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Sweet Tomatoes

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4994 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
+1 941-922-4908
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:39
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm always a fan of Sweet Tomatoes. Salad bar is fresh and always stocked. Hot bar offers pasta items. Soup bar. Bread bar with yummy muffins, chocolate lava cake, pizza, corn bread... And complete a meal with soft service ice cream.

Thank EM62808
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was suggested to us by snowbirds. We absolutely loved it! All soup, salad, bread, and various desserts you can eat for one price. So many to pick from, and all delicious. A nice break from all the fast food restaurants, or large portion meal restaurants you'll find while vacationing. I can't wait to go back the next time... More 

Thank looproad
Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of five dropped in to Sweet Tomatoes for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant was crowded and we lined up for about ten minutes before being processed by the cashier. There was an extraordinary range of choices in the salad bar, all clearly fresh and of good quality; several types of soup were available as well as breads, including... More 

Thank Ottawans
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers unlimited quantities of salad/fixings and a lot of carbs. Not too much protein on the menu. Excellent value for salad eaters.

Thank Steven G
Bradenton, Florida
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have been to sweet tomatoes many times,,mostly to the one on university pkwy...we were in south sarasota and stopped in....mistake!!! although the salad bar was good the hot foods namely the "lasagna" was picked over as was the red velvet cake...very unappetizing!!! the worst part was the condition of the rest rooms especially the ladies room...terrible...management is to blame for... More 

Thank pete0628
venice, Fl
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232 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone knows Sweet Tomatoes. It is a salad buffet,where you help yourself to the various dishes. There is no meat or fish,just vegetables and soups.They have an assortment of salads and of side dishes, and pastas as well as pizza,muffins and don't forget the soft ice cream. We took some of our family, as well as a 2 year old,... More 

Thank rmthom
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted hot food so skipped the salad bar. Nothing was hot. Clam chowder. Mac and cheese, rolls, etc Server kept tables clear but no conversation.

Thank SharkieO
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The quality of the food has really good downhill. Thd restaurant was not clean, there were lots of empty tables with dirty dishes on them. We used to frequent this restaurant when traveling to Sarasota. Dated decor, had a funky smell in the restaurant. We won't be back.

Thank Edison604
South Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Buffet salad and soup bars. Freshest ingredients every day. Usually 4 soups to choose from including home made chili. A few side offerings of pizza bread, baked potatoes etc. All included in one low price. Many coupons out there and on line. Very inexpensive for family dining. No basic meats or fish offered.

Thank resident344
Muncie, Indiana
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We happened on to this restaurant when we were desperately looking for someplace to eat, just coming into town. It was a little confusing when we came in because no one greeted us or told us what the procedure was. Ahead of us were 2 long salad bars. I walked past these to a cashier and she said to grab... More 

Thank Judy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:39
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4994 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-4908

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