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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
207-775-2956
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for buffet style

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 !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Momoftwins99
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Lincoln, Maine
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Lincoln, Maine
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13 reviews
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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 !!

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Saint John, Canada
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15 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.

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Maine
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16 reviews
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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 

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Houlton, Maine
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Monmouth, Maine
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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.

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very friendly staff and a pretty good salad bar. The food was of the inexpensive sort, high calorie and overcooked on every stand. I ate the salad only, nothing else worth even putting on my plate. Lots of families there and that may be the best market for this restaurant.

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Windham, Maine
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was formerly an Old Country Buffet rebranded a Home Town Buffet. Both are owned by the same parent company. Appparenly, the Home Town brand must be their lower end buffet based on my experience here? Chain buffets are a hit or miss. A few are really good, but most mediocre. I do really enjoy Golden Corrals, but there are... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It depends on when you go. Sometimes we love it, sometimes we absolutely think it is disgusting. Our last time there, the food had been sitting quite a while and was dried out and cold. The time before that it was great. I would say eat at your own risk and don't expect anything.

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Halifax, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Cold food & overcooked home fries. Wish I had ordered an omelette instead of having the "scrambled eggs". I love breakfast, but this was not a good way to start the day.

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Their salad bar is pretty good and they do keep it replenished. I've not tried many of their hot foods as I'm quite certain there's not a lot of healthful options when stuff is deep fried or coated in gravy. Their dessert bar appears to be pretty well varied. The waitstaff is hit or miss. On the very few occasions... More 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?