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Sweet Tomatoes

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40A Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5500
+1 925-676-8493
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pleasant Hill, Ca.
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am a frequent diner here. Always fresh food, and if you avoid the weekends...there's always room to sit in a booth..or table by the window. It is a good sized restaurant....service peeps are always friendly and smiling and accommodating. The soups (especially the cream/mushroom) are always fresh and hot and tasty. The menu varies each month for different soups/salads..though... More 

Thank Ca Mama
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658 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is your basic salad bar place with the standard offerings. The salad bar for the most part has fresh ingredients but nothing special and the dressings taste bottled. The soups are warm and tasty, the pastas a bit sticky and heavy. My favorite is the soft ice cream and tapioca pudding.....

Thank legsbell
Martinez, California
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This place is great! My kids love coming here, and so do I! All the salad and soup I can eat and the kids get whatever they want. Definitely our fav family restaurant.

Thank themermaidrach
Concord, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

One of the last remaining salad bar restaurants. Good for quick healthy lunch on the go and good for families

Thank Jessica N
Vallejo, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

When it's time to fill-up on fresh green salads, soups, chili, and a little bread nothing can beat this "all-you-can-eat" buffet style chain of restaurants. A nice senior discount and self serve means a minimal tip to which I must state the table cleaner was very attentive. This chain touts that their food is made fresh on site and even... More 

Thank acmestuart
Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My most recent visit to Sweet Tomatoes in Pleasant Hill was to meet a friend for supper. I am always amazed at the wide variety of fresh produce with which to make a fantastic salad, the different number of soups and stews - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, the pasta choices, pizza, breads and desert. I have never come away disappointed... More 

Thank Arthur W
Martinez, CA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The last couple of times we have eaten here we feel it is not really clean. Always crowded and things do not seem to be kept up. The variety of food is limited and not as fresh as it once was.

Thank CruiserAnn
Sacramento, Ca
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our first visit to Sweet Tomatoes, but it won't be our last hopefully. It is very similar to Fresh Choice back in the days of old. The vegetables are fresher here though than Fresh Choice, and in general the selections are better. Overall, I feel that the cost of the meal is worth the quality of the selections... More 

Thank nidan196
Coarsegold, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place should be closed by the health dept.We had to bus our own table to be able to eat. The place was running out of dishes so finally they cleaned off the tables, At one point there were no soup bowls. They ran out of pasta dishes and the serving bowls remained empty. I went to the cashier to... More 

Thank tarzansmate
Lafayette, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went for lunch. Long salad bar had variety. Greens were okay, not super fresh. Then the "other" areas were just full of very low quality food. From the fruit (bad oranges, to pudding, to the pasta, to the bread, and others were just very low quality. Get what you pay for here certainly qualifies. Not recommended.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40A Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasant Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 925-676-8493

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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?