Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

51 Apple Tree Ln, Waynesboro
(540) 941-2486

Recent Reviews

Cassius F

This place always delivers. They serve excellent food for fair pricing, there is no waiting time even when the place is packed.

B Reid

Great variety of food on buffet. Food was fresh and hot. Best Golden Corral we've been to in years. Will definitely stop in again

Brian Viele

The food at this buffet was not very good. It was dingy inside and things were just chaotic. I've been to many golden corral in my day, and this was by far the worst. Only positive was the grill...steak is steak

Steve Harvey

We were very pleased with the service and the prepared food at this Golden Corral. The staff seem to want to present A Cheerful, clean, inviting atmosphere, and was very successful in doing that.

Monika Kessler

I have to say it much improved since I was there last. Food was great!! Super caring and friendly staff - fantastic manager!!

Bryan Timberlake

I was in the area for one of the companies I work for and was craving a good buffet and then it got to be I was hungry and I didn't want to wait for a meal to be prepared. I've been to this one a few time before and I've never had a bad experience just this is my first time reviewing it. This location is clean, bright and colorful. It's a little pricey but it's a buffet so come starving and then you can get your money's worth.

Tiara Wicks

Ms. Jackie is the best server and sweetest lady I've met in a long time.

Cheryl Klemann

Always a great place to eat. The selections are outstanding. Your sweet tooth will love you as you eat the abundance of dessert that is available. No limit so you can fill your pie hole till you can't walk out of the place.

Jacqui Patrick

Best Golden Corral Ever!! Stop here everytime going to UVA for treatments. Also stopped today on a trip back from Maryland. Great food. Great management and service!!

Cathy Kirby

If you haven?t been here for a while, you need to check it out. The choices are plentiful and very tasty. We have dealt with 2 of the managers, Mike and Fred , a couple of times a month for a while. We normally go for lunch, but all the dining experiences have been good. These guys go over and beyond for their customers. Give them a try, I think you will be happy. If not, let them know. They want you to be happy. Cathy Staunton, Va.

Darla Poff

I was quite impressed with the service.

Palella Jessica

Food was amazing!! Steak was cooked to perfection and A1 sauce wasn't needed. Lol. Kids ate till their eyes about popped out. Bathrooms were nice and clean as well as the restaurant. Staff was really friendly.

Ward H

We have eaten at a lot of Golden Corrals in the past 24 years. By far, this has to be the best we have ever visited. This is a 9-year old restaurant, but we thought it was new. Management really knows how to take care of the restaurant and the food lines. Everything was clean. The food was fresh and very tasteful. The floor manager, Jackie, along with the manager, Patricia, were always visible on the floor and in the kitchen. That explains the status of the restaurant and the freshness of the food. Trequan was doing a great job with the steaks. Phay did an outstanding job of serving us. The first face we met was our cashier, Joanna Cruz. What a sweetie! She was friendly, courteous, smiling and just a great way to start a visit in a facility. Patricia is doing a great job of managing this restaurant. Our compliments for a great and enjoyable visit. Well done!!!

David Sprouse

Friendly crew, plenty of food choices ; all tasted good


Visited during our recent stop over in Waynesboro. The car park was busy but being a very large restaurant it was not full inside. A great range of food from roasts, salads, pizza, pasta and fish etc. Make sure you leave room for desert!!. As with any buffet restaurant, it is always a battle to keep everything fresh, but in fairness, with so much choice, there was never a problem. The Service was good with dirty plates quickly whisked away, although there did seem a reluctance to change cutlery!!. I would recommend it

Marcia Sandberg Bailey

All of the servers have been very friendly and helpful. This is the finest Golden Corral in the area.

Ray W.

Best Golden Corral ever and I've been to quite a few. Greeted warmly and volunteered discount for military service due to my hat. Our party of seven, after paying, was greeted by server by raised hand and guided to our table. One server made sure we had everything for a great meal. Server even had a special sauce prepared for our prime rib. All along buffet, servers made sure everything was well supplied. So, everything from ample parking to be thanked for coming was great. Either this is a unique restaurant or Golden Corral has picked up their game.

Brenda-lynn Diehl

Fantastic food/service, our waitress Cindy was excellent! Manager went above and beyond to make sure all customers were having a great time.


We've eaten here many times but on out last trip to Waynesboro we decided to take a right after spotting the nearby Five Guys sign.

Jordana Ray

Great staff, very friendly and helpful! Food was kept fresh and restocked. And it was CLEAN! Left happy and with full bellies (:

Cheryl Cooper

The staff was super friendly! It was very clean and nice. Mike deserves a raise!

Terry Blanchard

One of the nicest, cleanest restaurant's I have ever eaten at .the food was first class. It looked good and smelled good. The staff was warm and welcoming. Can't wait to go again..

