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Great Blue Heron Casino daily food deals. $11.99 AYCE ribs and more. Free membership required. 19+

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Great Blue Heron Casino daily food deals. $11.99 AYCE ribs and more. Free membership required. 19+

https://gbhcasino.com/promotions/

Must be 19+ to enter restaurant
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LOL, will we end up with a thread for every casino in Canada? ;P
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DragonRider wrote: LOL, will we end up with a thread for every casino in Canada? ;P
Most likely, we can see which province/casino has the best deal.
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I went to this casino for the buffet. It was pretty reasonably priced and quite good.
When I signed up for the player's card I got $5 off coupon for food.
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As I know, lots of casinos offer cheap food or even free food and drinks because they can gain much more profit elsewhere.
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Neverending promotion of casinos. Very healthy. Play smart. (Stay away)
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The casinos use the cheap food to lure people in to gamble.
I was in Vegas and saw a billboard near the airport for "Our famous $4 16 oz Porterhouse steak dinner".
Of course I had to check out that deal.
They intentionally make you wait "until your table is ready" and there are slot machines literally 20 ft away from the waiting area.
The $4 steak dinner cost me more than $4.
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DragonRider wrote: LOL, will we end up with a thread for every casino in Canada? ;P
If it's a really good deal, I sure hope so.

GVRD has some meh deals in general. Elements wasn't bad for their $10 Lobster but it was a gong show in terms of lines.
No buzzers either so you literally had to wait in line.
River Rock is meh lately since they pulled their weekend crab legs.
Every other casino is pretty meh. Starlight is just hilarious. First time I've ever seen a half insert of banana peppers at a buffet.
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Gambling issues aside. The crowds and lineups make these deals unusable. I have family that works at a casino and honestly it is a madhouse. Just for some cheap food and fighting for parking, machines, and food. No thanks.
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Is it worth the drive for those of us living in Toronto?
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will888 wrote: Is it worth the drive for those of us living in Toronto?
What is your time worth? Also have to consider vehicle wear and tear + gas consumption.
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sprung wrote: What is your time worth? Also have to consider vehicle wear and tear + gas consumption.
Which is why I ask. All these things taken into consideration, it is worth the experience even if just one time. If there are huge line ups and the food is very ordinary, well then it is not even worth it if the casino was located right in Toronto.
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will888 wrote: Is it worth the drive for those of us living in Toronto?
No but it would be awesome if you are in the area and want to drop in.
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demon1102 wrote: As I know, lots of casinos offer cheap food or even free food and drinks because they can gain much more profit elsewhere.
They didn't think of this until Element start to offer cheap buffet for all. There isn't much of a deal before that. Since they were owned by OLG. Now there are competition.
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So for those that were on the fence about making the trek to Port Perry for these food "deals" I can share my experience from just a couple hours (Sat evening) ago for the Fri-Sun Prime Rib and Snow Crab promotion.
Since this was our first time to this Casino we signed up for the membership / one reward or whatever and they gave my wife and I $5.00 each for either slots or dining credit. So for us it was essentially $14.99 + plus tax per person.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Stood in line around 3:45 and it was a decent size line but no issues being seated the moment they opened at 4pm.
The buffet was very basic in terms of additional options aside from the Prime Rib and Snow Crabs in comparison to Niagara fallsview casino buffet or most other buffets for that matter.
They had jasmine rice, carrots and peas, mashed potatoes, scallop potatoes, chicken in red wine sauce, pork cheek, spinach and basil cannelloni and of course some salads and veggies. Someone mentioned as we were finishing they do fresh pasta to order I saw the station but nobody was there and noticed even the Prime Rib station the lady carving the rib was like Pokeroo she would often disappears and lineup of people waiting.
The Prime Rib however was fairly decent and the snow crabs were good as well just about what you would expect and hence my rating of 7/10 overall since value wise it was pretty good. Would have been nice if they had garlic butter with the crabs but they didn't just plain.
Dessert was basic cakes, pies and soft serve ice cream.

