Everytime we have tried to visit Golden Corral for dinner, we have experienced extremely long lines and crowded dining areas. So, we chose to dine there during the lunch hours. Most of the same goodies are served at that time as during dinner but you also get your choice of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. Everything is well stocked , fresh and hot. The ice cream station does get a bit messy but it's to be expected with children serving themselves.
Overall Golden Corral is a really nice place to dine and the price is very reasonable.