Our GC is not setup like a salad bar, there are small stations with several people maning them or serving from behind counter
I am definitely not rich or a snob, I just don’t care for “trough feeding”. As my wife and I always say “I would rather have a little great, than a lot of mediocre”. Chris
Our Golden Corral is pretty small. It’s been open for not quite 1 week. My partner is vegetarian but will eat fish. The shrimp was very tiny, breaded and baked. Talipia Florentine was the other seafood offer and she took one bite and didn’t eat any more. Salad offerings were limited, I had a few pieces of chicken that were bland, mashed potatoes were terrible and tasted like paste but the mini hamburger sliders were pretty tasty. It seemed like the dessert section was the biggest, I don’t eat dessert. We really didn’t like much of anything and won’t go back. Plenty more good mom and pops to try.
I have a friend whose sense of humor is even more mordant than mine. She orders a “bottomless” soft drink and sits in a corner taking in all the mayhem and gluttony.
Surprised the one you went to Intelligent T82 didn’t have the shrimp.Both the ones in Universal City and New Braunfels have them. The GC in UC is not really that big.I like the one in New Braunfels better.Why, because the place is bigger,newer and has lots of windows which give it an airy feel.The food is good,and they both have variety. I sometimes go and eat at the chinese buffet by me, cause i can get soup,boiled shrimp,etc. I try not to eat out, as I don’t feel like spending $15 or $20 dollars on just myself for dinner. Waste of money.And it also depends on what I feel like eating. Haven’t been to Joe’s Crab Shack in ages,as they are so expensive.Rather go to Walmart and pick up some bags of salmon and cod,and even a large refrigerated Chicken of the Sea crabmeat .I can get quite a few meals from all that,including crabcakes.
Been to Golden Corral. Not among my faves. Not bad, not mediocre, but also not near as good as other choices available to me. Previous poster mentioned getting a to go box and paying by the pound. My Mrs had Bariatric Bypass, so when we go to any buffet pig-out place she gets a to go box, pays for it and eats some of it while I chow down. Then the leftovers come home for her to work on over a day or so. Only had difficulty doing this once (at GC) but now they are with the program. Wife carries a card to show her situation. Works well.
Why am I not surprised? LOL [V]
Bob hates places like Golden Corral, but while in North Carolina, we had to meet up with relatives there. What I liked was they had food specific to the area-beans, greens, fried chicken, etc..pretty good compared to the Milwaukee area one..yuck……
If you look back to my post #19 (in 2009) I mentioned that a Golden Corral was built in our town but was never opened due to the owner’s finances. It finally opened this past Sunday! We went today around 11 when it wasn’t too busy. We were impressed by the friendly staff, how everything was fresh and monitored and how good the food was that we had. I won’t ever go back again. Why? After we were nearly done eating 4 buses of kids were dumped off and were clogging up traffic around the pizza/pasta areas, small children were on a dead run between their seats and the chocolate fountain carrying skewers of strawberries dripping chocolate. We went because this is a small town and we like to support business but this one won’t need our help, it will be well supported by teens and families with little kids running around on a sugar buzz.
i do appreciate the fact they have sugar free desserts! Thart and their pot roast and i am as satisfied as i can be in a buffet–and the local one is very good about keeping the food fresh, They also do a lot of events and specials for Vets!
We have been thinking of going (it has been almost a year). The last time we went, the one in Springfield, Mass was clean, and the help very friendly and hard working. I suppose it depends on local management. IMO, ces1948 is right………the desserts are not worth eating.
We skip over the Gold Corral locally, it is usually over crowded and rather disorganized, thus things get messy and the staff can’t or choose not to keep it clean.
There is a Ryan’s in nearby Corydon that I will visit now and then on a weekend morning (early) for the Senior Breakfast…$5 with a reasonable selection of breakfast items on the buffet, and the salad stuff is always fresh at 7 AM. Plus I can drink $5 worth of OJ should I choose too.
I , frankly,dont like buffets;we only participate we think its a good deal.I WILL spend money, when we have some, on a good meal.
I like our local one because I can put my weird little combo’s together like fried fish, collards, limas, blackeye peas, hush puppies and mashed potatoes w/gravy. Also a Caesar salad with a few croutons and bacon bits. All for $8.30. I usually don’t bother with the desert area.
My GCs, especially the one in New Braunfels are pretty clean,and they try to keep up with the places. Food is pretty good.The NB one has some items not on the one in UC. There used to be a Ryan’s in New Braunfels,but it’s gone.
As far as Target goes,Anne Peeples, the one by me in the Forum at Olympia Hills in Selma(TX) is different.It is run by Target alone.The patrons have no contact with any hot food,as it is behind the counter and only staff can touch it and give it to you.By the register they do have some stuff like chips and cookies,but these are commercial products by Lays or Archer Farm(Target’s brand),and if you open them I’m sure you bought them buddy.
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