Black Hawk, Central City offers dining, Easter specials
Celebrate this Easter on Sunday, April 8, by visiting one – or more – of your favorite casinos in the Black Hawk and Central City area. Check out this dining guide and choose a sumptuous meal to enjoy at one of the fabulous casino restaurants in this beautiful mountain area.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
111 Richman St., 720-946-4000, www.ameristar.com
Ameristar offers four restaurants for your dining enjoyment. Centennial Buffet is open for lunch Monday through Friday with dinner available daily. A champagne brunch is also available on Saturday and Sunday. Centennial will offer a special Easter Buffet on Sunday.
Fireside Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring specialty burgers and Asian cuisine. Timberline Grill offers fine dining with signature dishes and is open Wednesday through Sunday. And for a quick bite to eat, Ameristar’s Waypost Deli offers fare from burritos to salads daily.
Black Hawk Station
141 Gregory St., 303-582-5582, www.blackhawkstationcasino.net
Shirley & Ed’s Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner, featuring great American food at wonderfully low prices.
Bull Durham Casino
110 Main St., 303-582-0810,
The casino features light food and snacks such as chicken wings, chili, hot dogs and nachos.
101 Gregory St., 1-800-426-2855, www.bullwhackerscasino.com
Bullwhackers features Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant, a full-service restaurant open Friday through Sunday, and Santiago’s Express for quick and delicious food daily.
131 Main St., 303-777-1111,
The Canyon Grille is a friendly full-service restaurant offering breakfast from 8:30 a.m. and serving lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers $2-off chef specials daily with a Players’ Club card during the month. In April, the chef specials are blackened fish tacos or chicken del Monaco for $8.99. Another daily dining special is all-you-can-eat fish and chips for $8.99. The Connoisseur’s Club dining special on Tuesday and Thursday is a 50 percent discount on any meal. The Grille is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight.
Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk
101 Main Street, 303-582-6100, www.fitzgeraldsbh.com
Fitz offers two restaurants, Shamrock Café for casual dining and Don B’s Steakhouse for a casual but elegant dining experience. Shamrock Café offers a variety of excellent food and service with an Irish flair. The café is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight. Don B’s Steakhouse offers certified Angus beef, fresh seafood and fine wine. The steakhouse is open Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. Please call Don B’s in advance as reservations are requested.
Both restaurants will be offering special Easter Day menus. Shamrock Cafe will serve honey glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, candied yams, and green beans for $7.77. Don B’s Steakhouse will open early and offer delicious brunch items to be served a la carte.
The Gilpin Casino
111 Main St., 303-582-1133,
Lucille Malone’s Restaurant offers a daily lunch and dinner with delicious freshly prepared and made-to-order American style food. The restaurant will offer a special Easter dinner on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
261 Main St., 303-582-5600,
Full House Café is open daily, offering Asian cuisine dishes and classic American burgers, sandwiches and wraps.
Golden Mardi Gras
300 Main St., 303-582-5600,
Lucky’s offers casual dining with favorite dishes featuring American and Asian cuisine and is open daily. Café on 3, a full-service restaurant, is also open daily offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk
401 Main Street, 303-998-7777, www.black-hawk.isleofcapricasinos.com
Tradewinds Marketplace offers that quick bite to eat featuring burgers, burritos, subs and other delicious snacks available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Grab and Go items are available 24 hours a day. Specialty drinks including espressos and frappes are available from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Orchid Garden is Isle’s newest restaurant featuring authentic Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine and is located in the skywalk between Isle and Lady Luck. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight. Happy Hour Specials are offered Sunday through Friday for $8.95.
The family-friendly Calypso’s Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring a wide variety of cuisine. Breakfast is served daily from 7 to 10 a.m. for $7.99 and lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $11.99. Dinner is available Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. for $18.99 and on Friday and Saturday from 3:30 to 11 p.m. for $19.99. The dinner buffet is available on Sunday from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. for $22.99. A champagne brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $18.99.
Calypso’s will be offering a special Easter menu in addition to its Asian, Italian, Mexican, salads, soups, desserts, and regular buffet cuisine—including its famous crab legs. This sumptuous buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $24.99.
Farraddays’ restaurant features fine fresh food. Indulge yourself with epicurean choices such as: an appetizer of blackened angus beef tips with béarnaise and barbecue dipping sauces ($10); French quarter onion soup with aged gruyere cheese and sliced French baguette ($6); an entree of Colorado buffalo rib eye ($32); and a crème brulee with fresh seasonal berries ($7). The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Call in advance as reservations are recommended.
Lady Luck Casino
340 Main Street, 303-998-7777,
Lady Luck’s Otis & Henry’s Bar & Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily featuring favorite home-style foods.
The Lodge Casino
240 Main St., 303-582-1771,
Jake’s Deli offers a quick bite to eat, including salads, sandwiches and pizza. Java-n-Crème serves tasty sweet treats. Pho Noodle Bar offers Asian cuisine. Seasons Buffet is open daily for breakfast; lunch is available Monday through Saturday; and dinner is available Monday through Sunday. White Buffalo Grille offers delicious fine dining and is open daily with reservations requested in advance.
Red Dolly Casino
530 Gregory St., 303-582-1100, www.reddollycasino.net
The ever popular Red Dolly restaurant on the second floor of the casino offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Red Dolly’s signature prime rib served with a baked potato, vegetable and fresh dinner roll is always available for $5.99.
Other favorite dishes include a build your own omelet for $4.99, turkey bacon club sandwich for $6.99, chili rellenos for $6.99, home-style pot roast for $9.99, and full rack of St. Louis style BBQ ribs for $15.99. The restaurant offers breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Red Dolly will be offering a wonderful Easter Dinner on Sunday featuring ham or roast beef, scallop potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, dinner roll, and carrot cake. The dinner is available for $10.99 (or $5.99 with 100 points).
Riviera Black Hawk Casino
444 Main St., 303-582-1000,
The Riv offers two areas for your dining enjoyment: Creekside Deli for a quick bite to eat; and Riviera Buffet, offering an unlimited buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A champagne brunch is also available on Saturday and Sunday.
125 Gregory St., 720-880-1617, www.sasquatchcasino.com
The casino’s Grill offers a Sasquatch breakfast, croissant sandwiches, fajitas, salads, and wraps—18 different delectable choices for 99 cents each. The Grill is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. If you feel like having a steak instead, try the Cook-Your-Own Steak House on the second floor. You can choose and cook your own steak. Several of the choices include a rib eye steak (10 oz.) with a salad and baked potato for $5.37, or enjoy a buffalo steak for $8. The steakhouse is open from noon to midnight.
Wild Card Saloon and Casino
120 Main St., 303-582-3412, www.wildcardcasino.net
The Wild Card features light snack foods and a grocery store on the casino’s main floor.
Century Casino and Hotel
102 Main St.,
Century features family-friendly Mid City Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Grill offers a daily prime rib dinner for $7.99 with a Player’s Club card. Mid City Grill restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Century’s Retro Deli offers pizza, sandwiches and other quick bites to eat daily from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Mid City Grill will provide an Easter menu featuring ham, au gratin potatoes, veggies, and a roll for $7.99. The Easter dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Crystal Palace Casino
118 Main Street,
Deli sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos and soups are some of the tempting food items offered at the casino’s main floor bar. Complimentary self-serve coffee and sodas are available all day, every day. Tuesday through Thursday Player’s Card members can order half a sandwich and a bowl of soup for $1.99.
Doc Holliday Casino
131 Main Street,
Doc’s Deli & Snack Bar offers delicious sandwiches, hot dogs, soup and other snacks daily.
Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino
1 Dostal Alley, 303-582-5563,
Dostal Alley’s Brewpub is open 24/7 and features an Italian-style menu. A Dostal Alley specialty is their fresh brews on tap, several which have won medals at the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Easy Street Casino
120 Main Street, 303-582-5914, www.famousbonanza.com
Millie’s is a comfortable full-service restaurant open daily and offering appetizing meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Millie’s also offers popular slot-side snacks.
Famous Bonanza Casino
107 Main St., 303-582-5914,
Stella’s Café is open Friday through Sunday and offers burgers, salads, sandwiches and wraps.
132 Lawrence St., 303-582-5623, www.johnnyzscasino.com
The CR Restaurant is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reserve Casino Hotel
321 Gregory St., 303-582-0800, www.reservecasinohotel.com
Reserve’s Market Street features quick and casual dining with its Chef’s Kitchen, Java Express and Pizza Pub. Chef’s Kitchen is a convenient buffet offering favorite specialty dishes as well as a champagne brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m. The buffet is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the weekends. Java Express offers enticing desserts, paninis and specialty coffee drinks 24 hours a day. Pizza Pub offers calzones, garlic knots, and pizzas by the slice or whole.
Ardore Tuscan Steakhouse features exquisite gourmet dining with fine wines supplied from the Celani Family Vineyards. One of the sumptuous Ardore antipasti or appetizers is mussels pinot—mussels sautéed with shallot, Pinot Grigio, garlic butter, tomato and baby arugula, served with grilled focaccia ($9). Follow your appetizer with an insalata or salad such as a Caesar salad with house made Caesar dressing, crisp romaine, asiago cheese, grape tomatoes and focaccia croutons ($6). Choose a favorite classico Italiano entrée such as lamb shank—braised lamb shank, marinated and baked in the house marinara served over risotto primavera ($21). Nightly specials are also available in the restaurant. Ardore is open from Friday through Sunday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.