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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 good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (45 reviews)
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
“po boy” (33 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting La Crosse for first time. Came to Buzzard Billy's with the wife and we were both very impressed. One of our best meals on the trip. Would certainly come back.

Thank sleehewson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually make the trip & brave the crowd to eat here each time we've been in town. Fun atmosphere, friendly staff, & great food!

Thank Misty R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a few friends from work and it was very delicious...a little disappointed in the operating hours we met there at around 815pm to 830 pm for a late dinner on a week night...and they were already closing up the kitchen. It took...More

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, fun place to stop for lunch. Place was packed. Service was good, but busy with others. Food was average at best.

Thank M3113VObradc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A couple blocks from the river, this place conjures up southern food and hospitality. There is a wide of sumptuous offerings, bar, beer, and wines.

Thank William C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to meet up since there's lots to choose from on the menu: burgers, steak, tuna, etc. Lots of local draft beer, and even a great cider. Delicious food!

Thank MegaDeal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday night about 8:30. Got seated right away. The interior decor is very unique and adds a lot of fun to the experience. They have a number of unique drinks along with the spicy unique Foods. Wait staff was very good....More

Thank sdgibsonlp62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good and spicy seafood gumbo, fully loaded. Great hush puppies with a dipping sauce. But I'm a purist. Like my puppies at naturel. Husband had a great cheeseburger and fries (what he called regular food in this Cajun restaurant. Good food, kicky atmosphere= great lunch.

Thank sandi213
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our Table was ready upon our arrival. Jessa our waitress was Very helpful and timely.Drink orders were taken,Menus looked at ,Food was served timely and hot.Blackened food was Very,Very Good. Recommend Buzzard Billys On your next visit to La Crosse !!!!!!!!!!

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We made two trips to Billy's in three days: Gator Fingers -- very good. Gumbo -- great blend of spices with sufficient amount of seafood with a good dipping bread -- yummmmy. Voodoo Tuna -- done rare as ordered with burgandy wine sauce -- excellent....More

Thank boenski7035
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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