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Golden Corral

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12500 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034-4510
+1 713-947-1162
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with family on a trip to Houston. Food was ok. Loved the Shrimp and the salad Bar. Value for money for sure with Golden Coral.

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Thank Ozi A
Friendswood, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This location was recently rebuilt from the bottom up and re-opened in March 2016. It was made larger and has many more food stations and options to choose from. The new specialty salads alone are worth the trip. Other fine dining restaurants feature the fruit/pecans/spinach salad for about $12 and up. At Golden Corral it is all included in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We have ate here many times and it is very good. They have a lot of different selections of food....

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Rowlett
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Golden Corral corporate was contacted regarding our big HS band. This was planned with months in advance. We arrived on the planned day and they weren't ready for our group. No sitting available for 80 people when our HS band director planned this with months in advance. Manager on duty didn't seemed to care. We will never use this company... More 

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Thank lreyna1081
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of food some are very good as the steaks , salad bar is pretty good while pastas are not that good . In general , you definitely can find something you like .

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Thank Zainab R
Missouri
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Food was decent, but a large stack of "clean" plates had a LOT of residue of what appeared to be ice cream and chocolate syrup on them. If somebody doesn't learn how to properly wash dishes in these places, I fear that the chain will not survive, which is a shame because I frequent them just to get some vegetables... More 

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Thank PseudoGeek
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

2 adult buffets and 2 drinks was around 35.00 which is kind of expensive. Its probably a better deal at lunch time. The choices are a little overwhelming. I tried small portions of salad, fried shrimp, fries, catfish, a taco, meatloaf, pot roast, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and some fruit. I went here because my son kept seeing the commercial on... More 

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Thank fred s
Iloilo City
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244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

This place is the best example of everthing in texas is BIG! Not fine dinning but fine food anyways! Perfect place to drown in great tasting good old texan food!!!

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Houston, TX USA
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

As this restaurant was on a work route I used to have, I ate here regularly wanting a variety of good food. The food is not bad, but the place is slick and dirty. What's even more maddening is there is NEVER enough help at the front. One person is serving a line of customers to fill drink orders and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We ate here for Fathers Day lunch. At 11:30 it was already getting crowded but wasn't too bad. The staff was friendly and everything was good. I really enjoyed the fruit bar, sweet watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034-4510
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-947-1162

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