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Ranch House Buffet at Barona Valley Ranch & Casino

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1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1546
+1 619-443-3130
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Chula Vista, California
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197 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Always look forward to taking a break for lunch at the Ranch House Buffet. A great selection of entrees, a great salad bar (except I have to bring my own lo cal dressing), great soups and unfortunately very tasty deserts.

Thank ABF49ER
Temecula, California
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172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were here for dinner and were impressed with the number of stations offered - lots of choices. Everything we had was fresh, tasty, and plenty. Would recommend.

Thank Nellie M
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

All the years Barona has been open we hadn't gone to the Buffet. Well we finally made it and it was wonderful!! So many choices and very good food!

Thank Marsha A
Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Tour the world with food choices, from salads to desserts the selection is unbelievable and delicious. Suitable for the entire family and the pickiest eaters.

Thank waregaldriver
Lakeside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is a large choice of ethenic type of foods that are in seperate specialty stations according to the nationality orgin. IE: American, Italian, Mexican, Oriental including Sushi, various sea foods & shellfish. The salad bar & desert station have a very large selection to choose from. The beverages are served by the staff and the best part is "All... More 

Thank LaFrance B
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Obsoletely and by far this place is on my list of most amazing places. The best service , I mean if your fork dropped , the new one appears before you realize that happened. And in the same time it is like nobody around ( I mean no hovering ) Food well this is a poem on its on. I... More 

Thank vadimb226
Arlington, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

They added a dimsum station with pho & egg noodle soups that tasted really good. On Wednesday, they have salt and pepper lobster special. They are small lobsters but they are lobsters and very tasty. All food stations have excellent food. Not cheapy all you can eat food like most places. Since we are platinum, the casino comp us to... More 

Thank lricketson
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

One piece of advice here, come hungry. This buffet offered such a variety of choices that you will not leave unsatisfied. There's soo much to choose from we had to go twice to at least cover the different selections. My favorites included the oysters on a half shell, snow crab legs, and the desserts, yes oh my, the desserts.

Thank K2810TYjohnk
San Diego
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our favorite buffet is Barona. Always fresh,tasty,huge selection-clean,good service.The crab is excellent,as the Prime Rib! All sides,and different ethnic choices too.I always have to have their Penn.Scamp Alfredo....fried shrmip..the best always.Barona buffet,beats out any Vegas buffet!

Thank MargieSanDiego
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This buffet has everything you could want and the service is good, get there early or else you'll be waiting.

Thank Dan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, American, Mexican, Japanese, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-443-3130

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?