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Golden Corral

5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-4976
+1 803-787-4446
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-4976
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this location numerous times over the past decade and each visit has been a poor experience. This Golden Corral is smaller than most and it is hard to move along the buffet without running into people or waiting a long time....More

Thank Mps1270
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The food was okay. My teen kids enjoyed it better than I. The customer service was excellent. Our server is one we had before. I wish I remembered her name because she I always nice, engaging, helpful, and seems to enjoy her job. She is...More

Thank Reggie S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Buffet selection is standard. I did appreciate that they had signs that informed you if pork was used in items. The bathroom was the negative part of my experience. I felt dirtier after going to the bathroom.

Thank Joya J
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This Golden Corral was pretty decent. They had a wide variety of hot food that was kept fresh and plentiful. The wait staff was pretty good but due to the number of people they did seem kind of overwhelmed at times. But they did their...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

went here after graduation and it was crowded but a lot of food was out took to long filling buffett back up. food was good once we got some. waiteress didn't come by but one time and didn't fill drink back up she only took...More

Thank cameronh736
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I felt like I was eating from a soup kitchen (and no offense to those that do), but this food was just horrible! It all tasted and looked like everything came out of cans and was processed. I've been to buffets and people I know...More

Thank L G
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We met there as a party ot nine around 11 AM. We were seated in one of the rear sections where the waitress was more than happy to push several tables together so we could sit as a group. The restaurant wasn't very crowded this...More

Thank TipSC
Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a selection, they must have every food item you could ever think of and the same goes for the desserts. Any think you could ever think of when it comes to the goodies. Military/Veterans as well as Sr's get a discount.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. We had to sort through the silverware to find enough clean utensils for our party of 4. The napkin holder at our table was nearly empty. The chairs and table tops were greasy. It was so hot in the restaurant that...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I read the reviews and some weren't great. I decided to go and try this buffet anyhow. I ate there last week and this week.... Both times I was there early around 8 am... It was AWESOME! buffet only is around $10 and has everything......More

Thank Christmas S
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19 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
The last one we went to had a deal kids 4-12 eat at the buffet Monday-Thursday after 4pm for $2.99. They also have internet coupons for various deals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-4976
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-4446
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