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“Even sale price a poor deal.....”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Corral

Golden Corral
Ranked #234 of 764 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
MidWest
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“Even sale price a poor deal.....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Went in at 11 a.m. sharp with discount lunch coupon. Had to search through silverware to find clean forks. Then we went to the bar. They were serving stone-cold yesterday's fried shrimp---hard, tough, cold, and obviously not fresh. Then had a taco salad. I asked the waitress for taco sauce, and she responds, "I dunno, no speak English." Never got any so didn't eat it.

Went to dessert bar and floor was flooded! Pointed it out to management, who seemed not to be concerned. He had OUR WAITRESS clean it up with mop and bucket. After tidying up, she did not was her hands and continued serving food. 5 minutes later she takes a bottle of pump handle Febreeze and saturates the entire dessert area with the spray, again, not washing her hands when finished.

Went up to dessert bar and soft serve ice cream was watery to the point of being milk. Waitress said not to worry, and pointed to 4 barrels of hard-pack ice cream in another section. When we went to scoop it out, it too, had the appearance of thick milk. Tried to put hot fudge and hot caramel on the "cream," but it was NOT HOT---thick oily and gooey, but definitely not hot.

Sorry, Golden Corral, this visit didn't cut it. Should have saved our money but instead, we wasted it on garbage.

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