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Creekside Buffet

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Chumash Casino, 3400 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 800-248-6274
16:00 - 22:00
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Santa Clara, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Usually, one goes to a buffet at a casino because is either has good food or offered at a discounted price. We were hoping for this buffet to be GOOD. Well, it wasn't either. On a Wednesday night, it had seafood so may be that is why the price is so high. Other than that, food is mediocre. Salad bar... More 

Thank Trang L
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The desserts gave this place a higher rating than I would normally give. The potstickers were good. The prime rib was very fatty and not the best cut. Looked good but lacked flavor. The fried chicken was overcooked. The crab legs were not worth the effort.

Thank John R
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The former "Creekside Buffet" has been reimagined as simply "The Buffet." While the name has been simplified, its menu has become far more complicated. In this case, that's a good thing. Much of the food is now prepared in an open kitchen setting, a very modern buffet touch. The variety of food has greatly increased, as has the overall quality.... More 

1 Thank Ernest K
Santa Barbara, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Have always enjoyed the Creekside buffet and they've improved the range of food available. The carvery had prime rib, brisket and ham all available on the same night and the 'alternative' hot foods were tasty as well. More fresh vegetables and greens on offer and the desserts may have less range but the options available are yummy. Worth checking out... More 

Thank katubaldy
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent buffet. The choses of food available was what we were looking for in a buffet. It was presented nicely and the buffet area was very clean. The atmosphere was pleasant and service was efficient. We would eat here again. It was worth the $29.95 price tag.

Thank edwardh39
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

well, my wife and l love good food, quality is very important for us.. the buffet has looks, taste end is presented with elegance..selections of items is above normal..people have very remarkable comments before end after dinner

Thank fabriziomarangoni1
San Rafael, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Have been to Solvang may times and eaten in lots of local places, but on this latest trip when I was talking about a casino about 4 miles east of town, I never thought they'd ask about a buffet ! I have never been inside the casino, and had no knowledge of what was offered. However, the next day I... More 

1 Thank Mister-Markie
Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Okay, so it is $29.95 per person for dinner, minus $1.50 discount with your player card. I gulped, paid the bill and wasn't expecting much but was I ever surprised! The buffet is totally upscale now. The food elegantly and expertly prepared and presented and high quality ingredients everywhere you look. I had a little of everything. The italian sausage... More 

Thank david g
Orcutt, California
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Went here looking for So. California Casino Buffet. This one is not worth the money, even with discount. The Sushi rolls were made like California rolls (Imitation Crab) with a few small garnishes on it. The rice was old and shiny hard. They did have a mussel shooter that was very good. The Tuna Poke was bland and grayish in... More 

1 Thank 923JimM923
Pasadena, California
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157 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The food was average in taste and quality and very few customers.... The price is horrible but they have you trapped as far as food as it is a distance from town and the cafe was no longer there. I"d probably eat in town before I go out there if it is near a meal time.

1 Thank Ella O

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chumash Casino, 3400 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 800-248-6274

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