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Utica, New York
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1,688 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are three other places to eat at the Vernon Casino and all of them -- even the basic burger place -- has to be the place you go if you have to eat here. The buffet was pretty good several years ago but now it's just awful. Comps are easy to get so the food is free but this... More 

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Blossvale, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This buffet has to be the worst in New York State...if not the east coast. You have to search for something edible!!!

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Thank frankwalters
Rome, New York, United States
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wow this buffet has really gone down hill. The food quality has gone down past poor. Most of the poorly prepared food was cold. I was there for the Friday Night Buffet, which costs more then weekly buffets. Shrimp was over cooked and chewy. Clams were like chewing bubble gum. So called steak was cold and you needed a chainsaw... More 

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Thank Roger V
Mexico, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Between the coupons and Comps we only spend $1.50 which is about what is was worth. The Caesar salad was good (as long as you asked for more dressing). The cocktail sauce for the fried shrimp was tasty (good amount of horseradish).

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Thank Hainsc2014
Catskill NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Food tastes disgusting.....pot roast was gross...ham was cold ... potatoes blah....only good things were the coffee and some desserts.....lots of flies ...ewwww.....will never go back....they should take note from Saratoga racing and other casinos.....waitresses were nice...will definitely go to Mr G's and try that next

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Thank Michele I
Earlville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

we got seated fairly quickly only to have to wait to get our drinks. Then we get on line and hubby got the steak which was totally rare and under cooked, didn't even look like they cooked it. Went to get crab legs and there were none. waited for more to come out and they were frozen. There were 3... More 

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Homer, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The buffet at Vernon Downs used to be great. However...The last 3 times we have eaten there were horrible. Last night (6-12-16, 6:45pm) menu outside the buffet indicated turkey on the carving station and chicken and biscuit - on the basis of which we decided to eat there. Neither was available (open till 8). When we inquired if they were... More 

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Thank Mary S
Greenwich, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Very inexpensive. Staff is quiet and reserved, Casual atmosphere. Food is a bit below average, but it's clean and friendly. Not a lot of seating....but the room is bright and it offers sugar free desserts for diabetics.

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Thank Jodie J
Troy, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I'm a senior and $7.00 for the buffett was reasonable for what was served. I certainly didn't come for the food but what I had was good. The staff at the buffett were both cordial and quick. I enjoyed the time spent.

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Thank Joel1951
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

I enjoy eating at The Buffet when we come and now it is Prome rib Sunday it is the best prime rib I have ever had you could cut it with a fork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: vernon downs casino, Vernon, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Vernon
Description
Champion Buffet at Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon, NY

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