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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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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The people there are nice, and they clearly have a very loyal group of seniors that keep coming back, but this is not a place you want to eat. The food is poor, and the price high, even by buffet standards.

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Thank tonypzo
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i made it a tradition to go to mamas house on our birthdays years ago. We got there today and was told not only had their prices went up, but the birthday is buy one meal get one half off. We were very disapointed. Like i said this was a family tradition. We go to get our... More 

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Thank Ann S
Letcher County,Ky.
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved my lunch at Mama's House. The food was exceptional, the waitress was friendly and kept our glasses full, and the atmosphere was great. I'll definitely be back again.

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Thank carli66
Johnson City, Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were just three of us and one was a child. Way overpriced and over-salted. The food was edible, but KFC makes better chicken and that is not a standard I am looking for in something that costs 12 times as much. Nothing was fresh, choices were limited, and we will not return. I might have normally given this 2... More 

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Thank FamilyTys
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
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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99 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?