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The Raging River

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12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9407
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The jury is still out on this one. My husband and I have given this casino buffet at least 4 tries/chances since moving it downstairs and remodeling. Our first trip was disappointing. We spoke with management and he invited us to return and have dinner at an earlier time on him so we did. A smudge better but not much.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Friday night at the Jackson Rancheria Buffet is different, and I learned a few things I wish I had known before the trip. The buffet is closed from ? to 4pm to prepare for dinner. At 2:30 there were perhaps 30 people already in line for the initial seating. We were able to take turns standing in line. Some staff... More 

Thank BiffCanlett
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have given this buffet 3 chances since they have remodeled. Should have stopped after one time. Much of the food is displayed behind the sneeze guard is on ordinary dishes - not chafing dishes. Cold mashed potatoes, vegetables, etc ! The carving section only offered prime rib. After selecting cabbage, I was anticipating corned beef. No such luck. They... More 

1 Thank Zuzza
El Dorado Hills, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Selections were slim for the buffett...and the selections that were there weren't very good.

Thank Mark S
Jackson, California, United States
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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Though it's a self-serve buffet, the service is better than many and the food fresh and plentiful. Their seafood Friday and special holiday buffets are beyond compare and though more than similar buffets in Las Vegas, you won't feel lost in a hanger here! If you leave hungry, it's your own fault!

1 Thank Larry A
Oregon Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

This restaurant should have 3.5 dots. It's good, better than what I call "average", but not quite "very good", in my opinion! It's a typical Indian casino buffet, located upstairs. You do have to walk through some smoke to get to the buffet area, but once there, it smells clean and smoke-free. Seating is pleasant and comfortable. There is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: 209-223-1677

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?