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“A low standard eatery buffet”
Review of Golden Corral

Golden Corral
Ranked #368 of 688 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Scarsdale, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A low standard eatery buffet”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

This establishment requires the aggression and passion of either Gordon Ramsey or Robert Irvine. Carpet soiled with food, never shampooed and cleaned, they will sweep crumbs around you while eating. The manager will allow a patron to slap his 2 yr old child repeatedly for not eating. This establishment used melamine plates, yes, the kind they use in school (public). The people look as though they just stepped out of the local prison here.
Again, very low standard. However other locations may take better care of their properties.

  • Visited January 2011
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English first
Cairo, NY
2 reviews
“OK”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

I think the golden corral is just ok. The pricing is good, the food is ok. Its not bad...

  • Visited August 2010
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Thank Jaydenzmommi
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Vermont
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lot less than happiness”
Reviewed December 22, 2009

We have been to buffet restaurants of another chain, and expected something similar here, but no comparison. The lighting was bright and glaring, more appropriate to a laundromat. A stack of mismatched and chipped dishes was brought to our table to attack the buffet, which was arranged in a series of closed U's with the inside accessible to staff for restocking food, but making for awkward pile ups among diners trying to move between the buffet tables. Behind each buffet was a hand washing station for staff, which might have been intended to give a sense of cleanliness and hygene, but had the opposite effect; who wants to watch staff scrubbing up right next to the food? Beyond one station was the entrance to the kitchen, with no door, leaving a peek of a dingy room and a grubby floor which didnt look like it had been cleaned for ages, and beyond that a dark store room with a rusty door.
Some of the food was pretty good, but the advertised steaks were stewing in grease on a flat top while raw steaks sat out on a cold grill waiting to be cooked. Some of the desserts were ok, but the pies were serve yourself out of aluminum pie plates like the kind in a supermarket bakery. After we watched a cockroach brave the glaring lights to meander up the wall beside us we lost our enthusiasm and finished up. Leaving for our car we found a couple of people leaning on our car in the parking lot in what turned out to be a fist fight; we wondered if the one taking the beating was refusing to go in to eat. The whole place is tired and worn, it appears the building was used as a restaurant before, and the building and fixtures were very worn and tired and in the case of the kitchen, filthy. We weren't expecting a lot for the price, but cleanliness and safe food and surroundings shouldnt be too much to ask

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2 Thank Mainetraveller_7
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Nashua NH
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good value for the $$”
Reviewed September 28, 2009

We had dinner here on a Friday night while visiting our daughter in college. While not a five star restaurant by any means, we found the service to be excellent, a wide variety of dishes, and everything was good. It was a great place to get a meal where we could sit and catch up and not have to worry about being rushed out. All of us found something we liked, and the desserts were yummy as well! This is a great place to go if you are looking for a casual environment and good food. We will be back again.

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Thank gssuzy
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Guilderland, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Mouse That Ate with Me and my Family”
Reviewed October 19, 2005

I had gone to this restaurant many times and never had this happen before and I was not a happy camper. We were sitting down eating with the family and somebody noticed something moving at the next table by us and what do you know, it was a mouse. We went to tell the girl that was working our area and she swore first about the mouse and then went and got a supervisor. It was not a good site to see two people trying to capture a mouse and let it out the door while we are sitting there trying to eat. We didn't have much of an appetite after that and we had a nice size table of 8 people. Well they finally chased the mouse somewhere and thought they got it out. The supervisor then told me it was only a baby mouse and I said I didn't care what size it was, they all carry germs. I was not very happy with this at all. This was the Ablany area

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5 Thank 648annmarieb
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