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Sweet Tomatoes

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4994 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
(941) 922-4908
11:00 am - 10:39 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:39 pm
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wish I remembered his name.. what an asset, he explains the restaurant and remembers you. How unique and pleasant ! They are luck y to have him ! My first time there to eat.. lots of choices, I went at lunch.. everything seems fresh and of course, too much food lands on your plate as it is a pay one... More 

Thank Katya m
South Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hard to find a better, healthy value. Fresh hot soup, varied array of salads, baked potatoes, pizza bread and self serve ice cream. Adults 12.95. Find coupons on line or with your phone. Incredible!

Thank resident344
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Tomatoes on University Parkway is a staple in our neighborhood. But since our last visit a few months ago, there is now no chopped hard boiled eggs or chicken breast to top a salad! Say what! I am on a diet and won't be eating bread, soup, baked potatoes or lava cake so how about some chicken breast or... More 

Thank PattiP313
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year we come to Sarasota, we always stop in at Sweet Tomatoes. For those with kids - you want them to have and eat healthy options - this is the place. The food is fresh, the staff attentive and clear your plates quickly.

Thank yeftos
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful fresh food! My daughter is on a kick of eating healthy. This was our first time and my girls and my wife absolutely loved the food! Great family eating

Thank Rob L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We make sure to eat at Sweet Tomatoes every time we vacation in the Sarasota area. The buffet has a good array of various entrees, salads and desserts. It's always fresh and delicious! Come hungry and you won't be disappointed.

Thank jrodgers5
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Every summer, my family and I visit Sweet Tomatoes on our vacation and we are never disappointed. There is something for everyone on this buffet (we had kids and adults) and everything is fresh. Highly recommend!!!

1 Thank KSMax
Peterborough, Canada
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great lunch spot or light dinner for fresh food and lots of choice. Soup, salad, even dessert. 8 choices of home made soup. Help yourself buffet. cafeteria type atmosphere but the light fresh fair was worth it.

1 Thank PtboCan
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Arrived at 8pm with several other customers behind us. The salad bar was closed on one side and the part open was not fresh and containers were very low. A customer asked if there would be another pan of desert coming out and the male manager said thats it for tonight. It was like eating leftovers in a soup kitchen.... More 

Thank proniteguy
Crewe, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Well here we are in Sarasota again, eating healthily, after the over indulgence of the previous week. Every vegetable you can think of is here, and then, when you are settled in, grab yourself some soup, or pasta or loads of other tasty treats. Our only complaint is that there seems to be fewer staff on duty these days.

Thank Nigel J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian, Soups, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:39 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4994 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4354
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 922-4908

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