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Grand Casino Hinckley: Nice casino but marginal buffet food

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  • Grand Casino Hinckley: Nice casino but marginal buffet food

    This casino has a nice sized gaming floor, and big selection of slot machines. They do have a lot of older machines, and it is a bit frustrating moving between machines when you have a cash-out ticket from a newer machine that will not play on an older machine. I have found the older machines that still have the coin hoppers tend to pay out MUCH better than the gimmicky newer machines towards the front of the casino. For example, I played a one line Wild Cherries quarter machine located by the bingo hall, and gradually made back about $260 in a couple hours. I went to the front of the casino, and played the Life of Luxury progressive machine, and it ate $500 in a matter of 20 minutes. I got zero decent size winning spins on that machine. Anyway, I decided to eat at the buffet. It was about $16, and on a Saturday night had prime rib. Overall, the buffet is very mediocre, both in variety, layout, and most importantly, food quality. I tried a little of everything, and the only item that stood out was the broasted chicken. It was VERY good. The prime rib was flavorless and very tough (I had a piece from two different roasts, with the same results). The ribs were downright bad. Zero flavor, and they tasted boiled. The sauce was terrible, and watered down. Desserts were just ok. Nothing special. I think Old Country Buffet has better quality food than this place, and at half the price. Overall, if you are going to gamble, this is a nice casino. Don't go for the food (Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing has by far the best quality buffet).

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