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“Perfect lunch spot off Centre.”
Review of Happy Tomato Cafe

Happy Tomato Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

The Happy Tomato is perfect lunch spot after spending time on Centre at the shops. Plenty of options for a tasty sandwich or BBQ. I had a pulled BBQ pork sandwich and it was very good, well cooked with flavor without any sauce. The three sauces are very different with mustard, sweet and spicy. Very personal so my recommendation is you ask for all three sauces as I did and I personally enjoyed the sweet the most. I also tried a half pimento sandwich and it was great, reminded me of my grandmothers homemade pimento cheese that I grew up eating. Finally, it came with a side and I chose pasta salad which was very good with spiral pasta, fresh crunchy veggies with hint of Italian dressing base. It also has a very nice courtyard with lots of seating with limited indoor seating, cool spot for a good lunch in fernandina! Enjoy it!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

located in the historic district of Amelia Island this BBQ and sandwich shop is a hidden pocket of charm and great food.....We are BBQ snobs and this place hits the spot......the ribs are fantastic and my favorite sandwich is the chicken salad......staff is always friendly and there is a deck with a very cute outdoor sitting area......long live the small restaurant and BBQ!!!!!!

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Thank ugagrlfl
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Best BBQ sandwich I've had in a while. Just be warned, there is very limited indoor seating. Most of the seating is in the courtyard. If it is very hot and you're forced to sit in the courtyard it won't be pleasant. And if you are outside you have to also compete with the cigarette smoke.

Ignoring the outdoor seating, the food is excellent!!!!!

Thank hobbyman
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Very personable staff and great bbq. Try the max with pork and pimento cheese...it was awesome! Order at the counter and sit in a shaded courtyard. Try the sides and skip the chips.

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Thank The N
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

If you are looking for great food, reasonable prices and generous portions then this is the place to go. The pulled pork sandwich is a favorite but all the menu choices are excellent. Sides of potato salad or pasta salad are some of the best. Plenty of self seating is available in the shaded courtyard. Only open for lunch so make sure to get there before 5pm. This is a favorite local spot of ours and we always bring our out of town guests here.

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Thank MMWIZZ
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