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“Fun atmosphere! Good food!”
Review of Big Deck Raw Bar

Big Deck Raw Bar
Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in Cedar Key
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Bloomington, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere! Good food!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Right on the lagoon. Nice music scene on the weekends. Food was very good. Beer is ice cold. Waitstaff excellent and very friendly. We've been there three times this trip...will keep returning. Prices excellent for a restaurant on Dock Street.

  • Visited March 2014
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Redwood City, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun, pet-friendly place”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Good food, friendly , fast service and cookies & water for the dog! Live music , too, really enjoyed our lunch. The crab cake sandwich is delicious .

1 Thank PurpleSeah0rse
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South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good Food and Good Service”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we came here to eat an early dinner. After eating at a more expensive seafood place the night before, we wanted something less pricey tonight.
The Big Deck reflects the relaxed atmosphere of Cedar Key, not fancy and showing some age. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive working hard to wait on all the tables. Everyone around us looked like they were enjoying their meals.
The prices are good and we had plenty to eat. My husband ordered the black and blue burger and I ordered the crab cakes. Two good size very delicious crab cakes, slaw, and fries arrived at our table. He said his burger was really good. He also ordered the beer on tap.
We had a view of water on one side and the street on the other with a small look at the pelicans out on the bay. It was really nice to walk to the restaurant from our hotel and take a leisure stroll back along the water for sunset.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Carolinagirl002
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Waban MA
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We visited the Big Deck at the end of a very busy day for Cedar Key and its restaurants and that
probably explains our disappointment. The service was not good. The young waitress spent a lot of time talking to friends at the bar. Eventually we put in our order and then waited. By this time there were few left in the restaurant. After about 10 minutes the waitress told us that the
BBQ chicken had all been sold. I then ordered what turned out to be an average shrimp "poor boy" that was came on a hamburger bun! My wife had clams served with no broth yet full of sand. When we asked about the lack of broth and the presence of sand, the waitress said something to the effect--that's how we serve it.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank wabanrail
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Attentive, anticipatory service”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

After walking out of another local eatery where we were ignored for a very long time we wandered into big deck raw bar

From the moment we entered this friendly casual place the service was phenomenal and gracious are orders were taken rapidly and fresh hot food was promptly delivered to our table. Although big deck was pretty busy our server noticed when our drinks were near empty and rapidly work to refill them even us having to ask

During our stay the weather changed abruptly and we grabbed our jackets to stay warm. Within moments the manager was on the deck closing windows so his guests would not b good

Nothing fancy but very good food with terrific service

Visited March 2014
Thank Vicki-lynne G
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Darlene S, Owner at Big Deck Raw Bar, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review for us. It is much appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
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