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1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
+1 760-434-9100
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I dine here often since moving back here a month ago. It's very convenient, there is a large selection of delicious food, and the service folks are really nice!

Thank Jennifer C
Vernon, BC
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch today which turned out to be the only meal for the rest of the day! The salad ingredients were very fresh and the soups were delicious. The place was very clean. I really enjoyed it and will be looking for other locations on our travels. The only negative was the ice cream. Not sure what it... More 

Thank Sookee123
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201 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped by because it was close to my hotel for an overnite outing....I had checked out the website on my phone and signed up for emails and texts. By the time we arrived I had a 20% code and the latest menu! My party of three all you can eat was $30! Amazing soups, incredible salad! Flat breads, muffins,... More 

Thank Michelle_Haley
Aliso Viejo, California
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have been to several Soup Plantations, and this one was very nice. Quite spacious in its layout, there is ample sitting for a large number of customers without making the place feel packed. I went with my two daughters and forgot how expensive the dinner option is. Even with one of the meals free for my birthday, the bill... More 

Thank ToniN705
San Marcos, California
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864 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Is the good place to go if you're looking to get a big salad they have a lot of other stuff too but I typically focus just on the salad and the chicken soup but beware this is not a diet place.

Thank JimmyJackk
Khartoum, Sudan
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came here with the whole family, kids and all, and every one loved it. There are so many fresh options for everyone, even those that are not so keen on salads. The lettuce wraps, vegetarian, were delicious. I love that they list the ingredients for all soups and always have vegetarian options. The seating can be tight at peak... More 

Thank Paar21
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love the variety at Souplantion and of course all you can eat! If you like soup, salad, muffins and frozen yogurt visit Souplantion. You will leave full and sastified.

Thank Linda P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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292 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 visited here and got there 30 minutes before closing one night but the staff welcomed us and were super friendly the whole time. They keep things fully stocked on one side for at least 30 minutes past closing time for those already in the restaurant! Great, fresh produce---we were in Heaven having such fresh items, many... More 

Thank luvlifeandtravel
Los Angeles, California
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820 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to grab lunch if you like soup and salad. All you can eat fresh salad with 7 different kinds of soup. Excellent value.

Thank daikin
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I am going to tell you like it is... I really like Souplantation... a lot. No, it isn't going to change your world... no, it isn't going to be a place that you turn to a co-worker and say "Oh, my God, Becky... there was this place we went to for lunch the other day... you HAVE GOT TO GO!!"...... More 

Thank Mark D

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-9100

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Idyllwild, California
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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?