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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Apple Valley
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate and had drinks here twice as it was good food and convenient to our hotel. They have some specialty drinks that were tasty but way too big(not sure if that is bad or good). The atmosphere is also good with lots of looking at decorations on the walls. I would stop in again

Thank traveler881
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met with family at this establishment in downtown LaCrosse. Pearl Street from my years as a child was a solid line of bars and derelicts, so I ws very surprised at how it had changed. Now there are many small eclectic shops with candy, art and of course this restaurant. The decor was a trip back to the past... More 

Thank jdmiller345
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a Wednesday night for a quick appetizer and drink. It was nice to see it was very busy. Servers were attentive and the gumbo was awesome. Had a great kick to it.

Thank Vanessa K
La Crescent, Minnesota
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both hubby and I had jambalaya: one seafood & one regular. Server warned us that it is hot. It was and really good. Food is good, service is good every time we go there. Our favorite place in La Crosse. Love the eclectic atmosphere.

Thank dhaugen54
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! The food is awesome with a wide variety, so those who aren't into Cajun food still have plenty of options. It's a bit pricey, but the quality and quantity of food are both great.

Thank matt_d1977
Oak Forest, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for Cajun food was not disappointed,excellent menu , Alligator,Oysters,Crawfish , Gumbo, Jambalaya all good,so many choices on menu all looked good,will be back when in area, service good ,friendly staff.

Hudson, Wisconsin
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517 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun restaurant! There were 7 of us and we all ate alligator for the first time! We hadages from 10-49, and all enjoyed dinner at this place. Everything was good from the wings, to jambalaya, to the Cajun popcorn and Cajun combo, to chicken tender dinner and gator fingers and hush puppies. All enjoyed the wonderful, attentive service,... More 

Thank Jilly070
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food: catfish was good, blackened talapia was good, my crawfish etouffe was good (not just like New Orlean's genuine, but good in it's own right, and spicy). We enjoyed our food, but be prepared for a noisy meal, as the acoustics make it a loud space.

Thank SuzieMac6484
West Bend, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with tow other guests. I had the Cajun Chicken plate. It was OK. Hush Puppies were good, but everything else on the plate tasted the same. Beans and Rice, Chix breast, soup. All had the very same Cajun flavor. Would've liked more variety. Server did not seem like he wanted to be there. No personality, but did... More 

Thank Trixies-MomandDad
Clearwater Beac
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My sister and I went here for dinner while in Lacrosse. This place had a very cozy feel to it and the menu options were great. I had a cup of the beer cheese soup which was so amazing. I also had an entrée with Shrimp over chicken in a cheese sauce...I was very happy with this choice. The service... More 

Thank Brenda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?