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Home Town Buffet

390 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-6477
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Ranked #109 of 291 Restaurants in El Cajon
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

we went to Home Town Buffet 3 times while we were in San Diego and were charged a different amount each time. It was only within a few dollars, but it was still strange. One night we had a waitress that only came to our table once. The supervisor came over to clean off our table the other times and... More 

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Alpine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When Randy Young and Jessie (Mgrs) were in charge things were run well and you felt like you were at home. Zero points. I would much rather spend my money on a place that cares and food that is better.

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El Cajon, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Food was ok . not great just ok . the staff was very friendly But too make kids touch all the food and NOONE says anything.. So yeah we will not be going back

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El Cajon, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been to the Home Town Buffet many times in the past. The food is good and its inexpensive, and plentiful. No you are right its not a 5 star restaurant, but there is plenty to help yourself too. If you want to eat a whole lot, give it a try. Its not home cooking but you can relax take... More 

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Bard, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the food was bad. the chicken pie had no taste, it was bland. the fish was where their wasn't much choice. We will never go back. the old one we use to eat quite often. we never had to pay for our drinks. my husband ordered water and they charged us for a extra coffee. we told her at the... More 

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Dallas Tx
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had lunch the family on Tuesday. GM Jesse was at the register when we came in and was a very nice gentleman. We let him know our friend at the Motel Mike referred us over.My husbnad had the Make it yourself tacos, w/o shell. He laid the beef out on his plate added sour cream,pico, onions and cheese.Made a pig... More 

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El Cajon, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

After watching Under Cover Boss I sent a Message to Anthony Wedo about how poorly run this HTB was being run by Anna the GM Within 24 hours I had a reposnse from CEO Wedo and also a phone call from Mario Lee the Regional Manager asking me what needs fixed, A Week later a new Manager from Santee Jesse... More 

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El Cajon, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Had eaten here for 20 years, and 19 with Randy as the GM. When Hometown filed Chapter 11 they cut Randy and ever since the service and food have gone down hill. They do not even have an acting GM. I reported them to the health Dept for seeing a cockroach crawling on the clean plates and nothing was done.... More 

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Alpine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It was so crowded , kids running under foot , had to be careful where we stepped . Not a place we go to often .

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El Cajon, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great food and great prices, friendly staff, good location, and just an all around enjoyable restaurant.

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Additional Information about Home Town Buffet

Address: 390 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone Number: (619) 441-6477
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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