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Happy Tomato Cafe

7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
+1 904-321-0707
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wife and I both got salads and they were good. Wish I would have tried the bbq as I heard several people saying how good it was. Definitely worth a try.

Thank Caleb B
Reviewed yesterday

Best little hidden gem in the downtown area. Great BBQ, ribs, shrimp and chicken salads...Prices are reasonable and u get a good amount of food. Great for diabetics!

Thank A D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is long overdue, from a visit in March....right there it says something that I'm still thinking about my visit and posting about it 3 months later. I wandered into HTC without knowing what it was, where it was or expecting to find it, I...More

Thank mariatafoni
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Their pulled pork sandwich is amazing. I come here often and always get it. The barbecue sauce is also delicious. There is nothing better than a sandwich outside on the deck at the Happy Tomato with some friends and a cold drink. The hours for...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We had lunch there a couple of days ago. My husband was torn between the pork and smoked turkey but ultimately decided on the smoked turkey. It was delicious. The manager (owner?) dropped by the table with a portion of pulled pork just so that...More

1  Thank 58Magnolia58
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The greatest pulled pork with wonderful sauce. Enough to eat for 2 meals. Highly recommended! Ate outside in a pleasant environment.

1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Best Barbeque we’ve ever had! Highly recommend! Super friendly service. I’m a local and have attended several events they have catered as well.

1  Thank Sara T
Reviewed March 15, 2018

A little over priced, but the food was plentiful and good. The barbecue is not fixed with the sauces that you order. You have to add that later. YOMV. I would return. The owners were friendlier than the local cat, that's for sure.

1  Thank Scott E
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We stopped for lunch while walking around downtown. I had the shrimp salad on a croissant - which was okay - not good, not bad. My date had the Islander salad - turkey, cheese, bacon, boiled egg - and that was good. You order at...More

Thank MaureenT7224
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This spot really is back of the street in a hole in the wall. A patio spot with 10-12 patio tables, excellent choice for stopping in and grabbing lunch. We had bbq pork and ribs, a spicy home made sauce rounded out a good taste...More

1  Thank Joey H
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Kathy C
August 16, 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, this is not at the airport, but in downtown Fernandina.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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