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Salad Shoppe

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1138 S Main St, Salinas, CA
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Good lunch stop!

This is a lunch place in which you go along a salad bar, filling your container with salad makings. The it gets weighed and you pay. They do have some pre-made salads too, though. Drinks and soups are available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a lunch place in which you go along a salad bar, filling your container with salad makings. The it gets weighed and you pay. They do have some pre-made salads too, though. Drinks and soups are available.

Thank jtdanza
Monterey, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great low cost and extensive salad bar. Two to three varieties of soup plus breads are available. Lettuce is fresh not bagged.

Thank TennisPlayerEd
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love this place and frequent it quite often. They're open for lunch and dinner. There is a pretty generous salad bar and they also offer prepared salads. There is also soup and chili, although only 2 soup choices.

Thank Dahlia G
Salinas, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

mmmmmmm.....Super tasty, fresh produce and generous with chicken. Comes with shredded cheese, chicken, salad, cucumbers, tomatoes and crispy pieces of bacon. Great lunch treat from the boss. Salad shoppe is always good. To eat in out take out is the real question :)

Thank CookingMama620
San Francisco Bay Area
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

With the demise of Fresh Choice, it's been hard to find a replacement. This small, local salad restaurant isn't it. On the night I was here-a Saturday I ordered some tuna salad to go on top of my regular salad. After paying for my regular salad and some time went by I was told that on weekend nights they don't... More 

Thank Jon F
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is a make your own salad place. I like the idea and the salad is always fresh. It is always busy,so that says something right there. Check it out

Thank TravlinWoman
Salinas, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great variety of salad fixin's, dressings, etc. Go back as often as you like, just use a clean plate each time. Fresh buns, wheat or white French bread, bread sticks, corn bread, blueberry muffins, brownie muffins, soups and flavor-of-the-day soft yogurt. All are serve yourself.

Thank Linda I
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A friend advised me to try this little eatery. It's set back from the road off of South Main, behind Winchells. The main feature is a very long and well-stocked salad bar, with a variety of greens, salads, and other salad components. You can also add a soup (which comes with bread). There are usually three kinds of soup, and... More 

Thank User_Default
Monterey, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Love this place . A huge build your own salad bar (all you can eat). Three soup selections and a daily salad specials. You can in or take out. Seating indoors and out. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. Staff is on it!

1 Thank Chuck H
Salinas, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

this is the best salad bar i have ever been to!! they must have over 50 choices. I love the big beets chunks!! They have 3 types of lettuce including spinach. Lots of toppings - potato salad, mac salad, 3-bean salad, tofu, ham, sunflower seeds - lots & lots of choices. They must have about 8 kinds of dressings -... More 

1 Thank jeanne1933

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1138 S Main St, Salinas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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