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Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino
Ranked #15 of 54 things to do in Surrey
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

If a person lives locally and wants to play slots for a couple of hours this is a good place to go. If you live in another community that already has a casino set up its probably not worthwhile coming out of your way to Cloverdale to play.

Fraser Downs is easy to get to, on the corner of 176th Street and 60th Avenue and there is lots of free parking.

For horseracing, Standardbred harness racing, check the website for dates. No racing between mid-May to mid-August and usually twice a week the rest of the year, probably Friday night and either Saturday or Sunday may be afternoon or night, and if there's a stat holiday there might be racing in the afternoon. Fraser Downs makes it very difficult for patrons who only want to watch horse races and not gamble in the casino. There is no grandstand/bleacher seating. If you want a good seat to watch the races you have to buy the buffet dinner or purchase a table that shows simulcast racing. If you want to watch the racing and not shell out $30 for a buffet meal it means standing outside by the racetrack fence or standing inside near the door/window and looking out. There is a casual restaurant in this area with extremely bad, slow service and if you sit at a table here you won't see the racetrack. There are usually 2 cashiers set up to take money for wagering on the racing.

Fraser Downs focus is on the casino and those patrons instead of the horseracing and having nice viewing areas for clients who don't want to purchase a $30 buffet in the Clubhouse. There is no live entertainment at this location, no show acts, but occasionally there might be a band playing for a special event.

2  Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Went to homestretch for the races and the smorgasbord . Really fresh good food. Fun watching the harness racing too. $2.00 minimum bet. Staff really nice. Would go again. I had a certificate as I won it at an auction. Glad we went.

Thank CloverdaleCouple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Wasted an hour of my life attempting an evening with my man at the clubhouse, phoned an hour ahead , booked a table for two... Arrived and was told that nothing had been booked ( apparently I had spoken to a server ) was offered the cheaper buffet ( have had it before GROSS !) turned that down . Then the crazy hostess had the audacity to ask my name incase I called to attempt to reserve a table again... Seriously?? After wasting my time and money on fuel to get there .. You seriously think I would attempt another waisted evening due to crappy management? No thanks , try anywhere else

3  Thank froggystyle79
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I find the buffet over priced for what it has to offer. Menu items are okay. Fun if you can get a window seat.

1  Thank SurreyTravelGal
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We have been going to Fraser Down for years for dinner and the races. Food is good and you have entertainment. You do not have to be a gambler to enjoy a day with the horses.

Thank surrey63
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