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 (15 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
IT DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS AND I CANNOT GET A REFUND!
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2012
story mode doesn't play so I wouldn't get it
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
GAME DOES NOT WORK AND NOONE WILL EVEN RESPOND TO ME!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Does not work. waste of money.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
its ok but the amount of levels it has is STUPID you buy a game and only have 50 levels
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
It's a great game, probably the best of the Diner Dash series.

Only problem is that you have to uninstall the Adobe Flash ActiveX extension (so can't use Flash in Internet Explorer) since it hasn't worked with the game since Flash v9, This means you just miss the story mode comics, instead of crashing, but at least you can play the levels.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
I bought this game and it won't even let me play story mode. It continues to say a problem was detected and to close the game off. I can only play endless shift mode.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I recommend the game to anyone who ever fell in love with the free online demo of this game (even though storymode level 10 seems to be ridiulously difficult to me ;P) and wants to experience the real deal. It has a lot of different features to spice things up a bit and it's amazing.

Now, there is one kind of massive con to this game, that seems to be a common issue if I am to believe the internet: The game crashes with a lot of people while trying to start up story mode on Windows. There is an easy fix to it, but it means deleting all the cartoon cut scenes. >: So in order to play the game, I lost half of the actual story. Oh well.

Still a very addicting game.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
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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