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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

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15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025-9467
+1 651-925-4600
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Was there for a birthday dinner with 4 others. The food was very good.

We all enjoyed our meals. The place was very quiet for a Friday evening, but it was fairly early... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
deedeeQ
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North Branch, Minnesota
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We stopped in to the casino to spend an hour or so and have lunch. I ordered the moo goo gai pan... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
Olds55
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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering. The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold'em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players from beginner to pro. Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a brand new Sunday Breakfast menu. Never stop winning by ordering from our All-In Grill. Open 24/7 with tableside service, you’ll never have to miss a hand as you feast on burgers and hand crafted sandwiches, Asian dishes including Udon Stir Fry, Kung Pao Chicken and Bulgogi — and more from our never-ending menu. Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO and various events throughout the year. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Located at exit #129 on I-35 in Columbus, 20 mins north of downtown Mpls/Stp, under 5 mins from hotels.
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15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025-9467
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We all enjoyed our meals. The place was very quiet for a Friday evening, but it was fairly early. There were two senior citizens, two middle aged, and one teen.

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We stopped in to the casino to spend an hour or so and have lunch. I ordered the moo goo gai pan, not sure of spelling! It was wonderful!! It was served hot and there was enough for 2 people!! I ended up taking 1/2...More

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RunningAces, Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Thank you for visiting and choosing to dine with us! We're proud to hear you'll be back and look forward to it! Thanks again :)

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

I hosted a Kentucky Derby style bachelorette party here this weekend. The staff was wonderful to work with and did so much to make sure we had a great party, huge thanks to Jill the event coordinator. We had a private room and the view...More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you for choosing Running Aces as your party destination and we're proud to hear your group had a wonderful time! I will pass your feedback along to Jill and our management team. We look forward to having you back soon and thanks again! -...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We just stopped in for lunch at 12:15 pm. The only server in sight came in after five minutes and began taking orders from the card table (Bridge?) groups of several people. There was no other server in sight so we left. This place (in...More

Thank ddolsons
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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Hi ddolsons, I apologize for this negative experience. Please know that we have been proactive with hiring and training in the past few weeks since we've hired new leadership for Trout Air Tavern. We understand we've lost your trust but we are actively striving for...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We like to eat breakfast and lunch here sometimes. The food is really good. They change the menu often also so it is fun to try new things. We also enjoy the comedy show they offer. The horse racing and betting is fun. Friendly crowd...More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and continued patronage Robyne! It's a privilege to be your home away from home and we look forward to having you back this summer for racing. Thanks again! - Russell

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

If your a fan of table games like baccarat, black jack, pai gow, three card poker, Mississippi stub. Plus Texas Holden and Omaha, off track horse betting and more, I cant recommend this place more. Everyone on staff is friendly, I can’t however attest to...More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience, recommendations, and for the glowing review Jim! Your continued patronage over the years means a ton knowing you could play anywhere else. And thank you for plugging quite possibly the best menu item we've had since day one. We...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

We came to the Brunch with Santa event and were overwhelmed with the buffet options available. Prime rib, omelettes, ham, shrimp, multiple kinds of potatoes and side dishes, salads as well as desserts. Fabulous, we will make this a yearly event in our family!

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you for sharing the holiday with us and for the review GrammaOnTheGo! We look forward to having you back and hosting again soon! - Russell

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant food is not bad and The card club and the bar is fairly new looking ,Just a word to the wise ,the blackjack and the carnival card games are decisively in favor of the house , odds wise,If you hit a blackjack it...More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Hi Robert, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us as your feedback is valued. We try to offer a mix of games for all types of play so we currently offer both 6/5 and 3/2 blackjack games. All of our...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Food is OK but expensive for what you get. If your going for the horses that is a lot of fun to watch them. Bartenders were very nice.More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Thank you for the review and feedback! I apologize our menu does not meet your expectations but it's great to hear you had fun at the races and, most importantly, wonderful to hear our team treated you well! We look forward to having you back...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Went here just to eat in the dining area that overlooks the racetrack. I purchased the metro dining cards & was happy to try out the food here. Arrived on a Sunday afternoon, sat ourselves at a table near the large windows. Were greeted by...More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Thank you for visiting, giving us a try, and sharing your feedback with us! It's great to hear our menu provides value with a selection that interests you and that it exceeded your expectations! Thanks again for the review and we look forward to having...More

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