A comprehensive guide to dining options in Black Hawk and Central City at every casino. Includes hours of operation, featured menu items, daily specials and much more. Tell them you read about them in the Gambler! By ST Paulman
Black Hawk and Central City not only offer great gaming and entertainment, but also offer an incredible choice of dining options – from coffee shops, snack bars, delis, grills, and restaurants with buffets offering all-youcan-eat fare, to steakhouses and other fine dining establishments. Try out the following restaurants for your dining pleasure the next time you are in town. At least one of them is sure to tickle your taste buds.
BLACK HAWK Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, 111 Richman St., 720-9464000, www.ameristar.com
Ameristar offers four restaurants for your dining enjoyment: Waypost Deli, Fireside Kitchen, Centennial Buffet and Timberline Grill. Waypost Deli is open daily, 11 a.m. – 7 a.m., for a quick bite to eat featuring burgers and pizza. The family-friendly Fireside Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring specialty burgers and Asian cuisine in a cozy rustic atmosphere with a fireplace. The restaurant’s hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. – midnight. The family-friendly Centennial Buffet is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., for $10.99. Dinner is available Sunday through Thursday, 4 – 9 p.m., for $15.99 and on Friday and Saturday, 4 – 10 p.m. for $19.99. A champagne brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., for $15.99. Timberline Grill offers signature dishes such as lobster bisque cappuccino for $6.99, cedar plank salmon for $20.99 and Cajun shrimp pasta for $24.99. The Grill is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 5 – 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.
Black Hawk Station at 141 Gregory St., 303-582-5582
Shirley & Ed’s Grill features great American food at fantastic prices. Two of the most expensive items on the menu are a cheese-
burger with fries and a fried shrimp basket for $3.50. Enjoy a dine-in only prime rib dinner for $2.99. A piece of pie is $1.50. For additional Sides, Extras or To-Go, add 50-cents apiece. The Grill is open daily from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Bullwhackers Casino, 101 Gregory St., 1-800-426-2855, www.bullwhackers.com
Bullwhackers Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials. The restaurant’s hours are Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Canyon Casino, 131 Main St., 303777-1111, www.canyoncasino.com
The Canyon Grille is a friendly full-service restaurant offering breakfast and serving lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers a special every day with a Players’ Club card during the month of September. Specials include a chicken salad wrap on Monday, a patty melt on Wednesday and a steak or tuna melt on Friday for $2.99. The special on Tuesday and Thursday is a 50 percent discount on any meal. The Grille is open on the weekdays, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and on the weekends, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk, 101 Main St., 303-582-6100, www. fitzgeralds.com
Fitz offers two restaurants, the Shamrock Café for casual dining and Don B’s Steakhouse for a casual but elegant dining experience. The Shamrock Café offers a variety of good food and service with an Irish flair and is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Don B’s Steakhouse offers dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and fine wine, and is open Friday through Sunday, 4 – 10 p.m. Call Don B’s in advance as reservations are requested.
The Gilpin Casino, 111 Main St., 303582-1133, www.thegilpincasino.com
Lucille Malone’s offers delicious freshly prepared and made-to-order American style food daily. A sumptuous salad bar includes homemade dressings and soups, and two specialty salads. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily with late night dining available on Friday and Saturday, 11:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Golden Gates, 261 Main St., 303-5825600, www.goldencasinogroup.com
The Full House offers Asian cuisine dishes such as combination fried rice, lo mein noodles and pho for $5.99, in addition to classic American sandwiches. The restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Golden Mardi Gras, 300 Main St., 303-582-5600, www. goldencasinogroup.com
Lucky’s offers casual dining with favorite dishes such as an appetizer of Mardi Gras wings for $6.99, Cobb salad for $6.99 and Asian cuisine for $5.99. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 a.m., and on Friday and Saturday for 24 hours. Café on 3 is a full-service restaurant offering a breakfast buffet, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., for $2.99. Lunch and dinner are served, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. A special prime rib dinner is available for $5.99. The Café’s hours are Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Isle Casino and Hotel, 401 Main St., 303-998-7777, www.black-hawk. isleofcapricasinos.com
Tradewinds Marketplace offers that quick bite to eat with snacks, sandwiches and desserts available daily 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.
The family-friendly Calypso’s Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring a wide variety of cuisine. Breakfast is served daily 7 – 10 a.m., for $7.99 and lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., for $10.99. Dinner is available Monday through Thursday, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m., for $15.99 and on Friday and Saturday, 3:30 – 11 p.m., for $19.99. The dinner buffet is available on Sunday, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. for $19.99. A champagne brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., for $15.99. Farraddays’ features fine fresh food at good prices, including an appetizer of Mussels Provencal for $8, house entrees of Colorado buffalo ribeye for $22 and filet mignon for $25. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 – 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, 5 – 11 p.m. Call in advance as reservations are recommended.
