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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 - 8:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Chowder and Crab Cakes

Cedar Key was the first stop today on our Panhandle tour. Had to stop at Tony's to sample the "World Famous Chowder". It was very, very good. Very creamy with a little bit of heat to it, lots of clams and a few bits of potato. It wasn't too spicy but enough to tickle your throat. I don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
pkleinJersey
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Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Cedar Key was the first stop today on our Panhandle tour. Had to stop at Tony's to sample the "World Famous Chowder". It was very, very good. Very creamy with a little bit of heat to it, lots of clams and a few bits of potato. It wasn't too spicy but enough to tickle your throat. I don't like things... More 

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Valparaiso, Fl
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

When in Cedar Key be sure to visit Tony's Seafood. Boasting multiple wins at Newport's Clam Chowder festival (no small feat), I went with in a group, and the consensus was that no matter what you ordered off of the seafood menu, you could not go wrong. Several that tried the chowder liked it an boasted of it's smokey flavor.... More 

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Hull, England
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13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went a couple of times, had the clam chowder and it was lovely, thick and creamy and so tasty. The second time we went I had pasta and my husband had the stuffed shrimp, both of which were delicious.

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Hudson, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Recently visited Cedar Key and stopped in at Tony,s for a quick lunch. We ordered the chowder and it was excellent. A milk and cream based chowder, filled with clams, potato, onion and spices. The clam strips as well were hot and tender though a little heavy on the batter. The menu is limited, but they serve assorted seafood dishes... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This clam chowder has won awards in Main as well as in other areas. They ship all over the USA. You must come to Cedar Key and try this restaurant. Bet you will go home with a pint for the next day,

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Portland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We drove to Cedar Key for a look at "old Florida". Quaint little town. The chowder at Tony's was fabulous! The clams were so tender and just a hint of heat. Not too many potatoes either. I will be buying some canned chowder to take home to share with friends. We finished our meal with a slice of Key Lime... More 

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Harbor Springs
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch and had chowder and a tossed salad. The chowder was very good, as I knew it would be. I like the hint of spicy heat you can detect in it. The salad on the other hand was marginal. It was very small for the price. In fact we had a salad at another place a couple... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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81 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Treated to the entire patio, we had an excellent meal here. Great seafood and wonderful chowder. A few in our group even went back for more.

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Destin, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

While visiting this quaint town we came upon Tony's Restaurant. After seeing the awards won for his clam chowder we ordered that. Excellent -- as good as any we have had in New England. Rest of meal was good but make sure you try the clam chowder or take some home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wait staff is excellent. We arrived in Cedar Key on a Sunday around 6:30 pm. After 3 days on the road and unpacking it was nearly 8:00 by the time we made it to town to find food. The restaurant closes at 8 and we were welcomed in no problem. The food, excellent. We ate there 3 times during our... More 

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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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