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Buffets in Black Hawk and Central City, Colorado



These are the Las Vegas-Style Buffets in the Central City/Black Hawk area.  Click a link to directly access Buffet Information, click a photo to access all information for a hotel.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk
111 Richman Street, PO Box 45, Black Hawk, CO - (720) 946-4000
All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs - Friday & Saturday
Golden Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk / Affinity Gaming Properties
300 Main Street; Black Hawk, CO 80422; 303-582-5600
Newer buffet in Black Hawk - Seafood Dinner Fridays
Isle Casino Hotel in Black Hawk
401 Main Street; Black Hawk, CO (303) 998-7777
All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs seven nights a week
The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk
240 Main Street, Black Hawk, CO - (303) 582-1771
All-you-can-eat surf and turf / crab legs for dinner - Seasons Buffet every night
Monarch Casino in Black Hawk
444 Main Street Black Hawk, Colorado 80422 303.582.1000
New buffet / nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib
Enjoy all-you-can-eat crab legs seven nights a week during dinner buffet
The Reserve Hotel Casino in Central City
321 Gregory St Central City, Colorado
Limited Buffet 7-days
Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk
PO Box 427, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Black Hawk's first Brazilian Churrasco Grill
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  • The Ameristar Hotel Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado is [1]  playing hard-ball with the slot/video machines.  The slot-card reader screens are not displaying slot-card point totals, so it's impossible to monitor your points without leaving the machine and taking a trip to a kiosk.  It's impossible to know how many points you've accumulated or, more importantly, how many more plays are required to receive another point.  This may be a deal-breaker for me.  I'm going to seriously reduce my playtime at this casino if not stopping altogether and going elsewhere.  If you can't monitor your points you can't know when you you need just a few more plays to finish a point or quit.  Bad choice Ameristar. [1] [The problem seems to be fixed, scroll down.]  The Lodge and other casinos are not doing this, their machines still provide a running point balance on the slot-card screen.  Ameristar quit giving out incentive cash as of - at least - June, 2014.  On the other hand, there's a good $5 minimum $.25¢, multi-seat (10-12 seats) roulette-machine -  at Ameristar, near the Starbucks on the main level.  [see above]

  • There are some decent $.01 Video Poker machines (very few) at The Reserve Hotel Casino.  They're either 10/8 or 9/6, I don't remember, but either way the play is decent.  Also The Reserve has $.01 Multi-Card Keno now - as of June 15, 2014.  BEWARE! This casino will scrub your slot-card points after a certain period of inactivity.  At the time they dumped my points, it was 90 days.  Unbelievable!  If they did this in Las Vegas they would be on everybody's s--- list, very disappointed in this.

  • The Lodge Hotel Casino had King Crab Legs on the buffet line June 16, 2014 as well as Marinated Herring (herring in cream-sauce) in addition to everything else at the buffet (click the link for more information,) very nice. The Lodge has a multi-seat (10-12 seats) $.25¢, $3.00 minimum roulette-machine that is beatable! Also I was stoked to find a $.01¢ Hexbreaker Slot at The Lodge. The slots seem to be fairly loose here, several in our party left in the green. In fact, I'm going out on a limb saying that the Mountain Casinos seem to be fairly loose this summer. Play JUST-FOR-FUN-NO-CASH-BETTING, Double Double Bonus Poker and/or Deuces Wild Poker online at The Lodge's Website, click the link. WC

  • Sign up for a slot-card at the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, formerly Fitzgerald's Black Hawk and receive $10.00 or $15.00 in machine or table play; get a free buffet after logging a certain number of points on your card, more specials - June, 2014.   More information is coming...

  •  [1] July 3 - I mailed Ameristar last week and they responded saying that the situation with the card readers was temporary and that the machines would soon be back to normal.




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111 Richman Street, PO Box 45
Black Hawk, CO 80422                                                                                                                                     
866.MORE FUN or 720-946-4000
Ameristar Casino Hotel - Official Website
Click to enlarge this photo of quality materials and superlative craftsmanship.
"At Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk the world awaits. Although it's only steps from the casino floor, our Centennial Buffet allows you to dine from Italy to China. Or you can choose to feast on traditional American or Mexican fare or even our all-you-can-eat crab extravaganza. And the sumptuous dessert bar is not to be missed."

