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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 - 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 18
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  • 16
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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
Best Clam Chowder--it's true!

order the seafood platter for 2 and a bowl of clam chowder--you'll be in heaven with every single thing cooked to perfection! A great way to 'try' some of the seafood you might usually not want a whole plate of too! Amazing chowder!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lesa P
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Park City, Utah
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Park City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

order the seafood platter for 2 and a bowl of clam chowder--you'll be in heaven with every single thing cooked to perfection! A great way to 'try' some of the seafood you might usually not want a whole plate of too! Amazing chowder!

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Oxford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice cozy little place that makes your taste buds dance the happy dance! We started with the Clam Chowder (3 time world champion!) and WOW! I've tried clam chowder from all over and love it when the menu states "worlds best" or "voted best in state" so I just have to try it. Well this truly is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not much of a clam chowder fan, but since we were at the award winning clam chowder restaurant I had to try it. I hate a small bowl and that evening my husband and I went back for what they call the superbowl, lol, the biggest bowl of chowder we have ever eaten! We also shared the Tony's seafood platter,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service, but would recommend either eating in the front room or outdoor patio as back room burn your eyes from kitchen oil smell.

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winter park FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The chowder is, of course, quite good. Seafood is great, it's a very small dining room, and we had to sit next to the kitchen. We will return.

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Maragogi, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had a nice lunch that was very well served in a pleasant environment. Loved the Chowder. Worth a visit.

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Cedar Key, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a unique experience. The place is from an era gone by and very quaint. The Clam Chowder, however, is wonderful. One taste and you know how it won awards year after year. Well worth the price.

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Buford, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped in with a party of eight on Monday. Had to wait, so that tells me it was going to be good. Wife and I shared Tony's platter for two, it came with ever kind of seafood you could want. Make sure you get a cup or bowel of the Cedar Key gravy. Do not leave this place without trying... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came to Cedar Key to eat and watch the sunset to end Mothers Day weekend. This is a quaint little establishment. You can't miss the signs that point to try the award winning clam chowder. Hubby said it was pretty awesome. We got the dinner platter for two and it wasn't as much as I expected. The service was... More 

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Newland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was great. The seafood platter for two was fresh and plentiful. The chowder was as delicious as all the reviews say. We went back at lunch when they offer a chowder with salad option. The bowls were literally over-flowing.

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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
  • 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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