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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 17
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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
Famous Clam Chowder!

We had lunch at Tony's on a Sunday. We went early around 11 or 11:30, which was the smart thing to do! When we left there was a line outside waiting for tables. The staff was very friendly. The seafood was great! Good portions, we split the seafood platter. The clam chowder really is very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
RNLoriAnne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Tony's on a Sunday. We went early around 11 or 11:30, which was the smart thing to do! When we left there was a line outside waiting for tables. The staff was very friendly. The seafood was great! Good portions, we split the seafood platter. The clam chowder really is very good! Give it a try!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

the award winning clam chowder was exactly that - award winning, richly flavored and delicious. Very friendly waitstaff and our other dishes were equally delish - husband had a fish sandwich, broiled, and son had the fried fish sandwich. I had the fried green beans in addition to my cup of Tony's famous clam chowder. our waitress was very friendly... More 

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Northern nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Chowder is Great! Flounder sandwich good...all sides yummy. Go early and then walk over to see sunset..WOW..BEAUTIFUL

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is our third year to visit Cedar Key for a spring vacation, and this is always our first and last stop! Their award winning clam chowder is spectacular (even more so if you are lucky enough to have it served in a sourdough bread bowl)! We've also purchased their chowder in a can to fix at home. Other items... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The chowder was as good as I remember from the first time I had it. Worth the price and definetely worth the trip!

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Tony's Seafood is located on the main street of Cedar Key. It is not on the water. Atmosphere is so-so but you can't eat atmosphere. My husband and I shared a bowl of their award winning clam chowder. It was different than the New England chowder I am used to but very good - rather spicy. Service was very good.... More 

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Milton, Florida
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41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

YES!!! The clam chowder IS outstanding, no argument there. But I ordered an appetizer sized order of fried clams because I wanted some fried clams. It cost $10 and they were so heavily breaded, you could hardly tell there was even a clam inside. And honestly, they had very little taste. A side of cole slaw that was MAYBE a... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had clam chowder and salad for lunch and it was great. Some folks who had ordered the full dinners seemed to be waiting a long time for their food to arrive. Best chowder I've ever tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is awesome for laid back simple people like me! Food is excellent and price good! I will be back :-)

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

No doubt, the chowder was to die for but a simple lunch took us over 1 1/2 hours. We waited 20 minutes to get out bill. Plan to make this stop your afternoon activity. Your soda for $2.89 has free refills but I defy you to get a waitress to refill it. If you think this is because all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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