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Hometown Buffet

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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
+1 207-775-2956
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 07:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on a day trip to Portland with the family on a budget. I called Hometown Buffet and asked what the prices where. I was told adult eight dollars and change. Perfect for our budget. However we get there and it's almost 13 each. The food was either from a can, box, or frozen. The older kids didn't mind... More 

Thank mfern4
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like eating copious amounts of boot, pigeon and dog crap, you've come to the right place! I started out with a salad because, let's face it, you can't mess up a salad. Now when the salad is the high point of your meal, you know you've hit the proverbial rock bottom of casual dining. Now I understand that... More 

Thank Andy M
Kennebunk, Maine
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have been here several times and always have found quite a variety of food items that were flavorful including meats, veggies/fruit, salads, soups, breads, sides, and all kinds of desserts and drinks (non-alcoholic). No one should ever leave without finding something that suits his palate. There are several "stations" that keep people moving and several seating areas including booths... More 

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Thank mainejac
Saco, Maine
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We like going here but they have raised their prices making this an expensive choice. Especially if you have a family. The food is decent for a buffet and their are alot of choices.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food was OK, nothing special. Taco meat was rather boring, almost tasteless. If you are looking for a food fill up, this place will work, but not high quality

Thank Charlie R
Monmouth, Maine
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Sad It once was a good place to eat, now a big let down. They act if they don't care or understand. Can't even bake a potato and have it done in the middle. Muchof the food is dried out and needs some care. It would be Great to see a Golden Coral come to Maine and put this place... More 

Thank Ken B
Augusta, Maine
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I went on a Sunday with my wife and we were pleasantly surprised by the food. The two items that stuck out the most were their chicken pot pies and their carrot. They have a great selection of items at their buffet.

Thank Michael T
Scarborough, Maine
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went for Thanksgiving. My wife received some turkey that was still pink. Turned her off from eating anything more. I love the taco fixings.

Thank Don T
New hampshire
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The home town buffet was good at one time. It is now disgusting. I will not go back there. It was dirty . The food on the buffet didn’t even look tempting. I hate to say this but the customers were disgusting too. Let me just say very low class. Not that I am high class. The restroom reeked of... More 

Thank lovetotravelandread
Kittery, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I've been to this Buffet more than 8 times, and every time there was something that was disappointing. The first time I went, the line was extremely long, and they charged my son who's 4, for a 8-11 meal price. He doesn't even eat very much, he's just taller then usual kids his age. The second time, every stall in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2956

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?