"But no matter how far you travel, in a culinary sense, the restaurant's décor, with its hand-hewn timbers, wrought iron fixtures, and majestic stone columns will bring you right back to Colorado and its rustic charm." - Ameristar
  Champagne Brunch Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $17.99
  Lunch Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm $12.99
  Dinner Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 9pm $16.99
  Friday & Saturday Crab Leg Dinner Buffet 4pm - 10pm $21.99
3 years and under eat free.
4 years - 10 years, $3 off original price.
The Centennial Buffet is closed daily from 3 to 4pm.
  • Seafood Station
  • Mexican Station
  • Italian Station
  • Asian Station
  • American Grill
  • Carving Station
  • Salad Bar
  • Hot Bread Station
  • Lavish Desserts

All guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 21 to dine at Ameristar Casino Black Hawk.

This is one of the better buffets in the area.  The Centennial Buffet offers most things one might find at a Las Vegas buffet, including King Crab Legs, and individual cooking stations.  The room itself surpasses many in Las Vegas.  The quality of the construction/craftsmanship/materials is above average and very impressive (click photo above)
The room is warm and comfortable, the staff is friendly and attentive, this is a good bet.
Other restaurants at the Ameristar Casino Hotel
    Ameristar's Centennial Buffet - Official Web Page...  
    Ameristar Casino Hotel - Official Website  
    More information about The Ameristar  
    Ameristar's Rooftop Pool Ameristar's Rooftop Hot Tub Ameristar's Lobby  

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Last update August, 2014

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  "The Bourbon Street Café & Buffet has even more of what you love in a restaurant – delicious and diverse menu options, an open and accommodating dining area, and the friendliest service. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Bourbon Street Café & Buffet is guaranteed to have your favorite dish. Mouth-watering steaks, fruit-topped pancake stacks, or even more fanciful items, like crème brûlèe, are yours for the asking."  
  • Dig in – Bourbon Street Café & Buffet now open!
    The all-new Bourbon Street Café & Buffet is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Daily Lunch Buffet
  • Daily Dinner Buffet
  • Seafood Dinner Fridays
    Get a lobster tail at Seafood Fridays!
    4pm - 11pm at Bourbon Street Café and Buffet
    Just $19.99*
    *Price with A-Play Club® Card. While supplies last. Management reserves all rights.
  • Champange Brunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Located on the 3rd floor of Mardi Gras Casino

Bourbon Street's Buffet Information


Last update August, 2014

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Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk
401 Main Street
PO Box 777
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Isle of Capri Casino Official Website
"Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner buffets. Featuring delicious breakfast spreads, crisp salads, freshly baked breads, tender chicken and beef entrées, wood stone-baked pizzas and savory side dishes."
For fun try the specialty stations which spotlight a variety of cuisines—Mexican, Italian and Asian just to name a few. For a sweet ending, you'll find scrumptious choices at the dessert station.
Enjoy all-you-can-eat crab legs seven nights a week on the dinner buffet!
Whatever your taste, Calypso's Buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite any day of the week!
  Breakfast Daily 7:00am –  10:00am $  9.99   +tax  
  Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:00am –   3:00pm $19.99 +tax  
  Lunch Monday - Friday 11:00am –   3:00pm $12.99 +tax  
  Dinner Monday - Thursday   3:30pm –   9:30pm $19.99 +tax  
  Dinner Friday & Saturday   3:30pm – 11:00pm $24.99 +tax  
  Dinner Sunday   3:30pm  –  9:30pm $24.99 +tax  
All-Day Buffet
Visit Calypso's morning, noon or night and eat as often as you like
Monday – Thursday $$29.98*
Friday – Sunday $34.98*
Valid the date of purchase through 10:00am the following day

*Tax and gratuity not included. Friday – Sunday complimentary draft beer and wine is limited to 2 drinks per patron. Champagne brunch, mimosas and brunch items are available until 2:00pm, limit two drinks per patron. All Day Buffet valid from date of purchase to 10:00am following day.

Other restaurants at the Isle:
  • Farradday's Steakhouse*
    "Follow the footsteps of Farradday on his exotic journey of flavor. Savor thick yet tender prime rib, certified Angus steaks, succulent lobster in drawn butter and many more of the favorites discovered by Farradday himself. A world of great food, all served in a relaxed atmosphere of casual elegance. The only regret you’ll have is that you may not be able to try everything on the menu!"

    Sunday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Reservations are recommended
    (303) 998-7704
  • Tradewinds Grill*
    "Looking for that perfect late night snack or quick meal in between games? You’ll find a variety of mouth-watering dishes to satisfy any appetite at the Tradewinds Grill."
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel - Calypso's Buffet Official WebPage...
Isle of Capri Casino - Official Website...

