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The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove

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192 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5112
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Jacksonville, FL
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four spent my birthday weekend in Cedar Key and had dinner at our favorite place The Island Room. As the weather had finally cleared up the place was quite busy for early on a Sunday evening. Both waiters were extremely attentive and help take care of all the diners whether it was filling water glasses, bringing bread,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yum!!!!!!! I was so very happy to hear this was the BEST restaurant on the island, because now I can testify that YES it certainly is!!!!! OMGOSH what a tastebud delight!!!! The blue crab fingers in sauce, Omgosh!!!!! My mouth will always water when I think of this!!!!! The fresh sourdough rolls, HEAVENLY!!!! Was fortunate enough to have stone crab... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location serves excellent food. Fresh, unique mix of flavors. Monday night they have a special menu and it featured amazing variety from oysters to lobster ravioli. Pastas made on site. Fresh everything. Desserts are amazing. Bread pudding is gold medal worthy. Fresh whip cream! Heart of palm salad with local heart of palm. If you are on the island... More 

Thank majkirk
Dahlonega, Georgia
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Cedar key for the sunset and the clams. The sky was overcast so had to find a nice restaurant for reportedly the best clams in the world. We arrived on a Monday not realizing almost everything is closed Monday and Tuesday because they are busy over the weekend. The Island Room was a great find in the... More 

Thank BrianRhonda
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go to The Island Room Restaurant the first time we visited Cedar Key. On our second visit someone told us about it and we decided to try it. It is now our favorite restaurant in Cedar Key. I haven't had anything that I didn't like.

Thank cywoodring
Dallas, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had superb service from the waitstaff here. I had a rum runner before dinner that was awesome. I had a steak that was cooked correctly, but not seasoned well. The prices seemed somewhat high, but prices were all somewhat inflated in Cedar Key because of location.Definitely go here if you want a nice atmosphere and a place to possibly... More 

Thank GAJake
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Although it's further down Second Street, you must have dinner here. Right on the water, looking towards the other islands in the gulf. Food is wonderful with a large menu to choose from. My husband can not eat fish or seafood but had a wide variety of other meats to choose from. The two waitresses worked together as a team... More 

Thank UkuleleGirl
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit and we were racing fans the first time. However tonight's visit was disappointing. The crab bisque was hot and flavorful but the rest of our food was fairly average.

Thank MCM007fl
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Hidden in an unassuming location is this gem of a restaurant. We arrived too early for dinner (they would have served us, but we don't like eating until 7) so we hung out at the bar, chatting with other guests and the bartender. Great fun! Lively conversation while enjoying a bottle of Steele chardonnay. We chose to have dinner outside... More 

Thank Robin N
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We eat at The Island Room on every trip to Cedar Key! I always have the grouper piccata which is fabulous and my husband tries something new. The service is always excellent and consistent. We have been coming to Cedar Key for years and this is by far our favorite restaurant.

Thank maryjstevens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: 352-543-6520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?