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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for quick lunch and found it here. No crowd, easy order at the counter. Super quick service. Delicious BBQ sandwich with potato salad. Attractive courtyard to eat and relax in. Will plan on returning again.

Thank be400cpt
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Cafe was recommended by locals. Very nice courtyard with lots of shade. We had large salads with smoked turkey: delicious! Menu had far more than just BBQ that cafe is known for (smelled fantastic). Reasonable prices.

Thank Jim E
Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Happy Tomato Cafe is a cute little place with delicious food and nice atmosphere. I ordered the pimento cheese sandwich and it was sooooo good! They are only open for lunch.Highly recommended!

Thank ustravel46
Schuylerville, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great meal and outside dining...what more can you ask for!! The guys shared a rack of ribs which was huge and tasty. The girls had pulled pork sandwiches with pimento cheese as a side order....never had that before up North. Delicious!!!

Thank Ronalee M
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have made the HappyTomato Cafe our go2 joint for BBQ because they consistently cook the best product in the area. We ordered their rack of ribs and they where great, as usual. Job well done. Thanks Happy Tomato!!!

Thank Traveler V
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264 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were quite surprised and happy to find many establishments in Amelia Island had gluten free! I smelled the BBQ from a block, or more, away. My mouth started watering, I was hoping that GlutenFree would be a YES... Boy oh, Boy, I was NOT disappointed! ALL of their meats and sauces are GF! Do not go here looking for... More 

Thank amys289
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went there ordered two sandwiches and a kids grilled cheese. The food was very good, large portions, and the outside patio was pleasant to eat on. It's tricky keeping track of whose open when, but I'm glad we stopped by here, came recommended by a local.

Thank Traci P
Miami, Florida, USA
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227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food is really good and the staff are friendly. Outdoor there is a cat that visits every afternoon. It's not open for long. Don't wait.

Thank DuffelBag
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I always get the same thing - grilled chicken salad. However, my last order was disappointing. I could hardly find the small 6 pieces of chicken on my salad. What ever has changed recently needs to be fixed. This used to be my favorite place to get a salad.

Thank Mary R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We can def see why this place won several awards! I had the barbecue pork sandwich and my son had a grilled cheese. The food was great and the patio type atmosphere was perfect for a breezy lunch. It was quick and the staff was friendly and personable! Will eat there again when on the island again!

Thank Selena P

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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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?