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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Head and shoulders.....

.....above all the dining experiences we enjoyed during a recent trip to Cedar Key Their award wining clam chowder was indeed outstanding as were all the menu items we chose. Great place for lunch and dinner. Don't pass up this one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Andrew R E
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

.....above all the dining experiences we enjoyed during a recent trip to Cedar Key Their award wining clam chowder was indeed outstanding as were all the menu items we chose. Great place for lunch and dinner. Don't pass up this one.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, ambiance and service. The chef offered to cook clams and oysters separately for one member of our group who is allergic to shrimp. The clam chowder was outstanding, the salads were freshly made and the fish sandwich was hearty and delicious. Tony's is definitely Cedar Key at it's most historic and best.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The clam chowder is great and you can buy it the can to take home. Seafood platter was big enough for two.

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Thank oahudrew
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The chowder was good but not that good for $8 a bowl! The rest of the food was ok but the service was slow and they never offered to sit us outside on the porch which we could have preferred.

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Thank Lkburkes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good local food! Worth a visit. We had the fish and claim chowder. Caramel cheesecake is a must if you choose to indulge the sweet tooth.

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1 Thank Kathy W
Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually like clam chowder, but tasted my husbands, and wow, it was so delicious. The spices were perfect, and the texture was as well. We will go back, and I might even order my own. :)

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1 Thank loribel3
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tripped in for lunch after getting a rave review from a family member and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was great and the food was all very good.. Stop in for the chowder if nothing else

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1 Thank lkgtraveler
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With such raving reviews for the prized chowder, we had to stop in for a sample at lunch. Having grown up in Rhode Island, chowder was just one of those meals that was always present, everywhere,....so I was curious as to how this would match up as the owner had won 3 consecutive Chowder championships in Newport. This soup is... More 

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1 Thank RLCROBERT
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A first time visit to Cedar Key, Florida and upon entering the town we spotted the billboard for "Tony's Seafood Restaurant" The chowder was delicious...it is thick, rich with lots of clams and a bit of a kick.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good clam chowder and great wait staff!! Large seafood selection. We were treated politely and was made to feel at home! Some of the best Key Lime pie I have eaten!!

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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: Seafood, Soups, American

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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