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Golden Corral

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5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-4976
+1 803-787-4446
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was okay. My teen kids enjoyed it better than I. The customer service was excellent. Our server is one we had before. I wish I remembered her name because she I always nice, engaging, helpful, and seems to enjoy her job. She is the one who wears glasses, light-skinned, and average height, lovely smile. She worked the tables... More 

Thank Reggie S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Buffet selection is standard. I did appreciate that they had signs that informed you if pork was used in items. The bathroom was the negative part of my experience. I felt dirtier after going to the bathroom.

Thank Joya J
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This Golden Corral was pretty decent. They had a wide variety of hot food that was kept fresh and plentiful. The wait staff was pretty good but due to the number of people they did seem kind of overwhelmed at times. But they did their very best to keep up. I would definitely give them an A for effort. Definitely... More 

Thank Anthony S
Huntersville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

went here after graduation and it was crowded but a lot of food was out took to long filling buffett back up. food was good once we got some. waiteress didn't come by but one time and didn't fill drink back up she only took dirty plates away.. I have eaten at plenty of golden corrals and this one was... More 

Thank cameronh736
Brooklyn, New York
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I felt like I was eating from a soup kitchen (and no offense to those that do), but this food was just horrible! It all tasted and looked like everything came out of cans and was processed. I've been to buffets and people I know have raved about this place, but this one ain't it. Ugh!

Thank L G
Damifno, SC
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We met there as a party ot nine around 11 AM. We were seated in one of the rear sections where the waitress was more than happy to push several tables together so we could sit as a group. The restaurant wasn't very crowded this time, perhaps because it was a Tuesday. I have to admit that all of the... More 

Thank TipSC
Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a selection, they must have every food item you could ever think of and the same goes for the desserts. Any think you could ever think of when it comes to the goodies. Military/Veterans as well as Sr's get a discount.

Thank Robert L
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. We had to sort through the silverware to find enough clean utensils for our party of 4. The napkin holder at our table was nearly empty. The chairs and table tops were greasy. It was so hot in the restaurant that the staff was sweating terribly. When we asked if the air conditioning was out we... More 

Thank Becky R
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I read the reviews and some weren't great. I decided to go and try this buffet anyhow. I ate there last week and this week.... Both times I was there early around 8 am... It was AWESOME! buffet only is around $10 and has everything... I had breakfast, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits & gravy, then fried flounder, fries, and... More 

Thank Christmas S
Damifno, SC
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

You could tell from the full parking lot that it was going to be busy inside. We arrived about 11 AM and the line past the entry cash register/drink station was nice and short and moved quickly. We selected our table then left to get silverware and a small plate. The selections were large and the trays of food were... More 

Thank TipSC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-4976
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-4446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?