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Golden Corral

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5001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-4738
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Bakersfield, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was much better, well stocked, good flavor but not excellent. Overall for lunch with my wife it was $19.98 with senior lunch. Our server was excellent! One thing I don't understand is they give a lot to veterans organizations but give no military discount. I am a Marine Semper Fi.

Thank Cooper33000
Oxnard Beach, Ca
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good ! No complaint here ! Good assortment of food ! Will definitely come back in the future ! 😉 reasonable priced

Thank mexicanbob5150
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came here the day after Father's Day since all of us were busy the previous day. Dad was the one in charge of picking a place and when he said Golden Corral, none of us were excited. I have heard nothing but negative things about this place but since the choice wasn't mine, off we went.... More 

Thank Linda M
Lindsay, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After a trip back from L.a we were talking about dinner stops and this place was mentioned. Being a place I hadn't visited in years (before the full buffet conversion) we had to give it a try. I was happily surprised, food was good, and service was equally good :) Better than Hometown in my opinion. Everything from fried catfish... More 

Thank DisneyGuru S
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This Golden Corral is a new building with an excellent traffic flow for the patrons. We enjoyed the freshly cooked chicken livers and were impressed with their selection of foods. As we had 50+ people on the tour, they put us in their private room with a wonderful server. She took care of our every request.

Thank Marlene D
Bakersfield, California
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This place was not very clean and the food was very poor quality. Be prepared to wait for a very long time.

Thank melissajo1994
Wasco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Good food but bathrooms were very filthy . The atmosphere is something to improve. Kids running around and loud.

Thank Karon D
Bakersfield, California
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lately I've been trying to keep it veggie. Golden Coral makes it simple. Between the well-stocked salad bar and the many veggie choices I can easily 'keep it skinny'. If you're not on a diet there's Italian, Asian, Mexican and American dishes. There's a chocolate fountain and ice cream for the kids.

Thank Curby W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Restraunt for brunch with my son. I immediately realized I was going to have a bad experience. The silverware was dirty. I had to sort through silverware and plates in order to find something without food stuck to it. My son was already getting food so I figured I would suck it up. The food was average... More 

Thank FloydFamBam
Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Words cannot begin to describe the Buffet of All Buffets! How do I review the one place that is everything I dreamed about with breakfast, lunch and dinner all at one time. It was all fresh, abundant and steaming warm. Salad bar too. Then, there is the dessert area. I'm sorry I have but only one stomach to give to... More 

Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Mexican, Chinese, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-4738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 6618347224

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