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5202 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
(563)355-5611
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not quite as good as we had come to expect.

Our plan for the early part of the day was to have a late, large breakfast, skip lunch and have dinner. Our stop at the Golden Corral fulfilled the initial requirement of today’s agenda. The banners outside the place saying something like “We’ve made changes” lured us inside. Actually that’s not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
joan&mike
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Mattoon, Illinois
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Mattoon, Illinois
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471 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our plan for the early part of the day was to have a late, large breakfast, skip lunch and have dinner. Our stop at the Golden Corral fulfilled the initial requirement of today’s agenda. The banners outside the place saying something like “We’ve made changes” lured us inside. Actually that’s not true; we were going there anyway - we have... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Will organize food, everthing fresh and neat steaks cook to order, large slectation reasonable price, good Service.

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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

arrived at 5 pm on a friday night. parking lot was not even a third full which tells you how far this restaurant has fallen. used to be 2/3 full and lines to the door. after paying we went to find a booth and someone's idiotic decision was to remove them all, so we took a table in our usual... More 

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Reynolds, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really like the ribs that are only available after 4:00pm It is always busy and a little loud. The price is reasonable for a buffet.

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have tried the Golden Corral twice, giving it a second chance but it did not impress. The salad bar looked seemed good but the atmosphere in general is not something I enjoy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My son's 21st bday and we drive the 73 miles to try out our first Golden Corral and what a horrible experience. We felt like cattle being pushed through the gates to be led to the trough's. The floors were literally covered in food droppings so much that you'd step in food multiple times on your way to the table.... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've heard pros and cons about the GC. But we actually enjoy it. Good prices, great variety. Some steaks are tough, but overall a good value. Will go back.

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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The hot foods and grill were very good and what i eat most of. that being said there still are no jumbo batter fried shrimp like they used to have and are featured in the current commercial, big let down. the dessert area is always the pitfall! its always a mess and never maintained. Rolls were almost always out and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have eaten at the Golden Corral chain in various locations and by far this was our best experience. The resturant was clean, the Manager was even walking around ensuring the bars were stocked, neat, clean and customers were satisfied. I believe his name was James Tisdale and he was the type of Manager ever resturant should have. Food was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was fresh, hot and delicious. I have been to other Golden Corrals in other states but this by far was the best. Grits in the north??? Who could ask for more!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5202 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Davenport
  • Phone Number: (563)355-5611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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