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Apr 13, 2012 06:15 PM

Anything good at the local casinos?

Naturally, I'm not expecting a Bellagio brunch.

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  1. Well, not AT a casino, per se, but one of the finest restaurants in the SW (and maybe beyond), is Kai, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. The actual casino is a short cart ride away.

    Now, for food that IS AT a casino, I cannot help, but feel that others can.

    Is there a specific casino, or at least an area, that you are interested in?

    Good luck, and enjoy,


    4 Replies
    1. re: Bill Hunt

      I'm nearest to the casinos at 10/202. I have no idea what their names are. I can drive for something good.

      1. re: aynrandgirl

        I-10 and loop 202 is pretty close to the Wild Horse Pass Casino, where Shula's Steak House is probably the best option. Gets pretty good reviews on OpenTable.

        The place Hunt mentions is the Wild Horse Pass Resort, about a mile away on the other side of the golf course. No casino there but Kai is rated the best restaurant in the four-state area and Ko'sin, their more simple restaurant, is also OK.

        There's another newer casino just south of Loop 202 just east of I-10 and south of 202, not sure what the name is but I doubt it has exceptional dining options. Wild Horse Pass is just south-west of the I-10 / 202 intersection.

        1. re: willyum

          I just checked, "Lone Butte" is the name of the casino SE of I-10/202 ... from their web site it sounds like a buffet-type food service.

          Definitely take the Wild Horse Pass options for better food.

          1. re: willyum

            Thank you for doing the "heavy lifting."

            In very general terms, AZ "casino food," is rather... well, shall we say, "limited?"

            However, and greatly depending on the exact casino, there CAN be some good, to great food, like Kai, near Wild Horse Pass.

            Thank you,


    2. We're happy with the brunch at Talking Stick Casino - everything from Asian soup to smoked salmon, a crepe and omelet station to fresh sorbet station (try the prickly pear fruit sorbet!)