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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
207-775-2076
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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

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  • 8
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and plenty of it

My friend had never been here to eat so I told her be prepared to eat too much! There are so many choices. They lowered the price since my last visit and you could choose not to have a beverage. That was a good idea as I drink only water and it saved me a few dollars. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Janikens
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Maine
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Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friend had never been here to eat so I told her be prepared to eat too much! There are so many choices. They lowered the price since my last visit and you could choose not to have a beverage. That was a good idea as I drink only water and it saved me a few dollars. The food was... More 

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Peru, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Cold and Dry food that as out. Most trays were empty.Room was very cold.Only had two people removing empty plates.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was cold and not at all what I expected. I have eaten there before and was expecting a much better experience. The waitress was very pleasant and courteous.

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Houlton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The wife, and I travel to Philadelphia quite often, and we like to stop at this restaurant now name homemade buffet the food is good and of course you can eat all you want. I find if I stir the pan a little I find the food hotter near the bottom. Happy eating.

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brown-town me
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Got there around 3:30 PM and got charged the dinner price for 2 seniors with drinks and cost us just shy of $30. While in line host got a call asking if there was lobster on the buffet and the answer was" no but we do have shrimp scampi". Almost left when I heard the price but stayed..... Most of... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Home style Buffet as it's now called is ok. There is a lot to choose from but it's all just ok. You get what you pay for. I tried the New England Clam Chowder, steak, potatoes, and a roll. For desert I tried the fruit. Price wise it's cheap but it's a buffet don't expect gourmet food.

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Hampden, Maine
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Just had lunch with our 5 children. It was heavenly for them. The food was ok and there were lots of options for everyone in the party.

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Portland, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was hesitant about going in because the parking lot was packed and there was a line going out the door. We were already there so we got in line. I was surprised how fast the line moved, but there were several large parties in front of us so they moved right along. Excellent selection of dishes, everything one could... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

You know you always find a buffet that has something you thought would taste better than it actually does? Well, be prepared. We kept waiting to find that moment. There was none. Everything, and I mean everything was delicious. Unbelievable. Their ice cream is the best anywhere, too. We ate dinner one night and lunch two days later. Awesome, just... More 

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Houlton, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This restaurant is now called Hometown Buffet...took my family of 4 recently...we were all disappointed in the quality of the food; our experiences at Golden Corral have been much better than this. Will not go back to Hometown Buffet again.

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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: 207-775-2076

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?