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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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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets busy! After our visit I know why. Can't say enough about the food. If you like Cajon food this is a great place to sample it. Our server was helpful in making decisions when ordering. Cost was on par for two people...More

Thank wrkerb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my. I had a delicious meal of chicken and vegetables "Chicken Tchoupitoulas" and Cajun Egg rolls scrumpdelicious. Very reasonably price. Had enough to take home. Highly recommend. Great atmosphere, too.

Thank traveler52011_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the two soups on the menu were ok. but we had the cajun club and it was just like any club. no spice. nothing special... i thought the dirnks were weak too.

Thank MnTreker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good but we had 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 drinks. $96 Could have gotten much better food for the same price at Kate's on State of the Freighthouse. The Armadillo Eggs were good as were the Cajun Nachose but the Crawfish Etoufee...More

Thank Christel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great relaxing atmosphere with attentive staff and wonderful food. Had the seafood gumbo and it was delicious! Ice cold Spotted Cow on tap is always a plus in my book. Will definitely return on our next visit to Lacrosse.

Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Four of us ordered four different entrees, and each of us thought we had made the best choice!

Thank NancyMcJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The hosts were also great. We really like the gator fingers appetizer and the Turtle Stack beer.

Thank Purpula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several locals at a nearby bar steered us to Buzzard Billy's. My friend and I were glad they did! The Cajun dishes I had were excellent and the price was very reasonable. My friend said his food was great Good beer selection also.

Thank PrairieManIllinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and friendly atmosphere, plenty of drink options. Had some tasty apps and some amazing Blackened Salmon. Seriously, really good food. Staff is friendly. Located in the heart of LaCrosse, downtown, among lots of other shops, bars, restaurants. Will come back!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food!! I am from down south and this is some of the best Cajun food I have had in a long time! Alligator bites were amazing!

Thank dawncory14
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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