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Golden Corral

American, Eclectic
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5001 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Going down hill

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Cooper33000
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Bakersfield, California
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ventura, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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