The Choctaw Durant Casino Resort is a great place to consider if you’re looking for a quick, fun getaway
with great food options!
Just 90 mins from Dallas, Choctaw Casino Durant is a modern entertainment destination that offers everything from
luxurious accommodations, fun gaming options, spa experiences and some of the best food around
The 4-star AAA four diamond resort is owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma who
also own and operate several Native American casinos around the country.
Choctaw Durant Resort Rooms and Suites
Choctaw has several room types and suites in each of their towers. In fact, they recently renovated and
expanded their Sky Tower about two years ago. The standard rooms have convenient and comfy
accommodations you can expect in most hotels such as king/queen beds, desk and chair workspace and
The suites are great for those looking for a nice upgrade in space and additional amenities such as a
living area and a kitchen/kitchenette option. The Presidential Suite is the ultimate luxury suite with a
sweet view of Oklahoma outside the windows.
All Things FOOD at Choctaw Casino
And now the moment you’ve been waiting for, all about the many food options at Choctaw! I was so
impressed with the vast amount of food venues and bar options at the resort.
If you’re into chain establishments you certainly have many to choose from like Smashburger, Subway,
Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Papa John’s Pizza…and of course no entertainment venue is complete without
the crowd favorite, Starbucks!
New Food Hall at Choctaw Durant
Choctaw has a cool new food hall that showcases some great food choices for you to enjoy once you hit
it big at the casino! The venue features five different types of cuisine ranging from BBQ to Italian, with
Velvet Taco serving as the anchor and signature chain. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma says the
District Hall is designed as a modern communal space where guests can enjoy both great food and
artwork created by local tribal artists.
The first stop on my list was The Pit, a cozy BBQ spot serving brisket, sausage pork and BBQ bans, potato
salad and fried okra for sides. I had the BBQ Brisket sandwich, and it was delicious! The meat was
perfectly smoked, and the jalapeno roasted garlic aioli was a tasty touch to my sandwich, and yes, I
My sweet, smoky sandwich put me in the mood for some HEAT, so next up was South Hot Chicken. Their
chicken tenders are tasty and super crunchy which I loved, and the fries were hot and nicely salted.
There are several dipping sauces to choose from, the BBQ and Honey Mustard sauces were my favorite.
Don’t forget to try their Pecan Pie stuffed cookie, it’s a perfect end to your meal!
I stayed in the Sky Tower during my visit and was immediately attracted to Salt and Stone, a modern
Southern cuisine restaurant on the main floor that focuses on seasonal ingredients.
The “Salt” stands for specialty dishes from the sea and “Stone” references dishes from the land, both made will all fresh
ingredients. I’d heard that this was the place to be for a fantastic brunch, but my sweet tooth kicked as I
passed by, so I stopped in for some dessert.
Salt and Stone did not disappoint! My 2 favorites were the Banana Pudding Crème Pie (still dreaming of
this one), made of fresh pastry cream, bananas, whipped cream and vanilla wafers.
The Peach Cobbler Cheesecake was to die for also. I loved that it was chock full of fresh peaches on a tasty vanilla wafer
crust. Truly 2 of the best desserts I’ve had in a while.
The true feather in the cap of Choctaw Casino Durant is the 1832 Steakhouse. This is the signature
steakhouse for the casino and is also located in the Sky Tower. It’s everything you’d expect in a top-
notch steakhouse with a great selection of steaks, chops and various seafood dishes along with a full-
service bar and wine list.
What I Ate:
Fritto Misto -Masa crusted calamari paired with crawfish and shrimp with blistered peppers and
pink peppercorns for a nice salty pop.
Wedge Salad – served with black pepper bacon, Point Reyes blue cheese and heirloom tomatoes.
Pan Seared Chilean Bass – a nice slow poached seabass with a white truffle vichyssoise, shaved
pistachios and a celery and dill crema.
Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon – perfectly cooked and paired nicely with their house
Crispy Brussel Sprouts – I told the waiter about my absolute LOVE for a good brussels sprouts
dish, and she had the chef jazz up my order a bit by adding red peppers and jalapenos to my
side, crispy perfection!
I had an AMAZING time at Choctaw Casino Durant! It’s so easy to see why it’s such a popular
destination. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a quick vacation getaway while enjoying some tasty
restaurants along the way.
Choctaw Casino Durant
4216 S. Hwy 69/75
Durant OK 74701
*Disclaimer: My visit to Choctaw Casino was comped by the resort, all opinions stated are my own.*