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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
+1 352-543-0022
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Point, New York
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

In a town with almost nothing to do (which is the best reason to go there), this restaurant is a must-see. I never dreamed I'd want to try clam chowder and always thought it sounded rather unappealing, but believe me, order it. There's a reason they sell it all across the world online. Depending on when you visit Cedar Key,... More 

Thank RakkasanMan
Danville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Hubbie and I ate at Tony's after church. This was our second time to eat here but the first time we have ate inside. The exhaust system must not be strong enough so we both left there smelling greasy and smoky. Won't make that mistake again, no matter how good the chowder is. If you try Tony's make sure you... More 

Thank jamjar1972
Rugby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Recommended by the holtel manager-very good food and friendly atmosphere. This was the most popular restaurant the nights we stayed and easy to see why.

1 Thank CandA_2
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We got there about about 1:15 in the afternoon we got seated pretty quick and I tried the famous soup Ihad a bowl of it and it's more like Bisque them a chowder maybe they to not know the different but it was it was good me and the wife had a fish sandwich and the quality of the fish... More 

Thank Jeffrey R
Grand Rapids, MI
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch here! We arrived at approximately 4:30pm and ordered off the lunch menu. My husband and I each had a cup of their 'world famous' clam chowder. There is a reason it has so been crowned . For my taste it needed a splash of Tabasco but my husband decided it was perfect...the best he has... More 

Thank J&S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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175 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

When we visited Cedar Key in early September, we decided to re-visit a restaurant we’d been to the last time we stopped by on our way north… Tony’s Seafood Restaurant is located in the old Hale building and it first opened its doors in June of 2005. Featuring fresh gulf seafood, Tony’s 54-seat eatery is located in the historic downtown... More 

Thank BigDaddyDave55138
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

The clam chowder and clams were so good, we had to eat at Tony's twice last weekend. And bring a gallon home! A visit to Cedar Key would not be complete without a stop at Tony's.

Thank William F
Lowell, Arkansas
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Tony's is known for its 3 time Championship winning clam chowder. Seating is limited and the locals we met suggested we go there for lunch. The cup size portion of the chowder was really plenty and went well with cole slaw. The chowder is available for sale in cans. We bought a case of the small size to bring home.... More 

Thank Desperado52
Orange City, Florida
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Friendly service and fantastic Chowder. Truly world champion! This is coming from a New England Clam Chowdah gal! We also enjoyed their salads and seafood platter-- a combination of steamed and fried seafood. Perfect assortment and enough to share!

Thank Bonnie572
Cedar Key
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

They offer wonderful seafood platters as well as their world famous clam chowder. If you are in need of cheaper fare the burger is always a great bet.

Thank Robin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-0022
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.

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