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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 1 week 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

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 58Magnolia58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 16 March 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.

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 8 March 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 5 March 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
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A cafe without coffee or any hot beverages, this place was very disappointing. Our sandwiches were un-toasted and soggy and the roast beef was dry and gray. We were sad because the outdoor seating atmosphere was so charming! Would not recommend.More

Thank RiggingDoctor
Richard B, Owner at Happy Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Rigging Doctor, We are sorry to hear that your experience at The Happy Tomato was disappointing. We recall that you spent an extended period of time in the Courtyard. Its unfortunate that you didn't feel comfortable bringing this to our attention while you were there....More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is awesome! The outdoor/garden atmosphere is fantastic and the food is great! Rich is the best and definitely grab one of the homemade cookies!

Thank rhiannajenkins27
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Recently had lunch here with friends, and my sheltie. What a quaint and lovely patio with tables, umbrellas, all tucked in a small garden setting hidden from the streets. Wonderful sandwiches...filled with freshly made chicken or tuna salads....BBQ sandwich that is huge and absolutely delicious....More

Thank themominva
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Kathy C
17 August 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 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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