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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

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222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

La Crosse is a city of many great restaurants but this one is both excellent and unique in a crowded field. This is without question the best Cajun restaurant in the area offering catfish, alligator, and Po'Boys. The vibe is excitement, the menu is New Orleans, and the decor is as eclectic as a Cajun restaurant in WI. Stop in,... More 

Thank Uroboros423
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

From the walls, the memorabilia, the staff, the food... it is all good. Have tried numerous dishes. The chicken fettuccine and the Cajun trio are the top 2. Great beer selection.

Thank davesel2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant and we will return! Amazing New Orleans style Cajun cuisine and some of the friendliest staff I have met in any restaurant. Well done Buzzard Billy's, you got it right on every count.

Thank Satravelforlife
Columbia, Missouri
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I typically eat at non-chain restaurants, and as I researched this place, I realized it was a (smallish) chain and was hesitant to go. However, it was close at hand after a long day, so two colleagues and I went in. The menu has a wide selection of Cajun and Creole dishes, from Po boys to etouffee. I had the... More 

Thank Hoosier1959
Stillwater, Minnesota
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Wonderful spicy, cajun cuisine. Great ambiance and decor. Reasonably-priced. Good service. What's not to like? Yumm!

Thank HiramUlysses
Princeton, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A great meal and a wonderful waitress. Had the tilapia and it was great. Great local beer you have to try.

Thank Tim H
Bloomington, MN
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you don't have the time or money to visit NOLA this is the place to go. Large selection of beer and food. All wonderful. Visited off-season on a Thursday, so plenty of seating.

Thank John R
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you don't have the the time or money to fly to NOLA don't despair! Fine New Orleans type food is at hand. Enjoy!

Thank John R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Alligator fries! Very good beer selections. Interesting and well made entrees. The restaurant feels old and rustic. Both times we've been there the waitresses have been very friendly and very helpful in choosing the meal that fit the mood we were in. We had almost as much fun choosing the meal as we did eating it.

La Crescent, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had the Seafood Eggplant Pirogue and my husband had Chicken Czarina. My was perfect but I had to admit, I couldn't eat it all so enjoyed it for lunch again the next day. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his but said it was a little on the spicy side but not hot.

Thank Yikesaroo

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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
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?