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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 16 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 14 January 2018 via mobile

We've eaten at Buzzard Billy's many times, and are never disappointed. The lowest priced meal is around $9 and the highest is about $15. They also have a children's menu which the kids love. I recommend gator fingers or buzzard eggs as an appetizer, the...More

Thank discriminatingtaster
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great food. Good service. Can get very busy but worth the wait. Between the tvs and the decor there is plenty to be entertained with.

Thank Jaimy13
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I used to love Buzzard Billy's, but it seems that their menu has gone completely to the dark side in terms of healthy items. You don't have to deep fry everything to make it good, but there doesn't seem to be many other options here....More

Thank minnemaja
Rob L, Owner at Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Sorry you are not satisfied. We have over 100 items on our menu (many available on our gluten free menu), 30 or so are fried, which is big part of the Cajun food culture, and without fried gator, crawfish tails, shrimp, chicken, and bacon we...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and it is well worth your time. The menu tends towards a Cajun bent, but flavored with spices to enhance, not just heat. Also the food is not “watered down” flavor that you find in some Midwest restaurants. The red...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited on a very busy Thursday night. We were fortunate to be seated right away. Our server was quite swamped; but even so, he gave us an appropriate amount of attention. I had the blackened catfish, my husband the gluten free...More

Thank 718anny
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Always crowded for a reason. Decent prices, ample portions and just the right amount of spice. Cajun combo is my favorite

Thank cdkiani
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Was there on a Monday and the place was busy. Sat at the bar for dinner since I was alone on business. Bartender was cranky and bothered by my very simple order. Food was decent and I was surprised to have such flavor in LaCrosse....More

Thank Appletonfinest
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Very good food and some very different dishes for upper Midwest. I have never been to the deep south so I don't know how authentic this is for Cajun food but I really enjoyed my dinner. I had a Mediterranean salad with blacken chicken. Boy...More

Thank Kev521
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Buzzard Billy's is my kids' favorite place to eat in Lacrosse. The portions are huge and delicious. The place is decorated with vintage items. Seems to be a very popular place.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in for a few appetizers and a drink. Had the armadillo eggs and cheese sticks. Both were big in size and in taste.

Thank Kevin W
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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