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Golden Corral

Eclectic
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5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
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10:45 am - 9:30 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

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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Trese M
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Bishop, California
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bishop, California
2 reviews
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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bakersfield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Cold Lake
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This restaurant is great if you want a variety of food to choose from. There was lots of room for a bigger group and the price was very reasonable. Lots of choices for children and very kid friendly!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you've never been to a Golden Corral, you're in for a treat. Have a little, have a lot. Either way, you're likely to find something that pleases. Food quality is good as far as buffet restaurants go, and the selection is fantastic. Buffets aren't for everybody. This is a little noisy and a big hit with families. Don't go... More 

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Vista, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

You will have variety of foods in a reasonable price. We've been going back here for that reason. Though in the last few visits, we've noticed how poor they will score for hiegine if they'll be spot-checked. Hope someone from the management is reading these feedback so they can do something about the overall cleanliness of the restaurant. It will... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The food was cold, must have been sitting out for a long period of time. The tables are very close together which made it difficult for my grandmother to get to the table. The service was ok but didn't come around much. There were lots of little kids running around and my grandma was almost knocked over and dropped her... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was cold, old and hard almost every dish we picked up was dirty. The waiter came by on a regular and was ok. The serving stations needed to be wiped down. I also don't see how you have a price for a buffet and the drink is not included.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

went to golden corral this was my second visit to one of them my first visit was in sprinfield ma and the place was dirty and food was not so great. decided to give the one in bakersfield a try since i was on vacation. food was ok but most of it looked like it had been sitting out for... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Delicious I'm never disappointed on the food maby just when I need a refill and it takes a long time to get one

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Bakersfield, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Seems different than the ones we like to visit as we drive on I-40. Quality appears to be lacking. Service is so-so. Price is great.

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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: Eclectic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?