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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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Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“soups” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank mainejac
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We like going here but they have raised their prices making this an expensive choice. Especially if you have a family. The food is decent for a buffet and their are alot of choices.

1  Thank Daisy P
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Food was OK, nothing special. Taco meat was rather boring, almost tasteless. If you are looking for a food fill up, this place will work, but not high quality

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Sad It once was a good place to eat, now a big let down. They act if they don't care or understand. Can't even bake a potato and have it done in the middle. Muchof the food is dried out and needs some care. It...More

Thank Ken B
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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!!
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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.
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raywalters
May 18, 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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
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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