Hometown Buffet

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  • Imagine Jerry Springer’s Guests At An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet….That Sums Up Hometown Buffet In Southern California

    May 31, 2003 by Freak369 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All you can eat and drink, senior citizen discount, kid friendly.
    Cons: Extremely crowded on weekends and during the dinner rush hour.

    Summary: As much as I hate to admit it, I really like Hometown Buffet. The food is good, the price is right and most of the time you’ll walk out the door thoroughly stuffed and ready for a nap. Outside of Golden Coral, Hometown Buffet is the ... read more

  • Rude waiter

    Dec 31, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good tasting food
    Cons: Rude empoyees.

    Summary: I had the worst experience there. I and my parents went to the one in Santa Ana. We only went there for my mom's birthday. We paid for a drink so they gave us a cup and said wait for the water cups. Since they only gave us one cup and no water cups we ... read more

  • Fat Smelly Weirdo's

    Apr 5, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The only pro's are they're aren't any I could mention.
    Cons: The stench of feces and rotting flesh as soon as you reach the cash register.

    Summary: I used to got to the HTB in West Springfield Mass.But unfortunately the Management there allows the most smelly,fat and offensive people to eat there.One example of this are these 2 fat guy's,both weigh over 550lbs,are afraid of soap and water and wear ... read more

  • No disagreements on whats for dinner

    Apr 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No waiting, Wide selection, Kid friendly, Price is right
    Cons: Can be Noisy and crowded

    Summary: Okay how many times have you had that classic pseudo argument that went something like this: “Where do you want to go for dinner?” “I dunno where do you want to go?” back and forth...well the problem can be quickly solved at your local “Hometown Buffet” ... read more

  • lotsa food for notso lotsa dough

    Mar 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: all-inclusive price, good food, menu differs by day of week
    Cons: noisy, wait times can be long, nothing exotic

    Summary: I've visited three Hometown Buffet locations in Southern California, and it seems like "you've seen one, you've seem them all". They're pleasant enough in appearance. Given how people trample through buffets, I'm impressed with the job the staff does ... read more

  • Fantastic food for the price!

    Nov 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mind boggling selection of items! Excellent value for the money!
    Cons: A very small handful of items were either cold or below my expectations.

    Summary: Restaurant name: Hometown Buffet Restaurant location: Rocky River, Ohio Date visited: 11/10/2005 (Thursday) Time visited: 7:00pm Time left: around 8:00pm Number of ... read more

  • HomeTownBuffet Macedonia Ohio

    Oct 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NO pros
    Cons: money hungry, uncaring, embarrassing manager, should'nt have that position. Much business to be lost!

    Summary: My husband, myself, grandson went to HomeTownBuffet Saturday night October 18, 2003 at approx. 8pm. The place was really crowded, (every seat taken), the girl at the register automatically charged us $21.50 incl. $3.50 for our 7 yr old grandson. We then ... read more

  • Las Vegas it ain't; but there are Buffets in Los Angeles.

    Jul 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fried Chicken, Assorted Jello molds, chicken-n-dumplings, enchiladas, salad bar, tortilla chips
    Cons: Deserts, potatoes, soups, long lines and wait at peak periods.

    Summary: These places are dropping like flies. In Los Angeles, Kings Table and Hollander Cafeteria have both ... read more

  • Worst Buffet I Have Ever Been To

    Jun 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of foods
    Cons: It doesn't taste good, and the atmosphere is horrific

    Summary: Okay, I know that when we go to a buffet style restaurant we are mainly going for two reasons, and t ... read more

  • Hometown Buffet filled me up!

    Aug 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: delicious food, great desserts.
    Cons: a bit pricey for dinner.

    Summary: My friend and I were extremely hungry, and we wanted to dine somewhere nice. There is a Hometown Buffet in close proximity to us, so we decided that we'd go there for dinner. It was a Sunday evening, so we weren't suprised that the line was somewhat ... read more

  • Remember your college dorm cafeteria? Yeah. Like that.

    Dec 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive and not bad
    Cons: not great, either

    Summary: Hometown Buffet is a chain of restaurants that are quite similar to the Fresh Choice salad bar chain, but with more in the way of main dishes. You pay once as you enter, and you don't pay much--lunch is $6.69 and dinner is a few dollars more--and then ... read more

  • Christmas in Jail

    Oct 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, big place (no lines), fast, lots of food.
    Cons: It's basically 100 different versions of starch and gravy

    Summary: I think the title sums it up. This is institutional food, like you'd find at a jail, or big university dorm, but it's done as well as it can be done -- like a jail might do at Christmas dinner (I assume -- haven't been in the big house myself). This is ... read more

  • Fresh Cooked And Baked Food Alike

    Oct 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I like the quality and quantity of their food.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: What I like about going into a Hometown Buffet restaurant is their reasonable prices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also serve the very best quality and quantity of food both cooked and baked. I always go up for seconds and thirds. ... read more

  • Hometown Buffet: Do you like buffets?

    Jul 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent food, all you can eat, low price
    Cons: Food is good but not fantastic, serve yourself, chaotic atmosphere

    Summary: I've been to Hometown Buffet countless times. My family really loves this place and in particular, my four year old niece loves going there, because once a week they have a person in a bee costume that goes around and gives out balloons and entertains ... read more

  • All you can eat, but is it worth it?

    Jun 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hearty food and all you can eat.
    Cons: Some food dry or overcooked.

    Summary: It's 7:00 Saturday night in the middle of summer. Everybody's at the beach or barbequing in their back yards, right? Yet one restaurant has a line all the way out the door. Is it some fancy, by reservation only, hot spot? No, it's the Hometown ... read more

  • Eat to your hearts content

    Jun 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wide Variety, Kid Friendly
    Cons: Quality of food is poor

    Summary: I didn't expect a 4 star restaurant. Just a place where we could take our kids and eat a decent meal, where they served mac and cheese. My 4 year old was demanding it. We arrived and got in right away there was no line. The fee for the ... read more

  • Be careful which one you go to!

    Jun 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You get exactly what you see, you're always full, infinite ice cream
    Cons: too long a wait, too crowded, not enough choices

    Summary: My mom thought it would be a nice idea to go a Hometown Buffet for my birthday. We found one in the Lakewood Center in California and boy, I'll definitely remember not to go there again. First of all, we had to wait in a long line which ... read more

  • Hometown Cockroach Buffet

    Jun 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Cockroaches!! Cockroaches!! Cockroaches!

    Summary: I was there 1 one day and found a roach around the food bar and pointed it out to a manager who did not even kill it! He watched it fall off and let it get away. He then asked me to keep quiet about what I had seen so I went to my table disgusted about ... read more

  • Variety, taste, and relaxation for the whole family

    Apr 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, great variety, family atmosphere
    Cons: get's busy at times so you may wait

    Summary: The first thing I HAVE to say is that the quality of food varies greatly from one location to another. We have two within a 15 mile radius and one is awful, the other terrific. I am going to write about the latter as that is the one I have been to the ... read more

  • Compete for Food? No thanks

    Mar 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, decent variety and kids love it (all those desserts!)
    Cons: Very crowded, unhealthy food choices

    Summary: I've been to our local Hometown Buffet 8 or 10 times. I liked it the first time but the thrill wore off very quickly. You might wonder why I've been back so many times if I don't like it. I'll tell you - kids LOVE it. My boyfriend has a 6 year old ... read more

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