Club House at Presque Isle Downs
Club House at Presque Isle Downs

Club House at Presque Isle Downs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pidowns.com/
  • Phone: 8148668353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Dinner: Sunday- Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-90
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in Casino lots, shuttles available from lots to main entrance, Casino valet as well
A word from Club House at Presque Isle Downs
Offering a casual dining experience with an amazing view of the racetrack. Live entertainment featured every Friday & Saturday night.
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Club House at Presque Isle Downs reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Downs Clubhouse
    Brewmeister
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We plan a side trip to the Downs every year while on vacation. The food is outstandingly consistent and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow- dinner & horse racing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had a wonderful time with friends over the great dinner and watching the horse races. The table TV monitor's helped when the horses were out of view. It was a very fun evening with a great meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Club House at Presque Isle Downs reviews archive.
  • wrong table
    birdie
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Love this place...always have a good time....this was the first time I had made a reservation.....I did so online...the table they showed on the internet was not the table we had reserved.. Wanted one so we could see the racing, Asked the hostess, said she had never seen what was on the internet, but it was the table that was reserved and we could not move to a different one. For future reservations I will be talking to someone in person....Thank You
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOMEWHAT DISAAPOINTED
    FUSSYMISS
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    GUESS I EXPECTED SOMETHING NICER..WAITRESS WAS VERY NICE/SERVOCE WAS PRETTY GOOD. GUESS IT WAS MYCHOICE OF BEER BAtter fish, too greasy....oh wll..chociti martina was yummy except vodka was'nt not the best, was burny ....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healthy Eating!
    food4me
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I wish you had more food that wasn't fried and a few simple desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was very good. service
    Judy
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    food was very good. service was slow, poor girls tried hard but did not have enough help !! service has been slow every time that we've been there (we had a group of 6)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends at the Races
    wmnos
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    We did not get the tables we had asked for. At first we were disappointed but then realized they were just as good for viewing the races. The food was very, very good and the wait staff friendly and observant to our needs. All in all, it was a wonderful night of entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    funwithfriends
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Service was great. Love to watch the horse races and share with friends in the excitement!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sitting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    There were MANY empty tables, and 15 mins. after we were seating they sat a party with a BABY and a TOOTLE, right next to us. I think if there were 8 other tables, WHY. The baby cried and the TOOTLE scream at the horses. If fact they should have NOT be able to be seated in that restaurant.. I was glad when they left to go outside to see the horse, they should have done that to begin with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress was fantastic.
    butch
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Our waitress was fantastic. It was her last day of work before returning to college and she treated us like we were the king and queen of England!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horses & Food
    Bill
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Great place to watch the horses and enjoy good food. We ate in the dining room and the prime rib buffet. The buffet was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Way To Watch Horse Racing
    Richard127
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    This is the best place I know of in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio to watch the horse races, and they are our favorites, the thoroughbreds. They have great food at a reasonable price, with excellent beer on tap, and any mixed drink you could want. There is easy access to betting windows and rest rooms. Excellent service and friendly workers. The Club House is awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racetrack Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    This restaurant overlooks the race track at Presque Isle Downs so you can watch the races while having dinner. The food is well prepared and inexpensive. $20 for a 8oz. Filet with potato and vegetable; $15 for a 10 oz. Strip Steak; all cooked to order. These are not steak house quality items but are of very good quality and an excellent value. The Rack of Ribs is also a good buy at $20, served with a sweet and mildly spicy sauce. Great sandwiches and appitizers are also available. Same menu lunch or dinner. The staff is well trained and the service is flawless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    SrG42
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    We went as first timers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and even ran into friends. Our server and the other servers in our area were very personable and fun. We would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Spot
    Funforall
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The restaurant along with the racing cards make this a great night out with a group or just my wife and I. The food and refreshments are always tasteful and inexpensive. A great 3 to 4 hour fun spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had 5:15 reservation and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I had 5:15 reservation and I told there was a private party till 6:15 and I couldn't be seated till then. I was told there was a mistake but I would just have to wait, and the hostess said I would have to fine something else to do till 6:15. I walked around the Casino and gambled for 10 minutes, when the hostess tracked me down on the floor, and said she rechecked and I could be seated earlier. The quality of the food has gone down. The Clubhouse food used to be the best, both of our dinners were over cooked. The restaurant was almost empty I can understand over cooked food. Our waitress never checked on us, I had to wave her down to get a second drink.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service. Although
    jodi
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Good food and service. Although I made my reservation through your site and the restaurant had no information about it. We were seated timely in spite of them not expecting us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My reservation wasn't received
    Lucky
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    When I arrived I was told I didn't have a reservation. Luckily I still had my confirmation on my phone. Luckily they weren't busy and I got a great table to watch the horse races.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at the Races
    PegA
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Our party of 3 adults enjoyed our dinner at the Presque Isle Racetrack, in the Clubhouse. Being able to see the horse races, visit with friends, and enjoy a good meal is great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Night
    Snowbirds
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We enjoy watching the races in the Club House. Our waitress was very good. Now if we had only won some money.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Curious at Best
    Topsz2
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    I was told that Open Table Customers get last chance at all good tables. I made reservations 6 weeks in advance and was put in a bad table until I complained.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved the day at the races
    Lefty
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Have been to Harrisburg and Erie for the horse races and enjoy the service, atmoshpere and overall experince in Erie much better! Will come back many times over the summer of 2013!!!! Thanks much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor waitress was very overworked!!
