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“All around terrible” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Western Empire Emporium

Western Empire Emporium
Ranked #173 of 339 Restaurants in Billings
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“All around terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Screwed over in a bad way for Sunday Brunch. This place is part bar, part casino, part filthy restaurant, not family friendly. It was crowded and we didn't feel the food was good at all, but it appeared to be homemade. The waitress seemed to be put out to help us and just pointed at the buffet. We asked how much and she said "10 bucks, kids are free." After waiting 12 minutes with hungry kids, we hit the buffet. The kids did not like any of the offerings on the buffet. Cold eggs, rubbery pancakes, greasy meat so they ate a few strips of bacon and a little fruit. After asking twice for coffee, we finally went to the cashier to pay (we never got the bill). We were astonished to be charged $11/ea for the kids and of course the adult meal was much higher than $10. I am guessing the hotel next door is what is keeping them open. We paid the fine and vowed to never return to the Emporium.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank memphis59106
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  • English first
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English first
New Brunswick, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Avoid for dinner!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have been told the breakfast is okay... which is good, as we have a free voucher from the hotel next door. But, dinner items we were served ranked from poor to inedible. The salad bar was very small and the creamed fruit salad fermented. The baked potato was tan to brown inside and reheated after being baked a LONG time ago, the tinned peas dried out and shrivelled, the grilled garlic bread made of very stale bread and the steak was cooked medium as opposed to our request for medium rare. The steak did have good flavour. The server was pleasant enough and realized, though not her fault, that we found the meal very poor as most of it went back to the kitchen. The restaurant shares the building with a casino and though spacious, is dimly lit. We will return for our complimentary breakfast (they have an arrangement with our hotel) as we've been assured their breakfast is fine. But for dinner, go elsewhere!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SeasideChris
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