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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, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
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I read poor reviews, but we still decided to go for dinner one night. It was typical Golden Corral as far as the food goes, but service was a bit lacking. At one point I heard one cook yell at another "Get out of my kitchen!" Not sure what that was all about, but certainly took me by surprise... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Erin D
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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been about a year since I had ate here. The quality has gone down. The food was not fresh. You could see how old the food was. It was dried out, had the crust on top. I really wanted the roast, and every time I walked up, it had not been changed over, it was just potatoes, no... More 

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Tennessee
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Ate here this evening, 11 07 2015, and was expecting the usual salty fare....but the mashed potatoes and gravy and pot roast was superb. as was the salad bar with fresh crunchy lettuce.....The sweet tea was fresh and delicious. Lots of desserts to choose from.....Would return as it is the best GC we are eaten at to date..

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Thank C_VanSwol
Burlington, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The husband & I stopped here while in Davenport shopping. We arrived there at 3:00pm on a Saturday. Salad bar full, but the hot food trays were empty. There was a line to get chicken. Even the dessert bar was lacking. Very disappointed, had to fill up on salad & desert just to get our monies worth! Very disappointed! We... More 

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Thank Tina H
Dallas City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Reading the reviews of others that have had bad experiences at the Golden Corral in Davenport, IA is surprising. We went here in the mid afternoon expecting the food quality not to be up to par. Generally, when you hit a buffet restaurant after 2 pm, the food quality suffers. However, we were pleasantly satisfied to the freshness of the... More 

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Thank Darin1524
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I read poor reviews, but we still decided to go for dinner one night. It was typical Golden Corral as far as the food goes, but service was a bit lacking. At one point I heard one cook yell at another "Get out of my kitchen!" Not sure what that was all about, but certainly took me by surprise. The... More 

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Thank Erin D
Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

golden corral Buffet and Grill #0659 5202 Elmore Davenport, Ia. 573-355-5611 Excellent Sunday buffet, made to order omelets, southern fried bacon (yes breaded), carved ham, pancakes and french toast. Sr. Breakfast Buffet only $7.99 and no charge coffee. Tremendous value, good food and great service. Thanks Melissa good job, see ya next time, and thanks to all that make this... More 

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

While visiting the Quad Cities area, we decided to have dinner at Golden Corral in Davenport, Iowa. the choice to eat at Golden Corral turned to be the right choice. The food was delicious , the atmosphere was nice and the staff members were very pleasant and attentive to the customers. The restaurant is located in a very central location... More 

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1 Thank Paul H
minneapolis
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I assumed there would be a lot of food but I assumed it would be so so, but i was actually very impressed. Nice variety and good, granted its not fine dining but the price was reasonable consideriing. . . They do have specially chef prepared food but I stuck to the regular stuff. They close early but very friendly... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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534 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 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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Thank joan&mike
Davenport, Iowa
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?