Last night my husband and I took my son and his wife out to dinner at the Falls Buffet at the Snoqualmie Casino.
We wanted to take them to a special place because we were celebrating the sun coming up. (That is to say, we tend to celebrate just about anything as an excuse to go out to dinner.)
The Falls Buffet did not disappoint. There is literally something for everyone there.
They claim in their advertisement that The Falls Buffet is not a ‘traditional buffet.”
They got that right, Old Country Buffet it’s not!
Nor does it have Old Country’s modest prices. But then again, the food is quality and I firmly believe that you get what you pay for.
And at Falls Buffet ‘choice’ is literally the order of the day.
There are five ‘action stations” with fares around the world. There is a Brazilian churrasco grill, China wok bar, authentic Mongolian grill, Italian pasta kitchen and wood-burning oven, and (drum roll please) an American rotisserie grill.
And believe me, between the four of us, we tried them all.
I’m a bit of a traditionalist and since it was Wednesday night, I started with the prime rib.
At the carving station, you could have prime rib just about anyway you wanted. The man at the carving station couldn’t have been more accommodating when he asked me “What kind of cut I wanted? Did I prefer well-done, pink or Mr. In between?
Pink in the middle without a doubt; well-done (in my humble opinion) is only for people who have lost all their taste buds.
My son who is widely traveled and a bit of connoisseur favored the Chinese wok bar, and the Mongolian grill.
My spouse with his born in the USA taste buds goes for the prime rib, and mashed potatoes. Although when he went up for seconds, he tried the Mongolian grill and really liked it.
If I had one criticism it would be the pizza. The slice I had was dry and the taste reminded me of frozen pizzas in groceries stores.
The desserts?—-Falls Buffet has anything you little heart could desire, cakes, cookies, cheesecake, bread pudding, ice cream, various cakes, pies and a even a chocolate fountain where you dipped strawberries, pineapple, and marshmallows.
The only downside of the buffet (for me) is with so much choice, I felt I had to ‘sample’ a little of everything.
And needless to say, ‘sampling a little of everything’ leads to over eating, and that leads to guilt and dieting, but I remind myself I don’t eat like this everyday and it is a casino buffet and not a health food restaurant.
The buffet is a bit pricey (so it’s always good to win something at the machines or table) but it is worth the price.
Moreover, If you have enough points on your players card, you don’t have to pay anything.
Since it was Prime Rib Wednesday the meal cost us $24.95. But the price can vary from night top night.
Sunday Night is the most expensive with its King Crab special at $29.95.
As we were standing in line, I told my son that I’d like to try the King Crab. “I wonder if that would be worth the price,” I wondered out loud.
A woman next to me said that she was there on King Crab night and the crab was awesome!
Another thing that sets the Falls Buffet apart from other casinos (at least for me) is that it has one wall of windows with a view of the outside.
And it is quite a view—-trees, hills, and flowers remind you that there is another world out there, a world of clocks and sun, and rain, and (sometimes) hail storms.
Many buffets make me think of school cafeterias with their plastic tables, and chairs.
I want to get away from the casino when I eat at a buffet and not have the distraction of being seated next to the gaming floor where people make joyful noises (when they’re winning) or loudly complaining about their bad luck if they’re losing.
All in all Falls Buffet is worth the money and if you pick your day and time you can get pretty good deals.
Mon. through Friday lunch is $14.95 and Crescent Club members 55 plus enjoy a $5.00 discount at Falls Buffet Money through Friday until 3 p.m.
If you’re a gambler (or even if you not) you could do far worse than eating out at the Falls Buffet.
As a matter of fact, given the choice of food, the quality of the food, and the friendliness of the wait staff, you could not do better!