As my wife and I had come down to FL from NC to attend a surprise birthday party for my sister (who lives in Chiefland), we decided to "hide out" in Cedar Key to avoid any accidental contact with the birthday girl before the party. When my niece knew that we would be in Cedar Key for several days, she e-mailed me that Tony's was a must.... especially for the chowder ! In fact, on our first night there, she and her husband drove from Newberry to have dinner with us.
Needless to say, the chowder was the first order of business to start a much enjoyed dinner by all. The niece was so right about the excellence of the chowder and the food at Tony's. Having worked at one time in Newport, RI, I enjoyed good New England chowder and seafoods. However, I feel like the chowder from Tony's is now my lifetime choice. Also, with my wife and I having worked in a seafood restaurant as preppers and cooks, we know what and how good seafood should be. The kitchen staff excels here.
Of the three different meals that we had there ( two dinners and a lunch ), we had two great servers...Justin and Dianne. These two were on top of our needs at all times as well as to the other diners. Justin's ability to take orders without the use of pen and pad was neat. Dianne's personality was refreshing.
In our future trips to Chiefland, I will plan to come to Cedar Key to have CHOWDER for certain.
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February 9, 2013
Hello North Carolina friends, Thank you so much for dining with us so many times in such a short few days. I am so pleased that you not only enjoyed the chowder, but the great seafood and our excellent serving staff. This is a very nice review. You obviously felt compelled to let the TA community that you were completely satisfied and for that I am truly grateful. I glad that we made your trip to Cedar Key memorable and I hope you will be back again next time your travels bring you into the area. Thanks again!
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