*Some information from ColoradoCasinoHotels.Com


Last update Last update August, 2014
Subject to change without notice.


The Lodge Casino's SEASONS BUFFET


The Lodge Casino
240 Main Street
P.O. Box 50
Black Hawk, CO 80422
PHONE: 303-582-1771
FAX: 303-582-6464
The Lodge Casino Official Website
"Enjoy all-you-can-eat surf and turf and crab legs for dinner at the Seasons Buffet every night! You can also sample the wide variety of other fantastic selections the Seasons Buffet has to offer. Choose from our action grill station for your favorite surf and turf combo, made-to-order pasta and omelets, specialty salads, savory soups, and more. Special dessert features a chocolate fountain for that sweet tooth in all of us! Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Saturday and Sunday Brunch; see why everyone is talking about the Seasons Buffet."
   Breakfast    Daily 7:30 am - 10:30 am $  7.49 +tax
Lunch  Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm $11.49 +tax
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm $16.99 +tax
Dinner Sunday - Thursday      4:00 pm - 9:30 pm $16.99 +tax
Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm -  11:00 pm $21.49 +tax
  Late Night Dining (Menu only) Sunday - Thursday 11:30 pm - 6:00 am Menu
  Late Night Dining (Menu only) Friday & Saturday Midnight - 6:00 am Menu
The Lodge Casino's Seasons Buffet, sort of, has a steak-house feeling to it; it's more intimate than the typical buffet.  The lighting is as subdued as one can find in a buffet room.  One gets a pleasant, relaxed vibe from Seasons Buffet.   Kudos to the designers; it's one of the best rooms anywhere.

This was my first trip to the The Lodge Casino, which seems to be a real class act, from the classy buffet and The White Buffalo steak-house to the red leather chairs in the waiting areas, and the hewn-timber construction.

"Located atop the "bridge" at The Lodge, the spectacular mountain views from the dining room of the White Buffalo Grille will ensure an experience to remember. Come and try our fabulous menu. Sample delectable dishes like our Tournedos Oscar, Colorado Rack of Lamb or our Atlantic Lobster Tail. Join us soon!"  -The Lodge
The White Buffalo Grille is a white-tablecloth, fine dining establishment with a view of The Ameristar Casino/Hotel and the hills of Black Hawk.  On the second floor of The Lodge Casino Hotel, the White Buffalo serves classic appetizers, such as Chicken Wings with Bar-B-Q and Blue Cheese dipping sauces ($11.00) and Brie En Croute "Creamy French brie wrapped in puff pastry and baked to perfection, served on a mirror of warm raspberry coulis ($9.00.")  This is a decent, higher-end restaurant serving quality, well-prepared entrees, such as Scampi with a tasty garlic linguini, served with a lettuce salad with the usual suspects, or soup du jour and delicious hot-rolls with seasoned butter ($22.00.)  Also steaks, prime rib, Lobster Tail,  King Crab, Bison Burger and much more ($15.00 to $40.00.)

Wines start at around $5.00 and the fairly large selection finishes with a Roederer Cristal, Reims, Champagne, France $325.00.

Access the White Buffalo Grill's Menu here

White-table-cloth fine dining at the White Buffalo Grille

Restaurants at the Lodge Casino:
The Lodge Casino's Official Seasons Buffet Page...
The Lodge Casino - Official Website...


Last update August, 2014

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Monarch Casino Black Hawk
444 Main Street
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422
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Monarch Casino Buffet Official Website

"BLACK HAWK, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Riviera Black Hawk Casino is now Monarch Casino Black Hawk. New name, same friendly team members. All this and the launch of Club Monarch, Colorado's first 6-tier player's card system with a myriad of benefits.
In the first of many updates, Monarch Casino Black Hawk redesigned the restrooms and introduced Black Hawk's newest dining experience. The Buffet features nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib, and a Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch. Both redesigns were done in a modern, contemporary style complementary to Black Hawk's architecture and landscape."
"The redesign of the casino floor is underway, featuring the hottest and newest slots and exciting table games. Team Members are in the process of receiving new uniforms, updated Monarch Casino Black Hawk chips are being distributed to our table games, and new signage is in the process of being installed across the property."  Yahoo Finance page on acquisition of Monarch Casino





The buffet room is totally new, all new construction next to the Riviera's old room .

