Family & Parenting

Your Kids Can Eat At Golden Corral For 99 Cents

That includes the entire buffet and a drink! Here's all the details:

Update:  This deal has expired and no longer available. 

For the next month, you can expect to see Golden Corral packed full of kids and their families.

The buffet restaurant chain just announced that with the purchase of an adult buffet, kids ages 4-12 can eat dinner there for 99 cents!

And kids ages 3 and under always eat free at Golden Corral so this is pretty much an unbeatable deal if you have little ones.

According to Golden Corral’s announcement, the 99-cent deal covers a drink, the entire dinner buffet, including kids’ favorites like chicken tenders, mac and cheese and tater tots — plus the dessert bar (hello, chocolate fountain!).

The offer is available after 4 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and after 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The deal is active through July 22 and is limited to two 99-cent kids buffet offers per adult buffet purchase.

It’s a seriously good deal!

The typical price for kids to eat at Golden Corral is $5.99 for those ages 4-8 and $6.99 for those ages 9-12 — plus $2.19 for a drink. So you’re essentially saving more than $8 per kid.

The company said it decided to run this offer after the “overwhelming response” by families to a similar offer it ran in April.


“We’re excited to celebrate our littlest brand fans with this promotion,” said Paul Moran, Golden Corral’s vice president of national marketing and media.

Budget-Friendly Family Dinners

Of course, if budget- and family-friendly are music to your ears, but you aren’t in the mood for Golden Corral (or simply don’t have one close to your home), then there are plenty of ideas for meals you can make at home while saving a buck.

Whether it’s classic burgers or Low-Carb Pizza Casserole — yes, you heard that right — you can make your kids happy with a few ingredients that you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry.


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You can also opt for the slow cooker, which is really a year-round mainstay for most busy families.

Mac and cheese is always a hit with kids and this slow cooker recipe will have it on the table in 2.5 hours.

For a full set of instructions, watch the video below and check out The One Pot Chef’s website.

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You might also want to try a classic “dump dinner,” meaning grab what you have, toss it in the slow cooker and call it dinner.

This recipe for Crockpot Raviolis from Crystal and Co. requires three ingredients — frozen raviolis, a jar of pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Crystal and Co.

Don’t Forget About Dessert

Because what dinner would be complete without something sweet, right?

Indulge your little ones in these chocolate chip muffin tin snacks from Bakerella. The one-bite Mini Maple Pancake Muffins use are one part pancake, one part chocolate chip cookie and you really can’t go wrong with that.


Then again, if you’re in the mood to head out, then Dairy Queen is also an option: The restaurant is currently offering one free small Blizzard to anyone who downloads and registers with the Dairy Queen app.

You have a week to redeem your treat after the app is downloaded.

dairy queen photo
Getty Images | Andrew Burton

But, let’s be honest, one week? See you tonight, Dairy Queen.