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“Quick and Delicious - I Could FEEL Myself Getting Healthier!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tender Greens

Tender Greens
Ranked #168 of 4,716 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Olympia, WA
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Quick and Delicious - I Could FEEL Myself Getting Healthier!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We visited Tender Greens for dinner on a Saturday night. As a first timer, I was thankful for the long line, as it gave me time to peruse the menu and enjoy the very hip atmosphere.

You order at the counter - it's sort of a cafeteria-style setup. You can see all the fresh ingredients behind the glass, and watch the employees prepare the food. You pay at the counter when you pick up your trays, and then you go find your table. Tender Greens is a farm to table restaurant, where they try to only buy local ingredients at the peak of ripeness. And it is obvious, because our salads were beyond delicious.

I had the Chinese chicken salad (the chickens are cage-free). It put all other salads to shame! I loved every bite. The chicken was moist, the dressing was not overwhelming, and all the veggies were perfectly ripe and scrumptious. My husband had the grilled chicken cobb, and the bacon on that salad was mouth-watering. Every bite was fresh and tasty.

We sat outside, as all the indoor tables were full. There are heaters outside, and although it was a chilly night, we were very comfortable.

What an excellent restaurant for not only those who want healthy food, but for anyone who cares about good (and quick) customer service, and a relaxing dining experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Tender Greens has the most delightful staff, great tasting food, served warm with a smile every time. Their meals are delicious and the service is fast. What more could you want? Try them soon!

  • Visited February 2013
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Spring Grove, Illinois
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186 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“California thing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Food was very good. The price was high for what you received. I had the tuna ,which was tasty,one little spoonful of mashed patatoes, and a salad that was a joke.The bill for two was 24$ and we had water to drink. I would not return,maybe it is because I am from the midwest

  • Visited February 2013
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La Jolla
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fresh & super easy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great place to get a natural' healthy, quick lunch or dinner. Love the food and that they have daily specials with veggies & fruits that are in season.
Very tasty & healthy kids menu too

Visited February 2013
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“OMG it's so good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is the place if you want healthy, tasty plates of food. The theme is pretty much choose whatever you want, mix and match from a nice selection of fresh cooked meats, grilled vegetables, salads, etc. You can see everything from behind a glass window and watch the chefs preparing your food. At the end you choose your drinks and/or desserts. It is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is also relaxing. Comfortable seating, indoor or outdoor.

If you are into healthy, clean delicious food, I think you will be happy.

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