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Happy Tomato Cafe

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7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
+1 904-321-0707
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Callaway, Virginia
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed this restaurant on our first visit on this vacation (and in past years) and made plans to return. On the second visit, we ordered ribs which were a disappointment. The outer layer and ends of each rib were so dry and hard, they could not be eaten. We will visit again next year when we are on... More 

Thank sanderlyn
Henderson, Kentucky
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family ate here a couple of times during our four day stay in Fernandina Beach and never were disappointed. It's a great place with a really good choice for lunch. We loved the chicken salad and several other things like the bar-b-cue too. Our server was great, and they sure give you a large portion so you will not... More 

Thank kentucky101
Watkinsville, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is always difficult to decide on what to order, so we usually eat here twice each visit to Fernindina. They really know how to cook bar-b-cue and the chicken salad and pimento cheese is awesome. Portions are large, so unless you have a big appetite, you might want to order a half sandwich. Happy Tomato is tucked into a... More 

Thank Diane B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first stop for a bite in Fernandina. It is one of only a few decent lunch places in the historic district. The smoked pulled turkey is great and the courtyard seating area is charming. Will definitely be back.

Thank Bridget508
North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pork BBQ plate and sandwich were both delicious. The sides as prepped were okay (baked beans, pasta salad, chips) but it would have been nice to have had more options (okra, hush puppies, fries). The courtyard was cute and a great place to have lunch on a nice day. The service was friendly and cost reasonable.

Thank Sarah A
Celebration, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions and the food was wonderful ! The people running the cafe were very nice. Only a few tables inside and it was a chilly day, but no matter the yummy food made up for the weather.

Thank deb214
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the first restaurants I visited in Fernandina. Food is good and they have a nice variety to choose from.

Thank G8orgal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great BBQ place! Very generous servings, friendly staff and the sauces are tasty as well. Dog friendly on the patio.

Thank Nancy Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Lunch at the Happy Tomato Cafe was perfect for this "mixed marriage" couple. Carnivorous husband loved the pulled pork barbeque sandwich and vegan wife loved the tofu-tomato-cucumber-guacamole sandwich. The service? The sandwiches were literally being prepared while the cashier made the change. The setting in the outdoor cafe had perfect ambience for a January day in the South.

Thank Elaine H
Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We needed a little break from all the seafood we have been eating on Amelia Island, and had an urge for some BBQ. Of course, there was a little hesitation about this little place, but, as we found out, our hesitation was unwarranted! It is right in downtown Fernandina Beach. Small dining area inside, with most tables on outside. It... More 

Thank Donna T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $16
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-321-0707

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