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“Never dissapointed”

The Buffet at Mystic Lake
Ranked #12 of 32 Restaurants in Prior Lake
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: A free shuttle bus is available from multiple locations across the Twin Cities, directly to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Visit mysticlake.com for more information.
Description: Let's go fresh. From the moment you walk in you realize this is a whole new way to do buffet. With a nod to cuisine from around the globe, the flavors are fresh and authentic. And it's a visual feast too, with quality and detail in every presentation. In addition to the regular lunch and dinner offerings, bring your friends and your appetite to Friday Fish Fry & Steak night, Sunday Champagne Brunch featuring a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, or the legendary Wednesday Seafood night. Who knew dining could be so much fun.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Has different sections in the buffet according to food ethniticty: Southern, Asian, Italian, French and American. Lots of healthy choices with veggies and salad bar. Best Chicken Wild Rice soup! Love the bacon stuffed squash. Carved meats are tasty and good quality. Lines can be long during seafood nights and holidays but well worth the wait.

Thank CindySGoulding
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great selection of items and reasonably priced. Food quality is very good although they tend to overcook the beef sometimes.

Thank LoveTravel4Fun
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

My fiance and I enjoy [most] buffets. The one at Mystic is probably...by far...our favorite. We make at least one trip monthly just to dine here. Yes, we may also enjoy the casino a bit before leaving. ;] The selection at this buffet is enormous! I'm a vegetarian and have been less than satisfied with certain buffets due to their limited options. That is not the case at Mystic. The salad bar isn't huge...but...it is fresh. They have a nice variety of salad dressings, as well. Besides the actual salad bar, there is also a bar of cold mixed salads, fresh fruit, cheese, pickles and they serve 3 very different soups at all times...with at least 1 being veggie-friendly. The hot bars are vast with everything from pasta dishes, pizzas, vegetables, prime rib carver station and comfort foods. They also boast an extensive asian-inspired bar with traditional favorites as well as steamed mussels or crab legs on certain nights. You can't go wrong with the diverse dessert bar either. Soft serve ice creams, pies, cakes, make your own strawberry shortcake [my personal favorite] and sugar-free options...to name a few. You will see chefs working behind each station should you have any questions. The seating area is large and roomy...you don't feel crowded next to your neighbor. Be warned: they do allow smoking in a small section of the restaurant, so if you're sensitive to cigarette smoke...let your host know to put you elsewhere. The prices are very fair for what they offer. The selection varies by day and if you stop in for lunch or dinner. If you are a Club Mystic member, you also receive a percentage-off discount based on your level. Beverages are included with the pricing, also. If you plan on going on a holiday...be prepared to wait in a long line. This place...unlike most restaurants...is overflowing on holidays. Also, every January they run a special 'buy 1 buffet - get 1 buffet free' promotion with coupons found on their website. This is an amazing deal...but again...the lines are very long. Overall, in all my experiences here...I have zero complaints. The servers are cordial and efficient and many have been working there for quite some time. So, if you are pleased with your meal...don't forget a tip! =]

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Thank StarletteSkye
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

From the salad eaters to the prime rib guy, we love this buffet! And don't forget seafood Wednesdays!

Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Spacious, clean restaurant offering more food selections than we've ever seen at any other buffet. Quality of food ranges from average to well above average depending on the item. Service is great, prices reasonable. Loads of parking. Lines to get seated can be long on weekends, especially when they offer 2 for 1 deals.

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Thank mkl004
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