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Big Lake Minnesota Bar, Restaurant and Event Center


The Friendly Buffalo has it all and has something for everyone to enjoy! Beyond our unique & extensive menu, The Friendly Buffalo hosts a variety of events all week long. Along with great drink pricing, our staff is ALWAYS fun, and you guessed it, FRIENDLY! We pride ourselves in turning customers into friends. So whether you are looking for an affordable and charming venue for your big day, or just looking to enjoy a beer on the roof top patio, The Friendly Buffalo is the place to be.

Open Daily at 11:00am
** Bands every weekend** ** Monthly V.I.P Special***

Happy Hours:
Sundays: Happy Hour All Day, Bottle Beer, Tap Beer, & Drinks are $.50 off.
Monday-Friday: 3pm-6pm 2-4-1's Domestic Bottles, Domestic 16oz taps, & Rails and 1/2 priced Flat breads.



Haven’t tried our menu items at home or work? Give us a call today and get your favorite meal to go! 763-263-7766.





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Big Lake, MN Restaurant Events and Specials:

Mac'N’Cheese Mondays: (Build your own) Starting at $4.99 — MN Beer Specials — 500 Card Games at 7pm.  V.I.P Members Buy 1 Get 1 Drink (On first drink purchase).

Taco Tuesdays:  $1.50 Beef Tacos, $1.75 Chicken Tacos — $4 Margaritas. — Texas Hold Em' 7:00pm. V.I.P Members Buy 1 Get 1 Drink (On first drink purchase).

Wing Wednesdays: .50¢ Boneless, .75¢ Bone In — $3.50 Captains. — Bingo 7:00pm. Summer/Fall Bean Bags, Volleyball, V.I.P Member Double Points.

Rib Thursdays: $12.99 Half Rack, $16.99 Full Rack — Domestic Bottles $3.00 11am-3pm and 6pm-close (Excluding Happy Hour) — Cribbage 6:30pm. V.I.P Members Double Points. Winter/Fall Trivia.

Prime Rib Fridays: $19.99 King, $15.99 Queen (After 4pm) — Ladies Night - $12 Bottles of Wine - 6-9pm. — Band at 9pm. Double V.I.P Member points for tabs over $50.

Walleye Saturdays: $18.99 Beer Battered or Broiled (After 4pm) — Bingo at 2pm. Bloody Mary Bar until 2pm. Band at 9pm and DJ Club Night (Fall - Spring). Double V.I.P. Member points for tabs over $50.

Sunday Funday: Buy 1 Pizza get one Half Off (Same Value) — Happy Hour All Day .50¢ Off Each Drink. — Breakfast 11-2. Meat Raffle at 1pm. Bloody Mary Bar until 2pm. $4 chucks for V.I.P Members.


Punch Card Lunch
BUFF LUNCH Punch Cards: Valid only with meals purchased from 11am-2pm Monday - Friday.  VALID on dine-in or take-out! Pick one up at the Buff today! Your 6th punched meal is FREE.





Live Music

Upcoming Events

Kitchen Hours:
11am–10pm Sunday–Thursday
11am–11pm Friday & Saturday
Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-1am
CLOSED ONLY for Special Events
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Restaurant PhotoAbout the Friendly Buffalo

Family Owned Bar, Restaurant and Event Center in Big Lake, MN. Featuring live music on weekends!

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Book your special event with our Private Patios, Semi-Private Dining Room Balconies, Main Dining Room & Private Dining Event Room with state of the art Audio/Visual equipment.

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Our extensive menu ranges from creative appetizers and classic favorites to gluten free options and unique entrees.

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The Friendly Buffalo hosts exciting events all year long! Check out our events page for more info and dates to plan your next event.

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