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Sweet Tomatoes

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2801 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2490
(630) 377-3309
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fairhope, Alabama
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here hungry and left pleasantly full. When you walk in the first thing you see is a fully stocked salad bar, pre-made or make your own, wonderful! The foccia bread with melted cheese, and/or vegetables or sausage is my favorite. There are baked potatoes with an assortment of toppings, freshly made pastas, several selections of soups, soft serve ice... More 

Thank lotsylou
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had been to Sweet Tomatoes only once before in Albuquerque, NM, a number of years ago. How excited we were to find one here in St. Charles, IL!! Although we were a bit uncertain at first how to navigate the buffet, we quickly learned and had the meal of a lifetime!! In fact, we enjoyed our first time there... More 

Thank hoho-ws
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We do not have a Sweet Tomatoes in our home area. We try to eat at one when we travel if there is one. Generally very clean, good service. Salad fixings are a good variety and fresh. There are several flatbread varieties, pasta, and soups. Also ice cream dessert. Good value for the price.

Thank FlyerInMinn
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

So my wife and I really love mexican month. The turkey azteca salad, the slaw, avacodo ranch dressing, santa fe chilli and of course the gluten free horchata muffins. You might think I am over exaggerating a little when I say my wife and I finished off a entire bowl of the azteca salad and a full tray of horchata... More 

Thank Tim H
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

My last review of Sweet Tomatoes was Nov '12. My opinion has not changed. This is a good change of pace from the standard restaurant fare. The dishes I had that were fantastic were the blue cheese potato salad and the roasted red pepper focaccia. Both were as if I had made them from scratch at home (...yes, I can... More 

Thank DrEECS
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We are huge fans of a great salad bar, and finally happened to be by a Sweet Tomatoes in our travels at lunchtime, so we were excited to try. The salad bar looks huge...but bigger is not always better. Nothing seemed fresh, even the lettuce was bagged lettuce, not cold and crunchy fresh. No eggs or cottage cheese...unheard of on... More 

Thank QBT
North Beach, Maryland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have read reviews of Sweet Tomatoes that criticize it for being a chain. I don't see what is wrong with that. I have always loved going here. The ingredients are always fresh, you can pick what you like. The soups are great, the salads and choices are almost endless. And you can go as healthy (or not) as you... More 

Thank Pat H
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We are regulars at this restaurant and for the most part have had good luck with the food. Last night we visited later than usual, 7:30PM. Some of the food was stale looking and I told the workers that the focaccia bread looked nasty. He shrugged it off. My advise if you go, go during busy time when food is... More 

Thank oldguy61
Vicenza, Italy
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291 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sweet Tomatoes offers great choices of all-you-can eat buffet style food for everyone! Prices are low since not much meat is served, but the salads and soups are very tasty, and the baked potatoes,muffins and pasta are very delicious as well. Everything is fresh and freshly made. There is a senior discount, which, although not much, is appreciated. The price... More 

Thank Nancy171717
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a great place to have lunch. They have a good spread for the salad bar, quite a few soups, pizza and a baked potato bar. All in all it was a nice relaxing place to eat.

Thank mhardy01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $9
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2490
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: (630) 377-3309

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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?