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Hometown Buffet

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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All 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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Auburn, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No AC. It's hotter inside the building than it is outside and that says a lot since it's an 82° day! Food choices were lacking. If you're doing there looking for chicken strips and burgers you'll be left wanting. It felt very run down and uninviting. Overall the food was not worth $35 for two adults.

Thank TSears01
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went over for dinner at 6:30 Sunday, July 7. First thing we had to do is tell one of the servers there was no plates, other people were too. Then when we got them there was no food left. There was no potatoes veggies, macaroni and cheese,fish, chicken,or Roast. People that sat around us were really upset, and so... More 

Thank pampoo24
Fulton, New York
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my mother here for mothers day because there are so many choices for everyone. Even though it was busy food was kept up with and everything was clean.

Thank Bard J
Salem, MA, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a great place to take a group that's really hungry. The food is good, but not great. but if you are traveling with a group of kids or a sports team, this is your place to "CARB" up. Price is reasonable for all the options you have. It's typical buffet food but has some New England specialty meal... More 

Thank Jerry S
Brunswick, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I have been here many times, have always found the food to be very good. The staff are great and very helpful! I come here often with my Red Hat Ladies, coming in for a party of 33, Sunday they have been very accommodating!

Thank Jacquelinedl
Whitefield, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I have been to this place 4 times in the past few few years. The last trip went on March 19th. The place was busy and the selections of items were poor. It appeared the staff in the kitchen just could not keep up. The guy that was at the counter taking your money was helping in other ways possible... More 

Thank jimbo03598
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Pricey for a family buffet. Decent selection, but not impressive food. Its expected for this kind of chain.

Thank Kevin B
Windham, Maine
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Went there for dinner and seniors for two was just about 25.00 . I thought for what you get it is [pretty pricey . You also have to pay for your drinks in that 25.00 .Seniors have a hard time to come up with that kind of money .

Thank Cheryl P
Columbia Maine
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

My kids enjoyed eating here quite a bit, but the two adults didnt. There is quite a variety of food, but it was mostly barely warm and okay. Fried fish was rubbery, Taco shells were greasy and cold that there was absolutely no crunch left in them. Clam chowder and cheesecake were very good.

1 Thank Donna H
Derry, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We were not told of any of these places and there was not a guide in the room showing any of this. Need to train desk people.

Thank curtloew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 207-775-2956

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