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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 89
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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
Take out

A staple for every visit to cedar key. Staff super friendly, atmosphere is casual. Island life is for me! Yummy. Pricey but yummy !

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Lisa K
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Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A staple for every visit to cedar key. Staff super friendly, atmosphere is casual. Island life is for me! Yummy. Pricey but yummy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had to go for dinner at Tony's after eating their clam chowder for lunch! The clam chowder is the BEST! You will LOVE it! Oh my goodness!! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was excellent! Thank you, Diane, for your hospitality! I can't believe I had another serving of that award winning clam chowder before my dinner!... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've had chowder all over New England. This is as good as any available up there. Salad was also fresh, simple and imaginative. The iced tea was freshly brewed and delicious.

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had the clam chowder which they are noted for and it was excellent and also had the crab cake sandwich which also was excellent. No ambiance here just great food and service.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was our first-ever visit to Cedar Key, a Thursday "day trip" in late August. We arrived with cash to spend on lunch, and hopefully, some artsy treasures found in their local shops. We walked the row of coastal tourist joints looking to have lunch - and decided to keep walking. Yikes! The eateries there were very unappealing. Perhaps a... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The clam chowder is famously delicious. My family all ordered it and we can't rave about it too much. We are going to order some online so that we can have it at home!

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was our first visit to Cedar Key and Tony's Seafood was highly recommended. We live on the southeast coast of FL and are familiar with good seafood, so we wondered how this would compare with "back home". We were greeted by the most friendly server, Diane, who was very patient with us and helpful with our menu choices. We... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, and of course tried the chowder. Tony's was a nice place to eat. My only negative was that the first taste of chowder was very salty.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best clam chowder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must try, as good as it gets will be back, get the bowl. Small town but fun, not a lot to do.

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BEVERLY HILLS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You can’t visit Cedar Key without stopping at Tony’s and sampling his award winning New England Chowder. So we did and it was delicious. As soon as we sat down, a wonderful server, named Misty, took our order and asked what we would like to drink. We all selected beer. That’s when we got “Mugged at Tony’s”. Missy brought out... More 

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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, Soups

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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