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The Buffet

488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422
+1 303-582-1000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (38 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“crab legs” (17 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
488 Main St, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, CO 80422
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Edna checked me in, and checked on me 2 or 3 times during my dinner, despite it being fairly busy, this and she wasn't my server, seemed she was possibly the main hostess or just managing things like where to put big groups, etc. The...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Food was terrible, sums it up. Was a friday evening, seafood smells like chum, prime rib had been sitting for hours.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Weekend buffet includes lobster tail or whole lobster at $63 for two. They were overcooked and the tail on the whole lobster was 3 bites and hard. The carving station -prime rib stringy/chewy, turkey was average, ham was salty. Asian food looked old, lo-mein was...More

Thank Ricki21
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We got the choice of a whole Lobster or a tail but you only get one, they also had a boatload of crab legs and shrimp. Everything was pretty typical but tasty none the less. I would go back.

Thank thewookiecookie
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was a Luke warm buffet. The lobster was cold and over done and the crab legs smelled different. The options were ok but small. We stood in line for 1 hour and service was slow. On the up side it was clean. We might...More

Thank 1970dodgedart
Reviewed 13 March 2018

the prime rib, turkey were very good, the lobster was tough and the crab legs were over cooked. the cocktail sauce was so watered down not much taste. not that big of selection

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We loved this buffet. Crab, lobster, shrimp, you name it! Service was excellent. Kind of pricey at 30.00 per person but well worth the money.

Thank Reagan L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The crab legs, the prime rib, and the pho were good, the rest.....not so much. Giving them a 4 star review because where else are you going to get all you can eat crab legs for 22 bucks. That alone elevates them by 2 stars.

Thank Mjldly
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We only visited the Monarch because the buffet every night included prime rib, crab legs and whole lobster. Of course, you could only have 1 lobster, but everything else was all you care to eat. We played the slots long enough to qualify for the...More

Thank jparker2629
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I realize this is Black Hawk, not Vegas, but even by those lowered standards this place was so-so. Yes, there were plenty of crab legs and that is a big plus. But beyond that the food is blah, the buffet is small, and there is...More

Thank Sylvia B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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