost his taste-buds in the war), actually liked his salad, and my Brown-Gravy Gumbo. (He’s a little...More

Thank illiniboy77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an EXCELLENT choice for dinner because they offer something for everyone. We all had different tastes and left SO happy. They offer burgers and pasta. They offer the unusual (Alligator Fingers and Crawfish Fettuccine Alfredeaux) to the usual (Turkey Melt) and we loved...More

Thank 2017Queen
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6 June 2016|
Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It's Cajun food and I've never eaten anything here that isn't good and spicy. I'm sure if you look at their on-line menu you can get a good idea from there (I'd give you the link but TripAdvisor doesn't allow... More
1 January 2015|
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Response from Jimmy G | Reviewed this property |
I would guess so. But, you should call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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