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The Buffet at the River Rock

Foodology July 22, 2013 Buffet, International, Richmond, Two Beakers

The Buffet at River Rock

The Buffet at the River Rock Casino is located on the second floor of the building. Every night of the week they have “themed nights” where they feature certain types of food. My mom loves buffets, so she was just itching to come here.

We came here on a Thursday night and the theme was Memphis BBQ Night. They feature ribs, fried catfish, pulled pork and pies.

Dinner begins at 5pm and costs $24.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors , and $12.50 for kids. You pay for the buffet before being seated.

The Buffet at River Rock

There are 260 seats in the restaurant, so you can go in really large groups if you like.

The Buffet at River Rock

The Buffet at River Rock

The buffet isn’t very large when you go inside. I thought there would be more choices…but there really wasn’t.

The Buffet at River Rock

There’s a salad bar in the middle with lots of greens to choose from and the toppings to go on your salad. Everything was pretty typical and not too exciting.

The Buffet at River Rock

There’s also a section of Chinese food… from wonton soup to deep-fried tofu.

The Buffet at River Rock

Another section made more heartier items to choose from like curry beans, noodles, etc.

The Buffet at River Rock

The popular items for the night – BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, and pulled pork was in another section under heat lamps and being served by staff.

The Buffet at River Rock

The dessert section had fruits with fondue.

The Buffet at River Rock

It also had other sweeter items to go with the fondue.

The Buffet at River Rock

The Buffet at River Rock

Of course there was cake too. A few varieties of cake but a lot of them looked really sweet.

The Buffet at River Rock

The pop and juice are self-serve but alternatively the waitress can grab you a drink at your table. There’s also coffee, tea and water that you can ask for. The servers are very nice and attentive.

The Buffet at River Rock

There is an ice cream machine and you can create your own cones. The machine can make vanilla and chocolate…or ever a twist cone!! This machine is a favourite among kids.

The Buffet at River Rock

A lot of the food here was ok, but the featured items of the night like the ribs and BBQ chicken were very juicy and flavourful.

The Buffet at River Rock

The beef brisket and the deep-fried catfish were alright as well. The brisket was pretty dry on its own, so you really need that gravy.

The Buffet at River Rock

I had an addiction for the mushrooms and their chicken. The wonton soup was alright.

The Buffet at River Rock

The desserts were ok, but the only item that I genuinely liked was the cheesecake.

Overall, I felt underwhelmed about the variety of food here. The quality was ok but I wasn’t very impressed. For $25, I might as well eat a meal somewhere else. I probably wouldn’t return again. Our buffets in Vancouver can’t really compare to the ones in the united states.

We Rate The Buffet at the River Rock

Address:
8811 River Rd
Richmond, BC

Website:
http://www.riverrock.com/dining/the-buffet.aspx

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • Just Me

    I agree with Designgirl for the most part. I wouldn’t given the RR buffet 2.5 stars. I would’ve given it 2 stars.

    Sadly, this is probably the best non Asian smorgasbord or buffet in town. And Vancouver has some of the best food and restaurants in the world…pity.

  • River Rock Casino Resort

    Thanks for coming in to the Buffet at River Rock and your feedback. We recently (as of Sept 2013) launched a new As You Like It Buffet to replace our Sun-Thurs theme nights. Now our buffet includes all you can eat sushi rolls, pasta dishes, whole roast carvings, salad bar and more. We invite you to come in and try it out.