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Sweet Tomatoes

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4994 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
+1 941-922-4908
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:39
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always, we found the salad bar fresh and full. Items were presented very well. It is a joy to have lettuce that is cold and crisp on a salad bar as apposed to the normal warm and limp found at most salad bars. We each had a different soup and were pleased with what we had. The bread and... More 

Thank Bondville
Annapolis, Maryland
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201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great salad bar place with soups, breads, pasta and dessert...hopefully they won't close as parent company filed ofr bankrupcy

Thank WxmanMD
Sarasota, FL
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183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cafeteria style salad bar that is always fresh. Load all the fixings you like and as much as you want. They also have 4-5 soup choices daily as well as pizza slices, fresh made pastas and desserts, fresh breads. All for one price. Very good value and pretty good food.

Thank retirededward
Venice, Florida
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch to find a shorter list of items than at dinner but was not disappointed. Fresh salads, soups and pasta dishes, breads and desserts in abundance. Can't beat the price. Love the strawberry lemonade made with real strawberries. Clean surroundings in a buffet arrangement. A favorite.

Thank Al B
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The people who work here are all nice. Genuinely pleased to see you using their restaurant. The food is great. It is all so fresh and light. The variety of the soups and breads keeps bringing us back. Some of those top quality thick soups are simply delicious. The only fail for me was the pumpkin ice cream. I tried... More 

Thank Billy B
Englewood, Florida
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We always stop here for lunch when we are going to or coming from Sarasota. Both of us are really big salad and soup fans, so this place has it all for us. They have a huge selections of salads and ingredients for building your own. They usually have 6 or more hot soups to choose from. My two favorites... More 

Thank royvanhorn
Kirtland, Ohio
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287 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great place if you love salads. There are many kinds of lettuces, breads, pastas, and an ice cream bar. The only thing that is disappointing is that there are almost no choices of protein items at the salad bar. There is not chicken, or any other type of meat that can be added. Neither were there any... More 

Thank Amiga9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I had to be convinced to come here since I'm not a huge salad fan but the array of choices was wonderful. Will definitely be back! Plus when you sign up for the emails you get coupons like every few weeks.

Thank Joanna H
Eastport, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great salad bar, home made soups, senior discount, make your own sundaes, home made cake and bread, all u can eat. Clean, friendly, great selection of salad veggies and dressings. Clean and comfy!

Thank Andrea G
Goodyear, Arizona
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place was ok but not my favorite. I personally would like more healthier options. I will go back but only if I don't have a better alternative. It's a more modern version of Old Country Buffet with less food options.

Thank Chris S

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?