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The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove

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$$ - $$$
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192 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5112
+1 352-543-6520
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Bangor, Maine
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281 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(Rating applies to our previous visit, a couple of years ago) When we arrived here last night, we were surprised to find an empty shell where the restaurant had been. Asking around, we learned that this restaurant had been destroyed by Hurricane Hermine in early September; owners plan to rebuild, but it's unlikely to be ready before March/April. So I... More 

1 Thank Ranke
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Delicious food. No fried seafood. Excellent selection of appetizers. Just have to wait for the restaurant to rebuild after Hurricane Hermine as it was completely wiped out. Worth the wait.

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Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Really hard working people with a great restaurant. The personal touch to each meal I have many favorites. I love the people there.currently out of business due to the hurricane Hermine that flooded Cedar Key. They will reopen shortly and I am sure they will be better than ever. I felt really bad for the owners when the gulf side... More 

1 Thank hospitalityand
Jacksonville, Florida
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221 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had a rather expensive and not very satisfying meal here. The service was slow and the food was just not very good.

1 Thank Cowgirlkc
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ad a delicious dinner! The steamed clams were amazing! The dining room has a high end restaurant atmosphere, but you can go in your shorts. Great food at reasonable prices!!

Thank lindalucier
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This little gem is in the Cedar Cove hotel, probably the best dining location in Cedar Key. We had a romantic table for two overlooking a little beach at sunset (facing south but still saw the beautiful sky). Chef Peter served his own farmed clams in several different ways - casino, Diablo, you name it and they were all delicious.... More 

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Wildwood, Georgia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We always go here when visiting Cedar Key. This was the off season and most likely played a big factor in our service. Only the bartender and one host/server were working that night. Server had maybe 5 tables, but did a lot of small talk at the tables. It took quite a while to get our table, and we were... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a condo complex and is right on the water. So, here are the good points - nice space, beautiful view, full liquor bar, decent wine list and really really great wait staff. Unfortunately the food is not that great. Maybe an off night, but who puts the broccoli, carrot medley in a "Southern Seafood Boil"? None... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our family of four spent my birthday weekend in Cedar Key and had dinner at our favorite place The Island Room. As the weather had finally cleared up the place was quite busy for early on a Sunday evening. Both waiters were extremely attentive and help take care of all the diners whether it was filling water glasses, bringing bread,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Yum!!!!!!! I was so very happy to hear this was the BEST restaurant on the island, because now I can testify that YES it certainly is!!!!! OMGOSH what a tastebud delight!!!! The blue crab fingers in sauce, Omgosh!!!!! My mouth will always water when I think of this!!!!! The fresh sourdough rolls, HEAVENLY!!!! Was fortunate enough to have stone crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-6520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?