Sweet Tomatoes

Buffet at Sweet Tomatoes

Buffet at Sweet Tomatoes

6600 SW Cardinal Lane
Tigard, OR

I once forced my children to sit tight in the car an extra 70 miles past our pre-determined dinner-stopping-point in order to push on to Sweet Tomatoes. And even considering the whining, loud singing, and general disgruntlement, it was worth it. For those who aren’t familiar with this restaurant chain (which is brought to us by the same fine folks as Soup Plantation), imagine food that’s fast, but nothing like fast food. Or, if you will, a Hometown Buffet that’s actually good (sorry, I’m not a fan of the latter). Sweet Tomatoes is a buffet filled with fresh, whole foods: every type of salad you can imagine, six to eight homemade soups, pasta, bread to die for, drinks, and dessert. If you’re a newbie, don’t make the same mistake we made our first time: be sure to grab the compartmentalized child trays for your kids (they’re molded to keep foods from running into each other¦ewww), and if your kids want to skip all the specialty salads offered at the beginning of the buffet, don’t panic¦there’s tons more kid-friendly options (including a Kids Only station) further in the back.

Try to avoid this Tigard location on weekend nights (but that’s probably true for all of them).

Date last visited: June 2008

Distance off the interstate: Just about one minute, but it’s a bit tricky (see directions below).

Website: Check out the official site for coupons and other locations (hint: I know there’s one in Fresno, CA): http://www.sweettomatoes.com/

Directions: From I-5, take exit 291 toward King City. (0.3 mi). Turn left at SW Carman Dr. Continue on SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, then after .2 mile, turn right at SW Sequoia Pkwy (0.4 mi) Turn right at SW Cardinal Lane.
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