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Golden Corral Restaurant

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2018 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1323
+1 760-336-0009
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Good for eating any type of 3 meals of the day with friends or family. Holidays they always have good deals such as thanksgiving.

Thank Frank G
Los Angeles, California
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327 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I must admit that I really love Golden Corral and this one didn't disappoint me. It had all the usual dinner fixings on the line. Service was a bit slow since it looked understaffed.

Thank Sid k
Pahrump, Nevada
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Never having been there before we didn't know the restaurant is buffet style. It worked out really well. They hold people coming in until there is a table available, then escort you to your table. Our table attendant "Christina" was awesome. She was on top of removing dishes and refilling drinks as needed. Her outgoing personality is a benefit to... More 

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Thank CARetired
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817 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very fresh salad options and a great selection of main course &I sides. Tried the steak and it had great flavor, was hot off the grill and cooked to my desires. Nice collection of desserts but the chocolate fountain is awesome.

Thank Chiefly1
El Centro, CA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The manager was extremely cooperative considering the A?C did not function in the private area that we were to it and eat. There was a group of 39 who thoroughly enjoyed the food and hospitality. The help was cordial and helpful. Considering it was help yourself type of restaurant, the food was betteer than good and the variety was excellent.

Thank rfragale
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you like buffets this should be your kind of place. It isn't my favorite place to eat, but the rolls fresh from the oven are delicious! The salad bar is ok. My kids like the desserts...mainly the soft served ice cream.

Thank kimmy j
California, United States
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Typical all you can eat fare, my buddy got sick, some form of food poisoning, he says. I did not. Saying all this, I won't go back, there are better choices out there.

Thank DAN R
Yuma, Arizona
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The staff are friendly and professional. The food hot and always delicious. The atmosphere is conducive to family gatherings. The fried chicken and mash potatoes covered in brown gravy are the best.

Thank revjap3
Alpine, California
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It is a place where you can get your food quickly because it is a buffet type restaurant. Food is not always warm by the time you get to it. But you can get in and out fairly quickly - if you can find a place to sit. This place was packed and we had a hard time finding seating.... More 

Thank CriticalAdvisor
Holtville, California
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Based upon the food quality and cleanliness of the restaurant, the Gold of the Corral is quite tarnished. It's quite possible the corral is really fool's gold! I have dined off and on at the Golden Corral for the past two decades. I dine their, swear I will never go back, wait several months, and decide to return to see... More 

Thank Ronald F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2018 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-1323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-336-0009

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