US Casinos With Fair Foods Served All Year

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on September 13, 2022
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At the height of summer, locations across the US host state fairs. The fair might be good practice for testing your luck at innocent carnival games, but the casinos are where the real fun happens.

And, apart from trying to hit a jackpot, US casinos are always great places where you can try out some easy snacks that don’t require getting your hands dirty. Especially while playing your favorite slot machines.

Here’s a roundup of the best fair-inspired foods to try while playing slots. We picked locations where state fairs reign supreme. Dig in!

chart of easy and delicious fair foods at US casinos

Best foods to eat while playing slots and other casino games

Wisconsin: Potawatomi Casino’s Cheese Curds

Cheese lovers rejoice! Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee offers fantastic cheese curds, known to be the darlings of the cheese world. For $8, you’ll get to enjoy this squeaky and salty snack fried with country ranch dressing. Since it’s a Wisconsin classic, visitors request them from friends and relatives, so you gotta put these on your food bucket list.

cheese curds
Cheese curds are a popular food item at Midwestern fairs and casinos.

Minnesota: Treasure Island’s Mini Donuts

For all those with a sweet tooth, Minnesota Treasure Island offers something incredible – mini donuts. Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay, so wherever you end up eating, don’t miss their mini donuts as a dessert. They are fresh and delicious and will boost your adrenaline.

Ohio: MGM Northfield Park’s Tap Sports Bar’s Crispy Sauerkraut Balls

You must try the crispy sauerkraut balls at MGM Northfield Park’s Tap Sports Bar in Ohio. The snack costs $10 and comes with kraut, swiss, smoked ham and spicy mustard. Seasoned breadcrumbs that are golden fried make a great appetizer or snack. Its hot, tart taste is hard to resist.

Iowa: Isle Casino’s Meat & Bean Chili

Caesars Entertainment’s Isle Casino in Bettendorf is the perfect place for grabbing a late-night snack or a quick meal on the go. Try Keller’s Express meat & bean chili, which will leave your taste buds craving more!

Connecticut: Mohegan Sun Bobby’s Burger and Shakes

Why not grab a burger from Bobby Flay’s new eatery before sitting down at your favorite slot? Bobby’s Burger Palace at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut also offers premium hand-crafted milkshakes. Flavors include vanilla bean, black+white, pistachio, dark chocolate, mink chocolate chip, or Bobby’s favorite cookies & cream. You can thank us later.

Bobby's Burger Palace at Mohegan Sun
Bobby’s Burger Palace / Photo credit: Mohegan Sun

New York: Rivers Casino’s Garlic Knots

If you don’t feel like eating an entire meal, but rather a few fresh, crispy bites, Rivers Casino in Schenectady (NY) has something for you on the menu at Johnny’s. Their garlic knots come as a side dish in the form of fresh pizza dough with garlic butter and grated cheese. And probably the best time to consume garlic knots is between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., ideally after a few beers.

Arizona: Casino Arizona’s Pork Egg Rolls

​​Moving over to Scottsdale, Casino Arizona features Salt River Café, offering delicious bites 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All their Asian bowls include pork egg rolls and fortune cookies. Salt River Café’s Asian meals look equally impressive – orange chicken, sweet & sour chicken and Asian vegetables. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong.

Nevada: South Point’s Hot Dog Cart

Apart from tasting great, hot dogs are favored by many because they’re the best quick fix when you’re hungry. And guess what, the hot dog cart at South Point Hotel and Casino serves amazing Vienna Beef hot dogs with all of your favorite toppings.

Funnel Cake Espresso Martini / Photo credit: Bally’s Atlantic City

New Jersey: Bally’s Atlantic City’s Funnel Cake Espresso Martini

The next one up is Bally’s Atlantic City and Hotel Casino. Its all-new Carousel Bar immersive experience features an elevated 24-seat rotating bar reminiscent of a carousel and is the first venue of its kind in New Jersey. Once there, you must try their funnel cake espresso martini. You can also enjoy modern cocktails with Atlantic City flavors like Saltwater Taffy and Cotton Candy for a fulfilling experience.

California: Jamul Casino’s Shakes

For those in California who plan to visit Jamul Casino in the San Diego area, make a note that this place offers amazing shakes. Any flavor you can think of – Oreo cookie, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, banana, strawberry etc. – are all on the menu. There’s even a boozy shake version as well with bourbon, vodka or Baileys.


Fair-inspired foods to have at home

If you prefer playing slots online from the comfort of your home, we’ve got you covered. These are some quick-fix bites that you can enjoy while spinning your favorite games:

  • Soft pretzels: There’s nothing better than a warm soft pretzel with your favorite dipping sauce. Eat it one-handed while keeping your phone screen streak-free. Not to mention, pretzels are associated with good luck and prosperity.
  • Corn dogs: A state fair staple, corn dogs aren’t only delicious, but they can double as a meal and a snack. Don’t forget the mustard!
  • Chocolate chip cookies: Made famous by the Minnesota State Fair, chocolate chip cookies are an easy treat to enjoy at home. Make them from scratch for warm cookies fresh out of the oven or just toss back a few prepackaged cookies from the grocery store.
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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