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Hometown Buffet

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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
+1 207-775-2956
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 07:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Kennebunk, Maine
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 palate. There are several "stations" that keep people moving and several seating areas including booths... More 

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Saco, Maine
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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
Monmouth, Maine
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 would be Great to see a Golden Coral come to Maine and put this place... More 

Thank Ken B
Augusta, Maine
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I went on a Sunday with my wife and we were pleasantly surprised by the food. The two items that stuck out the most were their chicken pot pies and their carrot. They have a great selection of items at their buffet.

Thank Michael T
Scarborough, Maine
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went for Thanksgiving. My wife received some turkey that was still pink. Turned her off from eating anything more. I love the taco fixings.

Thank Don T
New hampshire
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The home town buffet was good at one time. It is now disgusting. I will not go back there. It was dirty . The food on the buffet didn’t even look tempting. I hate to say this but the customers were disgusting too. Let me just say very low class. Not that I am high class. The restroom reeked of... More 

Thank lovetotravelandread
Kittery, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been to this Buffet more than 8 times, and every time there was something that was disappointing. The first time I went, the line was extremely long, and they charged my son who's 4, for a 8-11 meal price. He doesn't even eat very much, he's just taller then usual kids his age. The second time, every stall in... More 

Thank NancieRobrts12
Oakland, ME
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not impressed. Below average food (even for a buffet). Some things undercooked while alot overcooked and dried out. It was clean, though.

1 Thank DCNewsMan
Dexter, Maine
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

As many times as we've been to S.Portland it was our first time there. The prices were average compared to other restaurants. All of the buffet tables were hot! Great selection from salad bar,Mexican,Italian, American, soups, and desserts. The kids were happy about the drinks as well,slushies,and hot chocolate! The only down side was the conditions of almost all of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?