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Buffet at Viejas

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5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
+1 619-445-5400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“crab legs” (21 reviews)
“prime rib” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
Seafood, American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Great place to eat. food to meet just about everyones taste. keep in mind this casino is 21 and up. Children or teens can eat at buffet but cannot go in casino unless 21

Thank Peter K
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi Peter, So glad to hear you enjoy the delicious selection at our Buffet. We hope to see you back soon! By the way, just to let you know, you can now make reservations online for the Buffet via Yelp! Sincerely, Your Viejas Team

Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

There is an abundant amount of food and all of it was OK but none of it really great. Service was great.More

Thank Lisa L
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your feedback. Buffet's are not for everyone. And while we do think ours is pretty amazing with its selection of freshly carved meats, succulent crab legs, tasty global cuisine, delectable desserts and pastries made fresh, daily and unlimited beer, wine...More

Reviewed April 6, 2017

Weekdays are cheaper but even with a weekend rate, since you're getting a member discount, still not bad. Love the crab legs and dessert options. They have open bar- free drinks, too bad I didn't take advantage of it since I'm working.

Thank paula l
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

We were given complimentary buffet so we ate here. I liked it. Selections were good, nice variety. I really like the small glasses of fruit juices that you can get. The size was just right, you can try them all.More

Thank Louielyn
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Hi Louielyn, Lucky you! Our buffet is quite popular, so we're glad that you were able to try it for FREE. Did you know about the unlimited free beer, wine & champagne as well? Be sure to come back each month as we debut new...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

Still the best quality items and FREE BOOZE! Bud, Bud Light, Stella (and wine, champagne) are F-R-E-E! On the weekends it's about $5 more but you get a Bloody Mary bar and a specialty cocktail as well. It's the one place I take out of...More

Thank polizzi82
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Hi Polizzi82, We're so glad you enjoy our Buffet! We take a great amount of pride in the quality of our cuisine, so we always appreciate hearing from happy guests like you! Sincerely, Your Viejas Team

Reviewed February 20, 2017

We were a group of 8, arrived at 1100, seated right away. For groups of 8 or more a $6/person gratuity is added to each person’s admission. For 2 people, with military discount with gratuity added was $67.99. Buffet had a large selection, prime rib,...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Tom M, President at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Hello SoCalOregonian! Thank you for visiting us! We're glad that you enjoyed our large buffet selection and the world-class service that we pride ourselves on giving each guest. We're you aware that our buffet also includes unlimited beer, wine and champagne! (And a Bloody Mary...More

Reviewed February 14, 2017

I love their oysters shooters and my husband feasts on their crab legs and shrimp. Their fresh juices are the best, they have a wide selection. Their dessert bar is amazing, you just have to try a bite of each of them. The restaurant is...More

Thank angelsalpine2011
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We had high hopes for enjoying a great meal to celebrate my birthday at the buffet, but sadly that wasn't the case. My husband and I both agreed that we'd give the buffet a "C" grade. Most of the food I selected wasn't even hot,...More

1  Thank Julie S
Tom M, President at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Hi Julie, Thank you for your honest review, and happy belated birthday. We truly appreciate when guests provide any feedback as it helps us to always be improving so that we can better serve our guests. We're sorry you did not enjoy our buffet. We...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Used to be my favorite place to visit! Always got right in and loved the open bar for beer and wine. But it seems as though the last few times I've been, there has been a wait so long we had to leave. Even on...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed November 30, 2016

My Husband and I ate here last February. It was very good. The price might be high but we got ours free for signing up for the rewards card, however we would pay for it to eat here again.

Thank Leslie C
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Tammy L
August 18, 2015|
Response from Todd S | Property representative |
Hi Tammy, Yes, children are welcome to stay in the hotel. For rates, please contact reservation at 1-800-847-6537, or visit us online:
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
  • Public Transportation: Take the “We Love Winners” bus to Viejas Casino with convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout San Diego. For the latest schedule, go to Viejas.com or call 619-445-5400.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-445-5400
San Diego's Premier Casino Buffet Imagine a place where the dishes you know and love come together with new and exciting flavors-a place where your only limitation is your imagination. From our carving station with slow-cooked roasts to tacos with all the trimmings, fresh seafood like succulent snow crab and the finest desserts and pastries anywhere! Plus! unlimited beer, wine and champagne on weekdays with a Bloody Mary bar as well on weekends. The Buffet at Viejas offers an amazing variety at a value that can't be beat! And while these images of the NEW Buffet at Viejas may cause extreme hunger, fear not!! With our latest renovation and expansion, we now have one of the biggest casino buffets in San Diego County — so there's a table ready for you anytime!
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