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Buzzard Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
+1 417-335-2777
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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wings were fantastic! Friendly bartender - Nice View - Cozy feel on a rainy February Day - Imagine it is a Hopping Place in the Summer!

Thank linejayne
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent trip to BCL we made our way every night to listen to Clay perform and was lucky enough to see one of his sons on the last night. The food is good and reasonably priced, the drinks are a little pricey. We have always been lucky to get great service!

Thank Melissa B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Clay Self's show and it is fun and family friendly even. Good place to have drinks and appetizers. The pulled pork nachos were wonderful. The service here - like everywhere on the property is exceptional!

Thank Ann T
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Order a Dorothy's Revenge, and the nachos....you won't be disappointed! The burgers are worth the trip too. You can shuttle anywhere on property, so if you choose to make an evening of it.

Thank Amzie H
Fort Worth
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome! We took our 3 year old... yes, out to eat. I know. But they have a live band. They let the kids come up and dance and sing and run around. They involve the audience as well. WE loved it. There are also "stuffed" animals to look at. The food was delicious as well as the drinks.

Thank bethg1125
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Try the Potato Skins and chase it down with the local Wheat beer. 🍻Or if you're really hungry, get the Pulled Pork Nachos - but you'll need a friend! 8:30 brings on Local entertainment. Clay will get us back! He mixes humor with good COUNTRY music - not that "sissy stuff" on the radio today. Get there a bit early... More 

Thank LKTexas
St. Louis
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here a couple times over the weekend. Great options- soup, chili, cornbread, sandwiches. Everything was unique and tasted fresh. Full bar of course. This place was packed every night and had people lined up waiting to get in. The entertainment one night was a guy cracking jokes and playing a guitar. A must do if your at the... More 

Thank llamamamaof2
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our fave thing to do at big cedar is go to the buzzard bar at night, around 7:30-8, and listen to the live music (it's amazing and surprisingly good) and eat a light dinner. Make sure you try the famous chicken livers and mashed potatoes. It's listed as an appetizer but makes a great meal. Also the salads and pimento... More 

Thank mrsfriz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Located on the grounds of Big Cedar Lodge, this is the place where people gather at night. It gets busy and crowded at show time, so get there EARLY for dinner. You'll have to wait a few hours for the entertainment to begin, but you won't get a seat otherwise. Our party of four arrived at 5:20 and we just... More 

Thank ritak790
St. Louis, MO
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Buzzard Bar does not take reservations and is 'first come, first serve'. We arrived at 5:30pm and sat right down. People coming in at 6pm or later have a wait. But, if you wait, there is a great bar to have drinks and watch for a table to open. Food is very good. The Burgers and sandwiches, especially. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Devils Pool Rd, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO 65739-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ridgedale
  • Phone Number: +1 417-335-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?