Sunday, January 14, 2018
Fitzgerald's Casino Buffet, Robinsonville, MS
Fitz is the casino I go to the most. I like to play craps occasionally and I happen to like this particular casino. It's not usually too busy and has a pretty good buffet. I went there tonight and even though I didn't have any luck at the gaming table, I had pretty good luck at the dining table (pardon the bad pun!)
Tonight's choice was a salad with some chicken salad on the side and from the other sections, I got a piece of fried fish, some fried shrimp, some macaroni and cheese, then went back a got a small serving of spaghetti. I normally don't like spaghetti because most places make it too plain, but Fitz always does a good job.
I've been there quite a bit over the years. I used to go to the casinos all the time years ago before my father died (it was all he liked to do) so I could ride with him, but after he died a took a break for a few years, and about 3 years ago, started going back occasionally.
The casino scene has really changed in Tunica over the last few years. At one time, there were 12 or 13 casinos, and they were always packed no matter what night you went. Lately, they are much less busy, and there are only 8 total, Sam's Town, Hollywood, Resorts (which doesn't even have a craps table now), Fitzgerald's, Gold Strike, Horseshoe, Roadhouse, which doesn't even have a buffet now, and First Jackpot which used to be Bally's until just a few months ago. Years ago, every casino had a buffet, a steak house, a cafe or diner, and a few had even other restaurants and most of the restaurants were open late. Now the buffets are only open until 9 or 10 at night and the steak houses are only open a few nights per week for a few hours.
If you have to pay, prices at the Fitz are about average for a casino buffet. It's about $20 normally, except on Friday nights when it's $30, but that includes seafood and Corky's ribs. I had a comp coupon that I received in the mail because I do play there from time to time.
I went the Gold Strike buffet a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed. It's the only casino that has a sushi bar as part of the buffet, and everything I got was good, but it's usually pretty busy, so I go elsewhere, usually to Fitz, which has always pretty good when I've been.