Shane Ervin

You know that normally I wouldn't leave a review but this is the second bad experience I have had at the Golden corral in Waynesboro. Even though I really do enjoy the food the service is good and price not bad they stop the grill 45 minutes to closing. Instead of being honest and saying we are stopping the grill they say oh we are out of steak. That is the only reason I come here is for the steak. Plus tonight I got a salad after they closed the grill and the cheese had mold in it. They didn't even apologize for that they said oh go get another salad. I don't believe I'm going to eat here anymore. If you're going to eat there make sure you are finished before 8:00pm.


I regularly travel to the Shenandoah Valley and stop in this restaurant. It has a good buffet. This time I had my niece and nephew with me. All three of us enjoyed hamburger, chicken, meatloaf, different vegetables and dessert. The staff was friendly, the manager checked on us. The coffee was good. The kids took their drinks with them. All of us enjoyed the meal.

Bruce Slaughter

I truly enjoy the Corral. The food really isn't bad and I like the variety. I also like the senior citizen discount.


We've eaten lunch here three time this year, each time after a whole morning of hiking. I'm not a true fan of buffets, but this one is really nice. Our server this time was Mike, and he made sure our plates were cleared and our drinks filled. We arrived on the late side for lunch, and were pleasantly surprised that Mike offered us a baked potato or sweet potato. That was a first for us. We are impressed with the selection and everyone at out table was able to find plenty of options to enjoy. Just as I was thinking of getting up to choose a dessert, Mike came by and offered coffee. Just wonderful! Decaf and dessert is a pleasant way to wrap up a delicious lunch. I also want to say that I was impressed that the manager came over to ask if we enjoyed our meal. He was very pleasant and sincere. This restaurant was clean and we were happy. We will be back soon!

Judy C.

When I see a positive I praise it and the Waynesboro Corral deserves it. After Terrell left it wasn't the same no atmosphere , waitress were scared to speak, which is a plus Happy to see a little brighter side back

Jacquie Jenkins

(better since got a new manager...ha.)

Mary T

I visited here on Sunday, June 23rd for breakfast. Entering everything is extremely clean and well organized. We were greeted by the manager and our friendly waitress Jackie. The food is superior to ANY OTHER Golden Corral I have ever visited. The Richmond locations should take lessons from this manager and staff.

Louella How

Everything was great with the exception of the chicken liver to much salt. Will I come back again. YES I will there service is always great. I know I'm going to spell her name wrong but here goes Pie is out favorite of all the wait staff. She is on her tables all the time. You go Pie.

Scott Fox

Fast seating. Hot food. Great service and servers. Perfect for a family get together. Will return....again and again.

Frank & Gina Wright

Best we have had yet! They have spaghetti with marinara sauce. I was excited. Vegetarians need food too. My husband loved the catfish. Thanks!

Kimberly Brown

This place is really good. Management was very quick to deal with an unsanitary issue with an unattended brat. But it did bother me that an employee also witnessed it & the lady just stood there!

Frieda Corpuz

great variety of food from salads, fish and shrimp, to different meat dishes, the desert counter was the boom

Ayael Amaré

Great food, great service, and great value as far as breakfast is concerned. I highly recommend trying it. You would be doing yourself a great service by requesting Jackie as your server - she's absolutely amazing. She's been here a while and she has the right blend of professionalism and friendliness. Every time I eat here I ask for her as my server, and I'm never disappointed, so she is tipped accordingly!


We were visiting Waynesboro from GA and we stopped in for lunch. The food was fantastic! Weâ??ve eaten at GC all over the east coast, and this one was by far the best!! The waitress, Cindy, was so friendly and attentive. The manager came by to make sure we had everything we needed. All the people working there were so nice and seemed like they actually liked their jobs. There was so much food on all the bars, and it was all fresh and hot. Overall it was an excellent experience. I highly recommend this Golden Corral.

Josh Abshire

It has been a while since we have eaten here because the food was going down hill. Today was our first time back in quite some time. Food was great, staff was great, and everything was clean and stocked. Manager Mike was on top of everything, was super nice, and made us feel like we were the only ones there. That's what management is all about. What a breath of fresh air!

Ayael Amaré

Great food, great service, and great value as far as breakfast is concerned. I highly recommend trying it. You would be doing yourself a great service by requesting Jackie as your server - she's absolutely amazing. She's been here a while and she has the right blend of professionalism and friendliness. Every time I eat here I ask for her as my server, and I'm never disappointed, so she is tipped accordingly!

C Reid

Completely outrageous pricing. They wanted to charge $75 for 4 people (we left-quick, fast and in a hurry). No way!! I guess that's okay for families that sit there for 4 hours ð??³

Roy C

Good selection, friendly staff. We were there early, but when we left around 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., people were waiting for a table on a Tuesday evening.