  Breakfast Mon - Fri 8am - 10:30am $7.99+tax  
  Lunch Mon - Fri 11am - 2:30pm $11.99+tax  
  Champagne & Mimosa Brunch    
    Sat & Sun 9am - 2:30pm $17.99+tax  

 Lobster*, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib Dinner

    Mon - Thurs 3:30pm - 10pm $18.99+tax  
                         Seafood Spectacular  
    Fri & Sat 3:30pm - midnight $22.99+tax  
    Sunday 3:30pm - 10pm $22.99+tax  
Discover Black Hawk’s newest dining experience.

The new buffet features nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib alongside an array of buffet favorites, plus a spectacular Saturday and Sunday Champagne & Mimosa Brunch.
*"All prices shown at Club Monarch member price. Add one dollar for breakfast and two dollars for other meal times without Club Monarch card. Visit Guest Services for details. Management reserves all rights. *One lobster per person. Additional lobsters may be purchased for $9.99 each."

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The Reserve Casino Hotel
321 Gregory St
Central City, Colorado
(800) 924-6646
The Reserve Hotel Casino Official Website
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Guests have a wide range of amenities to enjoy from gaming and entertainment to signature boutique hotel rooms and fine dining. Reserve Casino Hotel also accommodates private events, weddings and meetings. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides excellent service to guests 21 and older. Accommodations may be booked by calling guest services at 800-924-6646
Central City is located in the Rocky Mountains, only 35 miles west of Denver. With the newly opened, Central City Parkway, visitors can reach Central City 12 minutes after exiting off of I-70 at exit 243. An easy, incredibly scenic drive to a historic destination.
Central City is at the southern end of Gilpin County at an elevation of 8,510 feet.

This old steam engine with cars is on display at the entrance to The Reserve


Article is from www.steamlocomotive.com

"Colorado & Southern class B-4E consolidation number 71 is in Central City. It was restored to operational order in 1987 and ran until sometime in 1989. It is in good mechanical shape (possibly operational) but rusting away. It is currently unknown whether or not a new place to run it will be found. Since this picture was taken, 71 has been moved to the Cour d'Alene Mine in Central City and then later moved down the hill to Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino and displayed with Colorado & Southern Adams Express Company car number 20. Central City was undergoing major construction while I was there. It seemed like every building was being converted into a casino. Much of the right-of-way where 71 used to run has been torn up so it is highly unlikely that 71 will ever run again, at least in Central City. I don't know how they are able to move this locomotive around. The town is very "hilly". Notice the spark arrester on the smokestack."



The Reserve Casino Hotel's chef's kitchen


Reserve Casino Hotel
321 Gregory St
Central City, Colorado
(800) 924-6646
"Market Street is a new, quick and casual dining experience and a great place to grab a quick and delicious meal. Inside Market Street is a coffee bistro called Java Express, The Chef’s Kitchen, and a pizza and beer hang out called the Pizza Pub. Whatever guests are hungry for they will absolutely find something great to eat in Market Street."
Breakfast Mon-Fri 8am-11am Menu
Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-4pm Menu
Dinner Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm Menu
Surf & Turf Buffet Friday 4pm-10pm $17.99 with Player’s Card
Dinner Buffet Sat & Sun 4pm-10pm $15.99 with Player’s Card
Champagne Brunch Buffet Sat & Sun 8am-3pm $11.99 with Player’s Card
The Friday night Surf & Turf Buffet includes options such as crab legs, prime rib carving station, assorted seafood favorites, noodle bowl station and more!
The Sat & Sun Dinner Buffet includes classic choices such as salad bar, soups, Mexican, Asian, Italian and American cuisines, noodle bowl station, fresh desserts and pastries!
Champagne Brunch Buffet includes options such as fresh pastries, bacon, sausage, eggs cooked to order, biscuits and gravy, a build-your-own omelet station and mimosas!
"The CAFE is open for Breakfast Monday – Friday, from 8am to 11am. Enjoy a combination of classic and contemporary choices, including a yogurt bar. It’s sure to be a favorite stopping place for our early guests."
"CAFE offers a Lunch and Dinner menu with a wide variety of choices from finger foods to popular favorites, including a signature wraps and sandwiches, the best comfort food around, prime rib and our famous homemade French fries. Come hungry friends and indulge yourself in a Big Bowl of Pasta for only 3.99 with players card ($6.99 without)!"  Soup and Salad Bar is also available.
Java Express offers several Panini sandwiches for $5.99. They also serve salads for about $4-bucks, beverages and (Pizza can be ordered here or at The Pizza Pub) Pizza slices ($1.99 or $.99 w/players card) and whole pies for $5.99 and $10.99, or Calzones $7.99. Hot dogs are available for a couple of bucks.  Beer is available here by the glass or pitcher.
Market Street Menus at The Reserve



