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Happy Tomato Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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7 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-321-0707
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 169
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  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great bbq!

This was a happy discovery. Off the beaten path, this bbq place is phenomenal. The outside courtyard and seating is all shaded, and the backdrop reminds me of my time spent in Italy. Large servings of quality bbq makes me understand why this is the only true bbq place on the island - I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
10debs10
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Philly
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Philly
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a happy discovery. Off the beaten path, this bbq place is phenomenal. The outside courtyard and seating is all shaded, and the backdrop reminds me of my time spent in Italy. Large servings of quality bbq makes me understand why this is the only true bbq place on the island - I can't imagine competitors could keep up!... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A secluded courtyard tucked between the buildings - very nice. The menu was easy to understand (sandwiches, salad, or barbeque - a column of each). We ordered at the counter, and the delicious BLT and half and half sandwich (chicken salad and pimento) were brought to our table. We will return here for sure!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Come hungry. This place was recommended to us by our mooring ball neighbor last trip down in January. The BBQ PLATES are yummy and more than we could eat . We tried ribs and pulled pork and loved them. And so friendly. And they made our dog Murphy feel welcome.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I took my 93YO Grandmother here for lunch and it was so perfect. It was an open courtyard place with great food and great people. Those working the place were so nice and accommodating to help me with specific needs my Grandmother had and even went above and beyond what I would have expected. Definitely a place I would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great bbq stop. Smoked turkey was divine. Great fast service. Casual and relaxed atmosphere. Glad we used trip advisor. Third visit to island, wanted to explore new places to eat.

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Fernandina Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great Bar B Q. Sandwich place. Very casual. Go for lunch. Value pricing. Outside seating. Limited inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots, the pulled pork sandwich is amazing and the staff always makes you feel welcomed! Great food, great people!

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29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very easy to walk by this place as its kinda tucked away but don't! Great shady courtyard setting with very nice food and reasonably priced. Pulled pork is fantastic and the bbq portions huge.

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Lincolnwood, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband had a BLT and it was loaded with good quality bacon. I had a turkey sandwich (deli turkey). It was good, piled high with turkey.

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Berwick, Maine
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27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a great place to eat lunch. They have a nice courtyard for eating outside, and their sandwiches are delicious. I ate there twice, once having a BLT and the other time a pulled pork sandwich. The second was so big I shared it with my husband and we were both satisfied. And don't forget to grab one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-321-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?