No matter what you are hungry for, you’ll find a huge variety of delicious dishes to satisfy you at the Golden Corral buffet. Whether you go for a Salisbury steak, pizza, enchiladas, or a healthy salad, Golden Corral’s tasty cuisine will hit the spot.

But how much does it cost to eat at Golden Corral? The prices are quite low, considering it is an all-you-can-eat buffet. Many nights, you can eat dinner for around $12, and even steak and shrimp night is just a couple dollars more. Lunch costs even less—generally around $9. Golden Corral is awesome if you have a house full of hungry kids to feed, since they can each eat for under $7 (those under 3 years old eat for FREE).

Golden Corral Senior Specials

If you are a senior, Golden Corral has some great deals ins tore for you! Those over age 60 can enjoy the Golden Corral Senior’s Buffet. You can have lunch for just $8.19, or dinner for $11.49 with beverages for $2.19. If you want to save even more, you can show up for the Senior Early Bird Special on Monday-Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. This allows you to enjoy the Golden Corral dinner buffet plus drinks for only $7.59.

Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night

Another special which Golden Corral runs is the Military Appreciation Night Thank You Meal.

This is a completely free meal for any person who has served in the US military, including active duty members, retirees, veterans and National Guard or Reserves. Family members who have not served do need to pay for their meals, but they are welcome to attend.

Over the sixteen years that Golden Corral has been running Military Appreciation Nights, the restaurant has served more than 5.1 million free meals. During that time, they have also donated more than $12.9 million to Disabled American Veterans.

You can check when the next Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night is scheduled here.

Golden Corral Menu Categories

Now let’s check out Golden Corral’s menu! You will find that the menu is divided into the following categories:

  • Hot Buffet
  • Salad Buffet
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Hot Soups & Potato
  • Bakery & Desserts
  • Beverages

Golden Corral Buffet Prices

Golden Buffet serves up a hearty buffet of delicious comfort food without breaking the bank. Below, you can view the pricing.

Buffet

Breakfast Buffet (served until 11 am on Saturday and Sunday).
Drinks included.
$8.69
Lunch Buffet (served Monday through Saturday)
Drinks not included.
$8.69
Dinner Buffet (served Monday through Sunday until 4 pm)
Drinks not included.
$11.99
Drinks $2.19

Children’s Pricing

Children aged 4 through 8 years old may eat for $5.99
Children aged 9 through 2 years old may eat for $6.99

Children under 3 years of age may eat for FREE.*

*This only goes for the first two children per family. Additional meals for additional children are charged at regular kid’s pricing.

Golden Corral Senior’s Buffet Pricing For Customers Over Age 60

Breakfast Buffet (Served Saturday and Sunday through 11 am)
Drinks included.
$8.19
Lunch Buffet (Served Monday-Saturday)
Drinks not included.
$8.19
Dinner Buffet (Served Monday through Saturday from 4 pm on)
Drinks not included.
$11.49
Drinks $2.19
Senior Early Bird Special (Served Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm)
Drinks included.
$7.59

Drink Pricing

Soft Drinks
This price includes all age groups.
$1.99
Milk or Juice $2.29
Coffee
If you want a 32 ounce to-go cup, you will pay an additional 50 cents.
$1.59
Water Free

Breakfast Catering

Light Continental Breakfast $7.50
Worth Getting Up For Breakfast $8.50
Country Breakfast $9.75

Catering for Lunch or Dinner

Out to Lunch $8.25
A Day in the Park $13.00
GC Picnic $9.25
GC Pit Barbecue $8.25
BBQ Ribs $12.00
Today's Special $11.00
That Was Awesome $11.00
A Fine Dine $14.00

Packages for Holiday Catering

Holiday Essentials $9.00
Gobble Till You Wobble $13.00
Holiday Feast $16.00

Packages for Wedding Catering

Light & Easy $9.00
Simple & Elegant $10.50
Wedding Complete $11.50
Wedding Complete Plus $13.00

What Are the Hours of Operation?

You can eat at Golden Corral 7 days a week. You need to look up the specific franchise you want to visit to find out their exact hours. Not every location serves breakfast either.

Most Golden Corral restaurants observe the following hours:

Lunch and Dinner:
11 am through 10 pm

Saturday Breakfast:
7:30 am through 11 am

Sunday Breakfast:
7:30 am through 11 am

What about the holidays? Golden Corral is open for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but their hours are different and vary significantly by location. So it is best to look up the franchise nearest you to find out when you should show up for your holiday meal.

Here is the Full Menu for Golden Corral

Now that you know what you will be paying to eat at Golden Corral, here is the full menu of buffet options to choose from!

Bakery & Desserts

Beverages

Beans

Cold Buffet

Dressings

Salads

Hot Buffet

Hot Soups & Potato Bar

Can You Eat at Golden Corral If You Have Allergies?

Golden Corral has a PDF available for customers with allergies who are worried about allergens in food such as milk, soy, nuts, or wheat.

Click on the link above and you can view the full Golden Corral menu with notes on potential allergens for each and every item. This will let you know exactly which menu items are safe to eat based on your dietary needs.

Other Special Dietary Needs

Speaking of dietary needs, Golden Corral also has special menus for those with the following dietary requirements:

  • Gluten-Free
  • No Sugar Added
  • Sugar Free
  • Farm Fresh Vegetables

Learn all about Golden Corral’s healthy menus here.

Additionally, those who are concerned with animal welfare will be happy to know that Golden Corral has recently announced their commitment to only serve eggs from cage-free chickens. It will take a ten year period to achieve this goal in full because of supply challenges, but franchises around the country have already begun making the switch to cage-free.

There Is Something For Everyone At Golden Corral

Now you have discovered the full menu and prices for Golden Corral buffet-style restaurants! As you can see, there is something which will hit the spot for every customer, and the food is all incredibly reasonably priced! Remember, you can save on your next visit to a Golden Corral restaurant near you by visiting our coupons page.