When you think of casinos in Las Vegas you do often immediately think of buffets and world class restaurants. This is not the first typical thought when you are thinking about a casino in the middle of nowhere in Connecticut.
If that’s the case, you’re wrong. While Foxwoods may not have the biggest or best buffets in the casino world they do still have some delectable culinary options. They do include the very casual but also some masterpieces of culinary art and, a bit surprisingly, some incredible seafood options as well.
David Burke Prime
The menu at David Burke Prime is incredible. That’s it. Incredible. Everything that was ordered was rather phenomenal. The steaks were perfectly cooked and the side order of crab oscar (asparagus, crab and hollandaise) perfected the already delicious fillet.
For starters, the clams casino were perfectly cooked but the standout was the bacon. Double cut maple pepper bacon strips (pictured here) are served on a mini clothes line and while a couple bites will satisfy most patrons it was worth ordering this uniqiue and very tasty appetizer.
Location: Downstairs just outside of the Grand Pequot casino
Lunch Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm, Sunday Brunch: 10am – 2pm
Dinner Hours: Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10:30pm,
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm, Sunday: 3pm – 10pm
Best for: Dinner
Price range: Expensive
This is the biggest buffet in Foxwoods and does offer a good variety. The lines can get extremely long so try to time your dinner accordingly if you’re planning on hitting up the buffet. The fare at the buffet inlcudes Italian, Asian, barbecue and seafood dishes. You can also opt for the enhanced dinner Fri- Sun nights for an extra $2 that includes steak, crab clusters and more.
Location: In Rainmaker Square, just outside the Rainmaker casino
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 7:45am – 10pm,
Friday & Saturday: 7:45am – 11pm
Best for: Casual group dinner
Price range: Affordable $10.99 (breakfast) – $19.99 (dinner)
The Cedars steakhouse does have some great food (and wine) selections. While it is not cheap, it is the perfect, casual spot to grab snacks or appetizers while getting out of the casinos for a little break. The steakhouse offers a large selection of seafood, including a raw bar menu. The seafood tower is incredible (pictured here).
Location: In the main corridor near Cedars casino
Dining Room Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Lounge Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11:30pm,
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 1am
Best for: Apps at the bar and Dinner
Price range: Pricey ($12-$28 per appetizer, $25-$50 per entree)
One of the few restaurants located directly in the MGM hotel, Junior’s is a very casual dining experience, with the decoration and atmosphere of a diner in a huge room. I’ve only eaten breakfast here, which is a very standard mix of omelets, eggs benedict and standard breakfast options. The coffee is decent and service is quick. For other meals they also offer more New York deli style fare such as blintzes, pastrami sandwiches and 10-ounce steak burgers.
Location: Next to MGM front desk for hotel check-in
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 7am – 11pm,
Friday-Saturday: 7am – 2am
Best for: Casual breakfast
Price range: Cheap