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Wandering Horse Buffet

9800 E Talking Stick Way, Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2700
+1 480-850-7777
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“crab legs” (22 reviews)
“gelato” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9800 E Talking Stick Way, Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the huge variety offered of well prepared food. We went here for Easter lunch and we would go again. Any amazing assortment of hot and cold and everything you can imagine.

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for supper in May after visiting Butterfly Wonderland/OdySea Aquarium which are close by. The buffet was reasonably priced, service was great, and every food item we tried was very good. The only downside was that the smoking from the casino carried into...More

Thank ckp25P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Casino style buffet, some of the food is cooked to order, I got a bit confused and asked chef for a Pizza with certain toppings thinking it would be an individual or a slice or two but he did a whole big one...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Wandering Horse Buffet on Memorial Day and the line was huge! It took us approximately 40 minutes before we were seated but it was well worth it. The food is great. They were serving Mexican, Asian, Italian, and a variety of American...More

Thank Saul N
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Definitely a bit more upscale than your typical casino buffet. Very nice selection of fresh entrees, salads and desserts. We went on a Thursday night (while staying at the resort) around 7pm and there was no line and were immediately seated.

Thank Carmi21
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Wandering Horse Buffet in the Talking Stick Resort and Casino is quite a pleasant venue, well worth a visit. It is conveniently located adjacent to what is now central Scottsdale. Once inside it is marked with a very short walk to the buffet, in...More

Thank Citylaw
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I love Sunday Brunch at the Wandering Horse Buffet at Talking Stick. I live here in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am not a fan of casinos. But, I love this place. The Sunday Brunch experience is everything I want for a Sunday Brunch. The tables are...More

1  Thank danielsaunders2017
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Breakfast buffet was really good!! We went there right when it opened, great selection of hot food and there was gelato!!!

Thank Lenc59
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We hit the buffet on Sunday morning before heading to Topgolf nearby. The selection was incredible but the overall quality was OK. But that's pretty much what one would from a casino buffet.

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch with my husband while staying at hotel. Food was marginal and lacking in flavor or over cooked. My brownie and husband's pie were dried out from sitting out too long. (Brownie inedible) Gelato was good. Table service was great. Had to work at getting...More

Thank Chappies_Family
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have gluten-free options for dinner buffet?
17 November 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Treborwf | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't remember if they did offer this when I was there so I emailed them, the response from their Executive Chef was...'We do offer gluten free items since it’s such a large offering of different foods. The Chefs will... More
Lauren R
is alcohol served here?
15 April 2016|
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Response from Lisa2735 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but that may be a separate charge that is not included in the price of the buffet. I know we had soda and that was included.
Is the Sunday brunch good?
12 March 2016|
Response from ArizonaReadytogo | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there on Sunday. On a Wednesday I liked it but it was not over the top.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9800 E Talking Stick Way, Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-850-7777
Enjoy our expansive international buffet offering indoor and outdoor seating featuring Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean and American cuisines. The Wandering Horse buffet features live cooking stations, a fresh salad bar, a carving station, delectable desserts and a brick oven pizza kitchen.
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