Eating Rich on the Cheap: Buffet Dining Done Right
Eating at a buffet is one of the best ways to stretch your dining dollars without going hungry. Eating as much as you want of whatever you want really is the most decadent kind of dining, and the cost is usually substantially lower than it would be for a single dish at a regular restaurant. Just one item from the dessert section could cost as much as the price of an entire buffet dinner. However, if the food is sub-par or there isn’t enough variety, you’re not really getting a deal at all.
Finding a quality buffet restaurant isn’t always easy, unless you’re in Black Hawk. It’s not big news that Black Hawk is home to some of the best casinos, hotels, and recreation opportunities in the state. A lesser-known fact is that the casino buffets in Black Hawk are worth the trip all by themselves. With fresh food expertly prepared by chefs and selections to please any taste, you’re sure to get your money’s worth (and then some) at these Black Hawk buffets. Plus, you’ll be within walking distance to world-class gaming, breathtaking natural beauty and excellent entertainment opportunities.
The Buffet at Monarch
Champagne taste and a beer budget? Hit The Buffet, where there’s always buttery crab, whole Maine lobster and succulent prime rib on the menu. Enjoy foods from around the world and an action station where you get to tell the chef how to make your perfect pasta (or omelet, if you come in the morning). Last, but not least, there’s a tantalizing dessert station with classics like Apple Pie, Bread Pudding and soft serve ice cream. Or try something more worldly like Raspberry Bavarian Bars or Tiramisu.
Calypso’s at The Isle
Calypso’s features all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets to suit any taste. Individual stations offer a variety of exotic international cuisine, like sushi and Italian fare. There are also plenty of down-home American favorites. Crowned with a fresh salad bar and a generous dessert station, Calypso’s has something for everybody. A bonus: wine and draft beer are included in the price of the buffet.
Seasons Buffet at Lodge Casino
Every night is all-you-can-eat crab leg night at Seasons Buffet. The action grill station treats diners to custom orders while servers man the carving station stocked with a selection of savory meats. An extensive salad bar is filled with fresh fare and the impressive dessert bar makes the perfect end to a great meal. Treats range from the simply sweet to the deliciously decadent, and there’s even a chocolate fountain.
Bourbon Street Cafe & Buffet at the Mardi Gras
Stop by the Golden Mardi Gras Casino Thursday through Sunday to eat at the Bourbon Street Buffet. Here, you’ll also find all the variety you could hope for. Stations feature Asian, Cajun, Mexican, Italian and American foods. There’s also a section dedicated just to seafood, along with a well-stocked salad bar and a full range of delicious desserts from baked goods to ice cream sundaes.
Centennial Buffet at Ameristar
Located inside Ameristar, Centennial Buffet offers a worldly dining experience with international-themed stations full of dishes from Italy, China and Mexico. There’s also a hot bread station as well as hot soups, a build-your-own salad station, and a variety of pasta dishes. Of course, there’s also a dessert area heaped with tempting treats.
With so many buffets to choose from, you’ll wish you had time to sample them all. But that’s what return trips are for, right? We’ll see you in Black Hawk!