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Hometown Buffet

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1850 W Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504-3403
+1 818-955-5797
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri 10:30 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Burbank, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Located at the Empire Ave shopping are, a good buffet for fast food at reasonable prices. a variety of fried chicken, fish, fries, some roasts, shrimps, Mexican food, deserts and ice cream as well as fountain sodas, lemonades etc...

Thank Ara B
Davis, California
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257 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We visited Hometown Buffet because it was a very short distance from our hotel, fully understanding that Hometown Buffet is a place where a lot of diners can access unlimited, inexpensive grub simultaneously. Even so, we were still disappointed and won't return when next in the area. The reason is how dirty and overrun the facility was, speaking to management... More 

Thank rockyhillgal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I ate here several times on a recent visit to Burbank, CA. It was walking distance from the hotel. They have a good salad bar, a couple of soups daily, taco bar, mashed potatoes and two gravies, veggies, mac and cheese, a carving station, meatloaf, chicken and fish dishes, and a good array of desserts and beverages. Price isn't cheap... More 

Thank Atwhit
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

They had alot of choice of food with a good qulity at reasonable price with agreat staff I will keep going there untsl i leave burbank . Thanks everybody their

Thank magicman2009
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Good spread but not the tastiest buffet. Certain dishes though were very nice. Some dishes were not filled up often. The service though was very good and used plates were cleaned up very quickly. You need to be real hungry to enjoy a meal here as there are plenty of options to choose from.

Thank Gaps15
Monterey, California
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184 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We decided to come to Hometown Buffet at the Burbank location because of chains we've visited in the past. We came on a busy day so it was difficult to find parking. Upon entering the line was long (wait time was about 15-20 minutes). The employees seem rushed and the food needed replenishing when I arrived. I'm a pescatarian so... More 

Thank TRTW
So Cal
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

I have been disappointed here before, but since they offered a free birthday meal I tried it again. I was disappointed again with the very ordinary food. I'm not an all you can eat fan, but even if the object is to stuff yourself into obesity, I think there should be one or two main dishes that stand out for... More 

Thank Michael E
Huntsville, Texas
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327 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

If you know the various country buffet restaurant options, you know that it can be an adventure of noisy kids and 'buffet professionals' -- and sometimes the food is large volume, low quality. This location, on my visit for lunch, had a decent amount of tasty options along with a pleasant staff. If you like country buffets, you'll probably agree... More 

Thank Tony9876
Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We took a group of adults with disabilities to Hometown Buffet. They absolutely loved it! It offered a great selection, was always well-stocked and was clean. Of course, it is an inexpensive buffet, so the food is not gourmet, but it is tasty and plentiful and for our needs, it was perfect!

Thank ellengruetz
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

I knew someone in San Diego that ate at Hometown Buffet there frequently, but I never tried it. I ended up eating at this one twice, mainly by default. Both times I thought it was disastrous. Way overpriced, full-on frozen dinner type food, in an unpleasant dining environment. I suspect that it might be that children would like this sort... More 

Thank Hap P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 W Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-955-5797

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