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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.0 miles from Colonial Williamsburg
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

It's decent food for the money. Don't have super high expectations and you'll be fine. My only complaint is that they have made it incredibly complicated and slowed down their process in the meantime. You have to stop at the register and pay which should...be quick but it is not- they take your drink order and give you plates and silverware for unknown reasons. Then you have to stop and put on a glove to get food- LISTEN UP- there are 1,000 of your closest friends breathing down your neck in here to get food- gloves aren't going to help stop COVID. LET IT GO already.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

This location use to be very good but the last couple of times it has not been. The salad bar was nice and everything was good. Luckily I was in the mood for salad. The hot bar was anything but hot. There was food but...a lot of the items were just room temp or even cold when it should be hot. When it can to the dessert, it needed help as well. Overall, we were not impressed and a bit disappointed. It is tough paying for a decent meal but having to leave without one.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

Seniors get the buffet for 8.99 from 2-4 weekdays with a free drink. Can't beat that. There's plenty to choose from.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

large selection of food on buffet, fairly crowded but still able to get to most food areas, staff friendly and attentive

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

You know what you are getting when you stop here. Low budget but decent quality food. The choice was great and really tasty, 6 plates for two people shows the sort of gluttony you find in the US, and my god did we see this...first hand. Corn was tasty, veggies were great, southern fried chick was a taste sensation. Would deffo stop at another one, as there are quite a few.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

Food cold Fruit flys and nats Mediocre food Meat not cooked throughly Tables and napkin dispensers not clean good enough Sticky chairs

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 13, 2022

We went to the restaurant at 7:30. I did not find the experience thrilling to say the least. We were the only customers left at 8:15. Most of my experiences at GC have been favorable but I can't say that of this particular one. The...food had crust on the top from sitting out and I guess that was from being unused. A staff member should have periodically addressed this issue because the food was not appealing to look at. I brought the kids there thinking they could enjoy whatever they liked to eat. Not one of the kids were impressed and was of the same opinion as myself. Again, this was a 7:30 visit. I would think if the restaurant was open until 9, the food should have been worthy of a $55 visit. On the plus side, our cashier and waiter was very pleasant even though we were his last customer. He addressed our beverages and made sure our plates were cleared.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

This restaurant was closed during pandemic and remained so for quite some time, so we're glad that it's opened again. Huge variety. Cost effective. Clean. Three big islands of hot and cold entrees, sides, and desserts. refills on beverages. Plates and silverware brought to your...table.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2021

Good place to eat. Great selection of foods available, fantastic salad bar. Gloves readily available everywhere to use when self-serving. Great value, clean, good food.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

At this Golden Corral, they required customers to use gloves before serving themselves. They also brought the plates to you in addition to silverware. Other than that, everything else was pretty much in line with what I've gotten accustomed to at a Golden Corral. The...prices for the lunch timeframe is exceptionally good. They had a good selection of hot and cold food offerings. They also had a nice selection of desserts. Most everything I had was at least satisfactory to excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021

We arrived at the hotel next door very tired and very hungry. Golden Corral was a quick walk over and the kids immediately were able to eat. They provided gloves for everyone and brought plates to the tables. We were very happy with our experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

It had been well over a year since I last dined at a Golden Corral. It is always a real treat to enjoy a buffet with classic American favorites that I’ve missed for a long time. From what we had from the plentiful selection at...the buffet, we enjoyed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021

We wanted to see what the hype was and this location re-opened with new protocols for COVID. Was pleasantly surprised how careful Golden Corral is about social distancing and keeping patrons safe. The waitress brought us our clean plates, utensils wrapped in paper sleeves, and...took our beverage order. She told us to take our clean plate, put on a glove to handle any of the serving utensils, let her know if we need new clean plates. She brought us our coffee, along w/ sugar packets & half & half containers. Napkins are in a dispenser on the table. Coffee was good; if we wanted more, she would bring us a new cup of fresh coffee. There is a ton of variety on the buffet, even dessert is available for breakfast. Bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs were good. There was even fried chicken! (which was excellent). The hash browns were OK, I tried an omelet - it was OK. I can see the appeal for families to come eat here - easy to find something that a family member will eat. I just wonder about how much food waste there is. Our waitress Gina was so nice, covering a number of sections; we made sure that we tipped her personally.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

This Golden Corral was a good location along the main road. We were greeted as we entered. The place was not busy. Maybe 30 people eating. We went thru the food line and had such a good selection of food.

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

Thanks for your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Usually we enjoy our breakfast at GC but on this visit food was below average. I know what the problem was, there weren't enough patrons to keep the food from sitting in the buffet trays to long and being replaced with fresher food. The scrabbled...eggs were rubbery, sausage hard as hockey pucks, most food hard a crust forming on the top like sausage gravy, biscuits was rock hard, french toast hard and some hot foods were cold. However, about 20 minutes later an influx of patrons arrived and staff began replacing the food with fresher product and the problem was solved. Unfortunately, they should not have allowed this to happen as the other patron eating at the same time as us, got the same experience. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come. Make smaller portions and only increase when more people arrive. Will return, but hopefully this was a isolated incident.More

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

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!

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There are a few right there, we stayed at the Best Western Plus. I think it’s called Best Western Plus Historic Area or something like that. We loved that hotel, hot breakfast buffet every morning, I highly recommend it!!!
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Golden Corral is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3