River Spirit Casino - Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Tulsa, Oklahoma


March 2009

2500 meals/day

Central Production Kitchen
Sports Bar
Casino Lounge
VIP Lounge
Casino Service Bars
Employee Dining Room

The 300,000 square foot casino replaced an existing casino along the Arkansas River. The food and beverage venues include a 400 seat buffet, a 180 seat steakhouse, a 90 seat cafe, a 75 seat sports bar, and a 153 seat entertainment lounge. The buffet has seven action cooking stations including comfort food, BBQ, Italian, International and Asian as well as separate stations for salad and desserts. The buffet stations can be easily converted to seafood and other themed buffets. The steakhouse provides an intimate dining environment and the cafe provides a quick dining option.

The buffet, cafe, steakhouse and employee dining room are supported by a central production kitchen which includes a small warehouse, bakery, garden manager, soup/sauce production, buffet cooking and dishroom. The cafe includes its own cooking line, storage and sanitation areas. The sports bar allows casino patrons to check the score or watch a game while still being close to the gaming floor. There is a 69 seat VIP lounge with bar, buffet and support pantry. Three double service bars provide drink service to the gaming floor.

Architect: Cuningham Group