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1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
+1 630-801-1234
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9:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet
Description: The Epic Buffet is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless...
The Epic Buffet is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner every day, plus our special Sunday brunch. At the Epic Buffet we're serving up all your favorites, all while keeping your wellness in mind. Delicious items include fresh fruit, sugar-free desserts, baked chicken, homemade hummus, veggie wraps and harvest brown rice. PLUS, we've always used zero-trans fat oil!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's Decent

I decided to stop by for dinner after work. It was a Friday (seafood night) so it was a bit pricier than other nights but I really enjoyed the crab legs and fried shrimp. They are pretty quick to restock on the food (including the crab legs), which made me happy. Unfortunately, the selection of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I decided to stop by for dinner after work. It was a Friday (seafood night) so it was a bit pricier than other nights but I really enjoyed the crab legs and fried shrimp. They are pretty quick to restock on the food (including the crab legs), which made me happy. Unfortunately, the selection of food is small, at least... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoy this casino as it never seems to be really crowded. The live band was very entertaining. The payouts seem very seldom. Don't hear a lot of people hooting and hollering that they won any good jackpots.

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have always had lunch buffet here...great food...ethnic or good American turkey & ham....also good selection of sugar free desserts. However regular desserts are rather small portions & not great selection. .....but you can take several so not upsetting. Prices are reasonable considering one can take as much as you like ...certainly not expensive like buffets in Atlantic City or... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are quite a few slot machines. Saw a local band that was good. They have a lot of movie memorabilia. The food prices seemed to be a bit high for the buffet. It may be worth it, but I wasn't there for food so I didn't try it. Plenty of parking.

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Bakersfield, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is actually not a bad casino, the area is ok, it's Aurora downtown, college party type of area. Casino security is very strict and the casino is not too packed. I actually stayed at the nearby building apartments for a few weeks and it's a good atmosphere in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

10 of us got together and went to the casino buffet. They eagerly made room for us and treated us great! Our waitress was Paula I believe, can't be sure. She was an older lady and she kept us in drinks and took the used plates immediately! We had a special needs person with us and she switched tables for... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I am not a big fan of riverboat casinos. Too many welfare and social security checks being cashed so people, who should not be there, can gamble. That aside, this was a step up from most I have visited. Clean and well managed. Tables and machines were not too tight. But we are back to the cliental. Don't show up... More 

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Deltona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

enjoyed the buffet. Plenty of items to choose from. Also was a nice atmosphere with very good service. Of course I had to play some roulette while I was there too!

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Aurora, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This place seems to have gotten a bad rep and I don't really see why. I ate at the Epic Buffet for lunch and with tax and tip ended up paying $15.29 not exactly a bargain but most casino buffets are on the more expensive side. For the money I paid, I thought the overall experience was decent. I thought... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Hollywood Casino in Aurora was a complete surprise to me. In the middle of downtown Aurora, a rather tired city center, the casino was a bright, vibrant casino with all the usual slots and table games. The room was big and bright an completely modern, and as nice as I've seen. We had a great time.

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Additional Information about Epic Buffet

Address: 1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone Number: +1 630-801-1234
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $12 to $28
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-801-1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $28
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Epic Buffet is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner every day, plus our special Sunday brunch. At the Epic Buffet we're serving up all your favorites, all while keeping your wellness in mind. Delicious items include fresh fruit, sugar-free desserts, baked chicken, homemade hummus, veggie wraps and harvest brown rice. PLUS, we've always used zero-trans fat oil!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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