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White Buffalo Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar
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102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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511 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Gage Hotel in April and came here for dinner on 2 nights because we didn't feel like shelling out $50 on a main at the 12 Gage Restaurant. The bar atmosphere with a fireplace and buffalo head was cozy, quirky, and unpretentious. We arrived around 6:30pm on Monday and 7:30pm on Tuesday. Although the bar has... More 

Thank pingaroo
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. We opted to order some food in the bar instead of waiting for a table in the 12 Gage. The service was prompt and we enjoyed our dinner in this intimate setting.

Thank Kathryn C
Cee Vee, Texas, United States
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small bar at the Gage Hotel. Texas martini with jalapeño juice quite tasty. Fun to have drinks before dinner at 12 Gage

Thank Ellen M
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Out of our six nights in and around Big Bend, my favorite evening was spent at the White Buffalo Bar, drinking Prickly Pear Margaritas and eating the deer chili. It's small but cosy and inviting with friendly, laid-back service. Fun people watching during Spring Break; tourists and local cowboys alike. We didn't want to leave so my husband had a... More 

Thank Topshelf210b
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This bar is located inside the 12 Gage Restaurant and has its own menu. There are not many tables, but the service was good. One disappointment is that I was looking forward to the country-fried steak that I saw in the online menu, but it was not on the menu that we got when we were seated. No problem, as... More 

Thank Doug G
Leominster, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife, son, and I had dinner here our first night in Marathon. Rather than wait for a table in the restaurant, we went to the bar where they sat us right away. We grabbed a table next to the fireplace and across from the White Buffalo. They had a nice beer and drink selection. We had the chili and... More 

Thank sdavi
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The White Buffalo at the Gage is so excellent. They have prickly pear margaritas which are great and a new favorite of mine is the ranch water.

Thank jdgvjm
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The bar itself is a pretty small and cosy place. You can order from both the restaurant menu and the bar. Portions tend to be small but tasty.

Thank Lloydisme
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a great alternative to the hotels restaurant, 12 Gage, as it is less expensive and a place to be casual and kick back. The chicken fried steak was fabulous.

Thank tsc1
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Michlle the events manager escorted us here after a tour of the property. Tim at the bar is great and very knowledgeable. The scenery is gorgeous and great environment. Very authentic and love the decor. The white buffalo is beautiful but a little sad looking.

Thank Griffin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
At the Gage Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?