About us

Looking for a Restaurant and Bar for the Whole Family?

Check out The Buff-the preferred bar and eatery in Big Lake, MN. Once you dine and drink at The Buff, you won't want to go anywhere else. Our locally owned restaurant and bar is the top choice in Big Lake, MN for high-end bar food, outdoor bar games, and live music.

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Book your next party with us!

The Buff would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.


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    We Use
    Quality, Fresh Ingredients

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    We can accommodate
    your parties or events!

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    Great food
    is always available!

    Our Food

New name. Same great flavor.

You may remember our American restaurant as The Friendly Buffalo. Our patrons warmly referred to us as The Buff, so we decided to listen to our audience and make the change. Although we have a different name, we still have the same great menu items. Stop by today to try our Buff Nachos or Whiskey Burger.



16722 198th Avenue
Big Lake, MN


Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 3:00 PM - Close
Wednesday - 11:00 AM - Close
Thursday - 11:00 AM - Close
Friday - 11:00 AM - Close
Saturday - 11: 00 AM - Close
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM