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“Excellent Visit”
Review of Home Town Buffet - CLOSED

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Home Town Buffet
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Dallas Tx
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Visit”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Had lunch the family on Tuesday. GM Jesse was at the register when we came in and was a very nice gentleman. We let him know our friend at the Motel Mike referred us over.My husbnad had the Make it yourself tacos, w/o shell. He laid the beef out on his plate added sour cream,pico, onions and cheese.Made a pig of himself went back for more twice, plus added 2 chicken breasts. I had the Pot roast that was killer. Also added salad, lettuce was super crispy ranch dressing was good, Kids did their thing on the corn dogs, chicken, soup and we all had cheesecake. Our busser's name was Tony. Oh My very excellent young man. Asked us if were were from here or visiting, told him in town for a wedding and that Mike at Super 8 referred us. He said Mike is one of their most loyal customers and eats here often. I can tell why now. When we were ready to leave he came over and thanked us for coming in, shook our hands, and told us he hoped the wedding went well. Husband had to leave him a nice tip. We dont get service like that at some 5 star restaurants we have been to. Jesse also stopped by and thanked us. nice touch. We asked what the man that was busy refilling everything throughout our meal, like the everready bunny he never stopped or slowed down. His name was Mike . Folks try this place out, I understand Jesse just took over and he is excellent, food great

  • Visited January 2014
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Helpful?
Thank PeggyLeg
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
El Cajon, California
Level Contributor
104 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“New Manager, 360 degree turn around”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

After watching Under Cover Boss I sent a Message to Anthony Wedo about how poorly run this HTB was being run by Anna the GM Within 24 hours I had a reposnse from CEO Wedo and also a phone call from Mario Lee the Regional Manager asking me what needs fixed, A Week later a new Manager from Santee Jesse was in place, some new floor Managers in place, Old employees that had been reduced in hours were back to working more and the service and food have all been great since Jesse took over, Congats Mr Wedo for taking care of the issue

  • Visited November 2013
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Helpful?
1 Thank Mike M
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El Cajon, California
Level Contributor
104 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lost Manager Everything downhill”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Had eaten here for 20 years, and 19 with Randy as the GM. When Hometown filed Chapter 11
they cut Randy and ever since the service and food have gone down hill. They do not even have an acting GM. I reported them to the health Dept for seeing a cockroach crawling on the clean plates and nothing was done. everything on the serving line was cold, The decide to wait until the are open on Sat Morning to stack dishes, instead of having it done before the open the doors, Tony is th only good Busser they have and the current temp Managers have cut his hours dont waste your time and money If you must go to Santee

  • Visited March 2013
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Helpful?
2 Thank Mike M
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Alpine, California
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Crowded”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

It was so crowded , kids running under foot , had to be careful where we stepped . Not a place we go to often .

Helpful?
Thank Dolores K
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El Cajon, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hometown Buffet”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Great food and great prices, friendly staff, good location,
and just an all around enjoyable restaurant.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Michaelo D
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