Where to Find the Northwest’s Most Amazing Buffets: From Restaurants to Cruises and Casinos

If you like buffets, you have a wealth of options to choose from in the Pacific Northwest – and, those options aren’t limited to restaurants, there are multiple hotels, cruises and casinos that offer them, providing the opportunity to enjoy delicious foods and lots of fun.

The Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington

The Little Creek Casino Resort offers award-winning buffets for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It features everything from juicy prime rib to locally-harvested seafood, and an incredible array of desserts. You’ll even find Alaskan King Crab, a favorite with many diners. Be sure to sample the fried oysters as well, they’re to die for!

Salty’s on Alki Beach, Seattle, Washington

The weekend buffet-style brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach is consistently voted as one of the best in Seattle, showcasing Pacific Northwest favorites, including lots of delicious seafood. You’ll find blackened steelhead and herb-crusted catfish along with brunch staples like eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, and a wide variety of fresh produce and just-made breads.

Weekend Brunch Cruise, Seattle, Washington

How about a mouth-watering buffet was sailing on the water? There are few better ways to enjoy a sunny weekend in Seattle. Waterways Cruises offers a two-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington that includes an expansive buffet of classic Northwest brunch favorites along with complimentary tea and coffee, and a full service bar where specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased.

For a special celebration you can add packages with flowers, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, personalized cakes, and guaranteed window tables too.

Falls Buffet at Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, Washington

The Falls Buffet at Snoqualmie Casino is located in the heart of the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley and was voted “Best Buffet” by 425 Magazine. One of the reasons for its accolades, is the massive dessert bar that even includes a chocolate fountain. Yum!

Columbia River Gorge Sternwheeler Brunch Cruise & Mount Hood Tour, Oregon

Another spectacular brunch cruise can be enjoyed on the Columbia River Gorge through America’s Hub World Tours.

Offered on Sundays, May through October,  this two-hour cruise on the beautiful Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.  Not only will you get to see numerous spectacular sights, including breathtaking Mount Hood views, you’ll enjoy dining on a delicious buffet style meal with a variety of breakfast, lunch and dessert items, champagne, sparkling cider, orange juice, coffee, and hot tea. A full service bar offers alcoholic and other beverages for purchase.

The cruise also includes a visit to the famous Historic Timberline Lodge, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Considered an architectural wonder, 1980’s “The Shining,” used aerial shots of the lodge as part of its opening scene as well as some exterior footage.  You’ll learn more about its history, as well as the history of Mount Hood and how the Columbia Gorge was formed along the way from your professional tour guide.

Salty’s, Portland

Portland are residents and visitors are in luck, as there is also a Salty’s here, and its renowned for its award-winning Sunday seafood brunch buffet. No matter where you are, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views along with an incredible spread that includes items like fresh oysters, grab legs, blackened salmon, fruit crepes, made-to-order omelets, prime rib and more. It even includes bottomless mimosas and a five-foot chocolate fountain.