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“Surprisingly good!”
Review of Epic Buffet

Epic Buffet
Ranked #9 of 59 Restaurants in Charles Town
Description: Can’t decide what you’re hungry for? We've got just the place. The Epic Buffet is it! – An all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner!
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Description: Can’t decide what you’re hungry for? We've got just the place. The Epic Buffet is it! – An all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner!
Sussex, England
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We were recently in Washington DC on a short trip, and drove out to rural Virginia/West Virginia to explore the countryside. We found ourselves at the Shenandoah River around lunchtime, and the road took us past the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. We decided to pop in for a quick flutter.

The buffet looked the best option for a quick meal, and was very reasonable at about $15 per person. We weren't expecting much at all, so were very pleasantly surprised at the sheer size and variety on offer. None of the cooking was world-class, but all very competently executed and presented. Dizzying selection of desserts.

It's all serve yourself, except for drinks (mostly complimentary). Our server was absolutely lovely. Very friendly, and kept our glasses topped up. She threw in a couple of suggestions for food, meaning that we were pretty bloated when leaving!

The Epic Buffet has restored our faith in casino buffets as an option for uncomplicated meals.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good value for lunch”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My family enjoyed the Epic Buffet lunch. The price was a good value for the amount of choices that you get. What a vast variety...something for everyone...there were taco makings, carved turkey or beef, even Pho! Desserts were yummy too. It was clean and the staff was friendly.

Visited September 2013
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Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It just keeps getting better!”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

For years, we've enjoyed the Epic Buffet at Charles Town but the latest visit was even better than before. More variety, cooked just right and super staff. I can't imagine how it could be improved on. Try the new "Homestyle Buffet" on Sundays- the fare is mixed but a tremendous assortment. Don't miss the peach carrots! Topping it off is a fantastic desert selection! This buffet rivals any in Vegas!
And the best tip is to ask for Elizabeth for your server! She has GOT to be the best in the business. Super-attentive and fun to talk to. She, alone, makes the visit to the Epic worth the trip! Sometimes We visit the Epic Buffet just for the meal and service- nevermind the casino.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Piedmont33
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Delaware, United States
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“2 day history vacation”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This buffett was the only good thing happening at the Casino. By the way - it is situated in the very tiny non-smoking section

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mary S
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VA
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Going Downhill”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I've eaten here a few times- lunch and dinner- went recently for lunch on a Saturday- not cheap - they used to have shrimp- where is it- food sits and does not look fresh- they are slow to replace items- the last time I went there with my brother from NYC and he was critical of the food just sitting out not looking fresh- now I agree with him- I will pass it by in the future even if I am gambling at the casino.

  • Visited July 2013
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