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Address: 8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
Phone Number:
+1 866-374-3386
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The Downs just keeps getting better!

Have been there maybe 30 times since it opened. The layout, the machines, the food all just seems to get better. They MUST add more machines to allow you to sign up for their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
darden624
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Erie
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Erie
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been there maybe 30 times since it opened. The layout, the machines, the food all just seems to get better. They MUST add more machines to allow you to sign up for their promos, standing in line for 15-20 minutes is not acceptable! The upstairs Brew Brothers is a great venue, good bands, wide variety of music. Been there... More 

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Thank darden624
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casino is easy access - right off the highway. Many hotels / motels in close proximity. Clean casino good games - decent steak house restaurant on site -- snack bar is mediocre but the buffet looked very good but did not eat at buffet. Table games as well as slots.

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Thank grizzlyba
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review of PID. Our Buffet is very good! Give it a try next time you are here, and don't forget about The Brew Brothers upstairs. More 

Fairview Park, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the casino for NYE. The one area had a Fire and Ice party. There was music and dancing. The drink prices were very reasonable. They allow smoking in the casino, but the NO areas were very nice and clean smelling.

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Thank joemake
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at PID for NYE! It is one of our favorite days of the year! Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

NE Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love casinos, and unfortunately, PID is the only one nearby. With no competition, it appears they feel they don't need to let you win. We used to go several times a month for an evening out, but after months of no winning, non-existent bonus rounds on the slots, or bonus rounds paying less than the original bet, we go... More 

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1 Thank daleybread
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you havent had the best luck here at PID recently. Hopefully, you are willing to try your luck here again soon. We had a lot of $1,000+ jackpot winners over the holiday weekend! More 

Hubbard, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our absolute favorite casino... We come here at least once a year.. Love it... Poker room is nice, wife likes the slots... bar is nice, horse track is top of the line. Live bands on the weekends... DONT waist time going to Cleveland, Pitts, or Mountaneer... this is the place..

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Thank James C
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

James, Thanks so much for taking the time to review PID. We appreciate the positive words about our property. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Happy Holidays! More 

Darragh, PA
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a good time at Presque Isle downs...we didn't stay very long as it was the Friday after thanksgiving and very very busy, but nice clean casino with a FANTASTIC Steak house!!!!

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Thank jdsadventures
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review about your experience at PID! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! We take pride in keeping our property as clean as can be for our guests. Thanks again! More 

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93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Buffett for lunch today and we are both sick won't go into too many details but not good. Most of the food tasted old like they had put it out over and over because they were not busy with all the snow.

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Thank Srmom5225
PIDowns, Buffet Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing your feedback regarding the Backstretch Buffet. I apologize that you and your husband got sick. We have looked into your specific complaint and have not received any other complaints similar to yours. Most food borne illnesses take 48 to present effects. In regards to your complaint about the taste and freshness of the food,... More 

Fredonia, New York
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183 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

They are so worried about moving machines to different positions and locations. Guess mgmt. needs to get a clue that that is a waste of time. Fix the ones you have, remind slot workers that their job is to look for trouble lights and not walk in tandem discussing personal issues. Improve your buffet, hire a chef for the steakhouse... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have visited many casinos over the years but I continue to come back to Presque Isle Downs and Casino - If my husband and I decide we want a day out this is where we end up because the people are great the food is good, and we play on our winnings we may go home with cash, or... More 

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Thank Tina P
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Tina, Thanks so much for taking the time to review PID! We appreciate the positive words! More 

Destin, Florida
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

smoky atmosphere, lots of people in dimly lit environment. not much real atmosphere for a fun night. hard to win and certainly wasn't obvious that people were winning.

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Thank Richard s
PIDowns, Advertising Coordinator at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this review

Richard, Thanks for taking the time to review PID. We are sorry your luck wasn't better during your time here. Our promotions on Friday & Saturday nights draw great crowds that make for a fun time and even improve your chances of winning. Maybe we will see you this weekend. More 

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