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The Buffet At River Rock

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Bridgeport
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8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
604.247.8900
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonable

The buffet at the River Rock, is very enjoyable at a reasonable price. Lots of parking available, as it is a Casino resort down on the North Arm of the Fraser river. Food is fresh and there seems to be a variety of things to choose from on the Buffet. They have a Lunch and Dinner buffet. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The buffet at the River Rock, is very enjoyable at a reasonable price. Lots of parking available, as it is a Casino resort down on the North Arm of the Fraser river. Food is fresh and there seems to be a variety of things to choose from on the Buffet. They have a Lunch and Dinner buffet. It's fairly busy... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort. We are pleased to hear that you find our buffet very enjoyable. We also offer daily breakfast buffet from 6:30am to 10:30am. We look forward to your future visits. All the best, Karsten P. More 

Richmond, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view is absolutely spectacular! It is $15 for seniors. It has a great selection of a variety of food. Really great value for your money. My friend and I go there for the great view. The restaurant is nice and clean. Friendly staff.

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review and your kind words about The Buffet. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the great view at The Buffet and our large variety of food offerings. Thank you for choosing The Buffet and we look forward to... More 

Richmond, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I eat at the buffet an average of two or three times per year; not by choice but through an organization for which I volunteer where we book lunch at the buffet on the peak days of Friday and Saturday. For the past three years, it's the same-old, same-old. An extended salad bar with not much choice. Limited hot food... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that you found limited offerings at our buffet but it is this feedback that allows us to improve our services and offerings. We will definitely bring up your concerns with our Culinary Team so that we can improve on the variety of... More 

Vancouver
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here when we stayed at the River Rock. I was blown away at how big the buffet was! They had everything from lobster to a waffle station to bacon, eggs, eggs benedict, ice cream station, desert station, perogie station....Honestly you name it and they probably had it! We will be back!

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed our large variety of food offerings. Thank you for choosing The Buffet and we look forward to your future visits. All the best, Karsten P. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its very good everyday ...but the Best is on Christmas Lunch ! Its Absolutely terrific !! Lobsters , Alaska crabs and everything to go with it -- steaks etc all at a very reasonable price & absolutely unlimited ! Would certainly recommend this !

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor and your great feedback on The Buffet. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and excellent food. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our Christmas Lunch and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Karsten P. More 

Richmond, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the seafood buffet is almost $40 it is blah, the lobster is tiny .It is so jammed pack that the wait to get in can be over an hour,and is so noisy that you are yelling at the person next to you .I was there in Jan. and was over charged for 2 drinks which were specifically advertised .Both drinks... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit at The Buffet at the River Rock Casino Resort. Valuable feedback like yours enables us to further improve our service levels and the variety of products we offer. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the atmosphere at The Buffet. We strive... More 

British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their food choices are down to one third of the original at the dinner buffet. Entree choices are very plain, something you can eat at fast food restaurants at the mall. Nothing really special. The place has lost its charm for me. I go there just once a year now.

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent visit at The Buffet and the feedback on TripAdvisor. We are regularly striving to ensure we better our product and service at The Buffet. We have added a significant amount of new items for both lunch and dinner. For the month of March and April, we have added an exciting new feature... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we always go for the buffet the day before we leave for Hawaii, this year we were ther January 31st, was very good as usual but we had to wait for over an hour in the line up to get in as there were so many big reservations. someone came out with trays of drinks[non alcoholic which made the wait... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review on TripAdvisor. We continue to strive to ensure great dining experiences for our diners and we are sorry for the long wait at The Buffet. Thank you for choosing The Buffet and we look forward to your future visits.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you're staying at the River Rock, or coming early in the day, this breakfast buffet is not a bad way to start the day. There are two levels of tables: the lower level by the windows is a much more pleasant place to eat - even if it's a little farther to the buffet offerings. The room is lacking... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind words regarding The Buffet. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our breakfast buffet and I will be sure to share your comments with our team. During March and April 2015, we will be featuring Ramen at The Buffet on Monday to Thursday Nights from 5pm to 9pm for $26.95.... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We met friends at the River rock for dinner and a concert. The meal was pretty good. A huge assortment, very busy, well maintained. A little pricey for what it is.

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review on TripAdvisor. We continue to strive to ensure great dining experiences for our guests and we are glad that our food had met your expectations. We would like to thank you again for joining us at The Buffet and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Bridgeport
  • Neighborhood: Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: 604.247.8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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