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The Down Under

256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2017

we were there during a recent event and had a large party....12 we were not born at night and knew during an event in town (seeing as we are local) it would take a while to get seated...no problem they said hour and a half...no...More

1  Thank mshruman
Management response:Responded 14 September 2017

Hi, mshruman. We appreciate your feedback. We have passed this message along to our managers and the whole hosting team to ensure that each and every party (no matter the size) is seated in a timely manner and receives excellent customer service! We sincerely apologize...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have had many "Casino Buffets" in many cities, and for such a small, quaint town, this one was a nice surprise. This is under the Midnight Rose Casino. It is $27.99 per person. We have dined here three times and each time the food...More

1  Thank kcinhtown
Management response:Responded 14 September 2017

Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, kcinhtown! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our food at our buffet. We look forward to the next you dine with us and again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The crab legs, peel and eat shrimp, and prime rib were very good. However, it was more expensive than other casino buffets we have gone to.

Thank Lindsay B
Management response:Responded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your review, Lindsay. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our food!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! If you love seafood or perfectly cooked, flavorful prime rib, this is your place! It was a bargain for $29.99 per person! This buffet is the basement level of The Midnight Rose casino on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations recommended but we ate...More

Thank Texasmom04
Management response:Responded 25 July 2017

Yay! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our food Texasmom04. We take pride in serving our guests only quality food and we look forward to seeing you at our restaurant again soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Food was average at best . The salad bar was subpar. You would think at this price you would get so much more. I would hardly call this a buffet.More

Thank smoak5
Management response:Responded 25 July 2017

Hi smoak5, this is disappointing to hear and not a reflection of our restaurants or how we want our guests to experience the buffet. We sincerely apologize your meal was not up to our standards. We have passed this message on to our food and...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic choice of quality food items - love the prime rib, crab legs, and shrimp. Several great choices on dessert bar. Service is outstanding. Top Cripple Creek server works here - Walter. Well worth the money for the quality food.

1  Thank leonardz908
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

We are so happy to hear the food was good leonardz908! We will make sure to let Walter know to keep up the good work :) We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We took another couple up for the Saturday Ice show. Had reservations at the Down Under for 6 PM. When we got there, we were told they are not supposed to take reservations on the weekend, but we had them, so they seated us right...More

3  Thank FRANCIS P
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

Thanks for the review fjpaulick! We will let Walter know that he is being acknowledged for his exceptional work! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went on a Saturday evening and enjoyed the all you can eat prime rib and crab legs. The food was delicious, although the crab legs were a little too salty. It was also a pretty good place if you want somewhere semi private and...More

Thank Jeffrey O
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback Jeffrey! We are glad to hear the food was good and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped there wit our group and came upon everything one could ever ask for from a high end place at a low end price. Service was excellent and the food was great . Only open on the weekends . A must stop when you...More

1  Thank Menorca007
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

Thanks for the review Menorca007! We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went at 6pm opens at 4pm food was cold and had set out since 4pm. Crab wasn't fresh was hard to peel since it had been cooked hours earlier. Prime Rid also Luke warm at best. Makes the Golden Coral look good.

1  Thank colorado6
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Ruth V
22 May 2017|
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Response from FRANCIS P | Reviewed this property |
Midnight Rose. Call them for reservations. Going there Saturday night.
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Pam D
11 March 2017|
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Response from FRANCIS P | Reviewed this property |
$27.99. It is $2 off if you have a players card. If you like crab, seafood, prime rib, etc., this is a great place.
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rotarpley
23 June 2016|
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Response from leonardz908 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take reservations every night they are open. Usually you can hit it just at the right time and don't need reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cripple Creek
Description
With historic brick, rich oak floor and low light, this fine dining restaurant is located downstairs in the Midnight Rose. It's now featuring a generous Prime Rib and Seafood buffet Thursday through Saturday. Choose from an expansive wine selection and finish your dining experience with a decadent dessert.
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