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4994 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
(941) 922-4908
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Ranked #79 of 859 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $9
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:39 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
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English first
Key Largo, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are near a Sweet Tomatoes we have to stop. My grandchildren just love it...and we can get them to eat a few vegetables while we are here. Excellent selection on the salad bar, a choice of 3 pastas & pizza, at least 6 different soups, along with baked & sweet potatoes. You need to leave room for a... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The choices were well labeled for allergy people, with gluten-free choices. The staff was friendly and the place well kept.

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Milford, Indiana, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Always stop here when we visit, just love it. If you love salad you can make what ever you want here. Soups,Desserts and sides are good.

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Sarasota, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Where do I start....salad choices that are incredible. Tasty pizza...wonderful variety of soups...and mouth watering Mexican fare....not gourmet...but delicious. And a great selection of deserts. Great value for the money....and grand child friendly.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Ate here around 1:30 on a Thursday afternoon. Although we were past the usual lunch hour, the parking lot was still packed, and we had to wait about 5-10 minutes for a table to clear once we had gone through the line. Part of the problem was that the day was chilly, so people weren't using the tables outside, which... More 

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North Port, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Any time I'm in the area I have to stop here. The salad bar is the best and the soups always change and today I had the regular Clam Chowder and the Broccoli Chowder and they were awesome. This is always a good stop.

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this restaurant! Unfortunately, this location leaves a little to be desired. The table arrangements are unusual and the restaurant is smaller than you expect. The salad choices are extensive and delicious. The remaining items like the soups and hot pasta items were not as appealing. I will give it another try though as I do enjoy eating at... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've enjoyed Sweet Tomatoes for years. They are always delicious and consistently have lots of variety. It's great that they ad seasonal specialties every month or so. My only problem with them is their price! They have gotten very very expensive and I don't want to take my family there unless I have a very strong coupon. TIPS: Go around... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Based on a recommendation by our daughter who went to a Sweet Tomatoes in Indianapolis, we went to the one in Sarasota for a light dinner. On entering, you are faced with a huge salad bar. All the items were fresh and what we selected was tasty. Then you pay a set price ($26 for the two of us with... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very happy with this chain overall, and this location is consistent with others, though it does have more seating space than some locations. Great selection and variety as usual. Everything kept fresh and clean. This location can get really crowded sometimes even though it seems to have a lot of seating. Wish this chain had a presence closer to home.

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Additional Information about Sweet Tomatoes

Address: 4994 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
Phone Number: (941) 922-4908
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:39 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 9
Cuisine: American

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