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at Island View Casino Resort
 story by Kelsey Sunderman-Foster
photos courtesy of Island View Casino Resort
Buffets are a common staple in casinos, but The Buffet at Island View Casino Resort is anything but common. With offerings like a
live-action cooking station as well as Southern, Italian, Asian stations, there’s something for everyone’s palate. And, self-service is back!
“We selected items that we could prepare expertly and items customers could not cook at home,” said Ed Layton, vice president of food, beverage and hotel operations. “Items like fried chicken and catfish, stir fried Asian items, whole turkey breast and carved roast beef are a challenge for most people and their kitchens.”
Island View takes pride in using better ingredients than those that are available locally and aims to offer guests items that they don’t often get to experience. “We like giving our guests a taste of something different, such as meaty pork ribs, carrot soufflé, wild caught boiled shrimp and steamed dumplings,” said Layton.
Food at the buffet is cooked as needed, helping to preserve its quality and freshness. That “just made” taste combined with top notch ingredients and a team of experienced chefs is what makes this buffet so successful. “Nearly two thirds of Island View guests dine
in the buffet,” Layton said. “We have some of the most attractive pricing in the market.”
No matter what time of day you stop by the buffet, be sure to save room
for dessert. From pies to cobblers, the desserts from the pastry kitchen are beautiful to look at and even better to eat. The buffet also features its own creamery, which offers over a dozen custard, gelato, sorbet and ice cream flavors and more than 30 different toppings. “Our ice cream station is our most exciting and unique,” said Layton. “We make it here fresh several times a day.”
The Buffet is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and even has a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Island View Casino Resort
330 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport 228.314.2100
Spring 2023
7 - 10:30 a.m,. daily
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch
4 - 10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday 4 - 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday
     Asian station.
Italian station.

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