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Reviewed August 19, 2022

Went on Sunday night. Good old-fashioned buffet with mega-choices in every category. 2 adults and 3 grandchildren (13, 10, 10) ALL found lots to their liking even before the dessert bar. Everybody liked everything they took.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

Great Steak cooked to perfection and well seasoned, great fresh selection/choices of dishes, hot food, cold drinks, smiling servers and nice clean dishware. Close proximity to where we were lodging, easy entry and exiting. Nice place to dine.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

No matter if you are a vegan or not there are options for everyone. Plus certain days have different ones to make sure all will enjoy. There are some restrictions but they are accommodating.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2020

Food was cold and uneventful. They didnt have their usual steak and they didnt have Chinese food.They served us cold pie and brownies.Their prices should be lowered.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We stopped for to eat and for family 4 ( 2 adults 2 kids) was over $50 I think they could lower there prices for kids my 2 (12yrs definitely don’t eat enough for the price we had to pay.. But we filled up and...no other complaints all and all it was decent for what they had to offer.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Your 5-star review just made our day! We always strive to delight our guests, and sincerely appreciate it when you choose to dine with us.

Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Ate here as we didn't have a lot of time. No manager visible. Employees not providing good customer service. Lots of small children running around without parental supervision. Kids going up to desert area, sticking their hands in every item. Employee in the desert area...made no effort to stop them. Employee did not remove items from desert bar.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Would you like to talk to someone about this? Let us know how to reach you: https://www.gccustomercare.com/

Reviewed November 17, 2019

Just wanted to take a moment and thank Golden Corral for such a good experience For many years Golden Corral offers a free meal to Veterans. Specifically Gurnee does an excellent job making this happen. The Gurnee facility is smart in that they open their...doors early and I have never seen anything run out. I do want to remind folks to do a good deed and tip your waitresses with some of the money you are saving. The staff make minimal wages and most have families to feed as well as bills to pay just like you and I. Thank you Golden Corral for the many years you have offered this day to Veterans.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Your 5-star review just made our day! We always strive to delight our guests, and sincerely appreciate it when you choose to dine with us.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

Went with a group of friends and their kids and perfect choice for everybody to pick their choice of food. The kids particularly loved the dessert bar and the chocolate fountain. Dipping marsh mellows and strawberries was the highlight , second only to the cotton...candy. In short, kid friendly and food for both adults and kids. We adults had adult food while they still chose pizza.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thanks for telling us about your experience, we appreciate it!

Reviewed September 11, 2019

myself an my partner when there for dinner the price for dinner was high for two adults and it wasn't a lot of food choices but it was just OK. the next day we went to breakfast it was so cheap but the food was...good but they need more food choices to be a buffetMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Golden C, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2019

Sounds like we have some work to do. We use your review feedback to improve and hope that you'll give us another chance soon!

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

I came in for lunch on Monday. The restaurant was not busy. The major issue for me was food quality. Obviously, I've been in several Golden Corral restaurants but there was a poor selection and the food and meat dishes in particular we're dry and...did not taste really fresh. Could not help feeling I was eating the leftovers from the busy weekend. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Golden C, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

That's not what we want to hear. Please let our management team know what happened by visiting https://www.gccustomercare.com/

Reviewed August 14, 2019

The Golden Corral, Gurnee has got all the courses and chefs working it every minute. Salad first, then there was lots of fish, pork and beef followed by dessert. They had drink refills and table clearing available full time! Try this one, you'll love it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thanks for telling us about your experience, we appreciate it!

Reviewed June 10, 2019

It's been a long time since I was at a buffet restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised. Everything was very tasty. The mac and cheese was super good. It seems that items are made in smaller quantities, so they are always being replenished. A great...variety of food was available. Everyone left very full and happy.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Golden C, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

We'll turn those 4 stars into 5 when you visit next! Come back again soon!

Reviewed May 16, 2019

I've decided this golden corral sets the standard all others should be judged by. In Repeated visits the food flavor quality is astounding. This results in cleaned plates & great satisfaction! !! ENJOY...

Date of visit: May 2019
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Golden C, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Your 5-star review just made our day! We always strive to delight our guests, and sincerely appreciate it when you choose to dine with us.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

We do not have Golden Corral where we are on the west coast. lots of food choices we had high expectations but it was just ok.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Golden C, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

We're sorry that you weren't delighted by your experience, but we're listening and will make changes.

Reviewed April 2, 2019

Hi I am from Indiana, and came here to the waterpark, we decided to go to golden corral cause we had a 4.00 off coupon for my boyfriends birthday Sunday March 31st. The food was horrible. Very small selections. The steak worker was very rude....You say well done he gave you medium rare. Horrible experience. I am contacting corporate just downright awful food. I spent 90.00 for 5 adults. Like honestly. not worth it. My male server was nice. but everything else. awful.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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TAGoldenCorral, Agency / Consultant at Golden Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

We've setup https://www.gccustomercare.com/ as a place where you can quickly escalate any issues that you've had at one of our restaurants.

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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
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