Looking to plan the ultimate Casino Rama Restaurants & Entertainment getaway?
The famous casino outside of Orillia is home to a luxury hotel, full-service spa, world-class theatre offering stand up comedy shows and music concerts, diversity of restaurants and plenty of gaming for poker and roulette aficionados.
We suggest planning your stay around the Casino Rama Entertainment schedule. Find an act you’d love to see then fill your weekend with spa treatments, outdoor adventures and a few swings of the one armed bandit (if you’re feeling lucky).
Be sure to book breakfast, lunch, and dinner reservations at your favourite Casino Rama restaurants well in advance, especially on busy weekends when rock stars are coming to town!
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Celebrating its 26th year in the summer of 2022, Casino Rama Resort is Ontario’s only First Nations resort casino.
Over the years it has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class entertainment and events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 1,750 slot machines, more than 45 gaming tables, variety of unique restaurants (from casual buffet to fine dining), a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 292-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities.
Casino Rama Resort is located a short 90 minute drive north of Toronto on Rama First Nation. The property was built and designed to pay homage to the culture and proud heritage of Rama First Nation.
Casino Rama Resort has earned a reputation as being ‘the premier entertainment destination’ in Ontario cottage country, where some of the biggest live acts in the world have graced its stage: from Ringo Starr to The Tragically Hip, Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Peters, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood and Melissa Etheridge.
Casino Rama Resort definitely makes a visit to Orillia one of the best weekend getaways from Toronto!
Casino Rama Hotel
Looking to book a few Casino Rama hotel nights?
Casino Rama Resort is a luxury all-suite hotel, inspired by the classic Muskoka lakeside cottage.
Each of the hotel’s 292 suites are spacious and cozy, featuring plush, comfortable bedding and your choice of double or king-sized beds. Suites are also equipped with full living area with additional seating, gas fireplace, flat screen television and free WIFI.
Casino Rama Hotel guests can also enjoy an indoor salt water horizon pool, adults-only fitness facility, and shopping at The Gathering Place featuring indigenous art galleries and gift shops.
Some of the hotel’s most luxurious suites include access to a private elevator, jacuzzi tub, marble bathrooms and gas fireplace.
Casino Rama Restaurants
If you’ve vacationed in Vegas you’ll know that some of the most memorable moments at a casino hotel are enjoyed at its restaurants.
If you’re spending a weekend gaming in Orillia we suggest booking your meals at the best Casino Rama Restaurants.
The resort has plenty of dining options for every budget and occasion. You’ll find casual buffets, fine dining steak house feasts and a cozy fireside cocktail bar.
Wondering what Casino Rama Restaurants serve the best brunch?
The Weirs is a breakfast favourite that provides sit-down service in a comfortable and casual setting from 7am-12pm each day.
The restaurant dining room is circular in shape and is meant to appear as though you are eating inside an indigenous fish trap called a weir.
The Casino Rama breakfast restaurant is located across from the hotel’s front desk and main lobby. Rushing water from the nearby waterfall splashes around the exterior of the restaurant so guests arrive by skipping over a petite bridge.
There are plenty of healthy breakfast options at The Weirs such as traditional oatmeal, seasonal berry bowl and omelettes. If you’re not calorie counting and arrive on an empty stomach we suggest the Ultimate Rama Breakfast.
- Weirs Breakfast: two eggs any style, home fries, toast, choice of bacon, breakfast ham or sausage, coffee or tea
- Steak & Eggs: 6 oz New York Striploin, two sunny side eggs any style, home fries, toast
- Buttermilk Pancakes: whipped butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup
- French Toast: challah bread dipped in cinnamon and vanilla powdered sugar with maple syrup
- Ultimate Rama Breakfast: 2 pancakes, 2 eggs any style, bacon, sausage, peameal bacon, mushrooms, cheesy home fries, toat, coffee or tea
Simcoe Yard House
Are you a sports fan looking for the best Casino Rama Restaurants?
