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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 good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (57 reviews)
“jambalaya” (54 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed in La Crosse on an overnight trip. This restaurant was recommended by the hotel desk clerk. We were seated promptly, we had 4 adults and 2 kids. Very helpful and patient waitress. She answered all of our questions with a smile. Absolutely delicious food!!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank farmeral99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with gator bites and cheese curds. Gator bites came with a delicious creole honey mustard. Son had the jerk pork sandwich and it was very tasty. My wife had the blackened chicken salad and enjoyed it. I had the blackened trio and chose catfish,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DinnermanD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. The burgers are delicious!! Great atmosphere and drinks. Scotch eggs were excellent

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bobhV1644SF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, no problems at all. The food is great with huge plates. Tried the Pasta Alfredo and the Jambalaya pasta which was boot good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Simon O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met out-of -town friends here based on website gluten-free info. Yup, they have a large selection of gluten-free! Wonderful food all around. Waitress "Lindsey" was excellent! 1:00 on a Saturday was perfect, crowd cleared and Lindsey was good with us sitting and chatting. An extremely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank G1331FHsusanb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch for 5 following graduation. The restaurant was packed but wait staff and hostesses were friendly and gave us excellent service. Food was hot and delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M2529AMlaurap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right downtown LaCrosse......The wait was long...people in line outside... in the rain....You'd have to know that this is THEE POPULAR PLACE to eat. The food is AWESOME....that' all you need to know....GO THERE !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank katkatat
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I ordered a sampler plate - blackened catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and hush puppies. Jambalaya had too many tomatoes in my opinion, but excellent flavor. The blackened catfish was my favorite. Service was spot-on and I'm really picky after working in restaurant industry for 6 years....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wendy A
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat in La Crosse. The food is always good. This visit was no exception. I had a bowl of gumbo and hubby had a corn chowder. Both were excellent. Our server was exceptional. Very friendly, helpful and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dhaugen54
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

What a great place: great food, great service, great atmosphere. A New Orleans style dine that is about as authentic as it gets this far up river. I had the gumbo soup and shrimp po boy and found them to be a tasty treat. A...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ted Z
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Questions & Answers
June 5, 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
December 31, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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