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“LOTS OF GOOD STUFF... just always problems”
Review of Golden Corral

Golden Corral
Ranked #1,470 of 2,480 Restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The special items they have are always yummy, the prime rib was just excellent, as good as the $40 - $100 restaurants, butterfly shrimp real tasty, the usual sirloin steak they have is very good also. Sometimes the special that gets the cutting board while still very tasty, is cold if you don't get it right when it comes. The fried chicken is among the best of the commercial chicken places, and much of the rest is quite good when you catch it fresh. as expected there are mediocre items also, but they do have enough good stuff to make you want to come back. BUT..over a period of going there always seems to be problems, not all at same time, but a few each time go, just seems to be there: side meat dishes way over cooked, food old should be replaced, food not replaced quickly when emptied, out of plates, (also still dirty/wet plates), out of silverware, out of napkins, tables not cleaned quickly, ice cream machine not attended to, (its out of), toilets not cleaned, huge line and one cashier, sometimes extremely crowded (this shows how good it is, but go early or later to avoid, if it bothers you), squished food on floors, just to mention some of the problems. Most of the wait-folks were very nice, and you should tip them. But over all you get good tasty food, and that's what you remember, and why you will go back!!!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank s m
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

food taste , just average , at best ; food temperature was slightly above room temperature !

I would only return IF a microwave , operated by an EMPLOYEE , would be available
for me to have hot food.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Mac M
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Buffet's are on their way out, so this is one of those classic's. The food is average. Location is only reason to come here. Ponderosa buffet has better food for a better price.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Just what you would expect from a buffet, open air, free roaming. Food was plentiful. Much of the meat (ribs, brisket, etc) was over done, if not even burnt, almost to a point of not even looking edible. The flavor was tasty on the sirloin and the breaded shrimp. The salads and bakery items were tasty as well. Overall, it was just average if not mediocre. For $17 per person we could have gone to a nicer restaurant. I won't be going back again.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Sunlover534
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Seated promptly. Buffet clean and hot. Great variety, but the steak had so much fat and gristle in it it was almost impossible to eat.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mollyg551
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