Simcoe Yard House is the resort’s casual sports bar and gastropub. The indoor patio stretches out over the gaming floor so it’s the perfect spot for people watching. You’ll also find big screen TVs that are perfect for watching live sporting events.
Most Friday and Saturday nights Simcoe Yard House offers live entertainment from musicians like Trevor Dubois and the Ben Hudson Duo.
Wag your finger down the Simcoe Yard House menu and you’ll find classic gastro pub fare such as nachos, burgers, pizza, and wings.
- Firecracker Shrimp: pan seared shrimp, peppers, sourdough crostini, calabrese salami
- Yard House Nachos: taco beef, queso cheese sauce, nacho cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, jalapeno peppers, sour cream
- Chicken Parmigiana: breaded chicken breast, mozzarella, spaghetti in tomato sauce
- Yard House Burger: lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet pickle, mayo, classic bun, french fries
- Beer Battered Fish & Chips: haddock fillet, tartar sauce, lemon, french fries
Looking for the best Casino Rama Restaurants to enjoy a finely muddled craft cocktail?
Firestarter Lounge is located just off the hotel lobby across from Weirs Restaurant. The cozy cocktail lounge has a large and welcoming fireplace and comfy leather couches.
The resort’s open concept lounge overlooks the lobby and is typically open on show nights. We suggest grabbing a drink here before or after a concert.
In the cold winter months grab a seat on a plush couch and keep warm by the fire. It’s the perfect nook for bookworms and those who have a penchant for people watching.
St. Germain’s Steakhouse
Looking for the best Casino Rama restaurants to celebrate a special occasion?
St. Germain’s is ranked as one of Orillia’s best restaurants. The premier steak house is named after Rama First Nation community member, George St. Germain. It was St. Germain who, back in the early 1980s, had a dream that one day his community could build a casino like the ones on tribal land in the U.S.
St. Germain’s Steakhouse serves AAA Alberta beef as part of a menu that boasts succulent cuts of rib eye, tenderloin, striploin and porterhouse.
The seafood options range from lobster straight out of the tank to sea bass and salmon. Pair your fine dining feast with a selection from the sommelier’s award winning wine list, and finish it off with a decadent dessert.
- Steakhouse Salad: iceberg lettuce, smoked bacon, tomato, avocado, red onion, hard boiled egg, cucumber, 1000 island dressing
- Smoked Salmon: sliced Norwegian smoked salmon, capers, citrus cream cheese, red onion, sourdough toast
- Rib Eye Steak: warm potato salad, chimichurri, vine ripened cherry tomatoes, watercress
- Lake Erie Pickerel & Shrimp: nut brown butter, lemon, capers, crouton, parsley
- Grilled Pork Chop: apricot chutney, cauliflower puree, brussel sprouts
Casino Rama Entertainment Year Round
You can enjoy Casino Rama Entertainment 365 days a year as the popular resort near Orillia is located in a four seasons travel destination.
Located in one of Ontario’s most picturesque cottage country regions, Casino Rama Resort is ideally located near shimmering lakes and rivers. Some of the best boating and water sports in Canada can be found here, as Orillia Lake Country is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
If you’re visiting Casino Rama Resort in the summer you can enjoy a day at the beach or rent a kayak or paddle board. There are also plenty of scenic cycling trails offering breathtaking views in the fall when the trees transform into a kaleidoscope of red, orange and yellow.
The resort is also located on snowmobile trails and offers dedicated snowmobile parking for hotel guests during the winter. The casino is also a short drive from Horseshoe Resort, perfect for those looking to enjoy a day of snowboarding or skiing.
The Casino Rama Entertainment Centre is the crown jewel of the resort, offering seating for 5,000 guests. Famous bands have performed concerts here over the years as well as giggle-inducing stand up comedians. Tickets are sold to anyone 12 years of age or older.
