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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

#10 of 60 things to do in Erie Features Animals
8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
+1 866-374-3386
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Sunday Breakfast Buffet

The buffet used to be really great, but unfortunately it has gone downhill in the past two years... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2016
Bethany V
via mobile
Getting Away for a few days!

It's a nice casino, but I do not appreciate all the smokers and the smoke is terrible, my hubby & I... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
Patricia L G
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Parma, Ohio
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“horse racing” (48 reviews)
“nice casino” (46 reviews)
“table games” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The buffet used to be really great, but unfortunately it has gone downhill in the past two years. We decided to give it another chance today. It was terrible. The French toast was my favorite, but now it's small round slices of rolls and RAW...More

1  Thank Bethany V
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Bethany, This does not sound like our Backstretch Buffet! We would love to hear more about your experience and try to make sure this never happens again! Please contact our Buffet Manager, Mike, Morganti, at mmorganti@pidowns.com. Thanks for taking the time to review PID.

Reviewed June 24, 2016

It's a nice casino, but I do not appreciate all the smokers and the smoke is terrible, my hubby & I never smoked so its the only drawback we have with this casino. And many of the machines we wanted to play were in smoked...More

2  Thank Patricia L G
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Patricia, thanks for your comments! We always appreciate feedback from our guests. We are always trying to move our machines around to try and make sure smokers and non-smokers have a chance to check out as many different machines as possible in the smoking and...More

Reviewed June 20, 2016

Not a bad place, but too bad that they allow smoking, because it does not smell very good inside. They just opened a new restaurant upstairs that seems very nice. There is a lot of seating for watching the race trackMore

1  Thank Jeffrey201
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! The Brew Brothers is our new restaurant! It is an awesome upgrade to our property. We are glad you liked it! As for smoking, we do have a large non-smoking section on the gaming floor. If...More

Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a little time to kill so we thought we would try out a casino. The guest services were very helpful. Being a non smoker with asthma I felt it was unfair to be subjected to have to walk all through the smoking area...More

Thank kmrxy
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. As for the smoking/non-smoking sections, there are a few different ways to find the non-smoking sections without having to walk through the smoking sections in the casino. If you use our buffet...More

Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to attend the boxing event at the casino and could not have been more disappointed. First of all, when we arrived we were directed to park in an overflow lot, furthest from the casino and although they provided a shuttle,...More

1  Thank Lela318
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review PID. Our beverage staff has been alerted of this and is already looking into these staffing issues for our next boxing event on September 3rd. Thanks for the comments and we hope to see you here again...More

Reviewed June 13, 2016

I've been to this casino about 5 times over the past few years and it's very nice. There's a great selection of gaming plus the actual race track is great. They finally have a dedicated non smoking part of the casino which is good. The...More

Thank scmez
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are so happy you enjoy PID! Our brand new Brew Brothers restaurant upstairs where the Clubhouse used to be is an awesome new addition to everything else we have to offer! Thanks again for the kind words and we...More

Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

There is a huge verity of slots to choose from, you can wander through the different areas and find your favorites. Easy to get lost when trying to cash out.More

Thank WanderlustGirlie01
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are always bringing in new and exciting games for our guests. But, we don't want anyone getting lost! Always feel free to ask any PID team member to point out what you are looking for. We are happy to help....More

Reviewed June 7, 2016

Went with some other couples and only given an hour. Wish it could have been longer. Did play black jack, left a few dollars for them.

Thank MsJLaB
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review! Come back and visit us when time isn't limited! An hour isn't a lot of time to check out everything we have to offer!

Reviewed June 6, 2016

I go to the casino at least x2 a week and within 6 months I went from $60 in free play to now $0.....went to customer service who did not have an explanation other than " it gets re-calculated every so often......I know I spend...More

1  Thank Christopher R
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. To protect your confidentiality, please call us at 814-866-8335 and we’ll provide more details after reviewing your account further. Thanks!

Reviewed June 5, 2016

A good size casino along with horse racing. Lost more then I won, although I initially did well, that's my fault, hoped luck would continue. Smoking and non-smoking areas, If you don't like smoke, you should avoid smoking area.

Thank 12sue34
Presque_Isle_Downs, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the note! We wish everyone could leave a winner! We hope you come visit us again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
TuesdayKate
How old do you have to be to go to the casino?
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Boba_Fett_33 | Reviewed this property |
This is in PA my friend. If you are not 21, they MIGHT send you to a work camp. THAT BEING SAID, our laws are so archaic (the Puritans even shake their heads at our..ah, MORALS), you MIGHT be able to get in if you are 18... More
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Sharria M
What's the table minimum on the weekends
April 8, 2016|
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Response from Charlene W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I only play the slots.
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ChautauquaNY
What is on the seafood buffet? Is it unlimited and varied?
March 5, 2016|
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Response from Steelerlady7 | Reviewed this property |
Not worth the price. Over-rated. Buffets there have been cheapened as of late. Service is good. Big deal. A buffet is basic self-serve, anyways.
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