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Golden Corral

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4468 US 70, Kinston, NC 28504
252 523 7585
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Sometimes good--sometimes not so much

We have eaten here a few times. Sometimes it is good--sometimes food is not as fresh and empty dishes.Not as good on holidays or when very busy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Warren C
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wendell, North Carolina
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Golden Corral is one of the older ones. It still offers more on the buffet than you could possible decide on. At night the steak is a sure bet, and you can choose a cut that is cooked the way you like it. Affordable, especially if you are over 60.

Thank Allraceschurch W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this Golden Corral for the couple of days I was in town and on each day the food was fresh and hot. The items were different during each of my visits. The staff was very friendly and although the place was very busy, there was no line as I could get in and out with my order to... More 

Thank moodyj39
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We have eaten here a few times. Sometimes it is good--sometimes food is not as fresh and empty dishes.Not as good on holidays or when very busy.

Thank Warren C
Kinston, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When you've been to one Golden Corral you've basically been to them all. I think they are expensive, but since they have added the "take a box home for $1.99" that makes it a little better. I follow a Weight Watchers eating plan so I can't eat a lot at one time. That's why I rarely go to a buffet... More 

Thank Kathy18_12
North Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nothing special. Just a basic Golden Corral. They do offer a 10% discount if you are staying in the hotel next door.

Thank krisbkatt
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I visited this place for breakfast. We ordered to breakfast buffets with water, because we could get juice off the breakfast bar. The total came up to almost $20. I could not believe it was that expensive.....and they did not have steak on the bar either. The bar was composed of a bunch of pastries and bread... More 

Thank henrocking
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

As far as a Golden Coral goes, it's a decent place Friendly server and good food selection. It's not anything fancy for sure but you're in the wrong place if you're looking for that. It's honest regular food and they're pretty good at it. No complaints.

Thank Bruce B
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are going to claim on National TV you are the best buffet you better be good. This location has lousy food and the buffet area was equally as nasty. The food literally looked like it had been sitting there all day. Even the rolls were cold, some areas weren't refilled so the serving trays had dried up food... More 

1 Thank Terry_07-031959
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday night at 7 p.m. The server was very friendly and attentive. That could be because there was only 5 people eating at the time. The food on the other hand was horrible! Everything was dry and or baked to the pan. The butter was even frozen. I would steer clear of this Golden Corral. I... More 

1 Thank Bill D
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This facility in Kinston goes out of their way to accomodate your needs. Food is always good. Very family oriented.

Thank 205Janice

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4468 US 70, Kinston, NC 28504
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: 252 523 7585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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