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Tangled Roots/Lone Buffalo

808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
+1 815-324-9549
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“flatbread” (26 reviews)
“bison burger” (18 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit Ottawa 3-4 times per year for family events. Lone Buffalo is a GREAT addition to the downtown scene. If you want a great meal or just drinks and local brews it is definitely the place to go. I personally love the bison chili....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

We both had the first "Lager" beer on the menu and a chopped salad: The Lone Buffalo Chopped Salad Crisp romaine, crumbled bleu cheese, candied bacon, fresh tomato, cucumber, radish & house-made croutons in a creamy coriander ranch dressing 9 + w/ grilled chicken or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not realize that The Lone Buffalo was a microbrewery when I selected it. I was just looking for dinner. I was immediately seated and quickly waited on. There is a bar with televisions above and beer vats behind, I ordered fish and chips...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Went here twice in one week. Great food, drinks, appetizers. Service was good too. There are TVs to watch games, and the music they played was great too. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie A
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I've visited this restaurant on three occasions. However, if I were to base my opinion on the last visit - I'm not sure whether I'd ever go again. Prior experiences the food was good, the 'crust' on the steak was great and the sides were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ole3
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Three of us met here last Friday night. I looked up reviews and suggested it. Drinks and beers were good. Two of us had the shrimp tacos and really enjoyed them. We thought that the atmosphere was perfect for our plans.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thumper1
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Ok, well I really wanted to love this place as my husband and I are fans of their craft beer. But tonight wasn’t exactly the experience I had hoped for especially not for my husbands birthday dinner. For starters our server took forever to greet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kellycO8889ET
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We love brewery tours! My daughter and I took this tour, and Scott was our guide. Very personable, knowledgeable, and interesting . We tried several beers including the Octoberfest, Stout, Raspberry. Very good beers. I would recommend this tour if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luckygal29
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Lone Buffalo is a great place for friends family or couples. I love how the menu changes seasonally. Have never been disappointed with anything that I have ordered there. If you’re going on a weekend night it’s a good idea to make reservations

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cherie D
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped here on our way home from the State Park. Sat in the pub area to watch a football game. Server knew her stuff about the beer. Wifey got a nice glass of Pinot Noir for $5 and I had a pint for $5. Along...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kofron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 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: 808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-324-9549
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