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Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
+1 608-796-2277
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (48 reviews)
“jambalaya” (44 reviews)
“po boy” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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11 - 20 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to UWL for college and throughout my years in La Crosse, this was the place we would treat ourselves to. Always good food, and quick service.

Thank TravelLaughLove5678
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Went for a business lunch with a large group. The service was great and fast. Had the Shrimp salad. Was afraid it was going to be too spicy, but it wasn't. The carp are flying. Was quiet for a weekday lunch.

Thank Christine I
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I had heard Buzzard Billy's was a place to hit up when in La Crosse. We had already eaten so we stopped in for a drink and to experience the vibe of BB. We enjoyed several drinks and my husband ordered their bread pudding.. we...More

Thank kdvw4
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had a very good waiter but this probably isn’t the best choice when you’ve just come from Louisiana and Mississippi and had wonderful Cajun food. Our food was fine but nothing to write home about. The jambalaya roll was very good and different but...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I was in La Crosse on business and saw this place on Trip Advisor. I thought a name like that I should go and try out. Cajun and Creole cooking at its finest! The decor was fun with vintage beer, gas station, etc. signs throughout...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Interesting ambiance and interesting Creole selections on the menu, like jambalaya made with pasta. Food was OK. Our waitress was efficient but busy, but took orders on a timely basis. It was a longer wait for our food that we expected.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Went there for dinner as it was a hotel recommendation. There is a lot of great “Antique Roadshow” stuff displayed all over. Waiter was helpful. We were just a bit disappointed with our food, but the we had so many amazing meals all weekend. This...More

Thank CWFSantaCruz_CA
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went here for dinner. 10 people. Got there at 5pm. Were able to get a table. A little later and it was quite busy. Very good poorboys. Had one with shrimp and oysters. Another person had a burnt end one. Very good. All meals came...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend was excited to see that they served crawfish etoufee since it is her favorite Cajun dish. She loved it. I had the burnt ends po boy......I would not recommend getting this. We also tried the hushpuppies, but did not care for them. Overall,...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Had different items on the menu from most other restaurants. Food was delicious, order taken quickly. Reasonably priced. Would recommend to anyone in the area

Thank MNTraveler2017
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Questions & Answers
5 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
31 December 2014|
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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
US$7 - US$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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
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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