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“Dirty restaurant, stale food and no selection on the buffet!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Sweet Tomatoes
4678 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 896-8739
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Ranked #574 of 3,093 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $6 - $9
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dirty restaurant, stale food and no selection on the buffet!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

First of all, I am a fan of Sweet Tomatoes concept of all you can eat buffet concept. The salad bar is awesome and offers a great selection of salad toppings. The hot food is not always great but the soups are to die for. This location (especially when compared to the Lake Buena Vista Disney Crossroads location) is an embarrassment to the chain. The restaurant is disgustingly dirty. I can only imagine their health inspections are a nightmare to get through. You can see the violations left and right just from the vantage point of being a customer. The food is never updated timely. Pizza is cold and stale. The soups are tolerable at best. The service counters are never clean and the staff is not very attentive. The Manager of this location (if one is on payroll) should be banned from working any restaurant ever again. Granted, this location is in a "not good" part of town, but that is no excuse for any restaurant to not care. I can hardly believe Corporate doesn't shut down the location for embarrassing their image...if they care that is.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“This is a must to try out!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a great idea we loved it here would be great to have one of these in the uk.
So many things to try and as much as you like. Salad all you can think of, jacket potatoes, pizza breads, soups, chilli, mac and cheese the list is endless would go back anytime. Seniors get a cheaper price but is good value for money anyway.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A fan after just 1 night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Coming from the north, I had never heard of "Sweet Tomatoes". Wish we had on near home.
The food is very flavorful and never ending. You cannot walk away hungry. VERY GOOD

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice change of pace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Over my years of experience with eating at buffets, there is often times where there is something that turns me off about them. But when we found out this was a soup and salad buffet, i was a little intrigued. First, the salad buffet has a lot of options and there aren't many times that the buffet is well stocked, well cleaned and they rotate conatiners often. Thats a big issue with buffets. Rotating and changing containers is extremely important, especially with raw vegatables. They also have a soup, baked potato/sweet potatto bar and a variety of muffins, sliced baked bread and my personal favorite the pizza bread. They also have an amazing strawberry lemonade. The soups are good but some of them have a lot of salt in them, so taste test before you indulge. The turkey chilli, is exceptionly good!

The price is a little high, BUT they have a lunch time slot for two bucks cheaper and they are always sending out coupons through mail and email/text messages when you sign up for the eclub. Dinner is around 11 bucks. Considering you can get dessert, ice cream, fruit, jello and pudding included as well its not that bad but still a little overprised for a soup and salad buffet

Overall, its a great choice for a change of pace for a weekend afternoon lunch, or weekday dinner.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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orlando, florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Do you love soup and salad??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This is my all time favorite place to come the wonton chicken salad is to die for and there is always a huge selection of soups to choose from. The kids 5 an under are $2.99 which is crazy cheap and 12 and under $$4.99. My kids love the pizza here and will actually eat the salad too!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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