I put on my best western gear and looked forward to a fun evening at the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse in Cave Creek, home of bull riding and the Green Bay Packers! The building opened in 1951 as a place where fisherman could pick up bait and supplies on their way to Bartlett Lake and Horseshoe Lake. It was only about 800 square feet then but now encompasses five acres.
They offer a variety of entertainment each night of the week, whether it would be country music and dancing, karaoke or dance lessons. The menu features typical western grub but their famous buffet showcases beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, Texas sausage, cowboy beans, smoked corn chowder, coleslaw, and the most tasty honey biscuits you’ve ever eaten. On Friday nights you can enjoy all-you-can-eat cod, walleye, lake perch, catfish, fries, and coleslaw.
You can see professional bull riding on Wednesday and Friday nights. Most people try to stay on the bull for 8 seconds, which I am sure feels like 8 hours!
The Chip is nearly as famous for its rollicking atmosphere on Green Bay Packers game days, which pulled in over 2,500 fans last year. The bar was once owned by Max McGee, who was a former Green Bay Packers player. You can tailgate before the game and enjoy Wisconsin fish fries and cookouts. You will not believe how many Packers fans live in the area, so be sure to call ahead to reserve a seat. Saddle up and travel to the best saloon in the West!