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Happy Tomato Cafe

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7 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great place for lunch when it's nice outside

When it's nice and you can eat outside and want a light bite, go here. No real indoor seating, just one very small table inside. They have salads galore and all very fresh and reasonably priced. Go through the seating area and go up to the counter inside to order and they'll bring your food out to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
TripLady5
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Baltimore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore
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194 reviews 194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When it's nice and you can eat outside and want a light bite, go here. No real indoor seating, just one very small table inside. They have salads galore and all very fresh and reasonably priced. Go through the seating area and go up to the counter inside to order and they'll bring your food out to you when it's... More 

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Callaway, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This little place is located off the street behind another building. It is small with most of the seating located outside. In total, there are probably no more than 25 seats including those inside and out. It is in an area with lots of nice shops and other eateries. The BBQ was excellent, and the sandwich serving was more than... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We popped in for a quick lunch the other day. The weather was beautiful and we sat in the sun on their patio. Everyone enjoyed their lunch very much! The BBQ was awesome but they also offer some vegetarian options :) We were even able to have our dog join us on the patio! Overall, great lunch spot!

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant is tucked back from the street. The food was excellent and the outdoor cafe eating style is perfect for a sunny day on Amelia Island.

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Dublin, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had a half of a chicken, and it was a shockingly large bird. The meat was soft and was not even slightly dry. The baked beans are delicious. My company chose a half sandwich mix of chicken salad and pamino cheese which was also large. We both left entirely satisfied! I highly recommend this establishment.

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Jax, FL
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237 reviews 237 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While there are many options for lunch in the Fernandina Beach area, this casual, multi- tiered courtyard is inviting and fast in service. Very inviting, you place your order and pay, at a counter inside a small kitchen. You're choices are many. My favorite..the chicken salad with fruit plate, is served on spinach with dressing of choice, plus crackers .... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice quiet place on the middle of town to get away and have the best BBQ around. Tucked in off 3rd street, 1/2 block off Center.

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Gulf Breeze
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A group of coworkers took me here for lunch. I got the smoked pulled turkey sandwich. I will definitely go back if I have a chance to visit again.

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Green Cove Springs FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We live out of town but have stopped here a couple times for lunch. Although the menu is simple we can always count on good food. The last time, we decided to sit in the small indoor space by the open kitchen area, and struck up a conversation with the chef who was prepping cooked turkey. My husband asked a... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We go to the Happy Tomato every time we are in town. BBQ sandwiches are the best and the outdoor seating provides a great atmosphere. Terrific staff. We brought friends here and they are now huge fans after only one sandwich.

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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: (904) 321-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?