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Hometown Buffet

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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
+1 207-775-2956
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“soups” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“tour bus” (2 reviews)
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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both enjoyed the food here and would go back in a heartbeat! I believe there is something for everyone. They had Spaghetti, fajitas, Roast beef, steak, hamburgers, meatloaf, all kinds of salads, potatoes, chicken, ribs and the list goes on.. great desserts too.

Thank PEICanadaJody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was all cold. Our group tried all the food and nothing was hot. We all were disappointed after riding on the bus all day. The dessert was the best part. Since dinner was cold and not able to eat much I pigged out...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there were 37 of us stopped here while on a tour bus trip were recieved warmley by manager and seated in an area that that could handle all of us food was pleantyful and very good. very large selection and service perfect. very large selection...More

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Our tour group ate at this restaurant. Typical buffet restaurant. The restaurant was very crowded and noisy. The food was good and plenty of choices; however, not many choices on dessert. We did get to set together.

Thank 578billyh
Reviewed August 7, 2017

I live locally and decided to finally try this buffet. After returning home from a long trip I was excited to "go out" to eat and not have to cook. Boy did I regret just not cooking my own food. At least the food in...More

Thank Mainelover15
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Food was sub-par, the only real good thing we found was the Snikerdoodle cookies and the coconut cream pie, the wife did like the roast, and I found the seafood patties decent but everything else was really not good ... a couple hours later the...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The price is fair, but the quality of the food matches the price. The good news is that there is something for everyone here.

Thank kilarneyvt
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

We were on a day trip to Portland with the family on a budget. I called Hometown Buffet and asked what the prices where. I was told adult eight dollars and change. Perfect for our budget. However we get there and it's almost 13 each....More

Thank mfern4
Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you like eating copious amounts of boot, pigeon and dog crap, you've come to the right place! I started out with a salad because, let's face it, you can't mess up a salad. Now when the salad is the high point of your meal,...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We have been here several times and always have found quite a variety of food items that were flavorful including meats, veggies/fruit, salads, soups, breads, sides, and all kinds of desserts and drinks (non-alcoholic). No one should ever leave without finding something that suits his...More

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Penny H
May 13, 2017|
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Response from mfern4 | Reviewed this property |
I too have never been for breakfast. But I suggest taking your family to Dennys or IHOP before here. It's mass produced, half the time cold, people sticking their hands in the food... not good!!
Roy S
December 11, 2015|
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Response from Daisy P | Reviewed this property |
It cost my husband and I $26.00 without drinks, just water. They raised the price again recently.
May 18, 2015|
Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Around $9?I went on a weekday,so not positive.Best bet is call them when you're going.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2956
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