We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Happy Tomato Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
+1 904-321-0707
Website
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 401: English reviews
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The food was great and fast. We had a pulled turkey barbecue sandwich with slaw that was phenomenal. We also had a chicken salad with pimiento cheese sandwich that was good, but the pulled turkey was definitely better. Seating was outdoors with a shady trellis covered in vines, and a little fountain. It was cute and a little picnic-y for... More 

Helpful?
Thank wurk2travul
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

I eat at the happy tomato every week, the chicken sandwich on wheat bread is phenomenal as is everything else on the very well explained menu, if you read what you got, you'll get it. The staff has amazing hospitality skills, and I work at a 5 star hotel so believe me when I know what I'm looking for. 5/5... More 

Helpful?
Thank bobar475
Diest, Belgium
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

had lunch there, bbq chicken turned out to be cold piece of chicken on a cold bun, would not go back

Helpful?
Thank gc051964
Richard B, Owner at Happy Tomato Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant the other day. We serve Salads, Sandwiches and BBQ, you ordered the Grilled Marinated Chicken breast sandwich which is served cold but we will gladly heat it up if we had known. All of our BBQ is served hot either as a sandwich(pulled pork or smoked turkey) on a bun, or... More 

Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

We were drawn in by the cute atmosphere. We walked into the building. There was a woman at the front. She did not look at us or speak to us. So we moved on down where there was a guy standing with arms crossed looking at us, also not speaking. Being new to the place we asked if we order... More 

Helpful?
Thank vick j
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

We stopped in at the Happy Tomato for lunch because we were looking for Kelly's Courtyard (which we found was out of business). You walk up to counter in back and order food and they deliver it to you. Most tables are in a courtyard with 3-5 tables inside. Food was very good. I had barbecue pork sandwich. Ice tea... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcia D
Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We stop here every time we visit the area. The Happy Tomato has great BBQ cooked onsite. My husband is a big fan of the shrimp salad and chicken salad. The turkey BBQ sandwich is very good and moist and not dry. I can't think of anywhere else I've had BBQ turkey. There is plenty of choices for sides. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank roswellite
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Excellent pulled pork sandwich! Some of the best BBQ I've had. Very laid back atmosphere. Will definitely be back the next time we are in town.

Helpful?
Thank Franklin37069
Level Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Had a pretty good bbq sandwich in a relaxing atmosphere. While worth the search. Will go back and try the ribs.

Helpful?
Thank Capt. Adam S
Fernandina Beach, FL
Level Contributor
261 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Large bbq sandwich with meat falling out of the bun is sure to please. Had lunch here many times and never disappointed. Even used them twice to cater sandwiches for business meetings which was a big hit. Richard is the best.

Helpful?
Thank married96
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

nice little hole in the wall with good food, nice portions, and good prices. good place to stop in while shopping downtown

Helpful?
Thank Bob F

Travellers who viewed Happy Tomato Cafe also viewed

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
 
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
 

Been to Happy Tomato Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 16
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Happy Tomato Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Happy Tomato Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?