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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

If you're visiting Cedar Key, Tony's is an excellent choice for a meal. The clam chowder was truly delicious. For the non-seafood lovers, there are options. The onion petals and dipping sauce were pretty yummy. The drinks were a little expensive, so I should have opted for water. Loved the decor: There was a sign that said "Life is short.... More 

Thank MDavisT2414
Canberra, Australia
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261 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We were on an epic road trip from Miami to Dallas and were seeking out some mind blowing food along the way. We were not disappointed with this stop in the slightest. Our first impression was one of perplexity though as the other half of the building was covered in scaffolding and tarps. We thought we might have lucked out,... More 

Thank Jean B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

seafood lunch plate was excellent...fried just the way the Lord intended...clam chowder was the best...loaded and tasty!! service was amazing and sincerely nice folk... small town feel all around Cedar key...some might find it hard to relax and enjoy a slower pace....was DELICIOUS to me to escape and relax!!!! nitelife (dancing @ local bar) was early to start and in... More 

Thank steve h
Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Stopped in to Tony's because it was around the corner from the cottage we rented. Expected tourist fare, and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The clam chowder REALLY is as good as they say.

Thank dpdesign
newcastle upon tytne
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

It's the home of a three time world champion clam chowder maker and boy is it good. We both had it as an appertiser and can highly recommend it. We followed on with a seafood platter to share which again was value for money and well cooked and presented. The wait staff were attentive and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank ian d
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108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The chowder was good but not anywhere near the "Hype" Had much better at the Cedar Cove. The crab cakes had nice seasonings but where was the crab ? The poor waitress was overwhelmed but did a good job anyway. In closing all I can say is the food was so so but at least it was expensive

Thank Gary A
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We tried on Friday and Saturday while visiting Cedar Key to get in there and the waiting was over an hour. We were able to come in and eat Sunday right as they opened. Their Clam chowder is everything they say it is and brought cans home with us. Exceptional service. Will come back when we visit the area again.

Thank Micaya777
Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great food and service that is really trying hard. It is incredibly popular and doesn't accept bookings for small tables. If you have to wait for a table you do so out in the street. They calim their chowder is the best in the business. I can't comment but the seafood platter was exceptional.

Thank Scott B
Dunnellon, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We had the chowder of course and it was great! The side salad was just right with the non lettuce parts thoughtfully arranged for presentation and I suspect easy removal for taste preference:-) the fried shrimp and scallops with hushpuppies were prepared perfectly! Fresh for sure! Special shout out to our server Diane...thanks for making us feel at home!! We'll... More 

Thank Kristine P
Rockville Centre, New York
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

After spending 2 hours on a boat tour, we had an excellent lunch at Tony's. After having their New England clam chowder, it was easy to see why it won competitions as the best chowder. The fried clams and crab cake were tasty and obviously fresh.

Thank WendyTom79

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