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Island Hotel & Restaurant

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373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
+1 352-543-5111
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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New Bedford
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were only in town for the day and dropped into the hotel. A great lobby that takes you into another time if you want to escape the 21st century. Desk clerk was very friendly as we snapped photos. We were even invited to a wedding but had to decline since we were informally dressed but the groom-to-be did not... More 

Thank meandsue
DeLand, Florida
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123 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down and recognized by many, this is the best food on the Island. It's fresh, a variety of offerings, historic Palm Salad. The service is friendly and exceptional, the location historic in the 1859 Island Hotel. Charming and yummy.

1 Thank MAGGI H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third time I've celebrated Thanksgiving at the hotel and it just keeps getting better! Great small bar, food was outstanding and service was great! I'll be back.

Thank X272DUmichaelf
Kingsland, Georgia
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always, our reviews are solely based on our particular tastes, likes and experience at a particular visit; they are never intended to persuade/dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. We happened by the 1842 while looking for a light lunch and after looking at their special board and the inside we decided to give it a go - we weren't... More 

Thank Mike-PJ-Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed all night at the Inn. Unique place to spend the night. We loved it. The breakfast was awesome. The pub has good food too. All the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lady Lake, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in the hotel and eaten at the restaurant. The hotel is old and in need of up dating. The restaurant is wonderful and the food is great. We eat there about twice a year during visits.

Thank Ken U
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108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped in for cocktails. Great old place and service. We were able to chat with locals. Bartender was GREAT.

Thank Gary A
Sun City Center, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is located inside the hotel, easy access. The food is fresh, and a different menu every day. Fresh fish is offered, and homemade desserts. Waitresses are exceptional.

Thank Susan F
Bunnell, Florida
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A varied menu with a full bar. The filet I had was 1st class and cooked just right. The Hearts of Palm Salad was remarkable and worth trying. Service was excellent!

Thank Jim M
Anna Maria, Florida
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had delicious fresh local seafood, and we had the famous hearts of palm salad.The dining room is elegant and our waitress, Dawn, was the friendliest person.

Thank Craicshack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-5111

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