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“Favorite healthy buffet restaurant”
Review of Sweet Tomatoes

Sweet Tomatoes
Ranked #21 of 270 Restaurants in Pleasanton
Price range: US$6 - US$9
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Buffet
Description: Sweet Tomatoes features made-from-scratch soups and salads and handcrafted muffins, Focaccia, breads, and desserts. The menu is built around freshly made, great-tasting, wholesome recipes with a 55-foot salad bar full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Sweet Tomatoes provides its guests with an excellent value by offering unlimited access to its entire menu of high quality fresh items at a fixed price.
Hayward, California
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Favorite healthy buffet restaurant”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We came here to celebrate my niece going off to graduate school. As the family had an early morning flight, we arrived at 5pm. Food was good as always but the bus people were very slow to pick up our empty plates so they were placed on the table behind us. This way we were able to continue eating until we all were full.

  • Visited July 2014
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Solid restaurant”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Went here for lunch on a business trip. Got there at 1:00PM and they were still busy (a good sign). We had the tri-tip sandwich with blue cheese and sweet potato fries. Both were excellent. Service was fast and friendly. I recommend giving them a try.

  • Visited April 2014
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Pleasanton, California
Level 6 Contributor
903 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 724 helpful votes
“Fresh food, clean, good service, but ...”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This place has all important things done right: the food is fresh, plenty of choices, clean, good service and cozy feel. The price is great. As a result, no wonder they are often really busy.

Here is one thing which is slightly annoying. The salad bar is always stocked, but they keep rotating soups/meals and since they have very little counter space for the prepared food, there are a lot of choices, but not all at the same time. So if you have something specific in mind (like Mediterranean pasta or tomato soup) - you may have to wait for a while before they put them on the counter. But on a flip side, they do rotate a lot of dishes and make them in small batches, so they are always fresh.

The food is mostly vegetarian, but there are a few things with bacon and chicken, so you've got some options.

Overall - unbeatable value, especially if you want to take kids.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank heckfy
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loyal customer for more than 20 years”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I've been frequenting this establishment for years- first as a single person who came here during business lunches, then raising two kids and bringing them here for health choice meals with no limits and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the company of other families with small children-it became favorite spot for dinner because the price was cheap, it's family friendly and the choices were plentiful, Throughout the years, we''ve called upon them to help us out with fundraising for at least 4 groups that my kids were involved with- they were always generouse and supportive. They obviously must be appreciated my many of us, since they have been in business for many years, and the lines are still quite long if you go there for dinner on any given night. I have never had a bad meal here- but really miss the cherry nut muffins that used to be their specialty. Love the soups, and the seasonal change-ups in the menu as well. Garlic focaccia bread - to die for!

  • Visited February 2014
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Pleasanton, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food all you can eat”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Sweet Tomatoes has great salad and soups. They also have quite a few other tasty delights to sample and enjoy. Great price and leave feeling like you had a great meal, Lunch or Dinner. Oh and deserts to boot

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mike D
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