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Golden Corral

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5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A lot of variety for a non-resort buffet.

Many of the comments on here stated "ordinary" food. DUH, it's a buffet! You want high-end, go to a fine-dining restaurant and pay $30. I like going here. Plus I get senior or military discounts. It has the most variety I've seen at a non-resort buffet. Prices are typical for a non-resort buffet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Jerry C
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United States
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I decided to try this establishment out of curiosity. Immediately noticed customers are herded (yes like animals) to a cashier that takes your money very ungrateful I might add. I then find a seat and go to get my food. I would say that about half of all the "clean" dishes are actually dirty. You then go to get your... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Many of the comments on here stated "ordinary" food. DUH, it's a buffet! You want high-end, go to a fine-dining restaurant and pay $30. I like going here. Plus I get senior or military discounts. It has the most variety I've seen at a non-resort buffet. Prices are typical for a non-resort buffet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

They have a large selection of food but to me most food prepared has a lack of flavor due to no seasoning. Nice large salad bar with fresh grilled chicken , baby shrimp, diced ham ,and steak strips. The biggest problem is getting the servers to bring more drinks

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Sicamous, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is the first time we had ever been to Golden Corral and we didn't know what to expect. The staff was very friendly and explained the process to us. The pot roast was so tender you could cut it with your fork. The soups were perfect. Everything tasted amazing. The variety of food was far more than we expected.... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was my first time going to Golden Corral, and I will definitely go back! All of the food was fresh and constantly being replenished. The salad bar portion itself was AWESOME! There were your standard salad items/toppings, but they also had big cut pieces of steak and chicken that I was able to put on my salad too. You... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This had been one of my favorite all you can eat places to eat. I asked for a military discount as they advertising raising money's for a military cause, they do not! I am a Vietnam era Marine. OK I still pay for dinner for my wife and I. The fried calamari was the worst I ever had. There were... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been to Golden Corral, and always find the same food. Very little change. The majority of the food is average, with the exception of the BBQ. There's plenty of seating, but the staff seems more geared to their own personal agendas than customer service. I can take it or leave it

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Tallebudgera, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have been to only one other Golden Corral and this one was very ordinary. Food was average, many of the same things twice. Overall presentation was a little grubby. Ladies toilets were disgusting, looked like they hadn't been cleaned in weeks. Wouldn't go back there again.

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Bishop, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have eaten at other Golden Corral's and found the others served better food. This one was very slow and refills in the food area and what was there seemed to be old. But our server was great. He had an excellent attitude and I will probably go back and give it another try just because we enjoyed him

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Yuk! This is the only word to describe this restaurant! sitting around watching TV and an ad for Golden Carrol came on - dinner $11.99. Got there and is $12.49! No ifs ands or buts! At 5:00Pm Friday night during Christmas shopping time and the place was empty.. Not a good sign. Salad bar run down and empty. Food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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