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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352 543 0022
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Ranked #3 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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Perry, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The clam strips are delicious and tony is definitely the clam chowder 3x world champ for a reason!!!! Our waitress was great, got our food fast and the place was very clean and nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our waitress was on her 3rd day so the service was slow but pleasant. The chowder as usual was vantastic. The fish sandwich fresh hot and yummy. Get the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer! I like mine cold my brother got his hot they were both to perfection. We'll be back add we are 2 or 3 times a year.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had the award winning crab soup! and bought some to take home. A local instituion..don't miss. There was a wait to get in, but well worth it.

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Everywhere
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Chowder was a good enough reason to go back on it's own. Also had fried shrimp/oysters/scallops. The fried shrimp and oysters were great also, very fresh. The scallops were just okay. Prices were just decent (but good, fresh seafood admittedly isn't cheap), but the quality overall was very good. Would definitely recommend.

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Hoover, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

and it was just fine, thank you, and the wait was not too bad, and the service was average, but I hated Cedar Key and won't be back.

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Jacksonville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were spending the night in Cedar Key and decided to try this place, since it is advertised as award winning clam chowder. What a find. Not only is the chowder world class, but the meal was excellent and great service. We will definitely go back and recommend this to others.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were very curious about the Famous Clam Chowder soup and I order a big bowl of Tony's famous Clam chowder to take out.I can tell you it was so!!! delicious.The place was nice and clean and the servers are very friendly. You have to eat there ...

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Stuart, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent my best rating. All the food was excellent and the service was friendly. Don't skip this when your are in Cedar Key.

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Dacula, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Worth the visit to have a bowl of Clam Chowder if nothing else. The place is old and nice, and they have much more than just chowder to make anyone happy. We rented a house a block away, so it was easy for us to walk to it. Gotta try it if you make the trek to Cedar Key!

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tullahoma, tn
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

While visiting Cedar Key back in June, we ate at Tony's a couple of times. Once for only the terrific, awesome, award winning clam chowder, and once for a seafood platter for two, plus chowder, all terrific. We had previously eaten at Tony's on another visit to Cedar Key and loved it. In our opinion and for our taste, it... More

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