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Golden Corral

101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy E, Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 682-0150
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Ranked #43 of 68 restaurants in Pelham
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Helena, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been to more than one of these restaurants. Terrible and not worth the calories. There is lots of food but not tasty. All taste alike. When trying to get some Romaine Lettuce...they were out...I ask if there was more and didn't get a good response from the employee. Seems I was "bugging them." Wasn't much else that looked healthy... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Our server was a great asset to this restaurant! She was kind and efficient. However, like others before me, I echo that this place stinks- literally! The carpets smell soured, and the bathroom was gross. The food was good & so was the quantity, but the cleanliness wasn't there.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

While the value may be considered high if you consider the poorly maintained food bars it's not a great value. The vegtables taste fresh out of the can. The salad bar was a mess. Self service does not lend itself to a kept setting. We went during steak time and recipients of steak similar to shoe leather. Redeeming value with... More

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Alabaster, Alabama, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Fair quality but plenty of food. Don't go on a Sunday following church services. Any other time is good.

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Jackson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was busy and the "chocolate fountain" was not being monitored very well. There were no plates at one time and we had to wait on clean plates before eating.

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Columbus, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I travel to Birmingham frequently and I eat at this location regularly. The selection is expanding and the food is always fresh. To me, buffets are good because I can choose the quantity of my favorites. Service (refills, etc) is adequate.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Tradition for twelve years when we come to Oak Mountain for the 50K trail run...we carbo load at 5PM at Golden Corral....all of fellow runners assemble from around the region at the designated time and place......last year was a disappointment in that the food selection was redundant and overheated leaving some food overcooked/dried up. We chocked it up to one... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Bland. Tasteless. Dirty. Over crowded. If there were a fire in this place, you would have a very difficult time getting out. People act like they have never ate before! There is absolutely no order whatsoever. I'm not a fan of buffet type food to begin with. BUT, parents letting their children serve themselves is unthinkable! There is food constantly... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I used to eat at golden corral years ago with my mother. But now I eat alone. The servers treat you with just as much kindness being one person, as they do a large table (with a potentially bigger tip). Even though it is a self serve buffet, you will appreciate the servers because they refill your drink & clear... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is very well known buffet restaurant and is large also.. It has lots of choices in salad, veggie,hot items, meat and even stak on the buffet line.The desrt bar area was very delicious.

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