We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
Sat, 6/12
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews


Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Elegant waterfront dining serving fresh seafood, homemade pasta selections, steaks and chicken. Full bar and extensive wine list available.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Free Wifi, Waterfront
Reviews (395)
Filter reviews
392 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch pasta duck confit grouper bread pudding creme brulee oysters rockefeller bisque key lime pie special salad fine dining dinner rolls an excellent meal dining room dining experience an appetizer the wait staff
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was AMAZING! I had a shrimp scampi with homemade pasta and my husband had the cioppino. Friendly staff and great views of the water.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by Firefly Resort Cottages and it was fantastic, they were a bit unprepared for the size of crowd there was that evening but handled it like pros!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant open dining room with nice water view. Food was OK likewise the service but nothing special. Lobster ravioli had very odd tasting spices. Would not recommend. Note that this restaurant applies a fee to use a credit card.... a pet peeve as this is...not the way the credit card system was designed to work. So unfortunately for servers...fee gets deducted from tip. Not likely to return or recommend. Nice open dining room with water view. Food was ok as was service but nothing special. Lobster ravioli had odd spices. Would not recommend. Note that they apply a fee for use of credit card.... a pet peeve. Consider this inappropriate and a disrespectful practice. Unfortunately for servers, such fees are deducted from tip when we dine.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 7, 2021

Very professional staff. Beautiful open dining room overlooking the water. For an appetizer I had "baked" oysters with cocktail sauce and bacon, which was tasty, but would have liked them to be a bit more cooked. Steamed clams had a lot of herbs in the...broth which I did not like.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

A nice restaurant with a view of the water. Some of our favorite items are the bruschetta bread, chicken portofino, seafood cardinale, apple crisp, and chocolate cheesecake.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021

We enjoyed our 44th anniversary dinner 4/3/21 Delicious clam bisque and celebrated the magnificent clams pasta! So good we came back for Easter dinner 4/5/21 ,more sweet clams cooked simply with garlic, white wine and scrumptious lamb chops. Key lime pie, oh my! Only suggestion(my...husband would disagree to mention it) ,the Christmas garland in the aged dining room was "off" for me. A gem in Cedar Key. J&M B DenverMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021

We had dined at The Island Room before, and it was always good, but our dinner this time was outstanding! My wife ordered a special of the day, a combination of red snapper, shrimp and crab, and pronounced it excellent. I ordered the Seafood Cardinale...over Fettuccine - shrimp, scallops, and fettuccine - made in-house - a tomato basil cream sauce, and it too was excellent. We both had ordered the Island Room special salad as an appetizer, and it was of the same quality. Can't forget the dinner rolls either. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, our drinks were good, and the view is incomparable! The combination of setting, food and the service is one that is rarely found! We have been vacationing in Cedar Key for ten years and have dined in virtually every restaurant on the island, and The Island Room is the best!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021

I have dined at the Island Room at Cedar Cove many times though out many years. They provide consistently excellent food. The menu will provide something for everyone--seafood, fowl, beef or vegetarian. Please note that this is not a fast food place---although many people are...casually dressed. Expect it to take awhile, and enjoy your drink, your company, the view and your meal. Don't miss the deserts.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 1, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful, clean inviting space. Tables well spaced for privacy and Covid safety. We had 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts. All were excellent, delicious, beautiful and just the right temperature. Service was delightful with each person working stopping by at least once. Best experience...we’ve had on Cedar Key!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Suprisingly upscale, this small restaurant is tucked away in the Cedar Cove place, just east of the Cedar Key children's park. We ordered the Snapper with lobster confit and it was excellent. Service was a bit slow, but staff tried hard to keep up with...things. The staff were courteous and professional. We will definitely go to the Island Room again during a future visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Dockside Motel
152 reviews
.25 miles away
Beach Front Motel
250 reviews
.46 miles away
Faraway Inn
359 reviews
.48 miles away
Firefly Resort Cottages
115 reviews
.51 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
1842 Daily Grind & Mercantile
186 reviews
.29 miles away
Tony's Seafood Restaurant
1,791 reviews
.29 miles away
Annie's Cafe
652 reviews
.39 miles away
Island Hotel & Restaurant
410 reviews
.15 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Cedar Key Historical Society Museum
347 reviews
.30 miles away
Cedar Key Welcome Center
150 reviews
.19 miles away
Island Arts
46 reviews
.24 miles away
Cedar Key Fishing Pier
19 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 17, 2019|
Response from HAMSTERDOC | Reviewed this property |
No! Reopened and better than ever!
pat w
December 6, 2015|
Response from rlemon | Reviewed this property |
I don't but I don't know about the Island Room Restaurant.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove

The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4