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601 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5536
+1 847-531-7277
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07:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is durty, everyone behind the serving line is rude, you have to make a line to get a piece of steak and they just ignore you until there is a long line. Prices is ok, food is not that good, except steak. Waiters are usually nice and working very hard. Manager seems oblivious to issues ib this place. They... More 

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Thank Ben D
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Crazy busy Saturday night at Golden Corral. The food is good for a buffet, and the variety here makes the high price actually seem fair. They added scallops that were so small it was laughable. I don't get that, but I still liked them. Steak is on par with an average restaurant, and cooked to your taste preference, which is... More 

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Thank kevc56
Illinois
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor customer service at cashier upon arrival. Everything I touched was sticky. The place was not clean, floor, tables. Had to walk all over the place to find two forks. Refused to use their restrooms.

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Thank iTeachHair
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Your standard buffet. Good selection of food. Some of the items are actually pretty good for it being a buffet. The grill area is decent as is the cook to order section. Changing special items and promotions. Busy location and it a bit messy. Staff works hard to keep your table cleared.

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Thank Kevin F
Elgin, Illinois
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The food is good, the steaks are delicious. There is a good variety of food to choose from. Need more of a dessert selection.

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Thank U8077HKlindah
Aurora
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Here I am reviewing Golden Corral. It was a good thing I have low expectations when visiting cause if I went in with high expectations I would have felt let down. You have several different cuisines with each one having more sodium then the last. If you want to over indulge yourself on buffet quality food this is your place.

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Thank Tim H
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

My wife, 3 year old and I had a coupon, so thought we would try this since its been around a while and seems to be busy at times. Not what I expected and not in a good way. Tables were not clean and had problem finding silverware. Also, the stations where the food was had spilled food all around... More 

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Thank mrfone44
Elgin, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times. It is a good place to go when you are hungry, on a budget, and are looking for a variety of food. The buffet is self-serve -except for the drinks, and the service is rather poor - even when the place is not busy. The food is decent with a good variety... More 

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Thank Zreebs
Deerfield, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Golden Corral provides a very big bang for your dining buck. The food is generally tasty. The management, at least at lunch, could be better. Far too often, items on the buffet are not filled in a timely fashion. The regular manager spends too much time in his office, when he should be out checking the line and mingling with... More 

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Thank legalmaven
lewistown
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Nothing special. It was buffet food that lacked any taste. Waitress was very friendly. Don't think I would return.

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Thank sherrylewistown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5536
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-531-7277

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