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1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
+1 760-434-9100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (26 reviews)
“salad lovers” (3 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went for the senior special here in Carlsbad $7.99 includes beverage between 2pm and 5 pm. We like to watch our weight thinking a large salad which is very healthy and nutritious would be a good idea. The salads are very...More

Thank Jimeedee
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Overall a nice salad bar, with variety of offerings. They have good desserts and sides & soups along with Salad bar. Affordable and cool place to have your meal. Only thing I felt lacking was the choice of vegies in salad. Otherwise wonderful experience.

Thank Samardeep K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I recently went to meet my friend for a quick lunch. The salad bar offers a wide range of healthy toppings, and was clean and organized well. The soup choices offered were a wide range from chili to clam chowder. I liked the potato bar,...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Visited there during the afternoon, not too busy. Lovely selection, filled my plate & could go back for more. Very good service. would recommend

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I recommend dining here when it's not rush hour. The staff is friendly and there's a good variety of fairly healthy food.

Thank valerie m
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Souplantation is great for convenience if you're watching your waistline but still want an overflowing dish of soft serve ice cream!! I love their Asian salad and you cannot go wrong with their salad buffet which has pretty much anything your heart desires. Afterwards is...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Souplantation and it was awesome. It is a great value. Very fresh salads, the choice of soups was unbelievable. And then the pastas, breads, and everything else. I wish we had this restaurant in the Midwest!! It was a quick lunch...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This "all you can eat" establishment is a good deal when you have a teenage boy who can easily put away three plates of food. The salads were flavorful and my wife appreciated that she could build her own salad. My daughter finally realized that...More

Thank TotemInnMisery
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nothing beats hot tasty soup on a raining evening! That's exactly what we did on one cold and rainy evening. Love the chunky chicken noodle soup!!! It's absolutely my favorite. My husband stuck to his favorite at Souplantation -- salads. Service was good too. Dirty...More

Thank Wanda204
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Visited many of Sweet Tomato restaurants and this is the same company but operating in California. As always the food is healthy and fresh and this place was no different. Self service throughout, salads to start then pasta, pizza and a selection of desserts to...More

Thank bryble
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Barbara L
senior prices
19 November 2016|
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Barbara L
senior prices
19 November 2016|
Response from Lee H | Reviewed this property |
Ever so sorry for the late response, but in response to your question I really don't know the cost charged to seniors as I'm 35 and never needed to know... but most buffets give 10% to seniors just don't quote me on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-9100
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Souplantation 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 salad bar full of fresh vegetables and salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Souplantation provides its guests unlimited access to its entire menu of high quality fresh items at a fixed price. Create, indulge and enjoy all of Souplantation’s delicious buffet selections at the restaurant for one low price.