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Home Town Buffet

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South H and White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 397-9363
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Bakersfield, Ca
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good with lots of variety. Plenty of items from Asian, American, Italian and Mexican food to choose from. Of course plenty of deserts to choose from. My only complaint was that it was so hot inside the restaurant. Yes, it was hot outside and I'm sure much cooler inside but I really felt sorry for the employees... More 

Thank Shell1965
Modesto, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with a big group for lunch on our way to Los Angeles and didn't have to wait in line. The staff was great in processing our group and the food was good and hot. And they had a wide variety of items to pick from.

Thank Jr O
Peoria, Arizona
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

These types of restaurants are good if you are wanting to eat quickly and have fairly good sized portions. The quality is not all that great, but it's OK.

Thank JJS1959
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Sadly enough this facility smells like urine around the drink center where you get your beverages and glasses, extra silverware etc. The smell pervades the restaurant, the further from the beverage center the better. I don't know if this is a mistake in the drainage trap that allows septic gasses back up or what. However, I did report the issue... More 

Thank Kelly L
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I wish they would allow me just one word for this place - YUK! We visited on Wednesday night. Their salad bar has really gone down hill from what it used to me. The rest of the food was bland, overcooked or tasteless. Desserts were five star, but I did not come for the desserts! Prices are up for what... More 

Thank bakodon
Florence, AZ
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

One of our grandson's picked this restaurant for dinner and we obliged. We are not buffet fans but did eat at another Home Town Buffet in another state and it was OK. The cleanliness, quality of food, choice of food, and overall experience was probably more of a disaster than disappointment. I would never eat at another Home Town Buffet... More 

Thank Judy G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

staff was very helpful at Hometown Buffet, needed a charge on my electric taxi cab while getting a snack and break. Hometown Buffet on white lane & South H, I am I am pleased at Hometown Buffet is green conscious and Electric Car are friendly.

Thank rcarrillo831
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a gem! The price is reasonable. The food variety is amazing. The food quality was good. A bit busy and chaotic with people. However I believe it's better than Vegas buffets.

Thank mary_spoehr
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I Visit this Hometown Buffet atleast once a week. I love their salad! their salad is always fresh. They have different kinds of food for all tastes. I've visited almost every Hometown Buffet in different cities and so far this buffet beats the rest in variety. This is the only buffet that has 3 salad bars, about 6-7 bars of... More 

Thank pau201337
Bakersfield, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

home town is pretty good. ive gone back and forth from here to golden corral and i like home town better. they have stepped up their game since the opening of GC in town so give them another try if you havent been for a while.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South H and White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 397-9363

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