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Home Town Buffet

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212 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
+1 408-935-8093
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2016

it is clean, the staff friendly, but it is always the same food options, getting bored, surprise me please.

Thank Anne Y
Milpitas, California
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

When this restaurant started, it is really a good buffet. We normally come to this place once in 2 weeks. But for the previous years till now, Hometown became so so buffet. It lost the appeal to the customers either because of the foods taste that is so ordinary or repeated meals that never change. Maybe if their menu will... More 

Thank merlinda_trias
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Warmly greeted as soon às we entered. We enjoy the buffet experience because everyone's taste and dietary needs can be met. Salad bar had lots of good fresh choices. Environment was clean and food appeared fresh. Of course, one can always leave a buffet place full and for most people that's the goal!

Thank Helen H
Fremont, California
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5,254 reviews
1,575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,677 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We had received a discount coupon for Home Town Buffet in our email so decided to go for dinner. Food was good. I liked the pizza, meat loaf, and beef roast the best. Staff was excellent. I was impressed when 2 full bus loads of high school students arrived and the staff had their section all set up, ready for... More 

Thank mini
Lynchburg, Virginia
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The food was not very good, it was dirty and the patrons allow their children to run wild going to the bar unaccompanied. Lots of overweight people here for a reason.

Thank martyh00
Fremont, California
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5,254 reviews
1,575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,677 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The staff here is nice. The kids like it particularly on kids night - buffet food, balloons, cotton candy. Its a good place to visit with a coupon when you want dinner with no cooking. Is it fine cuines - no. But their salad bar and dessert is good; they usually have some entrees that are quite good. They also... More 

Thank mini
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The food was average and so was cleanliness. They started closing some stalls a few minutes before the closing time.

Thank Sourabh S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I have been to 10+ different HTB before (don't ask me why), this might be one of worse. Even they are all under same name, different location can provide various choice even with same price, the choices here are poorer compared to other locations. Refill came at a slow pace. Our checks are calculated twice (and they add Soda even... More 

Thank neo_cannot_fly
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

When trying to choose a place for a group to eat or if you choose to eat solo this place is great!! Food wise there is usually a great variety and selections to crave even the most finicky of eaters!! And the nightly specials keep it going for even those on a budget! Centrally located within the Bay Area this... More 

Thank Imcope
Milpitas, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

This is always a great place to meet our friends! This way everyone can just have about what they want! There's a great variety of food. The soups are always great! The staff is so friendly and are real good at keeping the dining table cleared off. The iced tea here is great!

Thank QueenGlenda

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-935-8093

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