Monday, October 4, 2010

Paula Deen's Buffet & Gift Shop in Tunica

Last week I enjoyed a 3 day, 2 night girls trip to Tunica, MS.  We went for the games, of course, but just had to eat at the Paula Deen Buffet inside Harrah's casino.  

I snapped a few photos in the buffet because it is a site to see and a feast to eat!  I am going to apologize in advance for my lousy pictures.  I didn't have my camera so my cell phone had to do.  If you squint they might look a little better but I don't know about that :)

The entrance to the buffet and amazing gift shop is through this front porch area.  It is really something to see - they basically made it look like the outside of a house inside the casino!!

This is the first thing you see when you enter the gift shop - a huge Christmas tree all decked out for the holidays!  Honestly it made me want to burst out in "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" but my friends made me refrain from doing so.  The gift shop is filled with things all of us southern girls love!

I love their creative way of displaying items for sale in the store.  This old stove looks just like the one Paula cooks on at home!

Paula always has pretty dishes in her shops, like these with roosters on them.  I love me some roosters!  If I wasn't saving my money to give to the casino's black jack dealers I certainly would have bought a few!
I did manage to buy a little souvenir for myself, a little coffee themed plate to sit next to my coffee pot. I'll show it to you later.  (Can you tell where I was when I took this picture??)

And then there is the buffet.  You just have to see it to believe all the wonderful southern food!  In addition to Uncle Bubba's Oyster House station there was Little Jack's Corner, The Lady and Son's, The Smoke House, and other stations with out of this world food!

The rotisserie chicken was to die for!  Love the way they keep them cooking behind the buffet.  So cool!

Now I am not a sweet eater but my girl friends went crazy over Paula's desserts.  There were so many to choose from!  The presentation was down-right sinful - even made me want to get something!

This is one of the many dining rooms - I loved all the light fixtures throughout the buffet.  In fact all the decor was beautiful!  Paula sure knows how to set the stage!

If you get a chance to go to Tunica save some of your money for the buffet and gift shop - I promise it is so worth it!  By the way, I am not a big gambler but I do love to play games!  I doubled my money (which, trust me was not very much) between black jack, 3 card poker, let it ride and a 10 minute slot tournament.  I had a blast and hope to go again with my mother in law in November.  I'll be saving my money and my appetite until then!

Oh yeah, here is the little souvenir I told you about. Red and coffee are two of my favorite things and if anyone wants to pay me a $1 a cup I will be a happy camper!!  I am not crazy about the stand but it is all I had on hand.  I need to get a new one next time I'm at Hobby Lobby!

Thanks for stopping by Y'all!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We ate there when we were in Tunica. We thought the food there was better than in her place in Savannah. I loved her shop, but not the prices.

Val said...

How fun!! I would love to go there.