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My family, for some unknown reason, wanted to go to Golden Corral so I reluctantly obliged, it had been a few years so I was willing to give it another try. I don't know how this place is still open, perhaps the health inspector owns shares in the company? I wanted to walk out even before eating since our "tab" was $45.00, how the does Golden Corral cost $45.00 for a family of 3?? Okay, so I choked that down and proceeded to scout for a clean table, after wiping the booth down we then went to gather our plates and then on to the "food" or something that resembles food. I opted for what I thought was fish and something resembling chicken. Elbowing my way back to the table we sat down and started eating, all the while I was watching the scenery, people stacking food on their plates, children molesting the chocolate fountain and even one guy projectile vomiting on his way to the sterile restroom. I don't know if anyone else has had pleasant experiences but this was my last trip to gluttony heaven.
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Well at least I wasn't the only one with that experience. The wife and I witnessed the exact same thing minus the guy throwing up. The food there is so terrible. I seriously don't understand what keeps people going. We thought we would try it earlier this year and it was a horrible mistake. The chocolate fountain is by far the dirtiest thing in there. Maybe I'll go again on my death bed just to get thing moving a little quicker. Complete biohazard of a restaurant.
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I hate buffets. Heck we spent a week at lost pines a few years back. Saw kids dipping their hands in the chocolate fountain, grab more food, dip, lick their hands and repeat.

My response of "what the ****!!!!" Wasn't well received but their parents quickly escorted them away from the fountain.

A little public shaming works nicely every now and then.

Tldr: buffets suck and should be avoided.
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GoCo is great. That place prints money. I bet they were swamped with all the firefighters in town.
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This thread could be glorious...
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I haven't been back in about 15 years after a woman who was about 4 1/2 bills knocked me smooth to the floor because fresh rolls came out (besides also having been surprised by the cost of a meal).
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Is that what you think of firefighters? Stop by any firehouse in town about 5 o'clock and see what they are cooking up for dinner. Firefighters are some of the best cooks out there.

I know for a fact they (with one or two exceptions) wouldn't be caught at the "golden trough".
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Quote:

children molesting the chocolate fountain
if you don't think this a top 10 line in Texags history there is something wrong with you.
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GC is pretty damn terrible. But I admit, I'll go like once a year just to see if its changed any. (It never does).

I would NEVER eat fish off that buffet though. That is kinda crossing a line of some sort I'm sure.

One redeeming quality from the buffet is the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. They are not anything extraordinary compared to some other places but they have all the fast food joints (minus CFA) beat in that dept.
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Rooster14 knocked it out of the park and into the next solar system.
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I don't think I've ever been. I used to like Foxworthy, but I'm not going to eat at place he pimps because I'm relatively certain the type of clientele. Call me an elitist, but I don't go on cruises anymore either.
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Cant Stop laughing!!
In her defense, their rolls were freaking awesome back in the day. Haven't been in years but may have to go back just to check it out and people watch
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Your post deserves POTD but sadly the traffic on this board will not present it with the opportunity. That's gold Jerry, GOLD!
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Lol, sterile restroom.

And I think the person was talking about the firefighters that come in for training at Brayton, not the locals.
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We stopped going about 15 years ago too. Went back once a few years ago to see if it for better. It was worse. Dirty is an understatement. How it stays open is beyond me.
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I can't believe I'm defending techno here but if they're here for fire school and staying in hotels, it doesn't matter how well they can cook. In any event, people of all demographics (yes, including firefighters however much you want your anecdotal evidence to be right) eat at golden corral, especially if it might be near your hotel. Climb down off that high horse before you hurt yourself.
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Great thread. Would read again!
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Rooster14 said:

Is that what you think of firefighters? Stop by any firehouse in town about 5 o'clock and see what they are cooking up for dinner. Firefighters are some of the best cooks out there.

I know for a fact they (with one or two exceptions) wouldn't be caught at the "golden trough".


Poor Rooster, it never works out for him.
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Rooster14 said:

Is that what you think of firefighters? Stop by any firehouse in town about 5 o'clock and see what they are cooking up for dinner. Firefighters are some of the best cooks out there.

I know for a fact they (with one or two exceptions) wouldn't be caught at the "golden trough"

For the week long fire schools in the summer, Golden Corral is a staple since it's a buffet and all of those guys are staying in hotels.

Same thing for the guys that are going to the academy to become professional firefighters.
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nvm
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Two Dutch friends are touring the states, and specifically asked to see the grossest that Americans eat (I think they are making a documentary). I suggested they hit every GoCo and Waffle House they can. They haven't been disappointed.
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Rooster,,calm your tail feathers. The poster comment was in regards to the hundreds of fire fighters that are visiting for fire training school. Many are from other countries and I am sure a buffet is heaven for them.
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If you really have a craving to try some GoCo, go to Temple. I know most people avoid all GoCo's, however we went to the one in Temple and it is NOTHING like the one in CS. I cannot ever imagine walking into the CS GoCo again. I feel like I need a hot shower every time I drive by that place.
BUT, in Temple, it is clean, the food is good, the salad bar was awesome, everything fresh, no watered down dressings and the variety was different and better. The restrooms were very clean and the restaurant is well attended. They have workers on the floor cleaning and taking care of the buffet constantly plus the waitstaff taking care of the tables. Its a huge difference.
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Rooster14 said:

Is that what you think of firefighters? Stop by any firehouse in town about 5 o'clock and see what they are cooking up for dinner. Firefighters are some of the best cooks out there.

I know for a fact they (with one or two exceptions) wouldn't be caught at the "golden trough".
You must not be from around here. Seems like every restaurant is packed when the fireman training school is in session.
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Exactly. EVERY restaurant...not just the gross ones.

I've seen firefighters at Veritas, The Republic, and Atami...all close to hotels.
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Watch out for chunks in the chocolate fountain.
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Scooter collisions are a far bigger problem.
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queso1 said:

I don't think I've ever been. I used to like Foxworthy, but I'm not going to eat at place he pimps because I'm relatively certain the type of clientele. Call me an elitist, but I don't go on cruises anymore either.
On the last cruise I will ever go on, some guy, about 35 years old, weighing about 600 pounds and riding one of those electric scooters ran me and others over getting to the self serve ice cream machine.

If he would have eaten one more serving of ice cream that scooter would have collapsed.


Cruises......Golden Corral on water.
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Stop being poor and going on Carnival. That's the floating GoCo.
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A GoCo in Wyoming had a horrible nirovirus outbreak, so that's one more thing they have in common with cruise ships.
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Golden Corral is the Walmart of restaurants . 1) it is not cheap 2) it is not quality 3) it is filthy. It amazes me how both institutions brainwash their clientele to believe these statements are not true.
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pepe the dog said:


Cruises......Golden Corral on water.

Never been on a cruise because that's how I imagine them to be. My worst fears are confirmed.
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Corporal Punishment said:

pepe the dog said:


Cruises......Golden Corral on water.

Never been on a cruise because that's how I imagine them to be. My worst fears are confirmed.
As stated: that was a Carnival cruise. The Wal-Mart of cruises. Stay away from them and they are much more enjoyable.
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GiveEmHellBill said:

Corporal Punishment said:

pepe the dog said:


Cruises......Golden Corral on water.

Never been on a cruise because that's how I imagine them to be. My worst fears are confirmed.
As stated: that was a Carnival cruise. The Wal-Mart of cruises. Stay away from them and they are much more enjoyable.
There are some incredible cruise lines. First class all the way. But as stated above, stay the hell away from Carnival.
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