Lady Luck Casino, 340 Main St., 303-998-7777, www.black-hawkladyluck.isleofcapricasinos.com
The Station Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring homemade favorites such as all-you-caneat pancakes for $3.95 and build-yourown-omelet for $5.95 for breakfast. Lunch and dinner entrees include classic dishes like country fried steak for $7.95, meatloaf dinner for $8.95 and catfish and corn fritters for $9.95. The Café is open daily, 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
The Lodge Casino, 240 Main St., 303582-1771, www.thelodgecasino.com
Jake’s Deli offers a delicious quick bite to eat, including salads, sandwiches and pizza. The Deli is open Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m., and on Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. The Seasons Buffet is open daily for a $6.99 breakfast, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lunch is available Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $10.49. Dinner is available for $16.99 Monday through Thursday, 4:30 –
9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 4:30 – 11 p.m., and on Sunday, 5 – 9:30 p.m. Late night dining is available, 11:30 p.m. – 6 a.m., from a menu selection. The White Buffalo Grille offers delectable fine dining with wine suggestions for dishes like Colorado rack of lamb for $25.95 and colossal Atlantic lobster tail for $39.95. The Grille is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10:30 p.m. Call in advance as reservations are requested.
Red Dolly Casino, 530 Gregory St., 303-582-1100, www.reddollycasino. net
The family-friendly Red Dolly restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a daily deluxe prime rib dinner for $5.99. A breakfast spicy burrito with green chili is $4.99 and a char-grilled New York steak and eggs is $5.99. Lunch and dinner entrees range from pub house fish and chips for $4.99 to sirloin steak for $8.99. Desserts include a wide assortment of truly tempting cheesecakes for $3.50. The restaurant is open on the weekdays, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and on the weekends, 8 a.m. – midnight.
Riviera Black Hawk Casino, 444 Main St., 303-582-1000, www. rivierablackhawk.com
The Riv offers two areas for your dining enjoyment, the Creekside Deli for a quick bite to eat and The Riviera Buffet. The unlimited Buffet offers a wide variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Riv Buffet is open for breakfast Monday through Friday, 8 –11 a.m., for $5.99, with lunch being available, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., for $9.99. Dinner is available Monday through Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m., for $14.99 and on Friday through Sunday, 4 p.m. – midnight for $16.99. An exquisite champagne brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., for $12.99. A special promotion only during the month of September is an all-you-can-eat
crab leg buffet with a Players’ Club card at The Riviera Buffet Friday through Sunday, 4 – 10 p.m. It’s an unbelievable seafood lover’s delight not to be missed.
CENTRAL CITY Century Casino and Hotel, 102 Main St., 303-582-5050, www.cnty.com
Century features two great dining areas: Retro Deli offers pizza, sandwiches and other quick bites to eat, and family-friendly Mid City Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Retro Deli is open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. The Grill offers a prime rib dinner for $5.99 with their Players’ Club Card. Mid City Grill restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Room service from Mid City Grill to the Century hotel is available.
Doc Holliday Casino, 131 Main St., 303-582-1400, www. dochollidaycasino.net
Doc’s Deli & Snack Bar offers tempting sandwiches such as a chicken or turkey avocado croissant, Italian sub or french dip for $5. Hot dogs, soup and other snacks are available for $2.50 and less. The Deli is open on Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight, and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino, 1 Dostal Alley, 303-582-5563, www. dostalalley.net
Dostal Alley features a booth area serving an Italian-style menu including a meatball calzone or chicken cordon bleu sandwich for $5.95, or a large house pizza for $20.75. A Dostal Alley specialty is their fresh brews on tap. Their Shaft House Stout was a 2008 silver
medal winner in the Dry Stout category at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Dostal’s delicious menu items are available 24/7.
Easy Street Casino, 120 Main St., 303582-5914, www.famousbonanza.com
At Easy Street is Millie’s, a comfortable full-service restaurant offering appetizing h e a r t y meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Millie’s specializes in $5 slot-side snacks, such as chicken tenders and breaded shrimp, and all menu items may be prepared for slot-side service. Millie’s is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fortune Valley, 321 Gregory St., 303-582-0800, www. fortunevalleycasino.com
Fortune Valley offers two dining areas for your enjoyment, Flavours Buffet and Cedar Grille. Flavours Buffet offers a variety of tasty menu dishes daily from 11 a.m. to closing. Their popular special is a complete $2.99 prime rib dinner with soft drink Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to closing. Cedar Grille offers special plates and wine Friday through Sunday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Johnny Z’s, 132 Lawrence St., 303582-5623, www.johnnyzscasino.com
CR’s restaurant serves breakfast all day, including their Double Down dish of two eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and home-style potatoes for $2.50. Lunch and dinner feature great American fare of salads, sandwiches and steak. The signature half pound Angus Chuck Z burger is a jackpot favorite at $5.50. Z’s Famous Ribs with coleslaw and waffle fries are $5. The restaurant is open daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
A comprehensive guide to dining options in Black Hawk and CentralCity at every casino. Includes hours of operation, featured menu items, dai...