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Home Town Buffet

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485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
+1 805-541-5594
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home Town Buffet used to be a good place to pig out...but unfortunately for us over-eaters, they closed it down last year. Building is empty now.

Thank Tommy O
Palmdale, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

My family and I went here while we were on vacation. Many of the food entries looked dried out because they had been sitting there. The selection was not very good. I made my own nachos from the taco bar. This had the freshest food. I also made a salad that was pretty good.My husband meat had green spots on... More 

Thank Loreli H
San Jose, California
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Seven (3 kids) of us went for dinner. It felt like home as is was very similar to several others in the chain. They did keep the food stocked, and survived the kids hitting the desert bar after feasting.

Thank TrailWalker408
Arroyo Grande, California
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

We have visited Home Town Buffet in San Luis Obispo over the years and have been overall pleased with the quality as well as the variety of food, even with the steadily increasing prices. Eating there tonight we found the same friendly staff, but came away feeling disappointed in the food. Yes, the variety was there, but appeared to be... More 

Thank inthewind65
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

The food I had when I was in the Air Force was better. I compare it to hospital food without the illness. But eat all you want, so weigh out the differences.

Thank GuitarManDoug
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

I am impressed with this restaurant, It has been the best experience ever. Me and my family where there for my anniversary and the food was delicious, the place spotless. I was thinking about going somewhere else since our last visit wasn't pleasant but I have to say the chicken was fresh, the cornbread was delicious they have new great... More 

Thank Cristopher G
Los Osos, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Been there twice now-decent choices of food. Receptionist/Cashier could be a bit better. She gets flustered easily. Not so clean though, unfortunately-first time we were there, I got a fork and it still had lettuce on it. Second time, my water glass was dirty on the inside. Overall, however, the place is clean enough. Just some attention needs to be... More 

Thank binksmom92382
Chula Vista, CA
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I had never eaten at Hometown Buffet and we wanted to try it. We had been walking around during the day and stopped in. The restaurant was very clean. The personnel were very friendly. There were lots of items to choose from and everything I had was delicious. I had banana pudding which was just the right size and very... More 

2 Thank chai-tee
Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Based on the latest positive review, we've tried out HTB for dinner today. We can confirm this review: The location was clean, the food aera was well attended, and the food itself was hot and tastefull. The staff was helpfull and in person of Nancy polite.

1 Thank FritzG
Florence, Kentucky
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233 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

I had just about given up on HTB in California, have really had some bad experiences, but this was a great location. They had the best carved roast beef I have ever had. This location is extremely clean, I spoke with the manager and told her this was on par with the best Golden Corrals. All of the food was... More 

2 Thank happyandretired318

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 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 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-5594

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