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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and excellent service. My husband loved the chowder and friend shrimp. My daughter and I don' t eat seafood. But we did enjoy the chicken. Excellent homemade potato salad.

Thank Nora S
Cedar Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the seafood sandwich - I'd have called it a po-boy. Outstanding! Light crust, fresh, delicately fried. Stffed too full to hold so I pulled out shrimps and clams and dipped them in cocktail sauce, leaving me with tasty mild white fish a perfect crusty roll and zesty sauce. The side dishes were well made, too, and good portions.... More 

Thank ClearwaterLee
Lakeland, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit Cedar Key, you must visit Tony's Seafood Restaurant. It is worth visiting just for a bowl of their famous clam chowder. It actually contains clams in every bite!! Prices are good, location and atmosphere just right!

Thank Callianne64
St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate the award winning recipe clam chowder everyday. Excellent chowder and good service and clean restaurant.

Thank snappsie
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From start to finish we were overly pleased with our dining experience. The clam chowder was exceptional. Salad was a nice assortment of greens and vegetables. Both of our dinners were cooked perfectly and there was no skimping on the portions. Everything tasted freshly made down to the condiments and sides. We will definitely be eating here again. While not... More 

1 Thank Fivefromorlando
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Why would you drive all the way out to Cedar Key and not eat seafood?? And where better to go than Tony's. My family and I have been coming here for years and every visit it's the same, great seafood and a bowl or cup of the famous clam chowder!! I love the seafood here never had anything bad, the... More 

Thank Chris W
O'Brien, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The clam chowder was great but the rest of the dinner was average and very pricey. We did buy the can of clam chowder at the restaurant but found that Publix also sells Tony clam chowder for a much better price.

1 Thank dovewood
Montgomery, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best clam chowder on the east coast, steamed clams, shrimp were also very good. Service was nice and food was served hot and in a timely manner. Great place for such a small town

Thank Orca65
Shalimar, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at Tony's in Cedar Key. We had heard about the chowder and of course tried it. Wow! The server told us it was like liquid gold and she wasn't wrong. Rich, creamy, and chock full of tasty clams, it was incredible. I also had the shrimp po boy which was excellent. My husband had... More 

Thank Bess909
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently moved to the area and this is one of my frequent stops. Love the chowder, and love the grilled cheese with bacon on it.

Thank Kyle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: 13525430022
PLEASE NOTE: June thru December (OFF SEASON) NIGHTLY HOURS DINING UNTIL 8:00 PM ONLY IF YOUR TRAVELING FROM AFAR TO DINE WITH US WE RECOMMEND YOU CALL AHEAD. Thank you. 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 11 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?