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Golden Corral Senior Discount

Golden Corral offers a senior early bird special, as well as several other ways to save on meals.

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With locations throughout the country, Golden Corral is a great destination if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cost of dining out can quickly add up, but Golden Corral offers several ways to save, including senior early bird specials that can help keep your costs down. We’ll highlight what you need to know about the senior specials, as well as how you can qualify for other discounts at the popular restaurant.

Golden Corral offers a variety of ways for seniors to save

Golden Corral offers a variety of ways for seniors to save

Golden Corral Senior Discount

Golden Corral doesn’t publish information on its senior discounts, but Golden Corral Menu, a website run by a Golden Corral fan, maintains a list of senior discount prices and offers. Since the information doesn’t come directly from Golden Corral — and since discounts vary by location — it’s best to call ahead or ask your server about any available senior discounts and their requirements.

According to Golden Corral Menu, Golden Corral offers a senior early bird special. The special is available to diners ages 60 and up, and it may include:

  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from opening to 11 a.m.
  • Lunch Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lunch on Saturday after 11 a.m.
  • Dinner on Monday through Saturday after 4 p.m.
  • Dinner on Sunday after 11 a.m.

The early bird specials feature discounted prices, which vary depending on your location. Prices typically start at $8.99, and you’ll get access to Golden Corral’s buffet and a free drink. The exact pricing will depend on the location’s standard pricing, so call ahead to ask for price details and times.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Senior discounts are just one financial-planning resource for seniors. Read our finance guide for additional helpful tips and resources.

Additional Ways to Save

10 Percent Discount

Golden Corral offers a 10 percent discount to diners ages 60 and up. That applies to a full order, and you can ask for the senior discount any day of the week.

Daily Savings

Some Golden Corral locations offer seniors $1 off a regular adult buffet meal.

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Golden Corral Rewards

You can also sign up for Golden Corral Rewards to earn points on every purchase, which you can then use toward free food. Each time you make a purchase, scan your receipt or enter the receipt code into the Golden Corral app on your smartphone. You can then convert the points you’ve earned into a reward to save money on future meals.

Good as Gold Club

Diners of any age can save by joining the Golden Corral Good as Gold Club. Joining the club is free, and it’s as simple as choosing your favorite Golden Corral location and providing basic information such as your name, address and birthdate. Club members receive perks such as a free drink, birthday offers and coupons.

From the Pros:

From the Pros: In addition to the discounts available to the public, you can save even more on common expenses such as travel and dining with an AARP membership. Learn more with our  2024 guide to AARP memberships.

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