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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 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Abingdon, MD
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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229 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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
Fernandina Beach, Florida, Usa
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have been here a few times. Food is very good. Nothing fancy, mainly sandwiches with a few plated dishes. Tried their "pulled pork" sandwich last time.There are lots of other sandwich choices. Quite tasty. Way more than I could eat, so brought the remainder home for another time. Mainly outdoor patio seating, so weather could be a factor. Very narrow... More 

1 Thank flyplayne
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Order at the counter, your food is brought to you. Cute little place, quaint patio outdoor seating. The pulled pork plate was very good, including the baked beans. In and out in under 30 minutes.

1 Thank Bill T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We weren't sure where to have lunch on our 3 night weekend. This some what hidden place was our favorite eat all weekend. Cold beer and a pork and pimento cheese sandwich was delicious! Eat here!

1 Thank jennifergrahamWI

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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?