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Golden Corral

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6612 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912-1016
+1 865-938-8901
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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284 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Golden Corral is the place to go when you are really hungry. The amount and variety of food available can be overwhelming if you don't make wise choices and pace yourself. If, like me, you are a meat lover, zero in on the steaks, ribs, chicken and pork. It will not be in you best interest to fill up... More 

Thank Douglas M
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a bargain buffet restaurant with a huge selection of food choices. If you pick simple things like roast chicken you will eat well very inexpensively. Don't eat the steak. It is consistently terrible.

Thank Harvey K
Spring Hill, Florida
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312 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We chose this restaurant because I knew we could get a lot of different vegetables, which are hard to come by at some restaurants. There is a great selection of all types of food. Salad was very fresh. Love the fact that I can have a little of a lot of foods.

Thank Susan R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was an okay buffet based on the price that we paid. For that price I expect to see fresh food out on the bar. We went on the weekend so they had steak and prime rib so that made the cost a little better. The steak and prime rib were delicious. There were several items that were out of... More 

Thank Gwendolyn M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Room temperature, flavorless food. We were the Sunday for the breakfast buffet. We had white gravy ( no flavor ), grits (no flavor. How do you mess up grits?!), salty bacon that was only half crispy , french toast ( funky texture), hash browns ( do you know how awful cold hash browns are?), burnt pork slices, etc. The only... More 

Thank mark3539
Knoxville, Tennessee
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284 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

As a reward for getting good grades, we took our grandson out to dinner. He chose the Golden Corral. It would not have been my first choice, but he's only 13 and naturally values quantity over quality. When we arrived we were second in line and it took us at least 10 minutes to order our drinks and pay. The... More 

Thank Douglas M
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

First off, service was great. Terri was our server and did good keeping up with drink refills etc. Food was not good, especially for what we paid. Glad they offered a selection of sugar free desserts, but other stuff looked as if it had been sitting awhile and that was on a busy Saturday night.

1 Thank drbaker1994
Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

As an all you can eat buffet, I was rather surprised. The food was hot and quite good. The Prime Rib was excellent, tender with generous portion servings. The vegetables were well cooked and tasty. Overall the service was good. There was quite a bit of background noise from kitchen prep going on in the salad area which was distracting... More 

1 Thank Knoxwalker
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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179 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Golden Corral is a great restaurant chain and I love finding them as I travel. I have never been disappointed with any visit I have made. I love their food and I have always had good service that is friendly. It's a great family restaurant!

1 Thank 456CGL
Knoxville, Tennessee
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393 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Me and my two brothers had breakfast here Saturday morning, the food was great, and the service was even better, a sweet little server (I wish I knew her name) from up North is absolutely the best, we always love seeing and having her as our server. we will be back..

1 Thank Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6612 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-938-8901

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