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Tender Greens

2400 Historic Decatur Rd Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92106
619-226-6254
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Ranked #15 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really great menu with fresh, healthy selections. Though everything is prepared quickly, everything tastes just made. Prices are reasonable, around $12 for an entree to start, but I didn't find the portions of protein to be huge. They also have seasonal and locally sourced sides, charcuterie and cheeses. Good lunch pick.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

BACKYARD MARINATED STEAK and SALT AND PEPPER CHICKEN with ROMAINE HEARTS are my favorites from this place. Friendly service and this place is always busy. I cannot wait to come back and try new stuff from their menu.

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Alameda, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was the first time we went to this restaurant. It is sort of like a cafeteria, but you order in front, and then see the food being put together in the line. You pay the the end of the line. Looking at the food is mostly to see how they do it, not really a pick and choose kind... More

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Tucson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I ordered the Mediterranean Spinach salad to go. All the salads are $11.50. I was disappointed to find my $11.50 salad consisted of two cups of spinach (and NOT organic, mind you), maybe half of a tomato cut up into three pieces, an ounce of goat cheese, about eight of the smallest kalamata olives I have ever seen, and dressing.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is my favorite place in San Diego. When you walk in the noise level can be kinda loud sometimes, which I really like, it has a family-community feel to it. After ordering, you walk past a glassed in counter where you can see your meal being prepared. Their salads are fresh and flavorful. I always order the bbq chicken... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I ate here for three nights while attending a nearby conference. The steak hot plate was good, with mash and hazelnut salad. The specials are tasty and worth a look. The only meal I was disappointed with was the salt and pepper chicken, which looked so juicy, but was a bit dry. The beer isn't great. Service is good and... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The special, braised rabbit leg was delicious but the small serving of vegetables was overpriced. In addition, half of them were cold.

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We don't have fast food healthy restaurants in Florida. This place would be a regular for us if it was close! There were so many choices and most all of them were organic or prepared healthy. And flourless desserts were a bonus! It was great to be able to walk in and eat in a few minutes without waiting for... More

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San Diego,CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Tender Greens is very high quality. You will love the food. All of their meats and vegetables are organic and yummy.

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Phoenix, AZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Everyone in our party had the Big Plate wherein you choose a main item (our party had: albacore, salt/pepper chix, chipotle barbq chix, and the grilled veggies), added the mashed potatoes and the salad (with various offerings for the salad). I found the tuna optimally cooked - just the right amount and great quality such that it was melt-in-your-mouth great.... More

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