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Ranch House Buffet at Barona Valley Ranch & Casino

1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1553
+1 619-443-3130
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“crab legs” (6 reviews)
“crepes” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, American, Mexican, Mongolian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1553
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at the buffet at Barona on a Tuesday night. They had as a specialty that night filet mignon and finger potatoes. There is so much great food to choose from. So good. The ice cream is also good for dessert. Staff is friendly....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This buffet continues to impress us with it's selection and quality. The price is up there, but with a certain number of player points the buffet is half price. At this writing still almost $25 per person. The players points are easy to rack up....More

Thank kathyp578
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This buffet has got to be one of the Best in California. The best seafood, salads and all culture foods around. Don't don't miss it!!

Thank sandiegogal2015
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Everything from sea food, BBQ, Japanese , Mexican ,Italiano prime rib and prepared by expert chefs will eat there again VERY HIGH PRICED BUT WORTH IT

Thank rayd126
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I have been coming to this buffet for a very long time. We have never been disappointed. There is always a great variety of fresh food. And the crab legs, there is tons of crab legs.There is such a variety we can...More

Thank jamesdT2723GH
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This buffet is the best in San Diego. Must try if you get a chance, it is a little pricey, but worth it. Get selection of food and there is something for everyone.

Thank TinaOrnelas
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I usually visit this buffet almost once a year because I love the huge variety and value of this buffet. My first visit to this buffet was in 1991 (I was a seven-year-old at that time) when I used to live in CA. up until...More

1  Thank Valedc03ls
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I come to this steak house 1 or 2 x a month. The fire place and live piano make for a wonderful ambiance. The food is great, for me, not amazing but great. It's easy to eat gluten free as well. Few...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

All the food is good but try the world famous French toast for dinner it is the best I have never had a bad meal and you don't have to gamble.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Variety of foods. Excellent desserts. Food in buffet is always hot and trays are never half full. Only problem is the long lines on some days around 7:30pm. Could take 30-50 minutes to be seated.

Thank gwendolynp2015
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Joshua H
24 November 2017|
Response from Valedc03ls | Reviewed this property |
I remember visiting this buffet in the 90s during Thanksgiving on a couple of occasions, and they had the usual food offerings that one would see at a Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, the buffet was much smaller compared to... More
11 July 2016|
Response from Valedc03ls |
Originally, the price for a buffet was $29.99 (you get 20% off $29.99 if you have a Classic player's card). However, as of August 1st, that price now jumped up $15.00 to $44.99; the catch is that you must get 500 points... More
Mearon O
10 May 2015|
Response from Jay H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, I am not completely sure about their prices for mothers day! I hope you still took your mom out to somewhere great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, American, Mexican, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1553
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-443-3130
ur award-winning buffet will take you on an around-the-world culinary journey with a variety of unique destinations — Seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Dim Sum, Mongolian, American BBQ, Rotisserie, Soup & Salad, Omelet & Crepe, Seasons Selections, Ship of Seafood, and Dessert & Flambé – and over 200 individual menu selections. While you’re here, don’t miss our popular Ship of Seafood, featuring favorites such as smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, and bay shrimp; our Seasons Selection station with monthly seasonal themes and delicious offerings; and daily specials at our Rotisserie station. All these offerings and more are included in our buffet price of $29.99.
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