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1605 W Tyler Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-5934
(956) 425-6907
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Today
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch

Golden Corral is consistently mediocre. Not bad, but not really good, either. The leftovers from the breakfast bar were still out ... old, cold, and dry. Mini burgers were sitting on the grill way too long. Most of the hot food was not HOT; only warm. The clam chowder was not good ... had a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
David T
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Golden Corral is consistently mediocre. Not bad, but not really good, either. The leftovers from the breakfast bar were still out ... old, cold, and dry. Mini burgers were sitting on the grill way too long. Most of the hot food was not HOT; only warm. The clam chowder was not good ... had a funny taste to it. The... More 

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Thank David T
Brownsville, Texas
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193 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I usually have BF at home but gave GC in Harlingen a try with my friends from the UK .. The value is unbelievable and the choices are tasty and plenty .. Only warning: Coffee is included, tea (the hot one) gets charged .. Strange .. But for sure the Harlingen location on a Saturday Morning .. Great service, fresh... More 

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Thank KaiUWulff
Austin, Texas
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I am occasionally in the Harlingen area on business and can't always afford more expensive restaurants. Golden Corral is always a standby, on a par with other units in the same chain. The "Early Bird Buffet" between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for $8.32 with tax. If you are feeling generous, pay with a $10 and leave the $1.68 change with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This place was horrible. Went to dinner buffet and paid like 14 dollars per person. It's the worst place to eat dinner at. Nothing on the buffet line and place was extremely dirty. The staff is not friendly and service sinks. No management around to complain too. I would not recommended this place to anyone.

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Thank kh7473
Lakewood, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Seafood buffet out at 4 pm. Delicious fish tacos, breaded shrimp and popcorn shrimp to eat. Enjoyed steak, too. Got there at 3:45 and ate salad first. Then enjoyed the fish and all accompaniments. We were hungry when we came and full when we left. Service kept filling our coffee without ever being adked. Tip well for good service! Well... More 

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Thank LloydandCarol
Raymondville, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to this place for about over 2 years and every time we come to eat steak there never ready don't know if thats they way the are taught so they wont run out of steak,but this time it pissed me off like around 10 people upset cuz there is no steaks ready.to top it off found... More 

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Thank joe m
Port Isabel, Texas
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A great place when pressed for time. You can get in and out when in a hurry or take your time and enjoy, if you don't mind constant activity. Great people watching. Golden Corrals chili is great and they have a wonderful salad bar.

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Thank Shirley R
Brownsville, Texas
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193 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a foodie I should stay away from ALL YOU CAN EAT .. But in the case of Golden Corral, with fresh salad bar, chicken strips, fresh cocktail shrimp and sugar free deserts one can eat healthy. For sure the rush hour times should be avoided, this is when people sneak in before dinner time price hike and then eat... More 

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Thank KaiUWulff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food stations dirty, old stained plates, smelly carpets and flies everywhere. Buffets are not my families first chose, but it was close to the movies and wanted soothing quiz to eat. The overall experience was bad, the place smelled humid, plates looked old and stained. Food didn't look appetizing and there were some flies by the food stations.

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1 Thank Ambar P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting from Mississippi went to eat with daughter and son in law. A waitress from different area (not our waitress ) came to our table asking for receipt she said with an authoritative voice I need to check if you paid for all the people and drinks at your table. Embarrassed us in front of other customers. Her attitude... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1605 W Tyler Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-5934
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: (956) 425-6907

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
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
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?