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The Buffet at Valley View Casino & Hotel

16300 Nyemii Pass Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6769
+1 760-291-5500
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab legs” (30 reviews)
“lobster” (62 reviews)
“prime rib” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Asian, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16300 Nyemii Pass Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6769
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok, here's the truth. I hate casinos and buffets. More truth, when my husband heard "so many awesome things" about this buffet, I rolled my eyes because I knew we were going. I stood in line (inside the casino, which I hate,if I haven't told...More

Thank Emilyblueeyes19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of all of the casino restaurants in the valley Center area, ValleyVview Casino has, by far, the best buffet. They have a good selection of food and always have great seafood. The only downside is the fact that you cannot access the buffet without...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wonderful place for all you can eat lobster. Can not beat the price of $20 per person with placer card. I love the idea that you can take your crab leg to the asian section and they will warm them up for you.

Thank Magdalena L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A once very good Buffet. A buffet that used to have it's top chef, going out to the tables introducing himself to the guests. That was then this is now. Now, not worth the drive, very disappointed, noticeable decline in worker training, no longer welcoming...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great selection and the food is always good, however, the desserts are the best! Everything could want in buffet from Asian to good old USA cusine. The salad bar is one of my favorites crab, shrimp and a great selection of salad choices.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We decided to go out for lobster and celebrate. It was a nice drive out to Valley Center and well worth it. The buffet here was very nicely laid out. Great variety of food and was beautifully displayed. Of course we pigged out on all...More

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This buffet is downright cheap if you are a regular casino player or a veteran. (Take your military documents to the Players Club booth for a special discount card.) Even at full price, the value is good for the outstanding variety. It rivals nice Vegas...More

Thank 91,914
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We mainly went for the all-you-can-eat lobster tails! The price is pretty good for casino members. Selection is pretty good and quality of food is better than other buffets in the area. Service is good also but for some reason, you need to ask for...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for the buffet, and we have our 3 1/2 month old baby with us. The security guard stopped us at the door and turned us away because of our baby. So I called the front desk, and was immediately turned away because...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

only 1 trip there ths food was good but I thought it was to expensive and was disappointed in the Lobster

Thank 296pat
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Louise D
15 June 2017|
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Response from Susanna Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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8 April 2017|
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Response from L1019SQroberts | Reviewed this property |
i used mine on a sunday... of course things are always subject to change
Amy V
5 May 2016|
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Response from Dastrandhb | Reviewed this property |
You have to be 21 to enter the building. Unlike Harrahs Rincon that is family oriented. It is down the road about 6 miles. Valley View is for the adults. It is a great place so please utilize them for your groups of adults.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16300 Nyemii Pass Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6769
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Valley Center
  • Phone Number: +1 760-291-5500
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Come hungry and ready to indulge at San Diego's Best Buffet!

The Buffet at Valley View Casino & Hotel offers exquisite dining including endless Maine lobster and over 200 other delicious options including a 100-foot dessert bar. With an expansive selection to satisfy any craving, guests can enjoy fresh, delicious meals made by our talented culinary chefs before going back to the casino floor for San Diego's favorite gaming action.

The Maine Lobster Dinner Buffet is available every night and all days on weekends, and the Steak & Seafood Lunch Buffet is available every weekday.

Offerings include roasted Maine lobster every night, jumbo crab legs, hand-rolled sushi, prime rib, roasted turkey, international specialties, dozens of desserts and more.

All guests 21 and older are invited to enjoy the casino, hotel and restaurants.
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