Even if you are not a gambler it is a good idea to still get an Encore card because it can save you a few dollars at The Buffet. Encore cards are free and you just need a piece of ID to register usually at the casino customer service. I already had my Encore card and was ready to save.
The breakfast buffet is from 6:30am - 10:30am so it is a morning buffet. It is also cheaper because of this and is only $19.95 or $17.96 with an Encore card. At the breakfast buffet they have coffee or tea and the assortment of juices. They had an omlette station and fresh egg station, sausages, bacon, hash browns and your traditional Canadian breakfast. They also had the Asian style breakfast with dim sum, rice rolls, and congee. That is truly what I liked best. The variety of the breakfast food. Normally you have to choose between one or the other. In this case there was no fighting over what type of breakfast joint to go to. Everyone wins. Being Chinese Canadian I had two plates and ate the best of both worlds. I had my Asian style breakfast and then the Canadian breakfast for dessert! It is perfect for getting together with picky eaters because everyone can go back and have whatever they want and it spend time together.
An added bonus is that the daytime view of The Buffet at the River Rock Casino Resort is quite beautiful even on a cloudy day it is possible to see the boats moored on the water.