Spend Your Weekend at The Buff

Enjoy tasty food and drinks at our restaurant and bar in Big Lake, MN

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. Make lasting memories playing games with your friends or skip the dishes and let us cook your dinner. Whatever you do, be sure to do it at The Buff.

We're pretty popular amongst the locals. Visit our Testimonials page now to read why folks in the area prefer dining at our restaurant and bar.

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.

Celebrate your big day at The Buff

Since 2008, our American restaurant doubled as an event space. Folks in Big Lake, MN rent our venue for:

Birthdays
Weddings
Anniversaries
Corporate events


You can seat up to 350 people in our banquet hall and up to 110 people in our upstairs terrace. Make excellent use of both of our event spaces, spacious dance floor, and full-service bar!

Call 763-207-8888 now to book our venue for your special occasion.

★★★★★
The food and service are great! Prices are reasonable. Fun atmosphere. Enjoy the Saturday bingo.

Marcia H.

★★★★★
Excellent food, great service, good beer and mixed drink verity and very little wait time. I highly recommend dining hear!

Justin H.

★★★★★
The Buff is my favorite local restaurant, great food and service. They have pull tabs, bingo and meat raffles and T.J and Renee are the very best!

Lindsey L.

★★★★★
This place is and has always been awesome!! Great food and great service!!

Nick P.

★★★★★
Ordered pick up, they were super friendly and had our large order ready quickly and accurately! Food was delicious! Will be back!

Kimberly L.

★★★★★
Attended a wedding here, set-up was beautiful. Service was great! It was clean, not over crowded and fun.

Ryan B.

★★★★★
First time stopping but definitely will be back. Ordered the Whiskey burger and was blown away! Burger was hot and juicy and definitely good sized. The whiskey added a nice sweetness to the burger and the black pepper balanced out that sweetness with the little kick it needed. Fries were hand-cut, seasoned & cooked perfectly. Save room for dessert, the Buffalo Ball Sundae is priced right and perfect for 2 people to share (you could probably even share it 3 ways!)

Ryan H.

★★★★★
I think this place to eat is one of the best in town. Service and food was very good. Their alfredo is delicious and very filling. Their Minnesota pot pie is also very good and it took a while to cool off but was very good. Their patio is fun along with volleyball and in the winter they have bean bags.

Alyssa W.