Buffets Are Back Open At A Handful Of Michigan Casinos

Written By Drew Ellis on January 19, 2023
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Retail casinos had to make a lot of adjustments due to the COVID pandemic.

At Michigan retail casinos, one aspect that was lost in many cases was buffet dining.

Casinos and buffets went hand-in-hand prior to the pandemic, but now options are much fewer and far between.

Are any Michigan retail casinos still offering a buffet? The answer is, yes.

If you are looking for a buffet for your next casino trip, see below to know what your options are.

Does Bay Mills Resort & Casino have a buffet?

Bay Mills Resort & Casino does not currently offer a buffet dining option.

They do have Sacy’s Restaurant with an ala carte menu, as well as Back Bay Grill, a sports bar.

Does FireKeepers Casino Hotel still have a buffet?

Mijem Buffet was closed due to the pandemic in 2020 and has not reopened. FireKeepers has no plans to reopen the buffet at this time.

FireKeepers does offer a variety of dining options, including multiple restaurants, cafes and a cake shop.

Is the Four Winds Casino buffet open?

The buffet at Four Winds Casino New Buffalo is open and features expanded offerings that include Asian and Italian stations.

Soups, salad and dessert bars are also available and are self-serve.

The Buffet offers the following options during the week:

  • Bottomless All-American Dinner: Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon-8 p.m. Ages 4-12 cost $13, while all others cost $26.
  • All You Can East Prime Rib & Shrimp: Friday and Saturdays from 2-9 p.m. Ages 4-12 cost $15, while all others cost $30.

Is the Gun Lake Casino buffet open?

Inside of Gun Lake Casino you can find Harvest Buffet, which is open

Harvest Buffet includes American favorites, Asian specialties, Mexican classics, traditional Italian and more.

Lunch buffets are available Thursday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for $17.99

Dinner buffets begin at 4 p.m. and last until close for $27.99. Closing time is 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Does Hollywood Casino at Greektown have a buffet?

Hollywood Casino at Greektown does not have a buffet option.

They do offer up four different dining options and Urban Cocktail.

Does Island Resort & Casino have a buffet?

You will not find a regular buffet restaurant at Island Resort & Casino.

However, the casino does offer annual buffet events like Thanksgiving Day or Super Bowl Sunday.

Island Resort & Casino does offer multiple restaurant options including a steakhouse and sports bar.

Is there a buffet at Kewadin Casinos?

Kewadin Casinos has five different locations throughout the Upper Peninsula, but doesn’t offer a buffet.

Each of the five locations does offer at least one dining option.

Does Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge have a buffet?

You will not find a buffet at Leelanau Sands Casino.

The casino and lodge does offer up Big Dex’s Restaurant inside the grounds.

Is the Little River Casino Resort buffet open?

Big Lake Buffet is available at Little River Casino Resort.

Three days each week features buffet options for its patrons.

  • Hometown Favorites Buffet: Available Thursday from 4-9 p.m. Cost is $29 for adults, $14 for kids 5-12. Kids under 5 eat for free.
  • All You Can Eat Prime Rib & Crab Leg Buffet: Available Friday and Saturday from 4-10 p.m. Cost is $49 for adults, $24 for kids 5-12. Kids under 5 eat for free.

Does MGM Grand Detroit still have a buffet?

MGM Grand Detroit does not have a buffet option.

Previously, Palette Dining Studio was home to its buffet option. However, it was replaced officially in March of 2022 with Detroit Central Market.

Dining options inside Detroit Central Market include Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken, Diablo’s Tacos, Grand Wok, The Corners Detroit-Style Pizza and more.

The MGM Grand Detroit also has other restaurant options onsite.

Is MotorCity Casino’s buffet still open?

Inside MotorCity Casino you can find Assembly Line Buffet.

Assembly Line Buffet is open daily from 5-10 p.m. for $39 per person.

The buffet features American and international cuisine with premium ingredients. You can enjoy warm breads from the bakeshop, freshly rolled sushi, choice cuts of meat and a full dessert bar.

Does Northern Waters Casino Resort have a buffet?

Northern Waters Casino Resort offers up a pair of dining options, but it does not have a buffet.

Inside the casino, you can find NW Sports Bar and Northern Waters Café.

Do any Odawa Casinos have a buffet?

The two Odawa Casino locations in Petoskey and Mackinaw City do not have a buffet offering.

Each of the locations does have a dining option.

Do Ojibwa Casinos have a buffet?

Ojibwa Casinos has locations in Marquette and Baraga, but neither has a buffet.

Each spot has dining options and multiple bars throughout the casino grounds.

Is there a buffet at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino?

Saganing Eagles Landing Casino doesn’t have a buffet offering.

Inside the casino you can find three different dining options.

Does Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort still have a buffet?

Soaring Eagle used to be home to Aurora Buffet, but it was closed during the pandemic and has no plans to reopen at this time.

Inside the casino, you can find multiple dining options covering a variety of cuisine. In April, a Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening.

Does Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel still have a buffet?

Turtle Creek was once home to Seasons Buffet, but it is no longer open.

Inside Turtle Creek, you can still find Bourbons 72, a steakhouse, as well as The Deli for quicker dining.

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of Playinmichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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