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Island Hotel & Restaurant

373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
+1 352-543-5111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“redfish” (16 reviews)
“crab bisque” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello I was a bit embarrassed for this restaurant. I don’t know if they accidentally hired a chef that did not know basic culinary skills or if they were just trying to save money. On the menu, it stated, ribeye with a demi-glace. So, I...More

Thank earthspace11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best homemade desserts on the island we ordered key lime pie and a chocolate pecan pie both were fantastic next time I will go just for dessert the food was decent service was great

Thank Bamalicious
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Had a nice meal here with my wife on a recent vacation in Cedar Key. I am a bit of a history buff so I just had to visit the Island Hotel. Entering the lobby is a step back in time and feels really historic....More

Thank uneekware
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for dinner on a Friday night. It was pretty slow and we were seated right away. I asked the waitress what she recommended and gave us four choices. My wife and I both had the Seafood pasta trio with their...More

Thank Bud S
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A gentile beach dining experience. Pleasantly served in an historic hotel with great food. The salad was exceptional with crisp greens and fresh tomatoes and dressings made in their kitchen that were extraordinarily flaovorful. Serving sizes are not huge, but the flavors were so rich...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Truly Cedar Key original. Have been visiting Cedar Key for nearly 40 years and never miss going by The island house. Try it on a day when they have live music and listen to some well crooned old country favorites - you are welcome to...More

Thank Flipper1217
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Waitress was "here and gone" two much for only 4 diners. I thought the price was way too high for the selections we made and the portions served. The scallops had no taste and the tomato bisque was like eating pasta sauce. Would not go...More

Thank glendaraw2014
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Can’t say much more. Food is excellent and freshly made. The redfish is outstanding! The service is fast and friendly. Be sure to ask everyone if they have seen a ghost. Many have not but will share stories of their friends or family members. Our...More

Thank divrdrew
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with creative and varying menu of seafood, steaks, and lamb chops...and their justly famous locally sourced hearts of palm salad.....don't miss it. Recent soup du jour was carrot (!) and it was wonderful. Seafood and steaks were excellent, Get Jo for you waitress....best...More

Thank William M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We were sat in the bar, but it was wonderful, beaches we enjoyed the guy playing his guitar and singing! The food was wonderful. We were in a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their selections!

Thank Susan J
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September 25, 2016|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
Everything is all well considering what we all went through. Thank you for asking. All the debris has been cleaned up and the Island looks very good. All restaurants are open for business except The Island Room @ Cedar Cove... More
Barbara M
May 15, 2015|
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Response from JudyandPat2011 | Reviewed this property |
As written above, the restaurant is open evenings and is upscale. Food is good for the price - not pricey. No Idea regarding the hotel or its policy on dogs.......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-5111
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