We set our expectations to low, hoping to get drunk on free flowing champagne and throw down a few forkfuls of runny eggs. What we found was quite different. Main Street’s Casino and hotel lobby are surprisingly ornate, picturesque, and well worth the visit. Stop at the front desk for a detailed brochure and map of artifacts, antiques, and artworks displayed throughout the casino, all in amazingly beautiful condition.
Main Street houses Buffalo Bill’s private rail car, 1870 street lamps from Brussels, Victorian stained glass, mahogany woodwork, 1800-era chandeliers, and more. The Pièce de résistance: a large graffiti covered portion of the Berlin wall installed as the backsplash in the men’s restroom. Yes, you too can miss and piss on a piece of German history.
The brunch serves the usual buffet quality fare of breakfast, bbq, action stations, Mexican, Pacific Rim and more Saturdays and Sundays 7am-3pm. We highly recommend requesting Claudia’s section. A 14 year employee at Main Street, she captivated us with not only with fantastic service but tales of the casino’s history, including a possible haunting of the women’s bathroom (it was Halloween and all) and memories of the Berlin wall before it became a pissing post. She even politely alerted us when we were failing to keep up glass for glass with a nearby table.
The $11 all you can eat and drink got us in, but Claudia, the hotel’s elegant atmosphere and rich history will get us to go back. Ok, the champagne and cinnamon buns are still a big factor too. Main Street, you may very well have just become our favorite downtown casino. If you venture in, bring our favorite waitress some peanut butter cups and tell her we sent you.