If you find yourself in La Crosse, WI and you’re hungry, stop in at Buzzard Billy’s
I’ve been to Buzzard Billy’s on many occasions visiting friends that went to the local University and family that lived in the area. It’s one of my personal “go-to” restaurants because you always seem to get seated right away, their relaxed atmosphere, it’s location to other places of interest, and naturally the spicy Cajun menu.
Buzzard Billy’s has kept me from trying out other area La Crosse restaurants because of the food in general. I’ve had their bourbon chicken, gumbo, crawfish, and the pepperjack cheese curds. Everything is tasty, consistent, and the service is super friendly.
The location is perfect for tourists, business travelers, and convention goers since it is located next door to the Holiday Inn and half a block from the Radisson Hotel and La Crosse convention center.
The Starlite Lounge, a 1950′s style cocktail lounge is located on the second floor. The Rat Pack atmosphere features great martinis, wines and single malt scotch. Happy hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. and specials include 1/2 price selected martinis and appetizers, and dollar off wines and tap beers. Live entertainment is featured Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m., and on either Friday or Saturday nights. A great place to relax anytime and especially before or after dinner at Buzzard Billy’s, the Starlite Lounge is the “smartest place in town”.
You’ll also want to check out TJ’s Cheddarheads across the street. It is home of the original foam “Cheese Heads” you see people wearing at the Packers games and also has many other Wisconsin souvenirs.
If you’re a beer fan like I am, you’ll also want to try a “Down Town Brown” with your meal. The DTB is a local beer made at the La Crosse Pearl St Brewery and is available with other neihboring beers that I’m sure are just as good. I always choose the Down Town Brown because it’s dark and bold flavor stands up to everything Buzzard Billy’s has on the menu.
For more information visit Buzzard Billy’s Explore Wisconsin Spotlight page(click here) or their national website http://www.buzzardbillys.com/