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Home Town Buffet

390 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-6477
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Ranked #18 of 287 restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jan 18, 2014
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Dallas Tx
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

we have been eating here since they opened back in the early 90's Randy is the best ever for a GM He knows everyone that walks in the door that has been here before, makes sure everything is up and rinning food is hot, and Customer Serive is #1. Tony the busser is always grwwting everyone he see;s walk in... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

its great for a buffet! theres everything you would expect for an american buffet again dont expect fine dining but great quality for the price!

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Dallas Tx
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We told Randy the GM, Mike at Super 8 sent us that they had the best price for breakfast anywhere. WOW 5.99 all you can eat,and everything on the menu. Eggs,omelets,ham,chicken fried steak,bacon,sausage and some lunch items also like fried chicken Mike was so right Randy waived the drink fee since we were referred which saved us 1.99 each and... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011 via mobile

Love this place, me and my Familia go almost every week just cant get enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

It's really good. And the prices are great.

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