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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%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (47 reviews)
“hush puppies” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide variety of food, mostly cajun flavored but oh so good. One of our party ordered a fish dish that was way overcooked but they were very gracious about their error. They even have alligator on the menu. Lots of locals eat there and...More

1  Thank MaryPierreSD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always great and love the atmosphere. One of my favorite places in la crosse wi. Always a treat.

Thank Paula V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find a good Cajun restaurant in a LaCrosse. We shared the blackened combo platter and the seafood jambalaya as well as a soup. Really great catfish on the platter....and on the advice of our waitress, our leftover jambalaya made a...More

Thank SuefromVA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a great experience today. Was greeted upon arrival and seated. Server, Adam I believe, greeted up promptly and said he would return shortly. While looking at the menu, a text block said ask for the gluten free/gluten intolerance menu. I thought, I might be...More

Thank PjbLax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are from the south (or not) you will love the fact that they have alligator, and crawfish!! Plus the hush puppies are the best! You must love spicy things cause it has that Louisiana kick!!!

Thank Alisa C
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 7 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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