As I was driving along Central Avenue in Colonie, New York this morning I paid closer attention to the Golden Corral location than I normally do. This restaurant has been sitting idle for quite a while and it got me thinking. How many Golden Corral locations are still in New York?

Golden Corral officially opened in 1973 and over the years grew to nearly 500 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. In recent years several locations were forced to close and in 2023 it is reported that there were 397 locations left. How many are still in New York?

Q 105.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

Restaurants come and go. Some of our favorite times as children were going out to dinner for birthdays and other family celebrations. The occasional dinner at the Ground Round, Beefsteak Charlies, Lums and Howard Johnsons are now just memories.

If there were nearly 400 Golden Corral locations open in 2023 New York must have 25 of those spots still open, right? In the game of "high/low" that guess is way too high. Even though the Golden Corral website lists the Colonie location as "temporarily suspended" it is clearly closed.

518 News, how many Gold Corrals are left in New York
Karolyi - Townsquare Media

It appears that there are only 4 Golden Corral locations left in New York State.

518 news, Golden Corral, Queensbury
Karolyi - Townsquare Media

If you are missing the legendary all you can eat buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, head to one of the few remaining Golden Corral locations in New York while you still can.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

Gallery Credit: Paul Feinstein

LOOK: 50 Beloved Retail Chains That No Longer Exist

Stacker takes a look at 50 major retail chains that no longer exist and the reasons for their demise.  

Gallery Credit: Madison Troyer

The 5 Most Highly Rated/Most Expensive Restaurants In New York

These are the top 5 highest rated and most expensive restaurants in New York. The research by Restaurant Furniture is in and each of these establishments either a 2 star or 3 star Michelin rating.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

More From Q 105.7