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1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
+1 760-434-9100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (28 reviews)
“chili” (7 reviews)
“baked potato” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go for a salad bar and soup buffet, deserts, drinks, large selection, clean and fresh, good service

Thank DG1205
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really enjoy soho plantation but what keeps me returning more often is that it cost more then Shakeys Bunch of Lunch which includes a salad bar of their own. Soup plantation has soups and so so bread however Shakeys has 7 different variations of...More

Thank larry s
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The salad bar ingredients are so fresh that it tastes like a dessert to me. I absolutely love the freshly made salad dressings and I love the selection of salad ingredients! I also love the baked and sweet potatoes and toppings....More

Thank luvlifeandtravel
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We attended a retirement luncheon here. It was simple for everyone to go through the line for salads and a variety of other food. In fact the amount of food and selection was almost overwhelming. It reminded me of why I seldom eat at places...More

Thank Linda J C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is truly a wonderful and fun place to eat lots of fresh vegeteables, and creative and delicious soups. The ingredients are crispy and the soups are fragrant and balanced. For a healthier meal, make sure to eat enough beans and peas and some cheese,...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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
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Barbara L
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
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-9100
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.
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