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Home Town Buffet

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South H and White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 397-9363
Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More than disappointment

One of our grandson's picked this restaurant for dinner and we obliged. We are not buffet fans but did eat at another Home Town Buffet in another state and it was OK. The cleanliness, quality of food, choice of food, and overall experience was probably more of a disaster than disappointment. I... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2014
Judy G
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Florence, AZ
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Florence, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

One of our grandson's picked this restaurant for dinner and we obliged. We are not buffet fans but did eat at another Home Town Buffet in another state and it was OK. The cleanliness, quality of food, choice of food, and overall experience was probably more of a disaster than disappointment. I would never eat at another Home Town Buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

staff was very helpful at Hometown Buffet, needed a charge on my electric taxi cab while getting a snack and break. Hometown Buffet on white lane & South H, I am I am pleased at Hometown Buffet is green conscious and Electric Car are friendly.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a gem! The price is reasonable. The food variety is amazing. The food quality was good. A bit busy and chaotic with people. However I believe it's better than Vegas buffets.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I Visit this Hometown Buffet atleast once a week. I love their salad! their salad is always fresh. They have different kinds of food for all tastes. I've visited almost every Hometown Buffet in different cities and so far this buffet beats the rest in variety. This is the only buffet that has 3 salad bars, about 6-7 bars of... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

home town is pretty good. ive gone back and forth from here to golden corral and i like home town better. they have stepped up their game since the opening of GC in town so give them another try if you havent been for a while.

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bakersfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great Selection. Very nice friendly people on the staff. Reasonable prices (other then the drinks), although those keep going up. Most of the food is usually fair to good.

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Long Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We ate lunch here on a recent Sat. while checking our grand daughter into CSU Bakersfield. Being from Southern California and traveling every summer, we dine at a Home Town Buffet maybe 8-10 times a year. We found this place to be one of the best! Its decor is nice, open and fresh. The price is right in line with... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I used to go to Home Town Buffet until Golden Corral came to town. There is no monitoring at the food counters...children under State law regulations are all over the food. I even encountered a MANAGER sneezing near the food without covering his mouth. No matter redecorating the restaurant...they want too much money for not a variety of food..and no... More 

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Bakersfield, Ca
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89 reviews 89 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

The buffet recently had a makeover, and the decorations, etc look great. The food was outstanding on the first visit after the makeover, but last week, the selections were starting to slip in taste. New chef? New recipes? Whatever it is, the cost was not worth it. We went a few minutes before noon on a Sunday to eat brunch,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South H and White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 397-9363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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