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“Good Value”
Review of Sweet Tomatoes - CLOSED

Sweet Tomatoes
Price range: $6 - $9
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sweet Tomatoes features made-from-scratch soups and salads and handcrafted muffins, Focaccia, breads, and desserts. The menu is built around freshly made, great-tasting, wholesome recipes with a 55-foot salad bar full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Sweet Tomatoes provides its guests with an excellent value by offering unlimited access to its entire menu of high quality fresh items at a fixed price.
Downers Grove, United States
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3 reviews
“Good Value”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Good food. Fast. With a coupon my family of 6 ate for $40. The salads, soups and breads are fresh and the selection is extensive. The floors should have been a little cleaner though, and the table clearing a little faster.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Michael D
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Kansas
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296 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Average Food”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Ate at this restaurant while staying in Schaumburg. Salad Bar was well stocked. Asked for the Senior Discount, she said it would be 10% off. The food was discounted, but had to pay full price for the drinks. Soups were well stocked. Only thing for desert was ice cream and chocolate brownie bites. Staff is not very friendly. Several tables with dirty dishes sitting on them. When they remove dishes from your table to clear it, they just move them to a different table and let the dirty dishes sit. Food was average. cost was still $11-$12 with Senior Discount.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank digetydog2004
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Elgin, Illinois
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333 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Healthy, inexpensive salad take out - great for a raw, vegan diet”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

For $6.20 (including tax) you can fill up a green container with salad or for the same price as eating there ($10.00 including tax) you can fill up the green container, two small containers (for soup /pasta) and a bag full of bread. It's always more food than I can actually eat. The carryout gives me a great opportunity to eat healthy but not have to make it myself. Of course, it is possible to not eat so healthy with the pasta, breads, soft serve ice cream but they do offer 7 varieties of soup. If you eat in, look for coupons by signing up for their club. This is always the most economical way to eat.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank DonJefe18
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Cudahy WI
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Reliable and Tasty”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I'm not a great fan of buffets but this salad buffet with soup and other stuff catches my eye every time we pass one. The price is reasonable < $10.00 per person. It's all you can eat, and as long as you stay away from the pizza and pasta you can have a reasonably healthy meal with FRESH ingredient, great taste, and very good service.

I have to say that my favorite part of their menu is NOT the salad -- it's their amazing soups. There are usually about 5 or 6 hot soups on the line and they are always good, creative, and reliable. Chicken noodle soup is a constant. I believe the meat chili is a constant also. The others change by the day and in half a dozen visits every single one has been worth trying. Like anyone else I have my favorites but I have liked them all. And that's from someone who typically has two or three of them on every visit.

Go, I can't imagine you being disappointed unless you go in expecting something other than what it is: good food, unlimited portions, served buffet style, with great service.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Peter P
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Slinger, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Super Fresh Ingredients!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had never been here before and the staff let us check it out before making our decision to eat here or not. My husband was not thrilled that it was a salad buffet. We were told that their food is made from scratch every day and that the salad bar buffet features over 50 fresh ingredients to create your ultimate favorite salad. They did have some tossed and already prepared salads as well. They also had hot pastas (manicotti, mac and cheese, lemon pepper penne pasta), variety of hand made soups and chili, muffins, and a variety of breads in their hot buffet. They also had a desert and fruit bar with warm brownies and an ice cream bar. We were definitely happy we tried it and there was so much more than salad. They also had self-serve drinks that included iced and hot tea, coffee, milk, juice and sodas.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank psdaggyps
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