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Home Town Buffet

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1135 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-3517
+1 619-477-7990
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri 10:30 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's sad they don't have any more location in the upper san diego area anymore, I use to go to the one on mira mesa, for some reason always have a crave for their fried chicken and salad bar, but they have surprised me with their orange chicken, it was good, everything was up to my expectation but just wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Let's start off with food was great no issues at all. Bathrooms were very dirty and garbage cans were over loaded with towels. Service was good would still go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Yuma, Arizona
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I've eating at this restaurant since the first day they opened over the years. The salad is always fresh and the food hot and delicious. Love their dessert especially their brownies and cheesecake. Plenty of parking...

Thank revjap3
San Diego, California
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371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I have eaten at this location several times! The Quality of the Hometown food has slid downhill over the Years. Maybe that's why they are closing shop?

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
National City, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We always have a good time at this place. There is a variety of different types of food---and you can have all you want. The food is so delicious that sometimes I just don't want to stop. They have a night for the kids every Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM. The kids just love it. They have a... More 

Thank sherrypepper
Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We frequently eat here, although the prices went up, with the coupon, it's okay. Love the fried chicken, but wish they are cut a little smaller. I also like the baked chicken and baby barbecued spare ribs.

Thank Norma42167
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

The selection at this buffet was amazing. There were about 10 different stations with a variety of foods - a stir fry bar, tacos, fried chicken, meatloaf, a bakery, ice cream, salad, fish and more. The only problem was the juice bar. I was looking for a nice orange juice and got a syrupy something. However there were icees, tea,... More 

Thank Ruby S
Chula Vista, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Great selection of food at a good price. I try to stay away during busy hours as in our area, the people like to fight over the food. Sometimes they run out of things, but all in all, it's a great place to fill yourself up at a good price.

Thank jmnotary
Chula Vista, California
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

I've been here a few times, mostly at the invite of my dad, who loves this place. Me, I'm a little pickier on quality! Quantity here is unlimited AND a lot to choose from, the good part. Quality of the food can be hit or miss. Some food is fresh, other food dried out from the heat lamps. This place... More 

Thank Momplayinghookie
San Diego
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We love most Home Town Buffet locations but we were really disappointed with the Home Town Buffet located on Highland Avenue in National City. I really do not mind who we eat with but at the very least I expect clean silverware. I sure do not want to taste someone else left overs. My wife and I were driving around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1135 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-3517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-477-7990

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