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1 W New York St, Hollywood Casino, Aurora, IL 60506
+1 630-801-1234
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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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 15, 2014
Schmosby
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Chicago, Illinois
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chicago
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42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were at the buffet about a year ago and it was NOT very good. We were at the theatre on New Years Eve and decided to try Epic again. It was very very good. Maybe this was due to the holiday. We talked to the very helpful staff and they told us that the buffet had indeed been upgrading... More 

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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

just an average buffet, i don't think the food moves, chicken pieces were cut in 4's to save money, nothing to get excited about.

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Thank Tina M
naperville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Went to Take Two Nov 3 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Waited in line for 15 minutes. Its clear that they can"t handle the crowds and provide "A" service as they advertise. It might help if the people behind the counter spoke ENGLISH. it was clear that some of the help could not read English.

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Thank dpgNaperville
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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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Thank Schmosby
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank Julie H
La Grange, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Joanna S
Aurora, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Freebird516
Bakersfield, California
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Thank Jesse R
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Kitty P
South Bend, Indiana
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, 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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