Best Menu Items At The Golden Corral

The Golden Corral is the grill and all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant you may locate in many cities down South. It has been around since 1973, and there are almost five hundred locations spread out all across the United States.

Going here is a no-brainer, but what should you get when you go there? With the long everyday lines that tend to form in the typical Golden Corral, you better know what to get so you do not waste your money and time. So, to assist you, here are a few recommendations.

Build Your Own Burger:

It’s a great place to begin; who does not find a burger appealing? It is awesome for those with atypical food needs. If you are lactose intolerant, you can leave out the cheese. The patties are fresh and not frozen, and they dust on a little seasoning before grilling. Five minutes later, you have a well-done burger that is tasty and thick. Serve it on warm yeast rolls, and then top it with mushrooms, peppers, and onions, and you are good to go.


Smoked Pit Ham With Shrimp Scampi:

The shrimp is supposed to be the entrée, but every shrimp is small at about the size of a nickel. But it tastes awesome as a topping for the tasty smoked pit ham, and it does make the entire dining experience feel much more special. The ham is actually carved to order, which is awesome.

Menu Items At The Golden Corral
Menu Items At The Golden Corral

Steak With Mashed Potatoes:

Visit around fifteen minutes past 4 PM, and you might just get the 1st sirloin steak of the day. The marinated steaks are really tender, and when made medium-rare, they sure taste awesome. The mashed potatoes are great, too. It goes well with the gravy; that can be either the brown or poultry version. Whichever choice you go for, you will find it quite amazing.

Aunt B’s Fried Chicken:

We do not know who Aunt B really is, and we did not ask (in case of COVID bad news). But she should be congratulated, as this version of fried chicken is great. Consume it while it is still fresh from the fryer, and it is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Fried Chicken With Chocolate:

Yes, it sounds a little weird. But then again, buffets are awesome places to try new stuff, right? It looks like something that might seem strange but may, in fact, be good. No, we did not run the fried chicken through the chocolate fountain.

We are not barbarians, thank you very much. We just got a bowl and put a little chocolate in it, and then we dipped the fried chicken in the chocolate. And won’t you know it, the chocolate and fried chicken combination are astonishingly nice.


Who goes to the buffet restaurant for healthy dishes? Surely not us, but then we thought of the readers and made an effort to get a veggie side dish. Of all the vegetables in Golden Corral, the carrots are surely among the best picks.

Every carrot is more than an inch in diameter, and they are all crisp and buttery. They taste amazing, and they are really healthy, and they are not even all that filling. So, it is a win-win-win all around.

Smoky Chicken:

As you might have imagined, there are a lot of chicken choices here in Golden Corral. The smoky chicken is another choice you need to try, as it is as good as the fried chicken here. The skin is gorgeously crispy, and the meat is really tender that they seemingly pull apart all by itself.

Bread Pudding:

This choice, in fact, rivals the terrific carrot cake, in our opinion. Try to have it warm, as we did. The icing on the pudding provides you with a taste of what heaven must feel like. It is warm, gooey, and nicely sweet.

Apple Cobbler:

Now, you may think that you should top things off with the conventional apple pie, but that’d be a mistake. Not that the apple pie is terrible (it is actually decent), but the apple cobbler is a much better choice. In fact, it is almost certainly the best apple dessert you ought to pick.

24-Karat Carrot Cake:

When you think you are done, you still have dessert. This cake is one of the more well-liked dessert choices at Golden Corral, and it is not difficult to comprehend why. You get long shreds of carrot with the cream cheese frosting that is just the correct level of sweetness.

Freshly Spun Cotton Candy:

You get it as you go. No meal at Golden Corral is complete without a bag of cotton candy. It keeps even until the next day!

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