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Golden Corral

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5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
6618347224
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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, Breakfast

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  • 9
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 2
    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
Want variety? Here's your place!

Lately I've been trying to keep it veggie. Golden Coral makes it simple. Between the well-stocked salad bar and the many veggie choices I can easily 'keep it skinny'. If you're not on a diet there's Italian, Asian, Mexican and American dishes. There's a chocolate fountain and ice cream for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Curby W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lately I've been trying to keep it veggie. Golden Coral makes it simple. Between the well-stocked salad bar and the many veggie choices I can easily 'keep it skinny'. If you're not on a diet there's Italian, Asian, Mexican and American dishes. There's a chocolate fountain and ice cream for the kids.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Restraunt for brunch with my son. I immediately realized I was going to have a bad experience. The silverware was dirty. I had to sort through silverware and plates in order to find something without food stuck to it. My son was already getting food so I figured I would suck it up. The food was average... More 

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Thank FloydFamBam
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Words cannot begin to describe the Buffet of All Buffets! How do I review the one place that is everything I dreamed about with breakfast, lunch and dinner all at one time. It was all fresh, abundant and steaming warm. Salad bar too. Then, there is the dessert area. I'm sorry I have but only one stomach to give to... More 

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Thank Paul L
Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A group of us went to Golden Corral for dinner after an American Legion function. I've been to a few Golden Corral's from Harligen, Texas to Bakersfield, California; the best I've seen to date has been in Bakersfield. There was live entertainment by "Big Sax" who was playing soothing jazz music. He played all the background instruments as well. You... More 

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Thank Peter D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ross g
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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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Thank Jerry C
Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Greg103074
Sicamous, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Ashlee B
Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 6618347224

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?