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Epic Buffet

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1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
+1 630-801-1234
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 09:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Itasca, Illinois
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is such a nice buffet but please note it is inside the Hollywood Casino. It is a fairly small buffet but you get all-you-can-eat crab legs on Friday night ($29.95) and boy are they good! The food quality is great with pizza, tacos, prime rib (Friday), pot roast, shrimp, fish, salad bar, dessert bar and nice servers ("Bubbles"). Check... More 

Thank Frances M
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have generally been comp'd at this buffet, so maybe I give it a half star break, but the food quality is somewhat above average, so three stars for just "average" doesn't seem quite fair. I don't do the carved meats, so I don't know that they're cooked just right, tender and juicy, but the mixed and more complicated dishes... More 

Thank ScottAllen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The food here is great and the variety gives you a great choice in eating. Everything tastes great and appetizing.

Thank Carolyn T
HollywoodAurora, Public Relations Manager at Epic Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your meal at the Epic Buffet, and we would love to see you again soon! More 

Melrose Park, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2016

on March 27,2016 my wife and I visited the Epic buffet in the hollywood casino was way overpriced $64.16 for brunch was still serving brunch at 4 pm the food was warm almost cold should of been hot the chicken was not cooked all the way the pot roast was pink inside the carrots and celery were hard which also... More 

Thank mum52016
HollywoodAurora, Public Relations Manager at Epic Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. March 27th was Easter Sunday and on holidays we typically offer an expanded buffet which is cause for the increased price per person. Our everyday Sunday brunch is $19.99/person. The food quality you experienced is not up to the Hollywood Casino Aurora standards, and we have passed your review along to our Food and Beverage... More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Very good selection of food, and very well prepared. Hats off to their chefs! Nice place to just stop in and eat!

Thank Robert C
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were at the buffet about a year ago and it was NOT very good. We were at the theatre on New Years Eve and decided to try Epic again. It was very very good. Maybe this was due to the holiday. We talked to the very helpful staff and they told us that the buffet had indeed been upgrading... More 

Thank chicagotourist_8
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

just an average buffet, i don't think the food moves, chicken pieces were cut in 4's to save money, nothing to get excited about.

Thank Tina M
1 review
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Went to Take Two Nov 3 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Waited in line for 15 minutes. Its clear that they can"t handle the crowds and provide "A" service as they advertise. It might help if the people behind the counter spoke ENGLISH. it was clear that some of the help could not read English.

Thank dpgNaperville
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

I decided to stop by for dinner after work. It was a Friday (seafood night) so it was a bit pricier than other nights but I really enjoyed the crab legs and fried shrimp. They are pretty quick to restock on the food (including the crab legs), which made me happy. Unfortunately, the selection of food is small, at least... More 

Thank Schmosby
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I enjoy this casino as it never seems to be really crowded. The live band was very entertaining. The payouts seem very seldom. Don't hear a lot of people hooting and hollering that they won any good jackpots.

Thank Julie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-801-1234
The Epic Buffet is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner every day, plus our special Sunday brunch.

At the Epic Buffet we're serving up all your favorites, all while keeping your wellness in mind. Delicious items include fresh fruit, sugar-free desserts, baked chicken, homemade hummus, veggie wraps and harvest brown rice. PLUS, we've always used zero-trans fat oil!

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