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Home Town Buffet

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1665 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380-9528
+1 209-668-2172
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Short and to the point. 3 ppl almost 50 bucks. Food was ok, if not a tad over cooked. I may not be from this area, but I know what cocktail sauce looks like, and it's not tartar sauce. Nor is it ketchup! It's your average buffet. Biggest complaint is why charge 2.50 for each drink? Include it in the... More 

Thank 221Jim_H
Pismo Beach, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Thursday 12:00 noon, I must have been one of maybe ten diners; not good. Buffet items were the same as ten years ago and reminded me of nursing home food. For maybe a dollar more I could of had Sizzler - NO COMPARISON.

Thank theman4
Merced, California
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

End of a long reunion weekend. We traditionally have a Sunday See-You-Next-Year Brunch, this year, we went for comfort buffet, and this was it. They served Latino dishes, everything American breakfast, piles of pastry, and good coffee. Just great for our gang. Our beautiful omelets were cooked customized to order in front of us, nothing was too greasy, and the... More 

Thank Clyde H
Helena, Montana
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We went there as an alternative to a very busy Applebee's next door. We had two younger children with us who wouldn't tolerate the 45 minute wait. It was a good call. The food was decent and the staff friendly. It would be hard to rate any buffet five stars, but we did get what we paid for, which was... More 

Thank Michael T
Sparks, Nevada
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164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We've been to several Hometown Buffet chains over the years. In general, they always start out well, then drift downhill and cut corners on food. I'm not sure how long this one has been here, but over the last 2 years I have seen the service and food go good and then down... currently seems to be better than in... More 

Thank Glen H
Turlock, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2014

this place is as bad as the Modesto one, the food is cold the meat under cooked and the staff never once came to our table to take away the dirty plates, the food gave my family diarrhea and the restrooms were filthy with no toilet paper in the men's room. the staff didn't even care after being told, no... More 

Thank Rich C
Bakersfield, California
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We enjoyed eating here very much, while visiting the area. Everything was clean the staff friendly. They kept everything well stocked. Very attentive. One of the best Hometown Buffets I have been too. Our next visit to the area we will return here.

Thank Karla M
Patterson, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

i have visited this restaurant a few times; and i find it that they have a good variety of foods for the price you pay: I like that they have different salads so that you can choose what youre craving for: i also like their breaded fish and also they make a large variety of other meat and chicken and... More 

Thank marianj741
Riverbank, California, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2012

The food that was supposed t be hot was cold and the staff was busy talking. Cleaning by food was a little scarry.

Thank Sarah M
Modesto, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Cant make that many dishes at home for the price they charge. Love the food and no waiting lines. Great prices

Thank Debra T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1665 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380-9528
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: +1 209-668-2172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?