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Island Hotel and Restuarant

373 Second Street, P.O. Box 460, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-5111
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Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Sun City Center
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You wouldn't guess it from the outside but this dining establishment was very classy. The classical background music set the mood for a gourmet meal. I had heard about their Hearts of Palm salad and was not disappointed. My hubby decided to try the Crab Bisque instead. As we weren't really hungry, we decided to share the entrée of lamb... More

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Earth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The atmosphere made us feel like we were back in the 1800's, minus the lack of A/C & refrigeration...Food was tasty with good presentation...The young man serving us made our meal a pleasant experience...Cozy little hotel bar completed the picture for me...

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really wonderful place to have dinner in Cedar Key! The food and service are excellent! The hotel's atmosphere is very charming. The best alternative around for an especially nice dining experience!

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After having bad experiences at the restaurants on the dock, we decided to give this place a try. To our delight, our sever Richie delivered impeccable service. He went above and beyond to ensure we had an incredible dining experience. Attentive and personable, we couldn't have asked for more. The food was great. Our filets were cooked to perfection. This... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was not impressed with Cedar Key and not impressed with the Island Hotel. The food was overpriced, the wait was long despite an empty restaurant, service was inconsiderate, and the food was not very good. Walked out with a 3-figure bill. I was eager to leave Cedar Key partly because of places like this. Not a very family friendly... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a scrumptious dish that was a 'special' that night: shrimp and grits in the form of a thick-sliced cake, with bacon onion gravy--and it was awesome ! Also, we thoroughly enjoyed 2 on-the-spot crab cakes (they weren't on the menu) that were no fuss, no extra fillers, just lots of crab meat and browned perfectly on both sides.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our last night in Cedar Key and we wanted to dine casual however but not a casual meal. The Island hotel with its bright, original local art pieces on white walls, the white table clothes and napkins and dark wood we had a good feel about the ambience. Richie our server was so warm, friendly and attentive. I... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been coming to Cedar Key for years, but never ate at this restaurant. Now I see we have been missing some great meals. First I.will tell you this is a higher priced restaurant compared to others in the area, but the food is well worth the value. The Palm Salad a,signature fish was great. It had lettuce, Hearts... More

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Hobe Sound
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Located in the the Island Hotel - the oldest commercial building in Cedar Key - the restaurant is very quaint with excellent food and service. We ate in the main dining room, but their is also seating in the Neptune Bar and a room behind the bar for their limited bar menu which is not by any means limited. The... More

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's $11.50 for about 6-8 ounces of bisque, but let me tell you, IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! Hands down, the best we ever had. We have not been in the restaurant, just had a few Stellas in the bar, next we would like to stay in room #36, apparently a ghost likes to rub men's backs and tuck them... More

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