By Steve Beauregard (Updated December 7th, 2017)
As one of the biggest casinos in the United States there’s a huge demand for dining options at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.
The resort seems to meet that need just fine, with 35 different restaurants and quick serve counters. Included in this 35 is the very popular Festival Buffet.
Located in Rainmaker Square, this nicely-decorated, yet spacious facility has room for 500 diners.
With a brick exterior, foliage and patio seating with views of the Indian-themed light show in the plaza, the restaurant setting comes off as much more intimate and charming than your usual mass stampede buffet décor.
The Festival Buffet at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Please note from the start that these are subject to change, based on the chef’s whims. For example, while the buffet has had prime rib, our understanding is that prime rib has recently been replaced by turkey and corned beef.
Nevertheless, here’s a basic run down of dishes you will likely find:
First, breakfast will be full of your usual staples: eggs (prepared different ways), made-to-order omelets, hashbrowns, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, pastries (including scones), along with smoke salmon.
All the juices (grapefruit, orange, apple, etc.) come with the meal.
On the lunch and dinner side, stations include the following:
Lettuce with all of the normal toppings, soups, fresh fruit, some canned fruits, sandwich fixings should you want to make your own sandwich (rolls, deli meats and cheeses, etc.), pre-made salads like a macaroni salad. Pre-made wraps, individual dishes of a seafood/corn salad,
Mussels, peel and eat shrimp, steamed crab clusters (dinner only), fried shrimp, fried calamari, fried fish fillet.
Mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, fried chicken, green beans, corn, homestyle pot roast, Prime rib, pork shank, sweet potatoes.
Thick Stromboli, Italian sausage and peppers, pizza, various pasta dishes and meatballs.
Terrayki chicken wings, yu choy, beef fried rice, pork stir fry with black bean sauce, spring rolls, sesame ginger noodles, General Tso chicken, beef broccoli
Macaroni & cheese, corn on the cob, baked beans, baked potatoes with toppings (cheese, sour cream, chives, etc.), potato salad, barbecue ribs, steak (dinner only), cornbread muffins, coleslaw.
Cupcakes, very cute individual pieces of nicely-decorated cake, Boston cream pie, fruit pies, petit croissants, frozen yogurt and ice cream with all of the sundae toppings (marshmallows, sprinkles, coconut, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, whipped cream etc.), cookies, cheesecake cups, strawberry shortcake, and small rice pudding parfaits.
Foxwoods Buffet Prices & Hours
The Festival Buffet is open seven days of week of course, and the prices below are the same for every day of the week. On some holidays however, the more expensive dinner pricing starts at 11 AM, rather than at 5 PM.
7:45 AM to 11 AM (7 days a week)
Adults: $12.49 (Kids 6 -12: $7.49)
11 AM to 5 PM (7 days a week)
Adults: $19.99 (Kids 6-12: 10.99)
Sunday – Thursday: 5 PM to 9 PM
Friday: 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday: 5 PM to 11 PM
Adults: $23.99 (Kids 6-12: $10.99)
For all meals, children aged five and under eat free. Also, please keep in mind the prices above do not include tax and tip.
I believe the restaurant tax is 6.34%, meaning a dinner for two adults would cost you a not-unreasonable $51.02 after tax (but before tip).
Called the “Young and Fun” days, seniors (age 55 on up) are only charged $9.99 during the following two meals:
Tuesdays, from 11 AM to 2 PM
Thursdays, from 6 PM to 9 PM
This senior special does not apply during holiday buffets.
Festival Buffet at Foxwoods Resort Casino Phone Number
The main number is: 1-800-369-9663.
However those of you planning on eating with a group of ten or more should call the following number: (860) 312-8450.
(Photos courtesy of Foxwoods Resort Casino)