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Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino Aurora

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1 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506
+1 630-801-1234
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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: 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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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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La Grange, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Aurora, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food is okay. There is not a very large selection. The dessert was good. Not enough selections. The employees that are serving some of the food are not so nice.

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Petersburg, ky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We paid $21.00 for a prime rib and ham buffet only there was no prime rib available (they slapped a sausage in the prime rib spot) and there was no one available to slice the ham. After waiting about 5 minutes for someone to assit me I finally reached under the plexiglass, grabbled the knife and sliced my own ham.... More 

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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Embarrassingly, I have been a patron of this Casino for 6 years. I play mostly slots. Expect low jackpots if your lucky to win something. Mostly you will likely lose. The max bets on the slots here are high and money drains quickly. Expect to spend several hundred dollars to win a low dollar jackpot. If your very lucky you... More 

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Shelbyville, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Went to buffet last night (August 9). Buffet was over $18. Had food segmented by ethic groups. Food was marginal. Agree with other comment regarding Old Country Buffet. It reminded me of Ryan's, a similar buffet place. Ice cream came out of machine as ice crystals. Cheesecake and banana creme pie were warm, which conjured an uneasy feeling. I'm not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

The Buffet is Excellent, and very reasonable. Never had anything bad there, and have been going for years. Very Consistent Quality, and a Very friendly staff. Maybe some of you are use to places like the Old Country Buffet or other low quality, no variety, plastic tasting assembly line micro waved food places.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2007

I don't know what is so Epic about this buffet. The food is very below average - comparable to Old Country Buffet. Nothing tastes fresh. It is as if it is out of a can or thawed. I couldn't even tell you what I ate, that is how unmemorable it is. One word review --- YUCK.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2006

I am originally from Canada but I am living in America with my husband. My husband and I traveled to this casino from Indiana. After a few hours when we arrived we were very excited to try out the buffet we had heard so much about. I have been in the United States just over a year and I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 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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