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The Castaway in Burbank

Any info on the Saturday buffet? How is this restaurant? Thinking about having a birthday party there .. just trying to get information since I've never heard of this place before.

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  1. good views of the valley but mediocre food. however, the last time i went to castaway was @4yrs ago......dunno if the place has changed any.

    1. I was there in October.

      Run away. Run FAR away. The much-vaunted view of the Valley isn't worth the mediocre food -- and don't try the Odyssey either, it's got the same problem. If you must go, meat (prime rib, steak) is probably your best bet.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I would not go as far as to say to run. It is your basic food. I definitely agree with the prime rib rec - that is what I get when I am dragged there (usually by the 60+ set - i.e. my mom and her friends). Mom and I sometimes meet at the Odyssey for drinks and sitting on the deck. Actually, I think the view is pretty great at both Odyssey and Castaways. If you don't expect much, you will be fine with it.

        1. re: WildSwede

          I go to the Odyssey about once a year with the family, and it's always just fine to me. There are certain dishes in the buffet that I dislike, but you can always have salad, fruit and an omelette, or the roast beef (i.e. pick and choose what's good or decent to you).

          I also like the view of the Valley, during the day and at night. :)

          I don't remember much about Castaway, although I have been there at least once, many years ago.

      2. And you know, the view isn't all that. I've gone twice for special occasions (one was a Lunar Festival / New Year and another was for a friend's wedding reception) but never had the food at the restaurant.

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          1. We go for drinks by the bonfire pits when the weather is nice. That's worth it!

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              1. re: Pei

                They are generous pours, that's true.