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“Great Chowder!!”

Tony's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: PLEASE NOTE: Seasonal Restaurant Hours: October- November 2016 Monday thru Thursday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ( NOT OPEN FOR DINNER) Friday thru Sunday 11:00 AM -8:00 PM Please call ahead to verify hours before making long drives from far away.
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed at Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast when Alice the owner sent me to Tony's Seafood restaurant. I tried the clam chowder like Angela my waitress recommended who was by the way, fantastic and let me just say.... MMMMMM!!! Great job Angela!!

Thank mrkoolcat
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Oh yes, Angela, she's one of the very best we have and your so right about how she takes such great care of our diners. So nice to hear a compliment about our terrific staff that work so very hard to ensure our customers not only enjoy great food but have it served by the best wait staff in town.
So glad you enjoyed our chowder enough to tell everyone. Thanks so very much.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

But the fried shrimp and steamed shrimp were excellent. We also tried the clams which were very good.

We thought the prices were reasonable!

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Thank Bubblmom
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you, thank you!! So glad your enjoyed the chowder and the shrimp especially. We pride ourselves on serving only the finest shrimp available. We appreciate your visit, your time to review and your pleasant comments. Please return again soon to enjoy more!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We discovered Tony's years ago when we first visited Cedar Key, before they were "famous" for winning all the clam chowder championships. There is no way to describe how good their clam chowder is with words. So hard to describe, but it has the best taste I've ever experienced in clam chowder. I've eaten a LOT of their chowder over the years and it's one of those things you think about after you get home. Luckily, they now offer it in canned concentrate form. You just add heavy cream and half and half to it when cooking. I haven't yet cracked open the cans we bought to try, so no word on if it's as good as the stuff in the restaurant. A waitress told me that they just got a deal with Publix to distribute and carry it in their stores, so be on the lookout! You can also get the chowder they make in-house frozen tobreakfast take home, so bring a cooler and some ice packs. Previous years we would also get their steamed clams over pasta. It used to come with a garlic, lemon, and white wine sauce, but apparently now they just steam the clams in it, so you it comes out too dry. We asked for the shrimp Italiano dish they make and subsituted clams for the shrimp and it came out much better. I also got it with the shrimp and that was very good as well. Other items we tried were the fried clams, fried oyster sandwich, and grilled cheese (with clam chowder), all of which were good. Prices are a bit high, but most of the food is worth it. My only complaint is that I feel like we were paying city prices for the clams, (around 2 doz. cost nearly $20) when they are sold in the stores there 150 count for $15. Overall, Tony's is a great place to eat when in Cedar Key.-

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Thank Gatorlover15
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

It's always nice to hear from a customer that knew the chowder before the championships. You are a big part of the reason why all those championships were made possible. I appreciate your visit and your kind words. By the way, we might be located in a farm raised clam community, so you might assume we get as many clams as we want a the lowest price's. No true. We pay a price equal to or more than what's available to anyone. Our clam farmers are hard working folks who deserve to charge a fair price and we gladly pay it. When you want to only serve the very best that's available (as we do) the price of great seafood is not cheap, but it's so worth it when you steam up a pot and bring a smile to your diners faces. Gotta love those Cedar Key farm raised clams. The best clams in the world right here in Cedar Key.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great Chowder for sure ! We also had the blackened fish sandwich which was also very good. Great service.

Thank Brenda S
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

So glad you enjoyed the chowder. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Best tasting Clam Chowder...They have won many awards....Food Great in this home style Restaurant. Any easy walk from most lodgings....

Thank Kawartha Ron
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Chef Eric J, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you for the visit and the chowder props. We always love to hear from our diners about their extreme pleasure with the chowder and our seafood. I'm appreciative of your taking the time to let the world know you found your visit a good one. Please return again soon.

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