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Home Town Buffet

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1570 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole, CA 94564-2229
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Pinole, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Tired, tepid food in a dumpy old restaurant in dire need of a makeover. Table service is slow, and flavors are canned.

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Thank k38589189
Pinole, CA
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Although the restaurant has close in the location, I thought it was a good buffet for the area. It probably closed because of larger troubles at the corporate level.

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Thank Chuck D
El Sobrante, California, Usa
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I must admit to having a particular penchant for these chain buffet restaurants. I love the variety. I am able to satisfy my appetite in many different ways. The food has been good on each of my visits and the waitstaff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank Kevin M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy HomeTown Buffet, but not this one. We visited once, but we will not return. The food quality was POOR. Very limited selection and quantity available. Empty dishes, soiled plates and flatware, restaurant was not clean. We commented to our server that the food did not seem fresh, more like it was left over from yesterday.... More 

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El Sobrante, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

The salad bar rocks. The mac & cheese is evil-tastey. Too much fried stuff. Desert is fun and difficult to select.

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Thank DanCyn1999
Richmond, California
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

It has been really disappointed to see how this place that used to be a great buffet in town has declined in all aspects. Hearing from a friend that there were changed in management, we were expecting from the best or at least to keep the same great level of quality and service that used to be. Sadly, it has... More 

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Thank KEZC29
Richmond
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Apparently this place has undergone yet another management change. I went with friends and found many empty food bins, almost no clean dishes or silverware. Salad bins and some dressings were completely empty and NOT refilled during my visit. A worker said the regular cook was sick and someone else was having to cook. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Thank Lanny B
Richmond, California
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I started coming to Home Town Buffet when my husband then my fiance took his relatives, who were visiting from Canada, for a dinner! It was a nice meal, since everyone could chose their own taste! I went for the salad bar which is not much of lettuce, some greens and the toppings but kind of decent, and then some... More 

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Thank KEZC29
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Where can you eat all you can eat steak, prime ribs, etc. for less than $13? Hometown Buffet that is!

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Thank Karis B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Nothing like being at a buffet and having kids getting their hands in all the food. While the value is excellent with quality food (other than their needs to be buried Mongolian bbq which nobody wants the way they do it!) the restaurant draws many families. That in itself is no problem at all, but to just let the kids... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1570 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole, CA 94564-2229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pinole

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