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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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“lunch” (128 reviews)
“pimento cheese” (44 reviews)
“ribs” (56 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We think of Happy Tomato as downtown Fernandina’s “hidden Gem” because it is in a courtyard behind a couple of Centre Street businesses and only accessable from South 3rd Street. We love their barbecue sandwiches so much, we order the sandwich (comes w/chips and three...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a busy day of antiquing, my wife and I found ourselves at this tucked-away location (via a "gluten-free" search on Google. She opted for a hearty salad. I did likewise, with the addition of chicken salad. We enjoyed a nice, carefree lunch at a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keiththornton
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It was ok, for a quick basic lunch. Nice people. Didn’t try the bbq which everyone seems to love. It must be good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Burtmyers
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Their chicken salad sandwich was huge and very, very good. You can eat outside under the trees in nice weather. They are known for their BBQ, too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JaneM3542
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Perfect lunch stop, great attention to detail. Cook shared ingrediants easily and made life easy for someone with dietary issues. The sandwhiches are superb.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stubonedoc
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

What a very special find during our trip to Amelia Island. We were able to sit and have a nice chat with the proprietor while we ate. The Max sandwich was heavenly! The pimento cheese on top brought back fond memories! This restaurant comes with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This place may look small but they have lots of business so you know everything is fresh and good. I love to take home cold ribs and freeze so I take out for several meals and reheat as I like my ribs well done ....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ameliacanary
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The folks that own and operate this cafe are very smart. First of all, they are open on Mondays where few restaurants in the downtown area are. Secondly, they give great service, and thirdly, the food portions are LARGE. Best of all though is that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Magnificent74
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came for lunch. My husband ordered the monster club, which was HUGE and very fresh and I had the pimento cheese. I ordered pasta salad as my side, and it was fantastic! This is a great place for lunch if you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lovesbooks
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I go to Fernandina every other year to visit my family. Every time I go the day I fly back I have my last Florida meal at the happy tomatoe.have been going since around 2006 between me and my family we have tried everything on...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank thomamarc723
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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
USD 9 - USD 18
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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