Okay, let's get the gripes out of the way up front. The cost of this buffet, like everything at the Horseshoe, is not at all cheap at $20(including drink) per person for dinner on a weeknight. On the weekends it goes up to 28 for their seafood buffet which from what I saw means snow crab legs. Luckily it was Thursday so we got the cheaper price, but upon paying I was told that they were "having trouble with the gift cards" like the one I was trying to pay with. This smelled a little fishy to me since it was a plain Visa gift card and I've never got turned down for using it anywhere where they otherwise took Visa. After finally begrudgingly paying for my dinner in cash I sat down to eat every penny's worth of food I could possibly muster. AKA Don't judge me for the tremendous display of gluttony of which you are about to read.
To set the scene the buffet basically consisted of 4 sections. First was a usual salad bar with veggies and other salads such as pasta and potato salad. Next was the hot bar that at first looked to be more than 50 items in size until you realize that some of the items where duplicates on both bars probably so they don't have to restock as often. The seafood and dessert stations followed that. There were still a lot of items on each section, but to keep people from TLDRing this I'll just try to hit the high and low points.
|Coleslaw in bowl on left, pot pie at top of plate, meatloaf on the right.|
|Oysters on the right, above that shrimp and grits and sweet potatoes.|
|Gooey butter cake on the left, bread pudding on right.|
Taste: 6.8/10 Now usually in my reviews I only have one dish and rate it accordingly. However, in this situation I tried so many items just picking out one wouldn't be fair. Instead this rating speaks to the quality/taste of the food on the buffet overall. There were some very very good things on the buffet, but there also were a lot of mediocre items. Also, keep in mind I haven't been to any other hotel/casino buffets so I can't rate the food on a comparison basis. I'm just going on what my palate tells me.
Value: 6/10 diming you at every chance they get. A bowl of cereal on the room service menu was I believe between 5 and 9 dollars. A can of Coke and a hot dog was 5 bucks. Since the Horseshoe is kind of in an isolated location the buffet was easily your best bet for a hot meal with some really tasty food. No way I would pay that price if it was a standalone restaurant.