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Golden Corral

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601 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5536
+1 847-531-7277
07:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor customer service at cashier upon arrival. Everything I touched was sticky. The place was not clean, floor, tables. Had to walk all over the place to find two forks. Refused to use their restrooms.

Thank iTeachHair
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Your standard buffet. Good selection of food. Some of the items are actually pretty good for it being a buffet. The grill area is decent as is the cook to order section. Changing special items and promotions. Busy location and it a bit messy. Staff works hard to keep your table cleared.

Thank Kevin F
Elgin, Illinois
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The food is good, the steaks are delicious. There is a good variety of food to choose from. Need more of a dessert selection.

Thank U8077HKlindah
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Here I am reviewing Golden Corral. It was a good thing I have low expectations when visiting cause if I went in with high expectations I would have felt let down. You have several different cuisines with each one having more sodium then the last. If you want to over indulge yourself on buffet quality food this is your place.

Thank Tim H
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

My wife, 3 year old and I had a coupon, so thought we would try this since its been around a while and seems to be busy at times. Not what I expected and not in a good way. Tables were not clean and had problem finding silverware. Also, the stations where the food was had spilled food all around... More 

Thank mrfone44
Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times. It is a good place to go when you are hungry, on a budget, and are looking for a variety of food. The buffet is self-serve -except for the drinks, and the service is rather poor - even when the place is not busy. The food is decent with a good variety... More 

Thank Zreebs
Deerfield, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Golden Corral provides a very big bang for your dining buck. The food is generally tasty. The management, at least at lunch, could be better. Far too often, items on the buffet are not filled in a timely fashion. The regular manager spends too much time in his office, when he should be out checking the line and mingling with... More 

Thank legalmaven
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Nothing special. It was buffet food that lacked any taste. Waitress was very friendly. Don't think I would return.

Thank sherrylewistown
West Dundee, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is the Worst place to eat. It started off nice when they first opened, but it has gone down hill. I went there last year and that was my last time I will ever go there.. NASTY. NASTY. NASTY..

Thank Paul B
Geneva, Illinois
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

The cost was very reasonable and they offer many variety of foods. They have everything to take care of your pallet. Meats, seafood, Italian, Chinese and several others. The deserts are plentiful.

Thank TonyG1941

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5536
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-531-7277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?