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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I am not a clam chowder fan, but Tony's was absolutely awesome! I am convinced, that none could be better. Try a cup and you'll be a believer too. The shrimp dinner was excellent as well---perfectly cooked fresh shrimp, hand-cut fries, and hush puppies. The Tuscan shrimp with angel hair pasta my husband had was equally well-executed. The server was... More 

1 Thank Celeste L
Mt Pleasant
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

I have their clam chowder in my freezer now. It is out of this world, and I wish I had tried it sooner! I don't know about the rest of their food...as far as I am concerned, it doesn't matter. I'll be hunting this stuff down from now on - apparently they can it and sell it in stores? Let... More 

1 Thank Jessehly
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The clam chowder was so good, we bought some to bring home to England! Loved the crab sandwich too. All the food was generous sized portions and reasonably priced. Wish I lived closer.....I'd be back if I did!

1 Thank JenniferM54
Topeka, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

When you're in Cedar Key, stop in at Tony's. All the food we ate was delicious. I had the lunch fried seafood like shrimp, oysters, and Sea scallops, YUMMY! My wife had their award winning clam chowder, Excellent! She bought 2 cans of it to take home. Our server, Misty, really topped off our great visit. Honest, caring, knowledgeable about... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey I
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

My wife and I were walking about Cedar Key and stumbled upon Tony's. We stopped in for lunch and had a nice salad with Shrimp Kabobs. We would definitely return.

1 Thank pcfl258
Panama City Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We have had clam chowder up and down the west coast as well as the east coast and I am here to say that this is the best we have had other than my own. We ate a late lunch with less than three tables occupied and the service was less than one would expect on a slow afternoon in... More 

1 Thank bpbikergirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Saw the signs bragging about an award winning chowder. Had to take them up in their boast. It was all it was cracked up to be. Had a beer and a fish sandwich. Atmosphere is typical old Florida. Wood floors, tables and chairs. Good service. Happy place.

Thank Todd W
Orlando, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

It really is the best chowder I have ever had.......I don't know Tony, but kudos to him... all four of us had big bowls of chowder and the fritters and there was nothing left at all. There were big fish platters going by that looked tasty as well but we weren't up for that big of a meal but when... More 

Thank lour2013
Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

While my wife & I were visiting Cedar Key,Fl everyone kept telling us about this Tony guy & his world class clam chowder. I did a little research and found out this Tony guys brother Eric was the owner of Tony"s and the head chef that came up with the receipe that won in England in 2009 thru 2012. After... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Lacey, Washington
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I overheard someone say Tony's seafood was world champion for clam chowder, so I had to visit. When we arrived there was only one other occupied table. By the time we left it was filled. The food was great. The waitress was extremely friendly but overworked. This just so happened to be an evening when the other waitstaff were no-shows.... More 

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?