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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We met some friends here for dinner one night. I had just the clam chowder because I wasn't very hungry, and it lived up to it's hype. We bought several cans to bring home to our family. Parking is tricky, but we walked so it didn't matter. Everyone should stop at Tony's when in Cedar Key.

1 Thank GAJake
Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello GAJake, Thank you for the visit & the review. I'm so glad that you found my chowder to be special. Much appreciated. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clam chowder was very good, but not what it's made out to be. Two waitresses for a Saturday night who also served as greeters. Waited at least ten minutes to be asked what we wanted to drink so we made sure we ordered before we had to wait more for that. Not worth the wait.

Thank Bonito1955
Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

My apologies that you were not completely satisfied. We are small and relatively popular. There was more server help in the other dining room. But still, I'm very sorry you feel this way. If you've noticed with the volume of reviews, we try so very hard and have for so many years to make everybody as happy as we possibly... More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Clam Chowder to die for, I understand why this is world champion clam chowder the staff is wonderful they help you out when you want to buy to take home, nice atmosphere great place to go

Thank Fran G
Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a hot day in Cedar Key, we came in for lunch. The dark wood accents provided a cool ambience. The food was delicious. The clam chowder was outstanding as advertised. The locally sourced clams were the best we've had. We shared the large seafood platter, along with 2 salads. So good. Our waitress, Lori, was helpful, friendly and upbeat.... More 

Thank Steve U
Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad to here it. Thank you. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Neptune salad with grilled shrimp and the onion petals. My HH had the chowder and scallops florie. All good and very fresh.

Thank Margaret M
North Lewisburg, Ohio
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tony' s proclaims itself as the best chowder around. I have to admit that it's pretty darned good. I had it along with some outstanding local farm raised steamed clams. The atmosphere was great. We had a delightful server but she was the only server working when we were there. The poor girl was swamped. Overall, good experience.

Thank Jesse E
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting Littlestown very small stopped at Tony's has a clam chowder anda poor boy sandwich Chowder was excellent I come from the England so I had more clam chowder then I need to acknowledge clam chowder was $8.95 a bowl which is a little pricey but reasonable I didn't bother to go through the shops very small area when I've... More 

Thank Jim R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific clam chowder. Apparently he packages and sells to Publix! He also has it available for purchase in the restaurant. It is right across from the Museum which is also worth a visit.

Thank Lew D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chowder had great reviews. Ordered it it is was okay was spicy. It was very boring in the inside and needs updating. It looked dirty. Was expecting more.

Thank Deborah M
Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, son and I had dinner there our first night in Cedar Key. I had the Cajun seafood medley and it was so perfectly seasoned. One of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. My wife tried their famous clam chowder and it was excellent (we all had a bite and agreed). My wife had the guilt free... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?