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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best chowder in the USA

The sign says 3 time world champion winner of the national chowder championship which is held in Rhode Island - the heart of chowder country. Boy they were not wrong ! After the chowder try the crab cake sandwich or the shrimp. To die for ...... Wish we had more meal times to sample the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The sign says 3 time world champion winner of the national chowder championship which is held in Rhode Island - the heart of chowder country. Boy they were not wrong ! After the chowder try the crab cake sandwich or the shrimp. To die for ...... Wish we had more meal times to sample the whole menu Don't miss this... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you go there for the chowder you are going for the right reason. It is extremely delicious. The other sea food is also very good. The less than sterling service, and a mediocre beer selection would be the only down sides that I see. It is a Cedar Key must in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The clam chowder is the best! Cedar Key steam clams to savor! Ending with the best Key Lime pie. Missy was the friendliest and best server I have had in a while. A breath of fresh air. Loves her job and loves Tony's!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Best clam chowder we have ever eaten including up the coast of Maine. Great service. Excellent seafood platter. And the ambiance of Cedar Key made the whole experience worthwhile. Now the restaurant is small and can be a bit noisy when crowded. But it is all worth it.

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Oviedo, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Well, we went for the chowder because of the reviews. My husband loves spice, but neither of us thought the chowder was perfection. It had entirely too much pepper, so the other tastes were affected. Maybe someone didn't realize they already added to pepper. I could only hope.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Tony's Seafood Restaurant, based on the reviews of fellow travelers. It was definitely a good decision. My husband tried the world champion clam chowder and absolutely loved it. (It's not gluten-free, so I was unable to try it). He then ordered the fried fish premium lunch and enjoyed every bite. I had the garden salad with the grilled... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited Cedar Key again this summer & ate at Tony,s. Ive visited the restaurant in the past to try their award winning clam chowder which is amazing but this time went for the seafood medley main course, I enjoyed the food so much that I scrapped my plans for the following night which was my last night & went... More 

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Eastpoint, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Please don't leave Cedar Key without a stop at Tony's. This is the place for the best clam chowder I've ever eaten...including homemade. This trip we only ate there twice but last time I ate there 4 times in four days. It's that good. They serve wonderful seafood of all kinds. The portions are generous and the price is reasonable.... More 

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St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was our favorite restaurant on Cedar Key. The waitress who was super friendly told us about the clam chowder, so glad she did. It was awesome. We also had dinners and both of them were great. Cedar Key has lots of restaurants, most of them we found to be not that good. It seems the other restaurants don't care.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A hidden gem in Cedar Key. An unexpected quality restaurant in a sleepy fishing village. The clam chowder was exceptional. The entrees were a feast for the palate and the eyes. The traditionally prepared Key Lime pie was a real treat. The service provided by Misty our waitress exceeded all of our expectations. And made us feel very welcome

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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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