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Tangled Roots/Lone Buffalo

$$ - $$$American, ,
808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
+1 815-324-9549
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (23 reviews)
“bison burger” (14 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in at the Lone Buffalo for lunch. We ordered the Cuban flatbread. It was prepared in a reasonably short period and was really delicious with an interesting blend of flavors. My wife had a cola and enjoyed it. What was really special about our...More

Thank Harold J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to go eat a few months after they opened and we enjoyed it. The steak,although a little pricey at 32.00, was Delicious. They didn't have A1 sauce, which I love, but the steak tasted so good it didn't need it ( I actually...More

Thank Micah W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here after dinner at another restaurant. We had tried Tangled Roots beer earlier in another nearby city and wanted to actually visit the brewery. Had 2 porters and they were wonderful. The place was empty, the server was polite and informative about the beers,...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious, the craft selection great. A little bit noisy, but a nice atmosphere. We live locally and go about one per month.

Thank rednag
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Lone Buffalo twice on trips to Starved Rock. It has a fun, urban feel with a friendly staff. It doesn't appear to be kid friendly, but it definitely is. We enjoyed a burger and shrimp tacos. The fried asparagus appetizer was...More

Thank RoadTrip60076
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had burger....awesome....cooked perfectly...fries were incredible....great service...and of course awesome beer....will ne back

Thank Rktravels62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I shared the sampler of beers. Our waitress did a great job explaining each beer---all were delicious. We ordered the Bison chili --very good. Also the Cuban flatbread--super good. I loved the roasted beet salad with 2 types of beets and added...More

Thank LMomG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of five here for lunch. We had guests from Alabama and Florida with us. Everyone appreciated the food, especially the gluten free options. Drinks were fabulous, the atmosphere really comfortable and fun, loved to see the brewery stuff. The attention to...More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant (Lone Buffalo) from my four trips there is very well managed, busy or not. This review is NOT of the Lone Buffalo, unless that manager runs the brewery. On my way with a friend to the tour, I was extolling the virtues of...More

Thank Tee-Kavee-ten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to check out a local brewery and this one was recommended. We did a beer tasting to start and everyone found a beer they liked really well. The service was excellent, we couldn't have asked for better. We even went back the next night...More

Thank Karma V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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: 808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-324-9549
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