Valley View Casino Buffet | Valley Center


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    Do you know we’ve tried to go twice this year to this buffet and it has been sold out. Another time, when we finally got a pager, it was a 1.5h wait (even if you’re VIP). I loved this buffet when I visited my very first time (like two years ago?) but can’t do it anymore. The lobster doesn’t taste good without dunking it in the warm butter. And I feel like I’m eating just to eat here. Like I’m not really enjoying what’s on my plate 🙁 They do have a lot of variety though. I like your mom’s strategy of going earlier when there are less people. You can also have the guys in the Asian section to saute the crab legs in a sweet/sour sauce I think. This was such an informative post with all the beautiful pics 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Faye! Okay, I don’t think it’s worth a 1.5 hour wait!! And really, it was better that it was “free”. I don’t know if I’d want to pay for this buffet on my own, but if I HAD to pick a buffet in the area I’d pick this one. My dad told me that they will also warm up the crab legs for you. That’s rad if they will cook them in a sauce though!

  2. Yeah, your mom know’s what’s up. Go early, avoid crowds and get first dibs on the fresh foods. I would totally attack those crab legs and the lobster too. Their desserts are pretty too. It’s good that they are mini size so you don’t feel as guilty, ha ha.

    • Mary says:

      I know, my mom’s got the scoop! I would have been annoyed if we had to wait in line. I was really glad a lot of the desserts were mini sized – means I could try a few extra things! heh heh.

  3. Yvonne L says:

    This is my favorite buffet in the county. In part (as you mentioned) due to the layout. It has a wide variety of choices and very fresh and clean feeling. I love how you pick out your crab legs and they’ll heat them up for you. What’s not to love about pre-cracked shellfish??

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Yvonne! I was pretty impressed with this buffet – pre-cracked shellfish is the best!! All the benefits without the work, haha!

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