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Sweet Tomatoes

#203 of 1,976 Restaurants in Tampa
#215 of 2,135 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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14703 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2025
(813) 960-5220
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Selection

Sweet Tomatoes is always a reliable lunch location and this time was no exception. We were pleased that everything was clean, and tasty. We will be back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Painted Post
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we are in Florida, we love to eat at this restaurant. Different lettuce, spinach choices with every topping you can think of. After you choose your salad, you get choice of soups, i had pumpkin soup. WOW. Excellent for pumpkin lovers. Breads, pasta salads, desserts. If you havent tried this place, you should. Prices are reasonable too.

Thank Karen B
Daytona Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet Tomatoes is always a reliable lunch location and this time was no exception. We were pleased that everything was clean, and tasty. We will be back again!

Thank Prvteye
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here for over a decade, but in the last few trips have experienced some bad "stomach issues"". Some good stuff has been diminished (think hard-boiled eggs, supposedly because of a shortage), no more chicken in the Wonton Happiness Salad. Cutting corners, to save on food expense may be bleeding over into food handling and food safety. After 3 instance... More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

First the visitor, I would highly recommend this place, especially for those who have particular dietary requests, as everyone should like some things. Everything was very tasty...the homemade soy salad dressing was especially tasty!

1 Thank Cynthia B
Tampa, Florida
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154 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Had a bad experience today. The place was filthy. Most tables filled with dirty dishes piled everywhere. Salad bar was empty, food was on the floor. It was sad to see because this is my preferred location. The nice woman in the salad making area was working so hard to keep up. In fact, she was the only one doing... More 

1 Thank Laurieanne M
Longwood, Florida
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Have eaten at this particular Sweet Tomatoes several times before whenever in Tampa on business. Generally speaking, everything was available as one would expect for a Sweet Tomatoes. However this time, the visit was not for dinner but a mid-afternoon lunch. Surprised to see that there were was no breads available, muffins were but very few, and the Foccacia looked... More 

1 Thank RPhTraveler
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Not sure who is running this place anymore, but the cleanliness and service have definitely gone down. Messy buffet areas, servers and kitchen prep are socializing, and not a manager in sight.

Thank KatieM1982
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I'm not all that into vegetarian food, salads and all that, but I went here with a friend who is a vegetarian. I think the best thing about this place are the soups. Love the broccoli & cheese soup! Fantastic. Everything else is so-so but I think that may just be me, since I am a meat eater. My friend... More 

Thank Alisson B
Popayan, Colombia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've never visited before a salad bar, but this was a different and really good experience for some who doesn't likes green. I totally recommend it.

Thank alpag1
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant was wonderful! The prices were reasonable, the food was fresh, healthy and delicious, and the service was friendly! Trifecta! The salad bar was well-stocked with an assortment of toppings. The soups were amazing. The bread was delicious. I only wish all quick-service restaurants offered this sort of health-fare, reasonably priced, with excellent service. I will definitely return!!!

Thank jawhiskeyman

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14703 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 960-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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