We stopped at the "Gold Strike Hotel and Casino" on Monday for some lunch.
The only places open for lunch were a snack shop and the buffet.
The "Bonanza Buffet" was $6.99 for lunch, so we decided to give it a try.
Items available (which I could remember) were: Italian Sausage Soup, Salad Bar, rice, mashed potatoes (with brown and turkey gravy available), spring rolls, pasta with a brown meat topping you added, corn on the cob, fried chicken, boneless pork chop, hamburger and deserts.
Italian Sausage Soup – spicy but tasty.
Salad Bar – Two choices of lettuce, with a limited selection of toppings.
Spring Rolls – More roll than spring, pass.
Mashed potatoes – not too bad.
Corn on the cob – soggy texture, sitting in water too long.
Pasta with brown meat topping – Pene pasta, small meat pieces cut into 1/4'’ pieces in a brown gravy. Took a pass.
Fried Chicken – Looked good but, overcooked and dried out.
Boneless Pork Chop – Best described as mystery pork chop. Looked real but we believe it was a processed meat product.
Hamburger – Patties were precooked sitting in a liquid, overdone and dried out. Bacon for topping was real. Other available toppings were good. Now just cook the hamburgers to order!
Deserts – Cheesecake creamy squares were not too bad. Chocolate pudding was instant (made with water not milk). Cherry cobbler was ok, when topped with softserve ice cream. Coconut Cream pie was tasteless, except for the coconut topping (could not figure out the cream part). Bread pudding was more cinnamon donut holes.
Service was typical for a buffet, slow but acceptable.
This is located in a hotel and casino in the middle of nowhere, between the California border and Las Vegas. Just a bump in the road with a gas station, Jean Airport, Jean Prison (currently closed) and Constable Office.
If they offered better food service, it could be a spot that people would want to stop at going and coming from Las Vegas. For now, it’s a pass. Stop in Primm instead.
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