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Home Town Buffet

265 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071-5804
+1 619-562-1555
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible9%
2 Sep 2016
“Wide choice of dishes”
26 Aug 2016
“Convenient location”
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265 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071-5804
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I enjoy Home Town Buffet. You know you will get what you like because you make your own choices from a wide variety of dishes and you can see them before you choose them.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Typical Home Town Buffet, lots of food selection to choose from and close to stores I go shopping at. They give military discounts so that is a plus for me. I usually get a very small portion of food initially, in case I don't like...More

Thank Reg A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Just want everyone to know that this Fantastic Home Town Buffet...NO LONGER EXISTS! They closed their doors awhile back! They were great for families and wish they stayed opened! Our family misses this place!

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was a victim in the closures of Home Town Buffet. They said they were underperforming. Our family enjoying going there. I liked their krab salad. I will miss it.

Thank Cbarbie2000
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hometown Buffet has undergone major transformations over the years!!! I like some of the changes such as smaller portions of freshly made specialties but often I have found them to be overcooked, barely hot and not always very tasty! I miss the basic pot roast...More

Thank Karen-Kasey R
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We had the worst experience there. The restaurant wasn't completely full. They were almost out of salad, just a spoonful left. Other condiments were almost low. They were out of several entrees. The dessert table also needed to be filled. For what they charge, it...More

Thank Quiltingranny
Reviewed 16 May 2015

WE have eaten here many times over the years. It is hard to beat for variety, quality and price. When our kids were in high school to was the place of choice to bring them and friends. We have never left disappointed.

Thank Sussex_County_Hiker
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Good variety but BLAND. Ok to take kids but not if you want a nice atmosphere and interesting food. Cafeteria style. Desserts were good though!

Thank VirginiaRose
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The lunch we had was good. We enjoyed chicken, cornbread, carrots, seafood salad, My girls loved the molten chocolate cake with ice cream. I would go back the next time we are in the area.

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We used to go to the Santee, CA HTB at least twice a month and loved it. With the new changes we stopped going. There are fewer choices and what choices you do have aren't replenished quickly. Used to love the ribs but they never...More

Thank Deborah Z
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8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071-5804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-1555
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