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Hometown Buffet

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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

We were not told of any of these places and there was not a guide in the room showing any of this. Need to train desk people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Derry, New Hampshire
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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We were not told of any of these places and there was not a guide in the room showing any of this. Need to train desk people.

Thank curtloew
Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

What a great spot. There is something for everyone, lots to choose from. Service was great and reasonably priced.

Thank Vinnie M
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

If you are hungry, like a good selection, are not particular over quality, and want a convenient location, Hometown Buffet is IT. Clean, staff are attentive, price is very reasonable

Thank footlooseHalifax
Tyler, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The food was well prepared and tasted good. There was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that would not let us return for another average meal.

Thank Curtis H
Washington, Pa
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you have a coupon & don't want to cook, this is a decent choice! Nice variety of food, but flavor was missing in a lot of the foods. Some were better than others. Better dessert selection than most buffets though!

Thank momdzall
Lincoln, Maine
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Been here lots of times . It's a great place to bring the kids and family too and very on seems to have a variety of foods they like . The dessert area is a big thing for the kids !!

Thank Momoftwins99
Saint John, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unappetizing choices, presentation and clientele. It felt like we were visiting a school cafeteria or other institutional mess hall.

Thank Jan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went with my daughter who is 9 just for a change of restaurants. Not a large variety of food. Salad bar. Taco bar. Carving station with protein. Fish. There was fish, don't know what kind of fish, it was labeled "Fish". Baked ziti was good and cheesy. My daughter liked the orange chicken. It felt unorganized with food just... More 

Thank PortlandMaine
Houlton, Maine
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I spent 40 minutes trying to find it without GPS/smartphone.Unless you know the area and the mall specifically,you'll waste time and pay two $1 tolls. Great food,and service,everything hot and fresh.Waitress very pleasant.I'd go again now that I know how to get there.

Thank Jim B
Monmouth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The dining area was nice and clean as was the service area. The cost was okay and they do offer a military discount on Mondays. They do rip you off by charging 2.29 for a small refillable soda. The Restrooms are worse than most cow barns and need painting but mostly cleaning.

Thank Ken B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-775-2956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?