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Sweet Tomatoes

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850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6723
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is the best restaurant ever! They have all you can eat buffet with every food in the world you can think of!

Thank Warren C
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Visited Sweet Tomatoes while in the area for my daughters graduation from Navy bootcamp. Had dinner there with the family and it was a great experience. Fresh salads and vegetables they even had a nice selection of soups, chili, and flatbread pizza. My kids also enjoyed the lava cake and soft serve ice cream.I would definitely recommend Sweet Tomatoes. Good... More 

1 Thank jayy3550
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Staff was polite and helpful, especially the young woman who kept the dirty plates picked up from our table. While I do not remember her name, I do recall that she lived in Texas before moving to Illinois. The food was very good and there was a plethora of choices. Hot/Cold vegetable/pasta salads, hot soups, hot pasta side dishes, sweet... More 

Thank Regina R
Huntington Beach, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Since we have vegetarians in the group we're traveling with, we thought this would be a great option for dinner for all. Boy were we wrong! $16 for a salad and soup was really not worth it. For lunch, it might be a better option, you get the same thing for half the price. Salads (very fresh), soups (not great... More 

Thank surfcitymama
Lakeland, Florida
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm always skeptical of buffets but this won't disappoint. There are many vegan options which is hard to find. The soups and chili are amazing. Great flavor with plenty of fillers inside. I had small bowl of each before eating much else. The black bean chili was my favorite. The quinoa and kale salad hit the spot. The pasta area... More 

Thank Reggie C
Aurora, Illinois
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was the first time at this Sweet Tomatoes have been to others. Everything was fresh and tasty as would be expected. The service here was a cut above. People came to clear away dishes often and a manager stopped by more than once to make sure everyting was going OK. The facility was exceptionally clean for a Friday dinner... More 

Thank Roger C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Sweet Tomatoes was a welcome surprise for our party of 3 tired travelers. We chose it for its proximity to our hotel but we would return no matter where we were staying! The salad bar was enormous with fresh ingredients for make-your-own salads as well as 3 prepared and dressed salads to choose from. Around the corner we were suprised... More 

Thank MaltMom
Gurnee, Illinois
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice healthier buffet with many salad choices. They also have soups, baked potatoes, some pastas, pizza, fruits, and ice cream.

1 Thank Susie L
Waukegan, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love going to Sweet Tomatoes! It's the freshest salad bar and they always have a great variety of soups and bread. I have never been disappointed and their staff is very friendly and efficient.

Thank CJ0K
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Buffet style great salads and soups. echoy dining area. Good food cheap. many different salads and soups along with desserts.

Thank Scott W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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 - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: 8475780474

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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?