On Sunday three friends and I went to the Branding Iron at The Bonanza for their Sunday brunch buffet. I showed up after my friends so I just found their table and sat down. As we sat their a couple of my friends were looking through the menu contemplating wether to get the buffet or to order off the menu. As I looked through the menu I noticed that you get a buck off with a players card making the buffet $8.95 (Almost as good as The Sands Buffet). So we all got up and went to the “Bonanza Bank” to get our players cards.
We came back to the buffet and began loading up our plates. I started off by throwing on some eggs, cornbeef hash, bacon, and sausage. I then ordered an omelette from the omelette station with ham, tomatoes, onions, black olives, cheese, and jalapenos. We all sat down and were promptly greeted and asked if we would like any drinks (which are included with the buffet). I went ahead and got an iced tea. On my second go I went a little healthier getting some honeydew melon, cantaloupe, watermelon, and some cottage cheese. The melon was actually ripe which was nice considering a lot of buffets don’t let their melon ripen before putting it out.
The Branding Iron calls it a brunch buffet, but other than the salad bar it is pretty much breakfast buffet. For the hot food they offer eggs, corn beef hash, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. They also have a station where you can get fresh cuts of pork loin as well as an omelet station.
The salad bar has a pretty wide assortment of items. In addition to the traditional salad items they have a number of different fruits including strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and watermelon. The salad bar includes other “salads” like pasta salad and potato salad.
The Branding Iron is nothing special to look at. They kinda try to go for this old time western look. They keep it clean though, and it is far enough removed from the casino that it doesn’t fell to much like you are in a casino.
The bottom line
If you are looking for a decent cheap breakfast on a Sunday this place really can’t be beat. The food is good, the service is good, and the price is right. Also, if you feel like gambling a bit before or afterwards they have a dog racing game in the casino the is pretty fun.