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Golden Corral

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1901 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4204
+1 518-862-1520
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Mid-State, NY
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an early dinner here and it was very good! All of the food we tried was fresh, hot and prepared correctly. The buffet was well stocked and always full. The service was what it should be and the value was great!

Thank TheConstantTraveler3
Liverpool, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. Overall the food was good, fresh and hot. The server was also good, busted his butt to keep our drinks topped off and table clear. But the odor coming from the dishwasher area and bathroom left a lot to be desired. Once you get that funk in your nose, you immediately think the place is... More 

1 Thank JTR84
Middletown, New York
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I got there late ay 8:40 pm and they close at 9. I was tired after a few hours of driving and this was a fast stop. The staff does not rush you out and makes sure you get what you need before taking the food away. The manager came over to make sure I had enough food. Appreciated the... More 

Thank ebu55
Middletown, New York
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this Golden Corral while on business in Albany. I jave been to this one many times in the past and the quality has declined over time. Decir is outdated due to heavy use and traffis. Dirty carpet, worn out chairs. The food is average and does not seem as fresh as it used to be.

Thank ebu55
Amsterdam NY
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We tried the Golden Corral for the last time. We said we would never go the one in Saratoga NY again and would try this one. Well that didn't work, the place is dirty starting on the floors, tables, and plate racks. The buffet itself was nasty not at all kept neat and picked up, I know this is a... More 

1 Thank marjoe1
East Greenbush, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My kids wanted to go to a buffet for breakfast and we came here for the variety. Wow, this was the worst breakfast ever!!! All the fruit tasted the same. The pancakes were hard as rocks and I tried the omelets which were very watery. It was a waste of money!!!! I dont even know what the glob of fat... More 

2 Thank Taurus1072
Albany, New York
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I do not know what is going on with this place, but it has gone down hill fast. I remember when the steaks they had where good, but know you get more fat then meat. The other food is over cooked or dry. Other waiter tonight just did not care about our table at all, and we had a party... More 

Thank Sean Q
Plattsburgh, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The service was great. Some tables felt a bit close together. Kept up with food and cleaning although very busy.

Thank 287davisw
Westerly, Rhode Island
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202 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Good buffet - like the $1.99 takeout box program. Nice courteous staff. Good location next to major highways.

Thank WoodyFL
New York City, New York
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1,161 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,334 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at a Golden Corral. I am not a fan of chains, and their multiple-colored interior decor & trays gave me an instantaneous headache. I was hungry and there was not much else in the area. Some of the food was actually okay, but some was not up to par. I doubt I would return.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4204
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-862-1520

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