Golden Corral Restaurants
1901 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 862-0058
Fax: (518) 862-0058
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: Buffets, Family Style, American
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Don't leave your coat on your chair alone.... It won't be there when you get back.... and no one will care.. Lost mine this year... Of course they didn't know what the heck I was talking about.. I even called again the next day and got a run around..... I will never go back..
I entered this establishment, I walked up to pre-pay for the dinner. I sat down, waited for the server, and went up to the buffet tables. I had no idea they serve malamine plates like back in Junior high school. Then I smell something from the floor, I look down and food is smudged into the carpet, disgusting, the entire place needs a rug shampooing. As i sit with my friend, the hispanic people near us more near the front window is slapping their 3 year old for not eating, the child is crying, he doesnt want to eat anymore then he has already eaten. I leave in disgust, call the manager on my cellphone, I ask do you have cameras in the store, after three minutes he replies yes we do. I asked, How is it, you grant a parent the right in your resturant physically beating their child in your store? His replie is he didnt view the camera. My God man, you walk up and ask the patron to leave or call Police.
I went to this restaurant (and I use the term loosely) with my fiance. From the outset, when paying the surly cashier for our meal, I had a bad feeling that this wasn't going to be a pleasant eating experience. The restaurant had all the charm & atmosphere of a rundown high school cafeteria, and the food was pretty much fit for a dumpster. With the exception of the roast beef (which was served fresh, or maybe someone made a mistake and it was served while still edible), everything was either stale, over salted or not fit for consumption by anything living. The service was minimal at best, as it seemed that most of the employees couldn't wait to leave (I felt that way too after eating there). Our waitress would occasionally saunter by, maybe clear some plates, or offer a refill to our drinks over her shoulder as she hurried away (and she never did refill our drinks, but must of felt that by offering she was doing a great job). Otherwise, she sat in a booth nearby and watched the traffic outside.
I will never, ever return to this restaurant. Anyone who is a frequent customer needs to find a better place to dine (like the Japanese steakhouse next door, or the nearby McDonald's) or must enjoy the combination of lousy service and terrible food for a surprising high price. Avoid at all costs.