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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
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Williston, Vermont, United States
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this little spot! it is hidden away but well worth finding. The BBQ was wonderful. The hot sauce was perfect... hot but not too hot. Loved it!

Thank JWL_VT
Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and excellent food. Definitely get the chicken salad! Worth every bite! They have only outside seating, dog friendly, price is perfect for lunch.

Thank watersm111
New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food in an outdoor setting amongst the trees! Had lunch at Happy Tomato Café with a group of four and all were happy with their choices. Has the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious!!! Highly recommend you eat lunch early as the place fills up quickly. Friendly staff makes the short wait for food bearable and the weather was... More 

Thank Charles C
Abingdon, MD
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aromas enticed us in...order at the counter, eat outside. 4 of us...ordered a chicken salad sandwich, a roast beef sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, a pulled pork and pimiento cheese sandwich. All delicious!

Thank GiniAbingdonMD
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pulled pork, chicken, ribs, excellent everything they serve! Casual counter service with a lovely outdoor courtyard for eating. You can eat there or take out, plus buy in bulk for at home consumption. Great portions. Staff is always friendly and welcoming. Food is EXCELLENT! Prices are REASONABLE! Too bad they are only open for lunch!

Thank alwaysjerseygirl
Royal Oak, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual outdoor shady patio hidden behind a building. Order at the counter and sit down. My boyfriend had the BBQ sandwich and chips and I had the chicken salad and potato salad. Very good and not too expensive. Only thing is the soda pop is in a can so there are no refills. I recommend The Happy Tomato Cafe and... More 

Thank greeneyecutie76
Tallahassee, Florida
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311 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Fernandina for the day, and needed lunch. Trusting other reviews we went down the side street, through an odd building entrance, through a courtyard with tables, to find tucked in the corner the type of small eatery you might find in the big city (NYC). Be prepared to eat outside. There are very few tables inside and they only... More 

Thank grrprr
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221 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't understand why there are so many good reviews. The Happy Tomato Cafe is horrible. Let me explain, if you're looking for store-bought food items that are warmed up in the microwave, this is the place for you. My BBQ sandwich was definitely from one of those trays you find in the cold section of Winn-Dixie or Walmart. It... More 

Thank Benjamin P
Richard B, Owner at Happy Tomato Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry Benjamin P to hear your lunch was not up to your standards, as for store bought foods yes I do get items like fresh pork shoulders from Restaurant Depot and Sysco Foods that I put on my SMOKERS for 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 hours with the rub that we make, and then HAND pull the pork after it... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customer service was top notch. Super friendly staff who went out of their way to make our lunch experience enjoyable. The food and atmosphere were great and there is something for everyone. We will definitely go back next time we are in town.

Thank Marasullivan4444
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual dining is a pleasant outdoor courtyard. BIG pull pork sandwich with some nice heat in the side BBQ sauce. Tasty BIG ribs.

Thank lolisad

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?