But like all buffets its a pig pen of people hoarding ridiculous amounts of snow crabs stacking them 3-5 full crabs on a plate lol and rushing off to devour them and to my disappointment at the lack of manners our society now has so much of it went to waste as people took far more than they could eat. If you can stomach that environment (no pun intended) while you try and enjoy your meal then god bless.

I drove down from Richmond Hill and I took the 407 so gas + 407 = $50 plus $35.86 for the buffet for 2. Total cost for me was $85.36 but because I won a quick hundred in roulette broke even essentially.

I would recommend it if you enjoy the slots and tables but it isnt worth the long drive out there just for the food in my opinion at least.

I took a few pictures for ya'll ... tried to take more of the buffet but for some reason the staff asked that I don't ... which was strange.
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SachinD410593 wrote: So for those that were on the fence about making the trek to Port Perry for these food "deals" I can share my experience from just a couple hours (Sat evening) ago for the Fri-Sun Prime Rib and Snow Crab promotion.
Since this was our first time to this Casino we signed up for the membership / one reward or whatever and they gave my wife and I $5.00 each for either slots or dining credit. So for us it was essentially $14.99 + plus tax per person.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Stood in line around 3:45 and it was a decent size line but no issues being seated the moment they opened at 4pm.
The buffet was very basic in terms of additional options aside from the Prime Rib and Snow Crabs in comparison to Niagara fallsview casino buffet or most other buffets for that matter.
They had jasmine rice, carrots and peas, mashed potatoes, scallop potatoes, chicken in red wine sauce, pork cheek, spinach and basil cannelloni and of course some salads and veggies. Someone mentioned as we were finishing they do fresh pasta to order I saw the station but nobody was there and noticed even the Prime Rib station the lady carving the rib was like Pokeroo she would often disappears and lineup of people waiting.
The Prime Rib however was fairly decent and the snow crabs were good as well just about what you would expect and hence my rating of 7/10 overall since value wise it was pretty good. Would have been nice if they had garlic butter with the crabs but they didn't just plain.
Dessert was basic cakes, pies and soft serve ice cream.

But like all buffets its a pig pen of people hoarding ridiculous amounts of snow crabs stacking them 3-5 full crabs on a plate lol and rushing off to devour them and to my disappointment at the lack of manners our society now has so much of it went to waste as people took far more than they could eat. If you can stomach that environment (no pun intended) while you try and enjoy your meal then god bless.

I drove down from Richmond Hill and I took the 407 so gas + 407 = $50 plus $35.86 for the buffet for 2. Total cost for me was $85.36 but because I won a quick hundred in roulette broke even essentially.

I would recommend it if you enjoy the slots and tables but it isnt worth the long drive out there just for the food in my opinion at least.

I took a few pictures for ya'll ... tried to take more of the buffet but for some reason the staff asked that I don't ... which was strange.
any free credits for signing up for membership?

edit: they have shuttle bus for $10 from Commerce Gate with 10$ free credit

https://gbhcasino.com/visit/shuttle/
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yesstyle wrote: any free credits for signing up for membership?

edit: they have shuttle bus for $10 from Commerce Gate with 10$ free credit

https://gbhcasino.com/visit/shuttle/
No other credits were offered apart from the $5.00 slot or dining credit when signing up for one rewards membership.
Good to know about the shuttle bus service that definitely makes it worth while I guess.
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Went last Saturday for the crab leg buffet. 2 1/2 hour wait. + you have to wait in a huge line for he crab at the buffet once you get in. Cant beat the price, but the wait was painful.
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SachinD410593 wrote:
But like all buffets its a pig pen of people hoarding ridiculous amounts of snow crabs stacking them 3-5 full crabs on a plate
agree. people love crablegs. what's gross is sitting next to them and hearing them suck that stuff like they're slurping ramen noodle. nasty dinner table habits

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