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“Best seafood lunch in Cedar Key by far!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tony's Seafood Restaurant

Tony's Seafood Restaurant
597 2nd St, P.O. Box 612, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352 543 0022
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Ranked #3 of 25 restaurants in Cedar Key
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Best seafood lunch in Cedar Key by far!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Everytime we are in Cedar Key we eat here. Clam Chowder is the best!! Fried fish, scallops, and shrimp are spot on. Out of our 4 day stay we ate there 3 times and this was during The Seafood Festival this weekend!! Make sure you stop at Tony's when you come in to town, you won't be disappointed!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. I appreciate your visit and your very positive review. I hope you'll come back and see us again.
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Jacksonville Florida
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“a great experience for this no frills restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The garden salad was a real salad. It was such a surprise! The clam chowder was very tasty. The shared entrée of various fresh fish was good. Our server was the best. She was very busy; yet, she was what one looks for when being served...we would definitely return to this establishment.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you. Much appreciated. Please come again soon. We'll keep those "frills" in check. Glad you enjoyed your time with us.
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Valdosta, Georgia
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“Best Meal Ever in Cedar Key”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have been to Cedar Key many times, but tonight was the first time I gave Tony's a try. I am so glad that I did! Yes, I got a cup of the chowder for starters, and it was pretty good. My meal, though, really impressed me. I had a shrimp sandwich with roasted potatoes and vegetable medley. The shrimp were lightly battered - perfect! The potatoes were seasoned, and the veggies were super yummy. I will definitely be back! Maybe I will go back tomorrow!

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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
That's quite a compliment. Thank you so very much. I do appreciate your dining with us and then taking the time to write such a positive review. So glad that you enjoyed everything. Please come back and see us again as soon as you can.
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Sorrento, Florida
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best in the state !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This little place has got to be the best for seafood, the chowder is amazing and our server Diane was so great ... thank you for making our dining experance wonderful...
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  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
That's a very nice review title. "Best in the state". Thank you so much. So glad that you really enjoyed your dining experience with us. We always love compliments, especially when there are so many folks who mainly write critical reviews to punish an establishment. I do really appreciate your great review.
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Great Chowder”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We ate at Tony's on a recent visit to Cedar Key. There were 4 of us for lunch and we truly enjoyed the famous Clam Chowder. It's clear why the chowder has won so many awards. The restaurant is very rustic and there is nothing fancy here, it's a bit loud. On the day we visited they were very busy. The service seemed slow and our server could have been a bit friendlier but it was still a pretty good experience. Next time, I may just get some chowder to go.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Well, at least the chowder shined bright for you. We really want everybody to enjoy every part of their experience, but unfortunately there is always going to be some that you just can't totally please. Thanks for the visit.
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