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Happy Tomato Cafe

7 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 321-0707
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $16
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Food is really good and plentiful. The BBQ plate is enough for 2 and the potato salad is the unsung hero here. The baked beans seem to be out of a can but the flavor is enhanced by the added-in meat chunks but the bean sauce is a little sweet. The BBQ has great flavor but for those who enjoy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

BBQ good. Worth the stop. Loved eating in the courtyard. Good value for the amount of food you get. Friendly staff. Recommend smoking the pork a little more. Try mixing the sweet and spicy sauces together for a more dynamic taste.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Richard Bolton, the owner, and his staff have an excellent setup. My wife and I had the Chicken Salad and Trio salad, which were both excellent. He was kind enough to offer us a free sample of the BBQ - which did not disappoint. Mostly courtyard seating, but we ate inside. Good people, good food. Highly recommend!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Best BBQ Pork Sandwich and great value. Piled high and plenty to split if you choose. Super fast service with out door seating and seating under covered patio with umbrellas if raining. Casual. Chicken Salad is great...did not have on this visit. like this lunch spot a lot for lunch. Great place for girls day out. Wine or Champagne, beer... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You get your money's worth at Happy Tomato! I was traveling with a group of about 40 people, and the folks at Happy Tomato was able to get all of our orders filled within a very short time period. I had the Monster Club, and it lived up to its name. It was huge! (and under $9.)

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Syracuse, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My dining partner was served a roll that had mold on it. He noticed it after he had eaten some of his sandwich. It wasn't a lot, just some small spots. He picked them off and finished. I wouldn't have. Food was tasty enough, prices reasonable, service was perfunctory. The mold put a serious damper on the proceedings. I'm sure... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Since my family wanted barbeque and I wanted a vegetarian choice, we were fortunate to find the Happy Tomato, which has a small walk-in area to place your order at a counter, with the majority of the seating in a quaint courtyard setting. As it was too hot and buggy for us that day, we opted for the limited indoor... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We eat here every year that we come to Ameilia. The food is always fantastic and the service is excellent! It is a must for anyone who goes to Fernandina.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped here after a full day of shopping. The food was terrific, especially the BBQ pork sandwich. I tried both the sweet and spicy sauces and they were both delicious. Don't leave Fernandina without a stop here.

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GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Max was a huge bbq sandwich with pimento cheese and your choice of sauce, which is what I ordered and my wife ordered the chicken fruit salad. The food was delicious and plenty of it. With large drinks we got out for $21.

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