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Golden Corral Full Menu & Prices

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Depending on where you live, you may have never heard of Golden Corral. But if you happen to live near one of these massive restaurants, you may already be familiar with their famous buffets. While these restaurants aren’t for everyone, they do offer great value and plenty of variety.

Golden Corral is an all-you-can-eat buffet that features a range of both hot and cold foods. The prices are low, ranging from $9 for a kid to $17 for an adult. This allows many families to go out for a big meal where everyone can choose whatever they’d like to eat and eat as much of it as they’d like – for a fairly low price.

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What Is Golden Corral?

Based in North Carolina, Golden Corral is an all-you-can-eat buffet and grill restaurant chain. It has approximately 500 restaurants throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  Most of these restaurants are franchises, with approximately 100 being owned by the company.

The restaurant did not start as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Instead, Golden Corral was a family steakhouse, similar to Ponderosa or Sizzler. As tastes and dining styles changed in the 1980s, however, Golden Corral rebranded and expanded its offerings. It offered seating for 400 patrons, and the restaurants were designed with open kitchens so that customers could see their food being prepared. The buffet menu included a “Golden Choice” of 160 different hot and cold items.

Golden Corral features its own in-house bakery, with items like muffins, cookies, honey-glazed cornbread, and cakes. In the past, a brass bell would ring every 15 minutes whenever a batch of hot rolls had been taken out of the oven. Its restaurants also have standard American comfort foods, like pot roast, fried chicken, and meatloaf, as well as a range of sides and carving stations with ribs, sirloin steak, and smoked brisket.

Golden Corral has faced a lot of criticism over the years, including from people who deride the excess of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Nevertheless, the restaurant remains popular. In fact, the company has continued to reinvent itself and offer more trendy options. For example, when chocolate fondue fountains became popular in the 2010s, Golden Corral introduced the Chocolate Wonderfall – a large chocolate fountain with items like fruit, marshmallows, and cookies for dipping.

This willingness to change – including adding new menu items and revamping the layout of restaurants – may be the key to Gold Corral’s success. While many chain buffet restaurants, like Old Country Buffet and Souplantation, have experienced financial difficulties, Golden Corral has seen rising sales and even the opening of new locations in recent years. Even though the chain has its naysayers, it continues to have fans – and to fill its restaurants with patrons.

Golden Corral Prices

First things first: because Golden Corral is an all-you-can-eat buffet, you pay one price for all that you are able to eat in a single seating.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served each day. The price for your meal will depend on location, time of day, and age, but it generally costs between $9 and $17 to eat at Golden Corral.

For the all-you-can-eat buffet, prices are as follows:

  • Breakfast: From opening until 11 a.m., $12.99 for adults, $12.49 for seniors aged 60 and over,  $9.99 for ages 9 – 12, $8.99 for ages 4- 8, and free for under age 3 (with purchase of an adult meal).
  • Lunch: From 10: 45 a.m. to 4 p.m., $11.49 for adults, $10.99 for seniors aged 60 and over,  $9.99 for ages 9 – 12, $8.99 for ages 4- 8, and free for under age 3 (with purchase of an adult meal).
  • Dinner: Starting at 4 p.m., $16.99 for adults, $15.99 for seniors aged 60 and over,  $11.49 for ages 9 – 12, $10.49 for ages 4- 8, and free for under age 3 (with purchase of an adult meal).
  • Early Bird Special: Seniors can eat for $9.99 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday

You can also get the buffet food to go. With this option, you will pay $8.99 per pound of food for breakfast and dinner, and $6.99 per pound of food for lunch.

Golden Corral Menu

So what exactly can you get for your money at Golden Corral? You can find the current buffet menu below

Breakfast Menu

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage Links
  • Sausage Patties
  • Sausage Gravy
  • Grilled Corned Beef Hash
  • Carved Ham
  • Skillet Hash Browns
  • Breakfast Casserole
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • Sautéed Onions + Peppers
  • Cheese Sauce
  • Homestyle Pancakes
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Golden Waffles
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Texas Toast
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sugar-Free Syrup
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Assorted Yogurts
  • Assorted Donuts
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Grapefruit
  • Bananas
  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Milk
  • Whipped Margarine
  • Honey-Margarine
  • Whipped Cream
  • Jellies
  • Omelet station with Fresh Eggs, Bacon Bits, Diced Ham, Sausage Crumbles, Green Peppers, and Mushrooms
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Bread Pudding
  • Sugar-Free Options
  • Manager’s Choice daily featured cakes & pies
  • Hand-Dipped Ice Cream(select locations)
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Soft Serve Chocolate Ice
  • Cream
  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Hot Fudge
  • Strawberry Topping

Lunch Menu

  • Steakburger Bar
  • Bourbon Street Chicken
  • Awesome Pot Roast
  • Meatloaf
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fried Fish
  • Baked Fish
  • Manager’s Choice:
  • Featured Pork Entree
  • Pot Pie or Chicken & Noodle
  • Dumplings
  • Pizzas
  • Salad bar with a variety of fresh veggies, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, crackers, dressings, and additional toppings
  • Manager’s Choice of daily featured prepared salads including Seafood Salad
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Homestyle Stuffing
  • Sweet Corn Pudding
  • Rice
  • Mexican Rice
  • Refried Beans
  • Macaroni + Cheese
  • Italian Pasta Bake
  • Soup of the Day
  • Baked Potato Bar with Toppings
  • Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
  • Carrot Cake
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Fudge Brownies
  • Banana Pudding
  • Bread Pudding
  • Cotton Candy
  • Sugar-Free Options
  • Manager’s Choice daily featured cakes & pies
  • Hand-Dipped Ice Cream (select locations)
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Hot Fudge
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Assorted Candy Toppings
  • Chocolate-dipped Fresh Strawberry Skewers
  • Chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies Treat Skewers
  • Chocolate-dipped Marshmallow Skewers

Dinner Menu

  • Golden Delicious Shrimp
  • Carving Station
  • Carved Bone-in Turkey
  • Signature Sirloin Steak
  • Bourbon Street Chicken
  • Awesome Pot Roast
  • Meatloaf
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fried Fish
  • Baked Fish
  • Manager’s Choice:
  • Featured Pork Entree
  • Pot Pie or Chicken & Noodle
  • Dumplings
  • Pizzas
  • Salad bar with a variety of fresh veggies, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, crackers, dressings, and additional toppings
  • Manager’s Choice of daily featured prepared salads including Seafood Salad
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Homestyle Stuffing
  • Sweet Corn Pudding
  • Cinnamon Apples
  • Rice
  • Mexican Rice
  • Refried Beans
  • Macaroni + Cheese
  • Italian Pasta Bake
  • Soup of the Day
  • Baked Potato Bar with Toppings
  • Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
  • Carrot Cake
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Fudge Brownies
  • Banana Pudding
  • Bread Pudding
  • Cotton Candy
  • Sugar-Free Options
  • Manager’s Choice daily featured cakes & pies
  • Hand-Dipped Ice Cream (select locations)
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Hot Fudge
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Assorted Candy Toppings
  • Chocolate-dipped Fresh Strawberry Skewers
  • Chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies Treat Skewers
  • Chocolate-dipped Marshmallow Skewers

Golden Corral also offers “premium” buffets for a slightly higher cost. These meals are usually available around the holidays.

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