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Sweet Tomatoes

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4501 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2726
+1 925-463-9285
09:00 - 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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Pleasanton, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never been to ST, by all means go. Lots of choices, soups galore, friendly staff and fresh muffins to boot!

Thank Skip M
Clovis, California
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food was ok but the service and the cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. We sat next to a row of tables that was covered in trays and plates of left over food the whole time we were there and no one ever cleaned it up and the people left long ago. The patrons let their children run... More 

Thank Mrvacation13
Vallejo, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

2 Thank acmestuart
Pleasanton, California
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137 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is getting more expensive to eat here. They stopped the email coupon. But you can still find some online. The coupon requires you to bring the family and buy a drink. The soups are getting worse. The clam chowder has less clams and lots of potatoes. The chili is still okay.

Thank VT94588
Sierra Madre, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My son and his family took me to Sweet Tomatoes because it is one of their favorite fast food restaurants. A person can hardly call it fast food however! The salad items are all fresh and the offerings are always filled. Really good selection of dressings and salad toppings. But wait...there's more! They have chili, soup selections, corn bread, rolls,... More 

1 Thank Luray G
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164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

After the Awesome Highlands Games we had late dinner (8:30). It's buffet style with an abundance of fresh veggies to make a salad. Then you move on to the soup station with 8-10 different soups plus spaghetti and mac & cheese, rolls and a large dessert bar.

1 Thank TCWatson
Margate Kent
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Friends took us to this large restaurant when we stayed with them In San Jose C.A. I was really impressed with the enormous salad bar and variety of other freshly made food. I enjoyed soup, large salad and a small bowl of chilli topped off with ice cream...delicious. All on offer was at a fixed price which made this exceptional... More 

Thank Glyn P
Noida, India
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

They have a plethora of items - salads, soups, cutlets, patties, breads and the dessert. Much much more than you can possibly eat even if you were to take only tiny portions. Loved it.

1 Thank Pradeep S
Sandy, Utah
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The food was well stocked and fresh. Parking and location was good. Cleanliness was acceptable. Noise was typical of a Sweet Tomatoes. The food was also Typical of a Sweet Tomatoes. The experience was very good.

Thank Leo B
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch while on a trip and were pleasantly surprised by the quality and range of food available. I tried 3 of the soups and really enjoyed both the potato and clam chowder offerings. The chicken tortilla soup was a little spicy for me. The sour dough bread was tasty and each of the salad items I... More 

1 Thank WStaso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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: 4501 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-463-9285
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?