On a visit to her hometown, Flo and her Grandma Florence take a stroll down memory lane. Bring five restaurants back to life, and meet new customers like the Hungry Man and the Celebrity. Take special care of customers with reservations and place flowers at tables in order to make diners happier.
User reviews: Mixed (24 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
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About This Game

On a visit to her hometown, Flo and her Grandma Florence take a stroll down memory lane. Bring five restaurants back to life, and meet new customers like the Hungry Man and the Celebrity. Take special care of customers with reservations and place flowers at tables in order to make diners happier. Stuck with a 4-person group and no 4-person tables? Now you can move tables together to create a larger table. Help restore Flo's hometown now!

  • 50 New Story Mode Levels
  • 6 new customers
  • New Reservations feature
  • New Moving Tables feature
  • 'Train' new waiters for each restaurant

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® 2000, XP, Vista
    • Processor:Pentium III® 700 MHz minimum
    • Memory:128 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB video RAM recommended
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB
    • DirectX: 7.0 or later

    Minimum:

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB

    Recommended:

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • Sound Card: Recommended
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I love this game and have not had any problems playing story mode or endless shift. Game works great and I recommend it 100%
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2014
I used to enjoy playing this game back when I was younger and I recently saw it on Steam and decided to play it again for old times sake. But sadly, there was a one slight problem with it. The game crashed whenever I clicked the play button. HOWEVER, THERE'S AN EASY WAY TO FIX THE CRASHING ISSUE!

1. Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Diner Dash Hometown Hero\assets\downloads\_default\restaurants on your computer and you will see a bunch of folders that should be called "ballpark", "boardwalk", "disco", "museum" and "zoo".

2. Go into all of those folders one by one and click on the folder inside each of them called "comics" and delete all the .swf files inside the "comics" folder that say "intro" or "outro".

3. If you did everything right, the game should work fine now (but be warned, the cutscenes won't be there anymore). Enjoy!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I've realised people are rating this game down because of crashes when it tries to play cut scenes, this can easily be solved by going into the game's folder and deleting the .SWF files from the INTRO and OUTRO folders.
I don't know why it crashes and really, it shouldn't be on here unless it works but it's on here and it's a decent game once you get past the stupid cutscene bug.


I love the Diner Dash series, I think HH is another decent rung on the ladder really, though in all honesty I don't think it's worth £7+. Well, I suppose that's a bit harsh, it could probably scrape worthiness by playtime as if you were to sit and play the entire thing through it would take you an hour or two (I hesitate to comment on its worth as I can think of cheaper games with more substance).
I did, however, find the Endless mode on this game to get ludicrously hard quite quickly, no idea why. Maybe my parents taught me poor coping strategies.

TL:DR - It's a fun little game that you can easily waste several hours on, over time, and it very easy to pick up and drop whenever you feel like it (the plot, for example, will not have a profound effect on your life and dreams).
You will also find yourself passively aggressively judging the customers when they get pissy and shake their heads at you, but it's okay, becase you're fabulous.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
This game crashes every time i try to start story mode. I've tried it on different computers, same thing happens. Not worth it. To be honest I don't understand why steam has kept the game on for sale since they know it doesn't work. Greed can be the only reason to keep selling a broken game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
My 4 daughters and i love this game, my 5 year old always asks to play it and it's so adorable. Also a good game to get her used to matching colors and numbers of customers to the number of seats. SOOOOO CUTE to watch...
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