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“Disappointed this year” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove

The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove
Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
217 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Disappointed this year”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We have always looked forward to visiting the Island Room on our annual visit to Cedar Key. However, after this year we have marked this restaurant off our list. The food was bland and the portion small and NOT worth the price. We had to ask for the complimentary bread other patrons were receiving. Our server had a major attitude. This is a 2-star restaurant pretending to be 4-star, and they need to get over themselves.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
West Palm beach
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A darn good effort, on a busy weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We knew that Saturday night in Cedar Key was going to be busy, due to the Art Show, so I called ahead mid week and reserved a table. We arrived and found a great table with a view by the window with our name on it. Good start, and from there we found an impressive wine list, without impressive prices. We ordered the escargot appetizer, and a bottle of 2008 Chianti Classico, and then we noticed that our very gracious waiter was trying to (seemingly) run the whole restaurant with out a whole lot of help ! We ordered the steak from the menue, and tried the soft shell crab special. The steak was fairly thin, but tasted good, and the soft shell crab was probably not a good choice on my part. The Escargot was above average, the Classico was an exceptional value, and
the main courses were ...OK. The service was pretty incredible, given the amount of wait staff and
a full house.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Paperman87
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very good food on a quiet Key”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

This restaurant is right next door to our condo at The Old Mill Inn which, for starters is a big plus.
The service is good, the waitstaff courtesy and, usually, prompt.
the food is predictable and good.
We like to make this one of our regular Cedar key restaurants.
Call for reservations.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Gowney
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Complete Disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Linguini with clams was watery and tasteless. Clams were overcooked and rubbery. Service was horrible. Waitress was snippy and downright rude.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank nas40
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Tampa Bay
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Homemade Pasta!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restaurant was not overly busy for an early Saturday evening but was filling with customers when we finished. We shared a shelled appetizer with oysters, clams and escargot fixed in various ways. Excellent. We shared a salad. Ordered the homemade linguine pasta with clams and it was served with more than 20 Littleneck clams in the shell. Awesome. My partner had a fettucine pasta with andouille sausage and pronounced it one of the best. Wine list offered great wines at a reasonable cost. There are many pasta dishes offered but for carnivores, there are many choices as well. Would definitely return.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Lexie41
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