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The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove

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192 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-6520
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome view and freh fish

The second floor offers unrestricted view of the Gulf, boats and pelicans. The casual atmosphere - a small salad bar with not a lot of extras but plenty of salad toppings. The gater bites, flounder and catfish are juicy and moist with a nice crunch breading. Service was good with the waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Nancy D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The second floor offers unrestricted view of the Gulf, boats and pelicans. The casual atmosphere - a small salad bar with not a lot of extras but plenty of salad toppings. The gater bites, flounder and catfish are juicy and moist with a nice crunch breading. Service was good with the waitress checking several times. Price was reasonable and everybody... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is simply my favorite restaurant in Florida. Peter and Gina always do such a wonderful job with everything and work to make sure everyone has a meal they enjoy (even picky kids).

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Tucker, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to the Island Room twice, and were totally thrilled with the food we had. The wait staff was wonderful, the view great and the location was perfect.

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Fairport, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great place to have quality food and great service. Food is prepared to order. So you must be prepared to have a slight wait, If you want fast prepared food, this is not the place. You come to the island to relax and slow down.

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were going to eat at the bar at the Island Room. I had read good comments about it. I just wish someone had mentioned if you are not there by 5:00 you probably won't have a seat. The next day we stopped by for lunch and they didn't open until 4:00.

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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Serving only dinners during the week, The Island House at Cedar Cove is a great place for every meal on the weekends. Their breakfasts are super, including Amaretto French Toast, made with their special bread, and my favorite, Huevos Rancheros. The chef is also the owner and delights in cooking dishes that not only smell and taste great, but are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I chose this restaurant based on reviews here on Trip Advisor. I e-mailed the owner the week before for reservations. He said they were wide open between 7 and 9 pm for my date. The day before we left for Cedar Key I e-mailed him back a time and he never got back to me. When we went for what... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what TA reviewers use as a standard of excellence when rating restaurants. Olive Garden must be a 5 for most reviewers, (it's a 2 for me) which may explain how TA reviewers give the Island Room restaurant a 4-1/2 average. It's pitiful. Clams Casino came out lukewarm at best, and no traditional taste. the sourdough bread was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Always friendly & welcoming this restaurant is a surprise to find here. The food is excellent, never had anything that wasn't fresh & perfectly cooked. Have been here six times it is our go to place when we vacation here

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194 reviews 194 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a peaceful restaurant away from the motorcycle exhaust. Has a great view and someone who know more about cooking than anyone else in town. Carefully prepared, good service. Nice view

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 192 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: 352-543-6520

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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