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Mama's Buffet House LLC

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2608 N John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660-4793
+1 423-247-5691
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Fresh salad bar with many choices to make many kinds of salads with multiple choices of dressings. Main entrees: fried chicken, roast beef, fish(fried and baked).( I don't recall a pork entree). I got chicken and roast beef- both surprisingly good with decent flavoring (not cooked to death and bland). I chose green beans (also pleasantly seasoned). They also had... More 

Thank Brenda C
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The people there are nice, and they clearly have a very loyal group of seniors that keep coming back, but this is not a place you want to eat. The food is poor, and the price high, even by buffet standards.

Thank tonypzo
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and i made it a tradition to go to mamas house on our birthdays years ago. We got there today and was told not only had their prices went up, but the birthday is buy one meal get one half off. We were very disapointed. Like i said this was a family tradition. We go to get our... More 

Thank Ann S
Letcher County,Ky.
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I loved my lunch at Mama's House. The food was exceptional, the waitress was friendly and kept our glasses full, and the atmosphere was great. I'll definitely be back again.

Thank carli66
Johnson City, Tennessee
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There were just three of us and one was a child. Way overpriced and over-salted. The food was edible, but KFC makes better chicken and that is not a standard I am looking for in something that costs 12 times as much. Nothing was fresh, choices were limited, and we will not return. I might have normally given this 2... More 

Thank FamilyTys
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you are looking for food like your mama cooked, then this is the place you need to come to and enjoy! They have the best food ever and the employees make you feel right at home. Don't waste your money or your time on other buffet restaurants! Come to Mama's House and you will leave full. Oh, by the... More 

Thank Gary S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Full Buffet with GREAT Southern Cooking! Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bars. All the salad dressings are homemade. The Coleslaw is AMAZING!! I will surely be back again and again!

Thank 678JH678
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a privately owned restaurant that serves home style cooking on buffet. I've never been before. Staff are friendly and attentive. The food is really good. We went on a Saturday. They served ham, roast beef, fried chicken, BBQ ribs and fried fish, hamburgers, fries, hushpuppies, cornbread, dinner rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, sweet shredded carrots with raisins,... More 

Thank ODonndubhan
Johnson City, Tennessee
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109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was the worst lettuce i've ever seen in my life on a salad bar. I was really in the mood for a salad and I had to pick through the entire pan of lettuce to find decent pieces. The toppings for the salad were good and so was the fried chicken and mac n cheese. My stomach was killing... More 

Thank Houndstooth423
Bluff City
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best buffet in Tri-Cities TN area. Although more limited than the larger stores the food is excellent. Best fried chicken around. Highly recommend if you're in the Kingsport area.

Thank Brenda F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 N John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660-4793
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-247-5691

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