Big Lake

16722 198th Ave.
Big Lake, MN 55309

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202 Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371

Previously Steven's


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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.



Daily Events and Specials:

NEW!!! 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.

Monday: UV Monday $3.00. 500 Card Games.  V.I.P Members Buy 1 Get 1 Drink (On first drink purchase).

Tuesday:  MN BEER Specials — Taco Tuesday $1.50 Beef Tacos, $1.75 Chicken Tacos.
Poker 7:00pm. V.I.P Members Buy 1 Get 1 Drink (On first drink purchase)

Wednesday: Bingo 7:00pm, Summer/Fall Bean Bags, Volleyball, $3.50 Captains,
V.I.P Member Double Points. Wing Wednesday 75¢ cent Bone-In Wings, 50¢ cent Bonless Wings.

Thursday: Ribeye Special.  V.I.P Members Double Points.  Domestic Bottles $3.00 from 11am-3pm and 6pm-close. Cribbage. Winter/Fall Trivia.

Friday: Ribeye, Prime Rib Specials. Band at 9pm. Double V.I.P Member points for tabs over $50.

Saturday: Ribeye Special. Bloody Mary Bar Until 2pm. Bingo at 2pm. Band at 9pm. Double V.I.P. Member points for tabs over $50.

Sunday: SUNDAY FUNDAY! HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY! Breakfast 11-2. Meat Raffle. Bloody Mary Bar until 2pm. $4 chucks for V.I.P Members.





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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Banquet Wedding PartyEvent Center

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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The Menu

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

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Special Events and Weddings

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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