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Mama's Buffet House LLC

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2608 N John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660-4793
+1 423-247-5691
Today
11:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for food like your mama cooked, then this is the place you need to come to and enjoy! They have the best food ever and the employees make you feel right at home. Don't waste your money or your time on other buffet restaurants! Come to Mama's House and you will leave full. Oh, by the... More 

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Thank Gary S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Full Buffet with GREAT Southern Cooking! Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bars. All the salad dressings are homemade. The Coleslaw is AMAZING!! I will surely be back again and again!

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Thank 678JH678
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a privately owned restaurant that serves home style cooking on buffet. I've never been before. Staff are friendly and attentive. The food is really good. We went on a Saturday. They served ham, roast beef, fried chicken, BBQ ribs and fried fish, hamburgers, fries, hushpuppies, cornbread, dinner rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, sweet shredded carrots with raisins,... More 

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Thank ODonndubhan
Johnson City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was the worst lettuce i've ever seen in my life on a salad bar. I was really in the mood for a salad and I had to pick through the entire pan of lettuce to find decent pieces. The toppings for the salad were good and so was the fried chicken and mac n cheese. My stomach was killing... More 

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Thank Houndstooth423
Bluff City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best buffet in Tri-Cities TN area. Although more limited than the larger stores the food is excellent. Best fried chicken around. Highly recommend if you're in the Kingsport area.

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Thank Brenda F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

You do get a free meal on your birthday! The food is bland. There's more sides on the buffet than meat! Great for older folks i suppose. Mashed potatoes are instant.

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Thank Troy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Got here early and I am glad it was free! Food was just lukewarm at best. Taste was OK but would have been better if it was hot. Service was fine, very good waitress.

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Thank Harold M
Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Salad bar is ok. Buffett is country food, fried chicken and other meats, mash potatoes, corn, chicken and dumplings, etc. I usually enjoy chick n dumplings, but this time was not as good. Huge dumplings and the Little bit of chicken i got wasn't very good, I had to spit three pieces Out.

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Thank Houndstooth423
Kingsport, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

New to town and this was the first place I tried for dinner. I was sorely disappointed. The Mac & Cheese tasted simply like cooked noodles with a yellow tasteless sauce. No flavor and just bleh. The Mashed Potatoes tasted like instant type. Not bad, but not great. Salt & pepper had to be added. The Roast Beef was chewy... More 

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Thank D M Y
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

All you can eat buffet. The chicken is AMAZING. The Ribs are great, if you like fish it's awesome. Some of the sides need some salt or pepper but it's hard to beat this place especially if you're hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 N John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660-4793
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-247-5691

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