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Thread: golden corral or ponderosa?

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    I'm not a fan of either, but have eaten in both. Must admit it's been quite some time for Golden Corral, and closer to decades for Ponderosa.

    Golden Corral totally depends upon the location. There is one near Vineland (the approach to Premium Outlets) near Bahama Breeze... not far from DTD... that one is do-able.

    Ponderosa, well can't say much to recommend that. Had a family member who worked there in high school and that about did it for me. The vast majority of their offerings are reconstituted products. They also get very low health department ratings often.

    Sweet Tomatoes can be decent, again depending upon which one you choose.

    Seriously? The only buffets that I think are safe enough to patronize are those at WDW. They keep the temperatures right, and keep them clean both in front of the house and in the back. That is NOT the case with the majority of others.

    We went to a Christmas buffet at a major Orlando area hotel one year. The entire buffet (extensive, with what would have been lovely selections) sat at room temperature and was horrible. The staff forgot to light the sterno, and to place the ice (for the cold dishes). NOT a good experience.






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    Peach cobbler and banana pudding at GC, yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!




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    I always start off with the chilli at GC





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    Sorry if I offend anyone but the last time I went into a Ponderosa for breakfast it was bad enough that the food was lukewarm and downright manky but what made it worse for me was the fact that the place was rammed with sunburned british tourists piling their plates up as if it was their last meal. Kind of put me off the place ya know.

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    We paid $40 for a breakfast for 3 at Denny's then got the exact same food for around $16 for 3 at GC. Guess where we ate after that and it was good and fresh too and the coffee was free too if you wanted it.

    This is the one by marker 8 opposite the celebration turning. It was clean in there or we wouldn't have gone.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 249930
    Sorry if I offend anyone but the last time I went into a Ponderosa for breakfast it was bad enough that the food was lukewarm and downright manky but what made it worse for me was the fact that the place was rammed with sunburned british tourists piling their plates up as if it was their last meal. Kind of put me off the place ya know.
    Not offended, we all have our experiences that are either good or bad, your post is just as valid.




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    Golden Corral is much better. In food quality and service.
    Ponderosa may be a couple dollars cheaper but you get what you pay for, so dont expect much.

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    I would have to agree that GC is better ( the exception to the rule is in Erie PA. Don't ever, ever eat there!!!)

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