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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
+1 352-543-0022
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (750 reviews)
“clams” (225 reviews)
“seafood” (180 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for a cup of the world famous chowder & were not disappointed. It is so rich & filling that we could not eat our lunch, Had a great waitress too. Several interesting art galleries & nice gift shops next door.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cjmermaid
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the world wide famous "clam chowder soup", a very nice home salad. And, a bottle of wine, It went down hill from there. We were the only ones in the place. It took 45 minutes to get our lunches. Which should have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cheatingchefV
tonyschowder, Manager at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Would you please let me know what day this happened so that I can look into the situation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really delicious clam chowder... Deservedly award winning. Cosy place as well.... Only concern is that the commercialised, canned version contains an awful lot of additives, stabilizers, flavoring agents etc... - Clearly it is not made on the premises but in a factory where it can...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AJCG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, that is all the 4 of us had, Clam Chowder and beer. It was delicious! We wanted to go back for more another day and experience some other delights on their menu but didn't. This review is only based on the chowder.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both had seafood platters. Mine had shrimp and scallops. Hubby’s had haddock and shrimp. Everything was excellent and way more than we could eat. Still loved the hush puppies, fries and salad. Seafood was amazing and perfect!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnnMarieSass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But this chowder is 10 star, we had it everyday we were in Cedar Key & brought home a huge can for us & some small cans for Christmas gifts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J-ANNA4527
tonyschowder, Manager at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy that you have found a new love. Don't forget it goes great for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. A taste that warms the heart.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Tony’s is a small quaint restaurant in Cedar Key. Their clam chowder is the best I’ve had. You can also go to their web site to order it as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank richardeZ8099CQ
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The clam chowder is yummy. Hushpuppies crispy and very tasty. I love hush puppies. Steamed clams husband enjoyed, I'm not a fan. Staff very friendly. Restaurant small but clean. Need a better beer selection tho.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DebE5
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Tony's is the place to be in Cedar Key! They were quite busy when we arrived (a good sign), but we were seated promptly. The waitress was friendly and attentive. And of course, the clam chowder was the BEST I have ever had! Seriously, THE...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank The_Buzzing_Bea
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Stopped by during the Seafood Festival, and yes, it was crowded. Luckily, Tony's had someone serving up their clam chowder, just outside the restaurant, which made in convenient for everyone. Hopefully, next time, we'll be able to eat inside, after the crowds dwindle.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FLworldwanderer
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is about two blocks from the water. Just a short walk.
April 24, 2017|
Response from tonyschowder | Property representative |
Hi-Thank you for your interest in joining us. Call the restaurant (352)543-0022 and the staff will be happy to assist you.
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Patrick R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about steamers either, just had the award winning chowder.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-0022
  • E-mail
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday thru Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:00PM and Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM -9:00 PM Please call ahead to verify hours before making long drives from far away.
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