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Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Basic cCoffee Shop

Limited dining facilities. Prices and portions good in the café. Melissa was a great server. Food very so so. Would recommend eating before or after casino visit as Café is only sit down restaurant open until next September or October.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Kenneth S
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San Juan Capistrano
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San Juan Capistrano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Limited dining facilities. Prices and portions good in the café. Melissa was a great server. Food very so so. Would recommend eating before or after casino visit as Café is only sit down restaurant open until next September or October.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good food and decent prices, but service wasn't very fast nor attentive. Ate here twice, breakfast and dinner, as it was the only option because of ongoing construction.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

ive been here before but this last trip was bad. I called on Wednesday to ask about the buffet themes- they said that they didn't have any and the buffet was huge & great. We go there THE NEXT DAY and the buffet is closed and has been closed for remodel! why didn't they tell us that?! also, no $5... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just Ok food, but you wouldn't expect a gourmet meal in a restaurant like this. It's a very convenient place to go if at the Chumash Casino for a concert or other function

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Salinas, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved everything we ate there and their coffee is really good. We never waited in line and the wait staff were extremely nice!

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NL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Big portions and the constant smell of cigarette smoke await you at the café. Service is quite friendly, and quick. Food is good, but not great. I tried the chicken fried steak, which is one of my favorite dishes. Steak had been breaded, not floured, and seemed to be a frozen product that had been deep fried. Not the usual... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I accidentally took too long of a wine nap and woke up at 10 pm - well past closing time for most restaurants in the area. But the Chumash Casino Cafe is open 24 hours! The cleam chowder was surprisingly delicious and saved the day. Other food is ok - the portions are huge!!!

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Smoke gets in your eyes. And your hair. And your mouth. And the food. Some fine day one of the tribes will wake up and ban indoor smoking and have the most popular casino in California.

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great variety vegetarian food Not your run of the mill buffet and very tasty. Our waitress Elizabeth was extremely pleasant and helpful.

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Santa Ynez, California
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Kind of a weird atmosphere, strange lighting and very diner-ish. Very smoky because it's in the middle of the casino. However the food was very plentiful. Ate the meatloaf which was big but a little too salty for my taste. Lots of mashed potatoes. Second time I had the prime rib French dip and it was delicious.

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  • Address: Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez

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  • Cuisine: American

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