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Hometown Buffet

517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
+1 207-775-2956
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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“soups” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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517 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3250
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live locally and decided to finally try this buffet. After returning home from a long trip I was excited to "go out" to eat and not have to cook. Boy did I regret just not cooking my own food. At least the food in...More

Thank Mainelover15
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Food was sub-par, the only real good thing we found was the Snikerdoodle cookies and the coconut cream pie, the wife did like the roast, and I found the seafood patties decent but everything else was really not good ... a couple hours later the...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The price is fair, but the quality of the food matches the price. The good news is that there is something for everyone here.

Thank kilarneyvt
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were on a day trip to Portland with the family on a budget. I called Hometown Buffet and asked what the prices where. I was told adult eight dollars and change. Perfect for our budget. However we get there and it's almost 13 each....More

Thank mfern4
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you like eating copious amounts of boot, pigeon and dog crap, you've come to the right place! I started out with a salad because, let's face it, you can't mess up a salad. Now when the salad is the high point of your meal,...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

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Thank mainejac
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
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
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...More

Thank Ken B
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
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Penny H
14 May 2017|
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Response from mfern4 | Reviewed this property |
I too have never been for breakfast. But I suggest taking your family to Dennys or IHOP before here. It's mass produced, half the time cold, people sticking their hands in the food... not good!!
Roy S
12 December 2015|
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Response from Daisy P | Reviewed this property |
It cost my husband and I $26.00 without drinks, just water. They raised the price again recently.
19 May 2015|
Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Around $9?I went on a weekday,so not positive.Best bet is call them when you're going.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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