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The Buffet

488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422
+1 303-582-1000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (30 reviews)
“snow crab” (4 reviews)
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I realize this is Black Hawk, not Vegas, but even by those lowered standards this place was so-so. Yes, there were plenty of crab legs and that is a big plus. But beyond that the food is blah, the buffet is small, and there is...More

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Signed up for a player card & got in our 20 points which gave us a free buffet... as other's have said - this is NOT Vegas but not too bad. We went as soon as it opened on a Saturday night - so we...More

1  Thank candywrap
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The seafood tasted fishy not fresh, the lobster was so bad that only one person in our party got one the other items were standard fare and just not that appetizing I have been here on the weekend when the food is better, I would...More

Thank msears81
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The buffet at the monarch casino is small but delicious. Wife loves the crab legs. Me being a carnivor enjoys the prime rib. Well seasoned and tender. The sides are good as well. You get your choice of whole lobster or the tail. Remember we're...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Advertised with crab legs and 1 lobster/person, we decided to go for dinner. We waited 35 minutes in line, which for a Saturday night was fine. The buffet area was crowded, so we went for the lobster and crab first. Got our lobster. But the...More

Thank DblDblowin_bubbles
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Hanging with my sister... we both won a free buffet while we are at the Monarch Casino... and it was really pretty good! The lunch buffet had four carving stations, fried shrimp, taco bar, two soups, lots of salads, and everything was really fresh and...More

Thank KathleenK367
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This was my 2nd time there. We went for the lobster / seafood dinner. We took my aging mom there to celebrate her birthday (she loves seafood). She had never been there before and she loved the ambiance of the place. It has a lovely...More

Thank Lorraine T
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Just ate there this morning, I had a $5.00 off coupon for the buffet and decided to use it for the breakfast buffet. Fresh fruit, full salad bar, some desserts are also there. Had the usual eggs, potatoes, bacon, carved ham, omelette station, fresh baked...More

1  Thank Alan272983
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This buffet is truly amazing. There is a complete salad bar including fresh shrimp, a long vegetable bar (potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, etc.), a soup area (basically Asian broth and add your fillers), bread area, dessert bar (around 20 choices). But the highlight is absolutely the crab...More

Thank brutus6623
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I just love this buffet. lobster tail is better than whole lobster. desserts are high quality. servers have a lot of tables, but still pay attention to all. nice atmosphere overall.

1  Thank fourseastravelco
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Response from Douglas R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422 (Formerly The Riviera Buffet)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Black Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 303-582-1000
Discover Black Hawk’s dining experience.

The 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.

Flavorful Vietnamese soup with delicate noodles (also known as Pho), and a savory blend of beef, herbs and vegetables. Pho served every Wednesday and Thursday starting at 11 am and Sunday at 9 am.
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