the spread seafood buffet

My friends and I are a little bit obsessed with the The Spread Buffet at Horseshoe Casino. Actually, I think a lot obsessed would be more accurate.  Someone mentioned going to the seafood buffet Wednesday at trivia, and it was the only thing on my mind until we went to the buffet on Friday. The seafood buffet is extremely popular, something I didn’t realize until I got to The Horseshoe Casino and there was a long line outside the entrance. We arrived at the casino at 7:00 P.M. and had to wait an hour an a half before we were seated. Next time I’ll bring a book or arrive earlier because the buffet is worth the wait.

The Spread seafood buffet-meatsThe seafood buffet costs $27.99, ($25.99 if you have the Total Rewards card) and is only offered on Friday and Saturday nights. The picture above is my first plate. The standouts on that plate were the ribs, (the combination of brown sugar and other spices is excellent and the ribs are moist) and the mashed potatoes. They are the best restaurant mashed potatoes I’ve eaten; similar to my favorite Pioneer Woman recipe.

The Spread seafood buffet- crabsOf course, the main reason for the buffet visit was crab. Buttery, delicious, hard to acquire crab.  The crab line was the longest in the place so people were piling (no exaggeration here) upwards of ten pieces of crab on their plates at a time. I showed a little more restraint and only took two. The nice thing is, the workers replace the empty crab tray within a minute of it being emptied.

Other seafood dishes served at the buffet are tequila shrimp, salmon, fish and chips, lobster mac and cheese (one of my favorites), stuffed clams, shrimp cocktail, and popcorn shrimp.

The one and most important complaint I have about the The Spread Buffet is the dessert selection. It is terrible and does not measure up to the rest of the food. Yes, they serve Graeter’s Ice Cream but I can buy that at Kroger any day of the week. I tried an orange colored parfait that didn’t taste a bit like an orange. I handed it around to all my friends to try and each made the same displeased face. Also they ran out of crepe mix. I’ve read a couple reviews on Urbanspoon that said crème brûlée and mini cannoli are served, but I’ve been to the buffet three separate times and I’ve never seen them (and you know crème brûlée is my favorite dessert)

he Spread Buffet-Steak and potato night

I’ve been to the The Spread Buffet for lunch, brunch, and dinner so the trifecta is complete right? Wrong, Saturday’s are steak and potato nights, and they have a baked potato bar and all sorts of topping and dressings for you steak (see the above picture). My friends and I are going to see The Book of Mormon in January at the Arnoff and The Spread may be our dinner choice before the show.

Click here for more information about the Spread Buffet

Seafood nights are Friday’s and Saturday’s.

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