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Casino Rama Spa
The Casino Rama Spa is a must-visit for any romantic couples looking for relaxing weekend getaway in Orillia.
The resort’s Balance Life Spa is a full-service spa offering massages, facials, mani/pedi, body wraps and more!
Wrap yourself in a white robe, and skip over to the elevator in your comfiest slippers. You’ll find the Casino Rama Spa on the 3rd floor of the hotel, an oasis of quiet calm for those looking to rest and relax on holiday.
The ultimate Casino Rama Entertainment for adults is a full day of luxurious body treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy sauna and eucalyptus steam rooms, indoor salt water horizon pool and hot tub, and an outdoor rooftop patio in the warm summer months.
Treatments include complimentary use of the spa facilities. You’re welcome to bring a guest but note a minimum of $45 in services must be booked for non-hotel guests to use the spa facilities.
Concert at Casino Rama
The Casino Rama Entertainment Centre seats a whopping 5,000 people. The state of the art entertainment facility offers a stage to world class musical acts in an intimate setting.
Some of Casino Rama Resort’s past musical acts that played sold out concerts include Avril Lavigne, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Aqua, Alanis Morissette, The Beach Boys, Marie Osmond, Our Lady Peace, Ice Cube, Weezer, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Olivia Newton John, Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton and Melissa Etheridge.
You can enjoy a concert at Casino Rama Resort year round, check the Casino Rama Entertainment Calendar monthly for new updates.
Casino Rama Shows
Those looking for unique Casino Rama Entertainment beyond the music scene also have plenty of options.
Some of the most popular Casino Rama Shows have featured stand up comedians, magicians and even mediums! Some of our favourite past Casino Rama Shows include Jeff Foxworthy, Louie Anderson, Jay Leno, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium, David Copperfield, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock and Trevor Noah.
The resort has also played home to shows such as Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer, The Price is Right Live and world-class sporting events like boxing and MMA.
Casino Rama Gaming
You can easily spend an entire weekend at Casino Rama Resort without spending a cent gambling. If you’re looking to try your luck there are plenty of options on the resort’s 24/7 gaming floor.
Casino Rama Gaming lovers can play over 1,750 slot machines, more than 45 gaming tables including 6 poker tables and new E-tables. If you’re visiting on a cold or rainy day, a few hours spent playing poker is one of the best things to do in Orillia.
We recommend beginners try their hand at Texas Hold’em Poker, Baccarat, Blackjack, or Roulette. For experts looking to bet higher stakes, visit the luxurious High Limits Room to play high-limit Baccarat and Blackjack.
Casino Rama Indigenous History
The Chippewas of Rama First Nation were originally part of a larger community known as the Chippewas of Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron, of which Chief William Yellowhead was recognized as principal chief.
Mary-Anne Willsey from Rama First Nation shared, “As hunter-gatherers, our traditional lifestyle involved following deer herd movements in the autumn and winter months to the West, East, and North points of Ontario. Summer months were spent in settlements at places now known as Atherley, Orillia and Coldwater.”
In the 1830’s, on behalf of the Crown, Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Colborne set aside a clearing of approximately 10,000 acres for Rama First Nation, between the Narrows (where Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe meet) and Coldwater.
Fast forward over a century later, Casino Rama Resort opened its doors on July 31, 1996.
The launch of the impressive casino was a dream come true for Rama First Nation. The Chippewas of Rama First Nation were chosen as the host community for Ontario’s first gaming resort bringing 3500 jobs to Orillia region and over 10,000 visitors a year!
The resort has celebrated its indigenous roots by hosting First Nation performers like Buffy St Marie, Susan Aglukark and World Champion Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand.
Looking to learn more about Ontario’s indigenous culture?
The Gathering Place Stores in Casino Rama Resort showcase works by First Nation artisans and painters. Rama Country Market, just across from the casino, is another great place to find original art, prints, cards handcrafts from Rama First Nation artists.
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