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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood
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597 2nd St, 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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hi MISSY AND DAPHNE

We just left tonys today thur July 23. WHAT A GREAT LUNCH. Our server Daphne was awesome and the hostess Missy was awesome. Food was awesome. What a great day date for my husband and me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
cindylovesray
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Floral City, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Chowder is great--but only has fried food and you leave smelling like fried food. Need a better exhaust system for the kitchen.

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Floral City, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We just left tonys today thur July 23. WHAT A GREAT LUNCH. Our server Daphne was awesome and the hostess Missy was awesome. Food was awesome. What a great day date for my husband and me.

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Cocoa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant was a conflict for us. The space was open with little ambiance, but we went for the chowder and it was delicious. You owe it to yourself to at least stop by for a cup - or get a can to go!

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The chicken teriyaki was very good for the non- seafood person. You need to be patient for your table and your food. This is a small place and good food takes time to be prepared fresh!

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Fanning Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant is quaint in size,and atmosphere is pleasant.The food served is outstanding,especially there gourmet clam chowder.Definitely not the Campbell soup variety,that i found in a couple New England restaurant's,in my travels. There award winning clam chowder is a must have,when visiting Tony's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food here is to die for, the clam chowder is all that's it's raved about and more. The ladies who work here are so nice, going way above and beyond normal service, they become like friends in just 10 minutes of meeting them. Will always be a go to place for me and mine. Oh, and you can take... More 

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Brooksville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As a native New Englander who knows good clam chowda, I decided to try Tony's based upon it's ad touting the Best Chowder award at Rhode Island Chowder fest. The ad didn't lie!!!! The clam chowder was outstanding; loaded with chopped clams, potatoes and herbs and spices that made the 90 mile trip worth every inch of it. We each... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This would be our 3rd trip to Cedar Key and you simply can’t visit without stopping into Tony’s Seafood for nothing more than the Clam Chowder. They serve other seafood and it is very good, but nothing compares to the Chowder. Don’t be put off when you first see the building. The restaurant is housed in an old frame storefront... More 

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Shelby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tony's Seafood Rstaurant in Cedar Key serves the freshest and tastist seafood dishes availble any where. Tony's is world reknown for their clam chowder, and you are sure to order an extra serving to take home with you.

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, we went here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. We started our lunch with a cup of the most awesome clam chowder we have ever had. Followed it up with the fried fish combo which came with medium shrimp, 2 scallops, and 6 fried oysters. The chowder was so good, we came back for dinner... More 

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Additional Information about Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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