Golden Corral

By: kmom14

Jan 02 2016

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Category: Dining Out

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We dined at the new location on 5335 Distribution Drive  in Fort Wayne, IN and although we like the new location and vaster array of offerings, there are a few drawbacks.

The biggest draw is they have a vast array of items and include gluten-free, sugar-free and no sugar added, so there is something for everyone if you have a party with special dietary needs or just picky eaters.

The new location off of Lima Road a little farther north and to the right and harder to find.  When we went it was packed and although on the inside it was like being in line at an amusement park as far as the line, it was chaos outside as both doors were open and it was hard to figure out who should be next in line.   You now get your drinks before you pay (but a waitress refills them) and silverware is at the table, but you get your own plates; the warmed plates for entrees are in the center of the place and the dessert station has chilled plates near the end on the right and desserts are on the right of the door.   Salads are on the far right with comfort foods in the middle, breakfast foods on the far left and there is a center to the left where you can have specialty prepared items, like steak, panini’s, fajitas and the like.

When we went it was packed and although on the inside it was like being in line at an amusement park as far as the line, it was chaos outside as both doors were open and it was hard to figure out who should be next in line.   You now get your drinks before you pay and silverware is at the table, but you get your own plates; the warmed plates for entrees are in the center of the place and the dessert station has chilled plates near the end on the right and desserts are on the right of the door.   Salads are on the far right with comfort foods in the middle, breakfast foods on the far left and there is a center to the left where you can have specialty prepared items, like steak, panini’s, fajitas and the like.

You now get your drinks before you pay and silverware is at the table, but you get your own plates; the warmed plates for entrees are in the center of the place and the dessert station has chilled plates near the end on the right and desserts are on the right of the door.   Salads are on the far right with comfort foods in the middle, breakfast foods on the far left and there is a center to the left where you can have specialty prepared items, like steak, panini’s, fajitas and the like.

The food was better and fresher than most buffets with most everything made fresh in-house. but with anything on a steam table it will never be as fresh as when cooked when requested.   I got the breakfast items and the eggs and pancakes were fluffly, the biscuit ok and the bacon crispy but a little greasy and had to use a napkin to drain it before eating.

My guest had the grilled steak to order and mushrooms and chicken, which he absolutely loved and got seconds on the mushrooms.  We also tried out their Chocolate “Wonderfall”  with strawberries, marshmallows and Rice Krispy treats – items were fresh and chocolate coating was decent.

The restrooms leave much to be desired; for the size there is not enough stalls so there was a crowded wait.

The price is a little higher than most buffets; on a Saturday night is $12.99 for adults and drinks are around $2 and even though not full serve, should still leave a tip, but even so worth it due to the quality and variety of the food.

They also have a “Good As Gold” club where you can sign up to receive a surprise on your birthday and announcement of new and seasonal menu items.   Here is a link to sign up.

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One comment on “Golden Corral”

  1. OK, I’m looking at the steak and mushrooms and I’m hungry all over again! OH, I signed up for the birthday club and then I signed up our son too.


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