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“Buffet is terrible”

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
Ranked #43 of 144 things to do in Columbus
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Owner description: Ohio's first Racino, Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs offers over 2,100 of the world's hottest games in a 120,000 square foot facility that NEVER CLOSES! Enjoy live harness horse racing every May - September and simulcast wagering year-round. We've been bringing harness racing to the community for over 50 years! Looking for evening entertainment? Visit the Veil Bar, in the center of the gaming action, or Brew Brothers, featuring meals, music and microbrews every Friday and Saturday night for live local and regional bands. Visit our website to see what national entertainment we have every Spring/Summer live on our racetrack.If you are hungry you can visit one of the many dining venues at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Enjoy the Dash Cafe for a quick lunch, or take in the 7 station Grove Buffet for dinner. Want a dining venue where you can see all the live harness racing? Make a reservation in the Clubhouse which puts you in front of the racing action with an upper scale experience.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Grove City, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Buffet is terrible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

The casino itself is nice, beautiful layout and easy to navigate. I broke even on the machines, but the casino floor lacked the appeal of vegas style gaming. It was difficult to find attendants and when I did, employees seemed lost or underqualified. The buffet was horrible. The food is sub-par and way way over priced. It would be a good value for half the price they are charging. Both the Italian and Asian stations had cold overcooked food, the prime rib was bone dry, and the short ribs were some of the thoghest meat ive ever tasted. Not what I expected from a high priced buffet.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Harold G
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Dublin, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Never lost at scioto slots”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you play the dollar machines at scioto and risk max bet, payoffs are very good. Stay away from the Penney machines and only bet the max on progressives. If you don't you are just filling it up for others to win. I'm up over 2000 since they opened. Went to the new Hollywood special preview last Wed and lost. No comps or anything for anyone. Half the machines were broken. The Atms were not working and if they did the incorrect amount of money came out. Play slots at Scioto and tables at Hollywood. Most of all, think of it S a night out. Subtract your loss from what you would have done anyway (movie, dinner, shopping) ans you might find out that your ahead!

4 Thank Sandyk9
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Etna, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We enjoy going to Scioto Downs. We enjoy the horse races and the casino is a lot of fun! The buffet was one of the best! The food was very, very good, everything was kept very clean, a good selection and the people working there was very helpful and friendly.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Donna W
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice addition to the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

First time to the new "racino". Not personally big on slot machines or gambling, but if it is your thing, this place is very surprising. I expected a much smaller facility. Don't know if there are plans to add other Vegas style gaming options, but there is quite a selection of slots. Facility is brand new and very nice (especially when lit up at night). Drinks are a little pricey, there is entertainment on Saturdays in the lounge area. Worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Fun close to home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have been there twice now. Each time it was exactly as I expected. I had a few hours of fun in a new and inviting environment and did not have to go far to do it. I never go gambling with the expectation of winning, so I am never disappointed. I actually came home with few extra dollar in my pocket. This is a great "date" night, or just a night out with the girls.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Donna B
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