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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352 543 0022
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Welcome to Tony's in the beautiful island community of Cedar Key. We are...
Welcome to Tony's in the beautiful island community of Cedar Key. We are located in the Hale Building (circa 1880) in the downtown historical district across the street from the historical museum at 2nd Street and SR 24. Tony's is noted for our 3 time World Champion Clam Chowder and our fresh seafoods. We are a small 54 seat restaurant and very popular. During peak times (1-3pm) and (7-8pm) there maybe a wait for a table. We provide covered bench seating right outside the front entry. Please be patient if all tables are taken. Our wait staff is great at getting everyone in, especially those that are patient. Our inside front dining area has no waiting area, so please allow us to visit you outside the front covered area when your table is ready. At Tony's our policy is total customer satisfaction. If there is anything about your dining experience that is not acceptable, please inform your server right away and our Management staff will do whatever it takes to make sure you are completely satisfied with your dining experience. We love compliments from our diners and always encourage them to contact us. Thank you for making Tony's Seafood Restaurant Cedar Key's favorite for nearly 8 years.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 425
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lunch

very small and the prices are out of line. if they paid as much attention to the rest of their menu as they do the chowder it would be a better place

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Arnold R
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Deland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Deland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

very small and the prices are out of line. if they paid as much attention to the rest of their menu as they do the chowder it would be a better place

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Was in Cedar Key 2 years ago and the clam chowder lived up to the claim of "World's Best". Last week......not so much. The clam chowder was average and the shrimp sandwich was fresh but only 6 shrimp on it? Really! the sandwich had lettuce tomato and onion which almost overpowered the shrimp. I hope this is just a temporary... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived a few minutes after 8pm even though they close at 8 they welcomed us in to eat and were very gracious. The clam chowder and salads were awesome and the seafood platter was good.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Saw a billboard saying 3X World Champ Clam Chowder we had to try it. I can't even explain how good it was! Also had the most fresh outstanding fish sandwich. I swear the fishing boat was out back it was that fresh! So big we had to share it! We will definitely be going again. It's worth the 3 hour... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's a small, quaint restaurant with a limited menu. Of course, seafood is why people go there. They are famous for their clam chowder and it was a bit spicy 'hot' for me, because I just don't enjoy hot/spicy food, especially when it's unexpected. I'm more of a Crabby Bill's Chowder fan - but my husband loved it and we... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Always our first stop in Cedar Key and never disappointed. Of course, the clam Chowder is a must. Also try the clam strips. Wonderful service.

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Rome NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's a modest old building, nothing fancy. We shared a large seafood platter which was very good. The service fast and friendly. The Clam Chowder is Amazing. Unless you hate clams, You must have a bowl.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Even though they did not have a separate gluten free menu, our waitress was knowledgeable and was able to recommend dishes that were gluten free compliant. Food was delicious!

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Tony's Chowder was great. Stopped in for a quick bowl and loved it! We walked in while out on a bike ride and grabbed a bowl to go from the Carry Out Window. It was fantastic!

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Silver Springs, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch on a day trip. Food was good, not a clam chowder fan but I hear it's rel good. Service was excellent, minimal wait and very attentive. Give them a try if you're in the area. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: 352 543 0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to Tony's in the beautiful island community of Cedar Key. We are located in the Hale Building (circa 1880) in the downtown historical district across the street from the historical museum at 2nd Street and SR 24. Tony's is noted for our 3 time World Champion Clam Chowder and our fresh seafoods. We are a small 54 seat restaurant and very popular. During peak times (1-3pm) and (7-8pm) there maybe a wait for a table. We provide covered bench seating right outside the front entry. Please be patient if all tables are taken. Our wait staff is great at getting everyone in, especially those that are patient. Our inside front dining area has no waiting area, so please allow us to visit you outside the front covered area when your table is ready. At Tony's our policy is total customer satisfaction. If there is anything about your dining experience that is not acceptable, please inform your server right away and our Management staff will do whatever it takes to make sure you are completely satisfied with your dining experience. We love compliments from our diners and always encourage them to contact us. Thank you for making Tony's Seafood Restaurant Cedar Key's favorite for nearly 8 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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