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All 25 Cedar Key Restaurants

Tony's Seafood Restaurant

597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352 543 0022
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Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 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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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Reading the other reviews about the price and service, I can see what they meant - the service is a bit patchy and we were there after the lunch rush so it wasn't busy but still a bit distracted; and the price is a bit higher than your average US/Florida eatery but coming from Sydney, the seafood platter we got... More

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Carson, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Chowder - awesome! Best I've ever had. I bought a case to bring home! Shrimp were cooked to perfection also.

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St. Augustine
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Tony has won a New England chowder competition three times and deservedly so. His chowder is superb. We did lunch -- chowder only -- than came back a day later for dinner and weren't disappointed: steamed clams, steamed and grilled shrimp all pass the test.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tony's is simply an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. The traditional seafood selections are always prepared perfectly and delicious. There are also outstanding salads and other options on the menu. Do not leave Cedar Key without sampling Tony's award winning clam chowder. It is simply the best chowder on the planet!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Loved the seafood - and service was awesome. Very friendly and fast - and really delicious. I appreciated the way they were wiling to grill my seafood instead of frying it. They did a great job.

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We make a few trips a year up to Cedar Key. Have always enjoyed going to Tony's. They have great chowder, but it is pricey. We usually have their special...I get a salad with a cup of chowder and my husband gets the grilled cheese sandwich with a cup. They no longer list this as a special. You have to... More

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Brandon, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was OK, but overpriced. The dining room was way too crowded. People were right on top of each other. Our waitress was new, and got our order all mixed up.

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Port St Lucie, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great seafood restaurant with a casual atmosphere and informal ambiance. Service was a bit sporadic because they only had one server for the entire dining room but she was very friendly and nice. The clam chowder was exceptional and my husband bought a frozen quart to bring home with us. Be aware -- if you do not and/or cannot eat... More

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Top Contributor
648 reviews 648 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband has been wanting to go to Cedar Key again after seeing an article on the recent Seafood Festival. Driving up from the Clearwater area on a Sunday afternoon, we found a sleepy quiet town. After strolling through town, the park, and the restaurants around the pier, we were seeking a nicer place. Thank You Tripadvisor! Tony's made our... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We had read many of the reviews regarding the chowder and I would agree is one of the best that I have ever. But be careful of the other menu items. First, most items are over priced and the quality does not match the price. Crab cakes. Forget them. Their terrible. Soft, mushy and way to much old bay. I... More

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Additional Information about Tony's Seafood Restaurant

Address: 597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone Number: 352 543 0022
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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