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MGM Grand at Foxwoods

The MGM Grand opened in May of 2008. They built the new hotel, casino and theatre and can now attract some really big acts. New Kids on the Block (or as Warren calls them, Old men on the cube) were playing 2 nights there.

Seinfeld, Adamhow Lambert, Willie Nelson, Kelly Clarkson, Heart, Brad Garrett, Jeff Beck, and many others have and will headlined here.


They have also added a night club - Shrine - which was packed on the Saturday night.


There is an Apple Authorized store here as well as some other shopping options.


Check out this video to get a better idea of what the MGM at Foxwoods offers:


Foxwoods Casino

Foxwoods is actually a series of 6 casinos. You can find all of the usual table games in the main casinos and the most slot machines in any casino in North America, if not the world. Bring your walking shoes!


I spent many hours in the WPT Poker Room, under the Rainmaker casino. The poker room is third largest in North America, and extremely well run. You can find many different poker games and tournaments running throughout the day.


Foxwoods Resort and Casino started out as a Bingo Hall in 1986. It stays true to that history by offering Bingo in the 5000 seat bingo hall.


Photography is not allowed in the casinos, so I have included the Foxwoods casino video below so you can get an idea of the resort.


The casino was pretty busy on Saturday night but thinned out on Sunday and Monday.



Dining at Foxwoods and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods

We were surprised and very happy with the many different dining options at Foxwoods and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods.


You can find anything from Nathans Hotdogs and Panera Bread to the Festival Buffet to Craftsteak and Sushi.


There is a Juniors (yummy muffins!), Hard Rock Cafe, a California Pizza Kitchen, and a Fuddruckers.


MGM Grand at Foxwoods


You will find sushi, Chinese, Italian, steak houses and noodles.


We ate breakfasts at the Veranda Cafe in the Grand Pequot Tower. The food was really good, but the service was a little slow.


We also had lunch at the Golden Dragon and the California Pizza Kitchen. Both were really great.


We had sushi at Shrine at the MGM and our anniversary dinner was at Craftsteak.

We have eaten at Craftsteak in Las Vegas and were not all that impressed. But we thought we would try it with our friends. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals we have had. The steak was fantastic, as was the Caesar Salad. We loved it so much, Warren and I went back on our last night.


We totally recommend the MGM Grand at Foxwoods and the Foxwood Resort and Casino as a great idea for excellent Romantic Vacations.

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