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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 good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (47 reviews)
“hush puppies” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I grabbed a quick bite here before catching a rock show a couple blocks away. I'm not naive enough to believe you can get radical Cajun food in the Midwest but I was craving some creole flavor and decided to roll in....More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 3 days ago

My firend loves the Alfredo. I usually stick with a burger. In any case, the food lives up to our expectations. The decor is strictly mid-century gas station. Fun.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly service, upgraded dive bar that serves cajun food, including alligator. Lots of locals were having dinner here on a Friday night. I ordered the vegetarian sandwich which was touted on the menu as "the best vegetarian sandwich you will ever eat". It wasn't, actually...More

Thank Tourmalinequeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long wait (over an hour for table of 6), but good food Would go back to try new menu items. Right along the river so great walk opportunity after.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch while traveling. Excellent poboys, creole crab soup, hush puppies were outstanding. Have yourself a Spotty Cow - local beer light in taste; excellent.

Thank Rochelle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was crowded. We only had to wait 15 minutes on a Tuesday night. Others coming after us had to wait longer. Got a table and the menu is quite large. Opted for seafood gumbo and a craft beer. Everything was good. The place...More

Thank Marathon59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown La Crosse is bustling with life at night, there are a lot of restaurants and bars to. Goose from. We chose Buzzard’s because I wanted to have some good comfort southern food, and I was not disappointed. It’s an informal restaurant, we were immediately...More

Thank Vale23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect but the food was amazing. It is a Cajun style menu, and everything looked good. We both got the sampler plate which was very good. The portions were huge, so you may want to share or be prepared to...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to La Crosse for the Elvis Explosion competition and we we figured we would find a place to eat lunch when we got into town. We looked around for a little bit( Oh boy are there a lot of places to choose from)...More

Thank bruceb94
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I like this place for the muffuletta . They do a nice job with New Orleans cuisine. Reasonably priced. They need to change or filter their fryer oil more often. Food often looks burnt rather than golden brown.

Thank Charlie K
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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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