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Golden Corral

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19120 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055-6935
+1 816-795-0875
10:45 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 10:45 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to love this place when it was in Blue Springs, MO. Then they shut it down and moved to Independence to a larger building. We walked in the other day and were almost repulsed with the clientele. In our family we always try to bathe and wash our hair during the week we eat out. Apparently that is... More 

1 Thank Jay L
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468 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

They advertised peel and eat shrimp yet I never found it. I asked a manager and was told it was on the salad bar. Well I must be blind and dumb because I sure could not find it. Neither could my wife and friends. It must be that new invisible shrimp. The service was Very SLOW and the bar was... More 

Thank OnTheGo64082
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is plenty of parking, except for the handicap. Our group went for dinner and happy to say the buffet was stocked well. The cleanliness was not quite up to par, though. They have reasonable prices and discounts for seniors, 60 and above. Food: Salad Bar - Well stocked Fried Chicken - moist inside crispy out Fried Shrimp - not... More 

Thank Patricia C
Independence, Missouri
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Golden Corral treats veterans and military people properly and that is why I continue to patronize them. However, the cleanliness of the establishment is spurious at best. I've gotten sick the last 2 times I've eaten there. The staff is lacking as well. Please do better, GC.

Thank Stharp48
Independence, Missouri
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Although not quite as spiffy as its Sedalia counterpart, this Missouri eatery is still worth a visit. The buffet is reasonably priced and the variety is extensive. They could use more parking for the handicapped.

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122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here for a long time but we will not be returning. The nicest thing about this place was the bathroom believe it or not! Our server was very nice but WAY overworked with too many tables. The food/eating area was filthy. Plates and silverware had food caked on them and I'm not talking about just one random... More 

Thank Tygerness
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We gathered with cousins for a reunion dinner (10 of us). There was a wide variety of different food to accommodate every taste. We were able to rearrange tables to seat all of us together. We laughed and quite frankly got a little loud but the staff never complained and were very attentive to our needs. It's a great place... More 

Thank Cindy M
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Golden Corral is a buffet about one notch below the buffet one would experience at a casino, and appropriately priced. Very good entrees, veggies, desserts and amazingly soft, succulent rolls. My only complaint was that the steak was essentially all gristle. But, the pork chops, fish, and other entrees were amazing. Coffee was brought to our table. Hot cobblers topped... More 

Thank Greg H
Independence, Missouri
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I keep telling myself I will never go back to Golden Corral and once every six months or so I find myself giving it another try. I keep hoping it will be like it was when it very first opened, but no such luck. We went on a Sunday, early and it was a mess. I feel like the restaurant... More 

Thank Gina D
Wamego, Kansas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Absolutely wonderful!!! The food was amazing our waitress Suzie was very good, never had an empty glass or dirty plate on our table for long! HUGE selection and variety of food!!! We will most definitely be back!!!

Thank Jenifer N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19120 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055-6935
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-795-0875

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