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Address: 1 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6276
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This is an actual boat, so that is worth the visit

I stopped by here while my husband was at a beerfest. Living in the St. Louis area, I hear their commercial all the time. I loved the fact that it is actually a real boat and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Alton, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This buffet used to be the best in the area. They have been doing cut back and I guess this is one of the areas they decided to cut back in. They redid decor' but they forgot the food! Generally, the food is just bad.

Thank Janet B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by here while my husband was at a beerfest. Living in the St. Louis area, I hear their commercial all the time. I loved the fact that it is actually a real boat and not a "boat on a moat". I only had $20 to spend, so I headed to the penny slots. I was the dd for... More 

Thank didischoe
Minneola, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had low expectations of this casino but was pleasantly surprised. Smoke free was a plus and drink prices were fair. Took my father and we both played the slots for an hour or so and came out even. Been to other casinos where I can drop a lot of money in a little time. Casino was clean and had a... More 

Thank Miracleabby
Florissant, Missouri
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grill at Argosy has a great staff and the food is yummy! Mostly grilled and fried, but never greasy. Two can eat for the price of one. Then you can put the extra cash in the video poker machines! ;) lots of fun!

Thank JaniceC107
Marion, Illinois
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230 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Alton Belle is a typical Illinois river town casino. Inside everything is poorly lit and depressing. The Alton area downtrodden can be found spread around the casino spending their savings on the penny slots. It's definitely not an exciting casino experience like you could have in St. Louis or Las Vegas. That should be obvious - this is Alton... More 

Thank AandE_G
Godfrey, Illinois
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Valet parking is available, also self parking is available! Good place for cocktails or even dinner! Lots of slots on the 1st floor , 2nd floor has Black Jack ,Poker and of course Roulette ! Come by and enjoy yourself!

Thank Nancy B
Decatur, IL
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Unless there were additional levels we didn't see, it was quite small. Less variety of slot machines than we are used to. The whole place looked "tired" - aged and in need of some remodeling / redecorating.

Thank Steve R
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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114 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My card club took the drive to Argosy last year. Yes, we went to game and we more importantly went to enjoy the Buffet! And enjoy we did. The variety of foods were fresh and well presented offering our most difficult to please several things she liked! But we all agreed as good as the salad bar and entree/sides were,... More 

Thank T C
Bethalto, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We don't gamble, but they have a good band occasionaly and we like dancing. Plenty to eat and drink too with two restaurants and a snack bar.

Thank Doug M
Effingham, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always a pleasure coming here. Great customer service. Plenty of parking plus valet.Great multi level casino.The staff is absolutely fantastic.Always helpful and friendly.The food is great. Very clean.The ONLY suggestion is....put up a hotel in that parking lot by the amphitheater!!!!

Thank Tony C

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