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Blue Desert Cafe

) #14 of 14 Restaurants in Cedar Key ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Seafood, American
12518 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625-4779
+1 352-543-9111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (15 reviews)
“ravioli” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (22 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Seafood, American, Pizza
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12518 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625-4779
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Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

I had my usual chicken marsala, my husband had the eggplant pharm, friends had a call one and cray fish etouffee. All very pleased. We spent 3 hours with great company and great food. You are never rushed to eat an get out for the...More

Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
Reviewed 24 July 2014

On Thursday July 17,2014 we went to Cedar Key Blue Desert Cafe, we order a large spicy shrimp and salmon pizza that was very good and tasty.Sugar was our server and she was very nice with us.Blue Desert is a great family restaurant and clean.Don't...More

Thank Famtrip09
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. And very expensive considering the food was only average. Tight seating so you better be close! Service was average but other places on the island are better.

Thank FLtraveler34695
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Items on the menu are homemade so do not expect a rushed meal. Service was great. Food was outstanding. I had ravioli that was delicious. Spouse had lasagna--also very good. Good salad and bread. It is small but recommended by locals as where they go...More

1  Thank Marguerite H
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal out with friends. We had chicken marsala, shrimp cakes, shrimp alfredo, and bow tie pasta. Blue Desert is our all time favorite place to dine out in Cedar Key. Our server Leslie was fantastic as always.

1  Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
Reviewed 9 May 2014

My husband turned 50 and the Blue Desert Café was the only place he wanted to celebrate with friends. He had a fantastic 50th Birthday! We had an open buffet consisting of delicious eggplant, lasagna, chicken with potatoes and vegetables and clams and oysters over...More

Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This funky, eclectic restaurant is worth a stop while in Cedar Key. Food is excellent, waitstaff is attentive and friendly. Food is prepared individually one meal at a time based on when you ordered. It took an hour to get our appetizer! That was okay...More

Reviewed 24 March 2014

The atmosphere is not glamorous, the service can be a little slow, the location is just out of town, but holy cow the food in incomparable! We ate there two nights and walked away thinking we had dined in a 5 star restaurant. Bruschetta, clams,...More

Thank Auntie_C
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is my 3rd trip to Cedar Key since 1998 and on every trip I've been underwhelmed with the availability if well prepared food. Why is it that with all this fresh seafood nobody can prepare it well enough to be anything more than meh?...More

1  Thank Mariel_SewaneeTN
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We walked past the Blue Desert and on into town on our first night in Cedar Key. BIG MISTAKE. Tried it the next night and had one of the best meals during our three weeks in Florida. Yes the food takes a while but it's...More

Thank jerseygym
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12518 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625-4779
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-9111
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