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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Solon, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Love visiting Buzzard Billy's for some cajun food when in LaCrosse. The service is always good & the food is great!

Thank DeAnn C
La Crosse, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great atmosphere, great service and most of all, great food! After many visits, I've never had a bad experience!

Thank Sandra H
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lunch meeting here before I left town. I was told by one of my friends "you have to eat here before you leave town". In short I'm glad I did. I ordered a Shrimp po boy with hush puppies and it tasted great. I've had this lunch "down south" before where it's more prevalent in menus and I'd... More 

Thank SWMN_33
Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Near the auditorium downtown so it was easy chose before and after an event. Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Highlight was the amazing seafood gumbo. Really wish we lived closer and could return for more! Had lunch with friends and enjoyed the draft beers. Ate a very late dinner with family. Sever could have complained that were arrived... More 

Thank Julie A
Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?