Silver Dollar City Sampling Events

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$30 and under
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Wonder Food Dinner:
April 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
Get ready as Silver Dollar City’s NEW Festival Of Wonder presents an incredible collection of one-of-a-kind, over-the-top culinary creations from The Foods Of Wonder.

Bluegrass and BBQ Feast
May 5-6th, 12-13th, 19-20th, & 26-28th
Experience the top names in Bluegrass music across the stages of Silver Dollar City and enjoy the tastes of the midwest’s best bbq in a unique sampling event offering you the best of the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival!

Mother's Day All Day Brunch
May 14th
Reserve your seats in the Reunion Hall for a special premium brunch with mom where you’ll feast on a wonderful selection of our most famous food!

Father's Day Feast
June 18th
We’re rolling out the red carpet with a NEW Father’s Day Feast in the Reunion Hall with all your BBQ favorites picnic-style.
What 26 People Are Saying
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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed our dinner at the BBQ sampling. Mac & cheese was amazing! Everything tasted good and there was plenty of food. Daughter loved the desserts so much she had one of each. Ladies who served and waited on us were all very friendly, helpful and kind. Atmosphere was perfect in providing a nice family dinner for us.

F
Springfield
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was very disappointing for the price. Staff was moving around tables and chairs the whole time we were there. We'll not easy there again.

DB
Springfield
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent food, but definitely not homemade, which is the impression they give. It was a fun experience & there was friendly service, but a bit expensive for what is provided. They should come down about $10 on the price per person because it's obviously not worth $22 per person. This buffet definitely caused buyers remorse.

h
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food. We were here for Mother's Day Brunch. We had a wonderful time. The servers were so nice. Enjoyed everything about our visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed in the BBQ sampling event. The food at the event was not nearly as good as we expected it to be. The chicken was very dry and the ribs were tough. The pulled pork was greasy. The brisket and the sides were good. Our service was minimal, no checking for refills, etc. We attend many events at Silver Dollar City. We would not attend another sampling event based on the quality of food at this one.

MR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was a rainy day so only 3 of the party showed up and we were able to attend the buffet early. However, the food was disappointing for the price. Most of the food on the buffet was cold and seems to sitting there a while.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good, not worth the price. Nothing indicates the price of the food until you go to the checkout. The server was excellent however one of the ladies bringing the food out was kind of rude.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 1

Just wasn't our thing. The selections of food was not to our taste. Great atmosphere and exceptional service by our server.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed this! If you are looking for a "Golden Corral" type buffet, this is probably not for you. But, if you are like me and have always wanted to try as many of the new Silver Dollar City foods as possible, it is great! I went late in the day, and there was one item that had run out, but there were other items available that weren't listed on the menu, so it was not a problem for me. It is served buffet style and you can eat as much as you want.

C
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I would definitely not recommend this sampling event. The food was prepared in a buffet style manner and was not even close to fresh. We could tell that most items would have been good if served fresh but had been sitting under warmers for quite some time. This was a huge disappointment and was very overpriced for the quality that was given.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Our family thoroughly enjoys SDC, but the food at this sampling event was not good. I was able to eat my salad and enjoy that, but that is about the extent of it. I feel that our money would have been better spent just eating at one of the stands in the park. I will not spend any more money on sampling events at SDC, and I will tell my friends and family to avoid it as well. The price was just way too high for the quality of food. Typically, I really enjoy the food at SDC, and this experience will not stop us from further enjoying the theme park!

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The food wasn't really suited for a Buffet. I'm sure it would have been better cooked and served as soon as it was ready. I did enjoy sampling the shark steak and alligator, had I liked them, they were alright from the buffet. They ran out of the only thing my grandkids liked. I had only allowed them one small serving to try and see what they liked and told them they could go back for more of what they liked. so they ended up at the desserts without really having a meal. I spent more than I usually do thinking it would be a treat but was disappointed.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On the web site there was no location or cost mentioned. Had hard time finding the location.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Service was great; food was good; ran out of something, but very professional all the same.

MK
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great idea! Looking forward to the next festival sampling..

J
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server kept bringing me root beer instead of coke but it's ok. She kept glasses filled and everyone had a great time.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you are coming to this festival you must take advantage of this dining option to try all the creative foods here. Pleasantly surprised. Don't let the reservation line deter you as many people don't show up. This was awesome!

SD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Not good for $21 a person. I would rather eat at a Golden Corral buffet. The food was marginal and expensive, but what should I have expected from a theme park? Overpriced and underwhelming. Never again.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It was not wow... but the service was great. Sdc is hardly ever sub par... the wow food table was a disappointment.

NM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I was very disappointed in the food and it advertised that there would be crawfish at the tasting... there was not any on the Buffett. I didn't feel that the food was worth the price. The only thing that was great was the key lime cupcakes.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Was horribly disappointed. This was the first time in 25 years that have been let down by SDC. The food was far below standards, nor did it match what had been advertised online. The whole reason for paying 21 dollars a person was to sample the cusines brought in for the festival, only a few things were actually on the buffet. Most of which was disgusting, everyone in our party left fighting waves of nausea. All in all we felt ripped off with the whole experience.

MM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The salads and grilled cheese sandwiches were really good, but everything else was pretty much a disappointment. The "hot" entrees were lukewarm and/or bland, and the cupcakes were dry. The online description had us all thinking the $22/ person might just be worth it, but we all agreed it would have made a lot more sense at $15/person. That said, we will avoid SDC's sampling events in the future. They don't seem to know how to price it appropriately or how to pull it off successfully.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately, the food was terrible. I imagine it would have been good if it were fresh or hot but there was not ONE THING that was hot or fresh. Everything was cool in nature. My husband I were both worried that we would get sick. If you have kids that are picky eaters, DO NOT come here for this "buffet" unless they like cold hamburger wrapped hot dogs, cold alligator or frog legs, and desserts cut in quarters. Truly the best part was probably the salad. We would have gotten up and left had we not committed ourselves to a $50 dinner. Save your money...eat elsewhere!!!

s
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Did not have all the foods listed. Most was cold, or lukewarm.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Didn't offer everything that was supposed to be offered. Food was not hot....lukewarm at best.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We booked this meal for the sampling event as part of the festival. Once we got inside, we were very disappointed of the quality of food. The majority of "hot" food was not hot, and it reminded us of a normal salad bar menu, that was just spruced up. Definitely not worth the 21.00 price tag. Would not recommend this. Would not attend again. The food throughout the park was much better quality and was hot.

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