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“Sadly Disappointing”
Review of Golden Corral

Golden Corral
Ranked #108 of 157 Restaurants in Thornton
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I have been to many different GC's over the years. This location was...by far...the most disappointing of them all.

Pros:
1. The value is good for the selection and amount of food you get.
2. Some of the dishes were decent...although nothing stood out as great.
3. Banana Pudding was good.
4. Saw a lot of people enjoying the chocolate fountain.

Cons:
1. The employee (Supervisor) at the front was complaining about him being there
2. The table server was pretty much non-existent to refill drinks and remove used plates even though it wasn't overly busy. I think GC was under staffed. Seemed to only be 2 servers total.
3. The food was extremely salty. We couldn't even eat some of the items that we had on our plates. (Why do they feel the need to over-salt? Have they never heard of the saying that you can always add more, but can't take it away???)
4. The Guacamole was literally rancid. I almost threw up when I tasted it. So, I was afraid to taste anything else from the cold food bar. To the supervisors credit...he did remove it immediately when we told him.
5. The chicken was very greasy and fatty.
6. The mashed potatoes were very watery (almost soupy).

I am not sure if some of these dishes were left overs from the night before or not (including the fried foods) cuz they were bringing out fresh food that appeared and tasted better towards the end of our lunch visit.

Don't feel like I ever need to go back to this location.

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Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have dined here several times and you are very full when you leave. Kids enjoy this place as they can find something they will eat. The food is so-so, but you can eat plenty at a smaller price. Selections include Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and of course American. Starting with the salad bar, they offer all the salad you want. Each station has many choices for your dining pleasure. The desserts are not low-cal, but you have many items to chose from, even a chocolate fountain.The kids can also have cotton candy made fresh at the buffet. The staff keeps up with clearing dirty plates and will refill your beverage. The staff behind the counters are willing to get a new pan of what ever is out of stock on the line.

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Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food is often carelessly prepared and not terribly appetizing. If you don't cook anything other than very basic dishes or eat lots prepared foods, you might like Golden Corral. Much of the food is very fattening and sometimes laden with salt (especially the beef pot roast). You'll notice there are a lot of fat and overweight people eating at GC.

Get there early - no later than 11:30 - because the food will turn old quickly. You don't want to eat there when it's crowded, either.

This is not fine dining or a place that foodies would enjoy, but you get what you pay for.

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Thank Noel-in-CO
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Stopped here because we had little time. the food was average, some good, some not so. It will fill you up for little money. I was with two handicapped family members and they enjoyed the food more than I did. Considering the cost and the selection, it is an acceptable choice when in a hurry.

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Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a buffet that has a grill. Some of what they have is great. You will have to pick and choose what does it for you. The grill is a nice feature thought. The steak I had was good. The deserts are not very good to me. TIP: go when they are grilling steak or ribs.

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Thank LightHF
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