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The Buffet

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488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422 (Formerly The Riviera Buffet)
+1 303-582-1000
09:00 - 23:59
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:59
Sat 09:00 - 23:59
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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 did not wait long.. The staff was VERY nice & attentive. 1 free champagne &... More 

Thank candywrap
Northglenn, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 not recommend this place during the week

Thank msears81
Johnstown, Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 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 in Colorado. Not the coast of Maine. But it will do. Wait staff are outstanding... More 

Thank Greg F
Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 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 crab pan was empty, they said it would be about 10 minutes. By the time... More 

Thank DblDblowin_bubbles
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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316 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 good! Do yourself a favor and have an E Claire for dessert!!

Thank KathleenK367
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 relaxed feeling. The staff was friendly and obliging to the patrons. The servers were right... More 

Thank Lorraine T
Fort Collins, Colorado
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 cinnamon rolls, green chili, sausages, mini crepes, and more. I should tell you that the... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 legs. Bring an empty plate and the staff will load it to overflowing with steamy... More 

Thank brutus6623
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178 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank fourseastravelco
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Price was reasonable for what we had. You get a discount for being a club member and new members get a free meal.

Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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