"Bistro 321 Chophouse is Reserve’s own gourmet restaurant, featuring steakhouse style dishes with an Italian and Tuscan flare. Upon walking through the doors to Bistro 321, guests will experience a floor to ceiling glass wine display housing 500 bottles of wine served in the steakhouse. Whether it’s the wine you delight in, the sumptuous meal you encounter, or the impeccable service, your experience at Bistro 321 will leave you satisfied in a way the Italians relish after their evening meal."
Bistro 321 Chophouse is open Every Day from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Bistro 321 at The Reserve - Menu

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Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, formerly Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk
PO Box 427, Black Hawk, CO 80422
1-800-538-LUCK or 303-582-6100
Driving directions (from Denver)
Saratoga's Official Website
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"Sign up for a slot-card at the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, formerly FITZGERALD'S CASINO Black Hawk and receive $10.00 or $15.00 in machine or table-play credit; get a free buffet after a certain number of points on your card at sign-up + more specials - June, 2014.   More information is coming."
"Saratoga Casino Black Hawk is The Place to Play and Win!"
"With nearly 600 slot machines, Saratoga Casino Black Hawk offers the best variety of games in town including the industry’s hottest titles, progressives and video poker. In addition to all the exciting slot action, Saratoga Casino Black Hawk offers all of your favorite table games including Roulette, Blackjack, Buffalo Blackjack, Three Card Poker with a 6 card bonus, Craps and more! All this, and now with 20x odds on Craps!"

Garden Buffet

"Saratoga Casino offers the best buffet dining experience in Black Hawk!"

"The Garden Buffet gives you the variety that you're looking for at a great price! This new Colorado casino buffet includes a soup and salad bar, a variety of hot entrees and fresh side dishes, a live carving station and Black Hawk's first Brazilian Churrasco grill to prepare savory meats, game and vegetables fresh before your eyes. To top off your meal, indulge in our fresh baked cookies or select from our cold stone ice cream station featuring Boulder Ice Cream and many add-ins for your own custom ice cream creation!"

"Saratoga Water, bottled directly from the famous springs of Saratoga Springs, New York and signature drinks are also available from our third floor bar and delivered to your table."
Buffet Day Hours Regular Pricing *Club Member pricing  
Lunch and Dinner Monday - Thursday Noon - 7pm $12.99 $10.99 every day

Lunch and Dinner

Friday and Saturday Noon - 10pm $12.99

$10.99 every day

Lunch and Dinner Sunday Noon - 8pm $12.99

$10.99 every day

Senior Special
Monday and Tuesday Club members 50+ can dine for 50% off or earn just 50 base points for a free buffet!
Club card and valid photo ID required.
Park, Play, Free Buffet
Every Wednesday-Sunday earn 50 base points on the day you valet park at Saratoga Casino and receive a free meal at the Garden buffet.
Not valid on holidays. Offers must be redeemed during buffet hours on the day you park.
*Club Member Pricing
$10.99 every day!
Just show your Player Extras Club card and valid photo ID to receive the discounted price.

The Café at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk

The Café at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting.
"Café dining in Black Hawk has never tasted so good!"

"Satisfy your craving with a quick bite to eat from our newly expanded menu. Choose a delicious steak, burger, BBQ ribs, soup, salad, deli sandwich and more! Having too much fun to leave your machine -order while you play - another reason The Café at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk is one of the most unique restaurants near Denver, Colorado."
The Café Hours
Sunday-Thursday 9am-10pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-Midnight

Last updates August, 2014

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Alternative Medicine Dispensaries in Central City / Black Hawk area    (Call to verify any information)
Green Grass Alternative Medicine "specializes in selling locally and organically grown recreational and medical marijuana. You can access more than 20 different types of marijuana strains inside our dispensary"
440 Lawrence Street Central City, CO
80427-0834 US
Annie's Central City Dispensary
8 locations around Denver/Central City
135 Nevada St, Central City
Phone:(303) 582-5171
Mountain High Apothecary
231 Gregory St, Black Hawk
Phone: (720) 365-2268
Stay Native Medecine[sic]
430 Lawrence St, Central City

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