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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 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food is well done and the staff are exceptional Eating al fresco is lovely Like Jose Mourinho "I am so sorry I have nothing (else) to say"

Thank Carlos B
Brunswick, Georgia
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My co-worker and I went here for lunch today. The person taking our order was very unprofessional and rude to my co-worker. I could not believe it, and he did not deserve it as he was only placing his order. The food was decent, but the prep team does not even wear gloves even though they touch the food directly... More 

Thank bscotthome
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It was too hot for BBQ the day we visited for lunch. It was close to the dock after our river cruise. Everything was so good. I got the pimento cheese/chicken salad sandwich. Very tasty. The pimento cheese tasted like my mom's recipe. My son got a very robust BLT. There was a lot of bacon on it. No skimping.... More 

Thank Jen S
Trenton, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my family had bbq sandwiches here, and it was wonderful. Great food, great atmosphere, and the nicest, most down to earth owner and employees I've ever met. It's hidden away behind a building downtown, but upon discovery you find yourself in the midst of a little unassuming shaded courtyard. I will definitely go back here again. As if... More 

Thank cjohenry
Brunswick, Georgia
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a light meal, it was way too hot to eat a large lunch. Saw the direction sign and the restaurant name amused us enough to draw us in. Staff was down south friendly and helpful. The courtyard was shaded and very pleasant. The food was excellent the shrimp salad was heavy shrimp and light everything else,... More 

Thank Spock_NCC-1701
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place has the best bbq. I had the pulled pork with sweet sauce. Yummy! The owner is so friendly and helpful. Will definitely return and definitely recommend.

Thank Colleen Q
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Indoor and outdoor seating. Food was fresh and very tasty. The BBQ is outstanding. Staff is nice and service was fast

Thank Harvey H
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Picked up lunch, service friendly and quick. Hubby's Pulled pork was good. I had a shrimp salad...very bland, and missed that nice sweet local shrimp taste.

Thank wycanone
Canton, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were looking for a lunch that was not just a burger. Loved the pulled pork and pimento cheese. Never combined those two before but it was great. Reasonable prices.

Thank llbh2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a hidden gem! They don't advertise, instead they trust word of mouth to speak for them. That's my kind of place. The bbq is very good and they are not afraid to pile the sandwiches with meat. You will not leave hungry! This a very friendly, comfortable place to eat

Thank Jaime C

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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
US$9 - US$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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
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?