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Home Town Buffet

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South H and White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 397-9363
Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Everthing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2014
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bakersfield
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I wish they would allow me just one word for this place - YUK! We visited on Wednesday night. Their salad bar has really gone down hill from what it used to me. The rest of the food was bland, overcooked or tasteless. Desserts were five star, but I did not come for the desserts! Prices are up for what... More 

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Florence, AZ
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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88 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Home Town Buffet

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

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?