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1860 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1172
+1 760-434-9100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Aliso Viejo, California
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55 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 

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Thank ToniN705
San Marcos, California
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824 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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.

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Thank JimmyJackk
Khartoum, Sudan
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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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.

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Thank Linda P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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283 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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 

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Thank luvlifeandtravel
Los Angeles, California
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692 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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.

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Thank daikin
Oceanside, California
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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 

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Thank Mark D
Fontana, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Pretty confused upon arriving. You basically enter and pick up a tray. You serve yourself some salad. At the end of that , you are greeted by a cashier who will ask you how many in your party , etc. You will then proceed to get your other food which included baked potato bar, flavored focaccia bread, desserts and fruit.... More 

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Thank dany0802
Escondido, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

So me and my wife spent $30 including tip for both of us to eat here with a drink.. the salad choice was amazing with nice fresh ingredients in clean full containers, pick what you want mmmmmmmm then you pay!! after a little salad i went and helped myself to some soup after all it is call the Souppalntation i... More 

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Thank Lee H
Tucson, Arizona
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588 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have a dear friend who loves to treat me to dinner but seems to lean to these shopping center family places for enormous amounts of food. He likes to get the best value for his money I guess. The huge salad bar was a healthy meal in it's own and I liked the big chunks of chicken in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?