Few Ontario Retail Casinos Still Offering A Buffet Option

Written By Drew Ellis on September 29, 2023
Buffets are increasing rare at Ontario casinos

It wasn’t long ago that the buffet was a staple of the retail casino.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many Ontario retail casinos to divert from offering a buffet option.

Those that tried following the pandemic ran into economic challenges like food prices and staffing issues.

With the news that another casino buffet is closing next month in Ontario, just where can you still find one in the casinos within the province?

Is Couching Court Buffet open at Casino Rama?

One casino buffet you can find in Ontario is at Casino Rama, which offers the Couching Court Buffet inside.

The buffet is open seven days a week for lunch from noon-4 p.m. ($28.99) and for dinner from 4-9 p.m. ($38.99). Guests must be 19 years of age or older to dine in the buffet. It offers up popular dishes and international specialties.

Is The Buffet still open at Shorelines Casino?

In Ontario, Great Canadian Entertainment operates four Shorelines Casinos located throughout the province.

Locations are at Belleville, Kawartha Downs, Peterborough and Thousand Islands.

Inside the Peterborough casino, you can find The Buffet.

The Buffet is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 5-9 p.m.

Thursday offers an Ultimate BBQ Buffet, Friday features a Roast Beef Buffet, while Saturday is a Prime Rib Buffet. Each buffet menu also offers multiple other hot dishes and sides, as well as desserts.

Thursday and Friday buffets cost $29.99, while Saturday buffets are $33.99.

Does Niagara Fallsview Casino still have a buffet?

Fallsview Casino, located in Niagara, will have The Grand Buffet open until Oct. 15.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 15, the buffet will permanently close due to economic challenges.

Coming soon to Fallsview Casino will be OVERTIME Sports Lounge, which opens on Oct. 19.

Is there a buffet at Caesars Windsor?

Caesars Casino in Windsor is located right near the Ambassador Bridge and tunnel to Detroit.

Inside Caesars Windsor, you can find dining options like Neros Steakhouse, Legends Sports Bar, Johnny Rockets and more.

What you won’t find inside Caesars Windsor, is a buffet.

Are there buffets at Cascades Casino?

Gateway operates Cascades Casinos in Chatham and North Bay.

Neither contains a buffet, but both offer up Match Eatery & Public House, a contemporary themed pub.

Does Casino Ajax have a buffet?

Inside Casino Ajax, you can find the Getaway Restaurant, but you won’t find a buffet.

Getaway Restaurant is open daily form 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and has a full menu of dining options.

Is there a buffet at Casino Niagara?

The casino located near Niagara Falls doesn’t have a buffet available.

Inside the gaming building you can find LEV2L

Do Elements Casinos have a buffet?

Great Canadian Entertainment’s Elements Casinos can be found around Ontario with four different locations in Brantford, Flamboro, Grand River and Mohawk.

Neither of the four locations offers up a buffet dining option. While each does have their own specific food options, none are of the buffet variety.

Will I find a buffet at Gateway Casinos?

Gateway has eight Gateway-branded casinos located around Ontario, but none contain a buffet.

Inside each of the eight locations, you can find a restaurant or express dining option.

The eight Gateway-branded retail locations are:

  • Clinton
  • Innisfil
  • London
  • Sarnia
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay
  • Woodstock

Is there a buffet at Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel?

Great Canadian Entertainment’s Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel doesn’t have a buffet dining option.

Inside the hotel is Waters Edge Restaurant, as well as Quickbites, a quick snack stop.

Does Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto have a buffet?

You can find a lot of different restaurant options at the Great Canadian Casino Resort in Toronto, but a buffet is not one of them.

The largest casino in Canada has nine different dining options available, with Signature Bar – a beverage-only bar on the gaming floor – coming soon.

Is there a buffet at Pickering Casino Resort?

You will not find a buffet at Great Canadian’s Pickering Casino Resort.

However, there are seven different dinging options inside the casino that cover a wide range of cuisine.

Do Playtime Casinos have a buffet?

Neither of Gateway’s retail Playtime Casinos — in Wasaga Beach and Hanover — offer up a buffet

Inside the casinos you can find Match Eatery & Public House, a contemporary themed pub. The Hanover location also features Arcade Bar in the center of the casino floor.

Is there a buffet at Rideau Carleton Casino?

A buffet is not available at Rideau Carleton Casino in Ontario.

The Hard Rock casino does offering a sit-down dining option with Caffe Italiano, as well as Mr. Lucky’s. It also has a grab-and-go bistro.

Does Starlight Casino Point Edward have a casino?

Point Edward is home to Gateway’s Starlight Casino, but it is not home to a buffet.

What is inside the casino is Match Eatery & Public House, a contemporary themed pub.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of PlayiLottery. He used to be the Lead Writer of PlayCanada. Drew has lived in Michigan his whole life, and has been writing professionally for the last 21 years. He has covered anything from youth baseball in mid-Michigan, a top-25 college football program, and pro sports in the Detroit area.

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