    Judy
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Poor waitress was very overworked!!!! not enough help. Kitchen slow but we watched races so time waiting wasn't too bad. When food finally arrived it was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was nice to be able to
    debbie
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    It was nice to be able to watch the racing without being rushed . The food choice was fairly good and came out nice and hot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun!
    Casinogal
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Enjoyed a nice delicious dinner, with a super track view ! Quiet, yet fun evening -got to some great races without getting wet!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible experience
    joan
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Worst dinner ever. Food was fair at best. Service awful, server brought appetizer and one minute later the dinner salads and dinner,how the food was cooked that fast i do not know. No drink refills or any communication. Avoid this place,,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oldie and Goodie
    food4me
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    I have tried almost everything on the menu and the only dish that wasn't A+ was the pulled pork, rather dry and not much flavor. The wait staff is very helpful and extremely pleasant. I recommend this restaurant to any one who goes to the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    darkeller
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Tthis was our first time at the Club House, or at Presque Isle. First, reservations were made in advance easily, and since we decided to dine earlier than expected, there was no problem. I thought the food was very good, and the prices reasonable. I didn't get a real connection with our waitress (needs to be friendlier) but the service was average, which is OK with me. I would probably have liked to have seating that overlooked the racetrack, as that was one of the reasons we were there for. I have no doubt that had I requested it, I would have been moved. You want to ask your diners when they come in. Some want to watch, others don't. I would consider it a decent experience, and with a little effort could be a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy floor
    szyq
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food and service was great, but the congestion at the wagering windows was horrible. That really needs to be changed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD - LARGE PORTIONS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    GREAT FOOD - LARGE PORTIONS - GREAT FRIENDLY SERVICE GOODTIME HAD BY ALL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have an overall fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    Fun to be had overlooking the horse racing track...bring a group and enjoy casual betting and decent food. Steaks are delicious, but the buffet could use more choices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great evening, except being
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2011
    A great evening, except being marred by the terrible track event, which put a real downer on the remainder of an otherwise enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Night Out, All Year Long!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    Two thumbs up: good food, something for every taste and appetite. Great service and a fun exciting ambience with the horse racing. The new manager is a real keeper. The difference in the staff attitude is palpable. More relaxed, friendly and client-centered.:) This was a girls' night out and multiple birthdays celebration, and the last week of live racing. Brett was our server, and the perfect combination of professional and personal.So much fun, but still all about service. The place was always fun, because you can still watch and bet on the races broadcating live all year. With this new "attitude", we plan to get there often this winter! We're definitely thinking about it for our office Christmas party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We eat in the Clubhouse just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    We eat in the Clubhouse just about every Friday night during racing season.The food in consistant and the service is always good.Taking the french onion soup off the menu was a Big mistake.Dave Anthony
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a fun evening and enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    We had a fun evening and enjoyed the food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    Service was excellent but the buffet ?????? Beef was very dry and tasteless. Rest was so-so. Desserts were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burgers were dry, not even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    Burgers were dry, not even in the center of the bun. Food looked thrown on plate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu selections along
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Great menu selections along with attentive service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was surprised about limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Was surprised about limited menu. We went ther a few years ago and they had a much larger selection of food. Food was not hot. But it tasted good. Loved the large baked potato.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food were very
    lasvegasfoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    Service and food were very good. Booth was comfortable. Not the first time eating here and it won't be the last. The trip takes approximately 1 1/2 hours but we all enjoyed the meal and the gaming facility.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet