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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I made the trip to Cedar Key Wed. 9-21-16. One of our main objectives was to go to Tony's for some of the famous clam chowder. Well! The chowder was good but, I guess I'll have to agree with some of the other reviewers. $4.99 for a 6 oz. cup of chowder is a little steep. The... More 

Thank Dorothy B
Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it was just after 8 when we went into Cedar Key town for dinner, most places were closed but the waitress at Tony's, a local seafood institution were so kind, offering their famous clam chowder and a salad, both of which were lovely. This might not seem particularly generous but when you consider that this restaurant was under several... More 

Thank Bob M
Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very quaint little place. delicious food. Gotta try the chowder! you can bring it home by the case or the can.

Thank vickiecgm
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reviewing the extensive menu, I decided to cool off with an Arnold Palmer and then dig into a huge bowl of the best Clam Chowder I've ever had. Even those of you from Boston will finally admit you've met your match. Worth the drive

Thank Harley505
Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during the Cedar Key Pirate invasion festival and left very satisfied. It's inside a quaint old building, with 2 dining rooms and a little take out window. I had the seafood po' boy sandwich, which had fried oysters, shrimp, clams and fish on a big hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and a tasty sauce. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch one day and truly enjoyed our meal. The famous clam chowder was very good and we all enjoyed it. Would stop here again when passing by.

Thank Karen M
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have at it it all is good every thing on the menu I have tried. Fresh and nicely presented plates you get your money worth. Salads are great the chowder is world famous ad is real good has a nice little bite to it which is a surprise. Creamy and thick this stuff is like gold in more ways than... More 

Thank hospitalityand
Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for some sea food and chowder. Come hungry and you will not be disappointed. Not the least expensive place but still a good value and good food.

Thank DrAHol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by one afternoon to try their famous clam chowder. It was delicious but really seemed very commercial. I know they sell it canned to the public...the bowls we had tasted canned too and not fresh.

Thank Ann M
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We apologize that you didn't find the chowder outstanding. You are in a very tiny minority of diners as witnessed by over a thousand trip advisor reviews. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great taste! Very friendly service, must see and taste !!!!!! Tony's platter should be a must. Number 1 in cedar key....

Thank murat t
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you - for the visit and the very nice review. All the staff at Tony's give it our all each and everyday to make sure our guests are happy. We always appreciate the positive comments. Please come back again soon. 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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