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White Buffalo Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
+1 432-386-4205
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (12 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (3 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much in this small, quiet, and dusty town, but there is the White Buffalo Bar! In the evening, we went to this establishment next to the famous Gage Hotel (where we were staying the night) for dinner and drinks. Bartenders, Tim and...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Slip out the front door of the Gage Hotel, turn left and its the first courtyard to your left. Indoor & outdoor seating, timber beams, stone fireplace, leather, a nice feel. Unfortunately I arrived too early for anything other than nachos, that said, the loaded...More

Thank Manbyk
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Stayed around the corner and came here 2 of the 3 nights for dinner. We enjoyed the more informal environment of the bar, with its tasty drinks and food, and the chance to get to know some of the other folks hanging out, doing the...More

Thank Gogirl61
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This bar had a nice selection of Texas wines, as well as wines from other states and countries. Bar food was inexpensive, and great for snacks, or for dinner.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Excellent bartenders and amazing drinks. Perfect way to end day. Connected to 12 Gage restaurant so you could order from different menus. Love the quaint space and its rustic charm and friendly staff!!

Thank Mejg49
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The atmosphere is old west and great. The drinks are reasonably priced and the service is excellent. The bar snack menu if limited but of good quality. It's a very comfortable place for relaxing.

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed February 28, 2018

A quaint bar with an excellent selection of drinks, with knowledgeable wait staff that were able to help us with our wine selections. Bar is a little small so if there is a crowd might be hard to get into---but well worth the wait/trying!

Thank brendaatherton1
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I pedaled into Marathon a bit late, and after getting myself situated at the most unique hostel on Planet Earth, I found myself in desperate need to replenish my energy; I needed FOOD! Unfortunately, the only eatery open late was this fine institution, because I...More

Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is the only restaurant for miles around so of course they can overcharge for food! Awkward space and lousy food. There only a few tables inside and they don't seem to fit well. You have to swerve in and out to get around them....More

Thank TavNST
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

This local gem can offer you excellent country live band and music, excellent buffalo burger and chilled beer , fast and friendly service with cowboy and cowgirls dancing around. Very charming and strongly recommended

Thank Mozhdeh K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 NW 1st Street, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 432-386-4205
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