If you are not able to take the time to venture over to Las Vegas for gambling, entertainment, nightlife, and sumptuous food, Casino Arizona may be the perfect place for you to go to instead. There are currently two locations, one at the101 Loop and Indian Bend Rd. and the second location at 101 Loop and McKellips Rd. The Indian Bend location features 637 slot machines, 42 Blackjack tables, a non-smoking poker room, and the Wandering House Bar and Cafe. As this is a really popular casino in Arizona it is really common that you might not get seats there. In such cases, you can enjoy your favorite poker games on buktiqq and get the very best casino experience at your home.
Casino Arizona at the McKellips location features a world-class showroom that brings in top-notch entertainment throughout the year. In addition, the showroom features the Showstoppers Live which is a musical tribute to some of America’s great superstars of entertainment, such as Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, The Four Tops, Neil Diamond, etc. The casino has 1026 slot machines, 51 Blackjack tables, as well as Keno.
The Salt River Pima Native American Tribe is currently building a first-class resort ” Talking Stick”, and when completed in 2010 will have more than 100,000 square feet of functioning space and 497 guest rooms. This facility is to be located next to the Scottsdale Pavilions Shopping Center and the Talking Stick Golf Course.
I have gone to a number of the casinos throughout the State of Arizona but found Casino Arizona located at 101 Loop and McKellips to be the closest concept to a casino in Las Vegas but on a smaller scale.
We were greeted at the Guest Services by cordial employees, who assisted us in becoming a member of their CASHBACK Players Club. Joining the club was free, and for each dollar that you spend using the card that you are given, you, in turn, earn points towards cashback. The points can be used in the bar, restaurants, and the gift shop. We were also informed that when you join the CASHBACK Players Club you will also receive special mailings, coupons, advance notification of special events as well as player parties.
Our main purpose for the evening was to eat dinner at The Eagles Buffet. Upon entering the restaurant we noticed a copper ceiling that is supposed to imitate a river in motion. In addition, we noticed that the interior decor of the facility was much different than many other restaurants located throughout the State of Arizona. Many other restaurants in Arizona, are still decorating their interiors using traditional Southwest color schemes. In this facility, we were welcomed with rich hues of dark colors and woods, more reminiscent of interiors that you would generally find in establishments back East. The facility was very open and bright as well as inviting. Artwork, as well as fresh potted plants, were scattered throughout the interior. The buffet was located in a central area of the restaurant and was extremely clean. We noticed that the employees were very attentive to the buffet area, cleaning any spilled items as well as making sure that there was plenty of food to select from throughout our dining experience.
The Eagles Buffet is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and is closed daily from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm. Lunch is served between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday. Prices are $9.95 for adults and $6.00 for children for lunch, and they serve the usual luncheon fare. Dinner is served from 4:30 pm until 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 4:30 pm until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Dinner prices are $14.50 for adults and $7.95 for children Sunday through Thursday. They feature a special menu presentation for both Friday and Saturday night and the cost is $19.50 for adults and $13.50 for children. Sunday they have a Champagne Brunch with service from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The cost of the brunch is $17.50 for adults and $11.95 for children. For a matter of information, children age 3 and under are admitted for free, ages 4-12 constitutes child pricing and age 13 and above are adult prices. If you are a Players Club member you are given a 10% discount off the price. The restaurant seats approximately 250 patrons. It is a full-service buffet and features American style cuisine as well as international dishes.
On Friday nights they have a Seafood Buffet featuring fresh fish, shrimp, crab, clams, mussels, and calamari prepared in various manners, as well as assorted vegetables and side dishes. They also have soups and salads pertaining to seafood items as well. If you are not a major seafood lover they also have other items such as chicken, pasta, and beef for you to select from. The menu changes weekly with a variety of different seafood items according to Dom Orlandi the Lead Restaurant Supervisor.
On Saturday night they feature the Prime Rib Buffet with an extensive array of other main entrees to select from as well as soups, salads, vegetables, and side dishes. We went to the establishment for their Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet. There were a number of different stations located in the central buffet area, each one containing a variety of items to select from. The center section housed the salad bar, a baked potato bar as well as soup selections. My main comment regarding this particular area was that when I tried to use the ladle to place the soup into my cup, it had a long handle and it was difficult to maneuver into the cup since the glass splatter shield was over the top of the entire area. I burned my hand a few times trying to put the soup into the cup as well as when I tried to remove the cup from under the splatter shield. The salad section had a variety of the usual salad fixings. The potato bar also had an assortment of various toppings to select from.
When we approached the main buffet line, there were so many entrees to select from it was difficult to decide what you wanted to eat. I could have spent the entire night just sitting and tasting an array of numerous food items, however, I found the prime rib to be an excellent selection. It was carved when each person entered the area where it was located and was tender and very palatable. I tried a variety of the other entrees and enjoyed them as well. We dined fairly late that night and noticed that even at the late hour, the employees continued to bring out fresh selections for the patrons. At other buffets, we have noticed that many times when it becomes close to their closing time, they start to break down the buffets, which really does not make you feel very welcome. At this facility, they did not even attempt to do that at all. The desserts are all made at the facility as well and there was a wide variety to select from and they were delicious.
On Sunday’s they have a Champagne Brunch. They have an omelet station, carving stations, assorted breakfast items, salads, soups, side dishes, vegetable dishes, and desserts. It has been written up previously as one of the best brunches in town.
In summary, I found The Eagles Buffet to not only offer a wide variety of food items to select from, but also found the quality to be outstanding as well. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is interested in having a wonderful dining experience and then top it off with gambling and attending one of the entertainment venues as well.