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Canopy Buffet

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3000 S River Rd, Rivers Casino, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4201
+1 888-307-0777
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Skokie, Illinois
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153 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our annual Easter celebration includes going out to a brunch buffet. But by the time we got around to making a reservation, all of our favorite places were already booked solid. A friend overheard our sobbing and suggested that we try the buffet at Rivers Casino. Huh? We thought she was out of her mind. Guests under 21 are not... More 

Thank FoodFight101
Clearwater, Florida
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741 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ate dinner here one evening with a friend. The buffet is $30.00 which is about $10.00 higher than it should be. That being said, the food was good and it was all served hot. Staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. I would eat here again.

Thank Mark0076
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I couldn't believe the large selection of food. I love dessert and they had just about any type of dessert you could possibly want. Everything was very good. The employees were very nice. We got 25% off the price with our rewards card.

Thank dalady
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Standard buffet food at a very escalated price. They also do crab legs one night a week, on Tuesdays for $39.95. That is a $10 premium for some Snow crab. This casino will really be in trouble if the IL House passes the Senate bill that allows a casino in Chicago. That can't happen soon enough

Thank Dan A
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Recently was in Rosemont for large show. The Rivers Casino offered a free shuttle so we decided to take a chance that one of their restaurants was good. When we arrived, we discovered the buffet was $29.99 per person. If the food had been good, this would have still been outrageous for a weekday evening meal. The food simply had... More 

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Itasca, Illinois
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Since this buffet is inside Rivers Casino, you won't find any kids. That's perhaps why the menu is so tasty and varied. What is served is only the best and it tastes like it. They bring you a custom bun and butter and a drink.There's the soup bar which is not warmed up dish water! Then the salad bar even... More 

Thank Frances M
Chicago, Illinois
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

As I have said in the past and experienced again today. The Chicagolands best casino buffet for quality selection and service. The standing prime rib roast and smoked salmon is fantastic thanks John at the carving station. And a very special mention for our friendly and very professional server Salvador (Sal) not only on the dot wit service, I noticed... More 

Thank jdbuller
San Francisco
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1,191 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Canopy is a good Casino buffet. It's not amazing but it's good. The prime rib was excellent. It could have been a little bit less expensive. If you're super hungry and you've got plenty of money eat here and you will leave reasonably satisfied. Important: although this is a casino Restaurant this casino is smoke free except for the smoking... More 

Thank 7268
Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Highly-recommend this UPSCALE adults-only buffet ! We typically avoid buffets due to food quality, food safety & to not be fed like cattle BUT the Canopy Buffet is a unique experience. Small portions of everything delicious is prepared in what feels like cooked-to-order. Great atmosphere and A#1 services. Be sure to get a free Players card FIRST to get promotional... More 

Thank Dave_And_Dawn_143
Chicago, Illinois
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3,165 reviews
2,477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We meet at the Canopy Buffet for lunch every couple of months and there are often 12 to 16 of us. The staff is friendly, including the waitstaff and those behind the food counters. There are plenty of choices, both American, Asian or Italian cuisines. The salad area is small, but one of the nicest salad areas. Everything there looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S River Rd, Rivers Casino, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 888-307-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?