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5525 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2818
+1 941-761-0872
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Bracebridge, Canada
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this place has an senior early bird special daily 2 till 4 with a drink for $7.99 2017 price. The place is clean inside and out located on Cortez in west at the Walmart plaza, lots of free parking, the wash rooms still need some updating but not that bad.

Thank powell2765
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restraunt was very clean and the staff was great. They constantly were refilling drinks and no one ever ran out of their drink. The tator tots tasted like they had sat out then were heated again and the fried chicken was a little too well done. Everything else was great. Every time I went up to the buffet there... More 

Thank Brianna T
Troy, Michigan
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221 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is bad news unless you want to load up with sweet and a lot of carbohydrates. Just go to McDonalds or Burger King for better ambience.

Thank tlc248
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 4th visit to GC and each time I walk in the front door it smells like the someone just thought up. The smell reeks of vomit and it is hard to get an appetite after standing in line to pay. If you look down at the carpet you will notice the deplorable condition, and I sure the... More 

Thank Rick G
Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Looking forward to prime rib. Very disappointed because it was over cooked and tough. Other customers were complaining. Fried shrimp and fried chicken were overly greasy. The grease was sitting on top of the food. Veggies were loaded with salt and pepper. GC should let customers add their own seasonings. Mashed potatoes were inconsistent from runny to dry and thick... More 

1 Thank SharkieO
Bradenton, Florida
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159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The food was hot and fresh. A great variety of food. I really enjoyed the fried fish, sirloin, and pot roast. It was not over-crowded, and was a casual atmosphere. It was a quick, hot, sit down meal for the three of us.

Thank bittychicken
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My first visit to Golden Corral on Cortez Ave. I was a bit doubtful about a self-serve buffet, but the range of food and quality was very good indeed. The salad selections were very fresh. The pot roast moist and tasty. The pancakes - just like home made. The chocolate fountain was fun to dip marshmallows in and the whipped... More 

Thank DMOliver
Stanhope, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We attended a Christmas party outing at the Golden Corral , it is only the second time ata Golden Corral ever and I was willing to give them a second chance . The restaurant was clean and there was a good selection displayed in the buffet ,,, but ... The service given to myself and others at the carved turkey... More 

1 Thank Robert V
Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

To our surprise, it was better then expected. The steak was tender & tasty, the ribs were very good as were the fried shrimp. Of course there is the chocolate fountain with strawberries, worth the trip just for that :-)

Thank justbeachy777
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

$11.49 for almost everything. The "sirloin" steaks tasted great but lots of grizzle. Shrimp were great and all of the aegis that I tried were very good. There was also a great variety of desserts and salad stuff!!!

Thank BillDing7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5525 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-761-0872

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