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“Fails when compared to Sweet Tomatoes in other locations”
Review of Sweet Tomatoes

Sweet Tomatoes
Ranked #104 of 714 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $9
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Buffet
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.
Ozark, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fails when compared to Sweet Tomatoes in other locations”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We checked the internet prior to going to the restaurant. The internet said that there would be cobbler and brownies for desert but once we were there we were told that these two items would not be available until after 4PM.

The theme this week was Greek.

There were only 3 leaf prepared salads available. The prepare your own salad bar was vast but no chicken or ham or bacon bits were to be found on the line. I had to work around one of the staff while she cleaned the sneeze guard. The blue cheese salad dressing was more vinegar than creamy blue cheese.
The pasta-ziti was cooked to mushy and rubbery. There were 3 pizza choices seasoning was bland. The soups were also bland. I had the black bean chili and the sweet potato corn soup. Others in my group had the type of chili and found it be bland.

The dessert that was available was a raspberry mousse, and a tapioca pudding, as well as a soft serve yogurt.

Compared to the Sweet Tomatoes in Tampa, Florida this was one failed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Too tempting!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The salad bar was GREAT! It had been at least 8 years since I had been to a Sweet Tomatoes. This was very good. Nice, fresh vegetables. No meat offerings that I can remember.

Had a tiny bit of several different soups and all were excellent. Several different types of bread were offered...YUM. I saw there was a pasta bar, too. Am I right?

Desert. Self serve ice cream with caramel sauce. Uh...when can we have a Sweet Tomatoes in Central Oregon??????????

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sued1955
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Seattle, WA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I wish there was a Sweet Tomatoes in Seattle!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I love this all you can eat salad buffet! It's like a better Country Buffet minus the greasy. They have pasta, cheesy breads, muffins soups too.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Plan-it-chick
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North Pole, Alaska, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good selection of soups, salad, breadsticks, fruits, and deserts. Usually a fast checkout experience. Also, you get a discount If staying at the Phoenix.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Amber B
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Cochrane, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“SO GOOD”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stumbled on this delight by accident. And then gorged ourselves on super fresh salad, scratch made soup and hot fresh bakery items.
The price is awesome, the selection amazing and as an added bonus, everything is labelled if it is GF, vegan, vegetarian etc.
My kids, husband and I LOVED it.
So clean too. If you need fresh when you are in Vancouver, this is the place.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank HappyGeek75
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