Hometown Buffet

★★★☆☆
  • 561 US Highway 1 1

    Edison, NJ 08817

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  • 732-777-1104

About Hometown Buffet

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Sun 8am-8:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am-8:30pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm

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My family and I ate there at least once a week for several years, and found it quite nice. We thought the one price for both food AND drinks was a definite plus! No hidden charges. Lately, things have changed for the worse. Soup bowls were suddenly much smaller, and new colored dinner plates (smaller in size) became the norm. Popular items such as the soups were moved to a location less visible, and the final insult was charging extra for soda and other beverages. Of course, employees were instructed to push hard to sell the beverages. They were instructed to aim for 100% beverage sales to customers. Now the table cleaners have become the "police" and look for those who try to beat the system. The staff is not happy with the situation since people tip less and argue. As for my family, we have completely stopped going to any of their locations. The chain used to be a well-run operation, but apparently some new "brains" in headquarters are looking for ways to make quicker bucks.

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★★★☆☆

My family and I ate there at least once a week for several years, and found it quite nice. We thought the one price for both food AND drinks was a definite plus! No hidden charges. Lately, things have changed for the worse. Soup bowls were suddenly much smaller, and new colored dinner plates (smaller in size) became the norm. Popular items such as the soups were moved to a location less visible, and the final insult was charging extra for soda and other beverages. Of course, employees were instructed to push hard to sell the beverages. They were instructed to aim for 100% beverage sales to customers. Now the table cleaners have become the "police" and look for those who try to beat the system. The staff is not happy with the situation since people tip less and argue. As for my family, we have completely stopped going to any of their locations. The chain used to be a well-run operation, but apparently some new "brains" in headquarters are looking for ways to make quicker bucks.

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We went for Breakfast on 10/2. The decor and food quantities were decent. However, they food taste and varieties leave a lot to be desired. We were very surpised to see that the fruit and pastry choices were next to nothing. Cold beverages (pay extra) were limited to just orange juice and variety of sodas and iceees. If you just go to a buffet to eat more quantities of food for less price without worrying about the taste or variety, this is a place for you.

One more note: Towards the end of our visit when we checked the receipt that was given in the beginning, we realized that they charged $5.49 for a children buffet instead of advertised in large prints across the whole place as $4.49. I talked to the lady at the counter and she said that it wasn't her mistake but thats how the register was programmed. They reluctantly refundedme the extra charge. During the whole conversation their tone wasn't 7apologetic at all but they appeared more annoyed that someone caught it. The sad part is that they did it to everyone who purchased kid's buffet ever since this cheap trick was programmed into their counters.

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★★☆☆☆

We went for Breakfast on 10/2. The decor and food quantities were decent. However, they food taste and varieties leave a lot to be desired. We were very surpised to see that the fruit and pastry choices were next to nothing. Cold beverages (pay extra) were limited to just orange juice and variety of sodas and iceees. If you just go to a buffet to eat more quantities of food for less price without worrying about the taste or variety, this is a place for you.

One more note: Towards the end of our visit when we checked the receipt that was given in the beginning, we realized that they charged $5.49 for a children buffet instead of advertised in large prints across the whole place as $4.49. I talked to the lady at the counter and she said that it wasn't her mistake but thats how the register was programmed. They reluctantly refundedme the extra charge. During the whole conversation their tone wasn't 7apologetic at all but they appeared more annoyed that someone caught it. The sad part is that they did it to everyone who purchased kid's buffet ever since this cheap trick was programmed into their counters.

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We went to your place almost every friday we went today to find out your charging for drinks with this new charge plus tax jam looking at almost if not 15 dollars for adults good luck yous been great but you lost the vanname family

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★★★★☆

We went to your place almost every friday we went today to find out your charging for drinks with this new charge plus tax jam looking at almost if not 15 dollars for adults good luck yous been great but you lost the vanname family

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This place is like most buffets, nothing too out of the ordinary. The prices are reasonable and the food is not bad at all. My family usually likes to go out to Chinese buffets but this one is one of our favorite American ones. I recommend this is you are really hungry!

PROS: Good food, good prices, clean
CONS: nothing too special

4
★★★★☆

This place is like most buffets, nothing too out of the ordinary. The prices are reasonable and the food is not bad at all. My family usually likes to go out to Chinese buffets but this one is one of our favorite American ones. I recommend this is you are really hungry!

PROS: Good food, good prices, clean
CONS: nothing too special

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I like that they have variety but I dont find that they food is what I call great. Its alright but not something like fancy. So basically, you get what you pay for.

3
★★★☆☆

I like that they have variety but I dont find that they food is what I call great. Its alright but not something like fancy. So basically, you get what you pay for.

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THEIR NOTHING BETTER THAN TO BE AT A RESTURAND AND NOT HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND ABOUT WHAT U WANT. THEIR FOOR IS ALWAY HOT AND TO ANYBODY LIKING. WHAETHER YOU WANT ITALIAN NIGHT OR MAC AND CHEESE TO FRIED CHICKEN. EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS GOOD TO ME AND MY FAMILY. SO ENJOY AND EAT YOUR YOUR WORRIES AWAY

4
★★★★☆

THEIR NOTHING BETTER THAN TO BE AT A RESTURAND AND NOT HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND ABOUT WHAT U WANT. THEIR FOOR IS ALWAY HOT AND TO ANYBODY LIKING. WHAETHER YOU WANT ITALIAN NIGHT OR MAC AND CHEESE TO FRIED CHICKEN. EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS GOOD TO ME AND MY FAMILY. SO ENJOY AND EAT YOUR YOUR WORRIES AWAY

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