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Tony's Seafood Restaurant

597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
+1 352-543-0022
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (719 reviews)
“clams” (219 reviews)
“seafood” (161 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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597 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5121
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I've been the Tony's before and ordered a bowl of clam chowder we came back 2 weeks ago ordered a bowl of clam chowder I was appalled of the size of the bowl why you've made the bowl so small for $9 never come back...More

Thank patbooth1952
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

We apologize that you left 'disappointed". Sorry to burst your very negative bubble here but the cup and bowl sizes are the exact same for 11 straight years and well before the chowder was a star. The price has increased only .25 cents in 11...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Tony's primarily due to the billboard outside of town, we love clam chowder and it promised to be the best. To me it tasted canned, not freshly made, and I was therefore disappointed. Cedar Key is chock full of fresh clams and...More

Thank Judy M
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for dining with us. Although you can buy our chowder "canned" what you were served is our kitchen chowder made exactly the same way since 2005. Just an FYI. The local clams are terrific for many culinary applications but not to be used...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

The chowder lived up to its reputation, the salads were crisp, tasty and fresh, and the staff so generous. We arrived there one evening as they were tidying up after the hurricane (not Matthew) but they took pity on our travel weary hunger and served...More

Thank BVHM
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for the visit and the review. So nice to see that not everybody coming into our town after a disaster finds fault with anything and everything. Our staff suffered greatly both personally and financially with our business being damaged and closed. We do...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Atmosphere was very casual - attentive staff and a great meal. Had to try their famous clam chowder :-)

Thank patmurphy2016
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you. Glad you were pleased and we appreciate that.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

The service was slow on a Sunday afternoon but that was because there was only one (very nice) waitress taking care of all the tables. Food was excellent, especially the crab cakes and clam chowder.

Thank Jen L
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Our sincere thanks for dining with us. We appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the chowder. Please return to Cedar Key again soon. Thank you.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

First time visiting Cedar Key and decided to have an early dinner. Upon entering the restaurant, there was no hostess at the front entrance. We waited about 10 minutes, then decided just to sit at a table. There was large party seated having dinner as...More

Thank PAB1120
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Our apologies that things may not have been as typical as usual for us. We have been reacting to the aftermath of the Hurricane and everything has been difficult to make perfect. Ten minutes is a long time, perhaps it seemed that long. We don't...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

My family and I made the trip to Cedar Key Wed. 9-21-16. One of our main objectives was to go to Tony's for some of the famous clam chowder. Well! The chowder was good but, I guess I'll have to agree with some of the...More

Thank Dorothy B
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for your visit and your review. That's the same size cup, bowl for 11 years running. We are dedicated to serving only the finest, freshest seafood which is a bit more costly, but why would you make the trip to Cedar Key to...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Although it was just after 8 when we went into Cedar Key town for dinner, most places were closed but the waitress at Tony's, a local seafood institution were so kind, offering their famous clam chowder and a salad, both of which were lovely. This...More

Thank Bob M
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you. Very nice review - sounds like you really enjoyed and appreciated everything. Your rating is a bit odd for 3 of 5, but we are glad you gave us a try. Thanks again

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very quaint little place. delicious food. Gotta try the chowder! you can bring it home by the case or the can.

Thank vickiecgm
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you so much for visiting. Very nice review. So much appreciated. Please return again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2016

After reviewing the extensive menu, I decided to cool off with an Arnold Palmer and then dig into a huge bowl of the best Clam Chowder I've ever had. Even those of you from Boston will finally admit you've met your match. Worth the drive

Thank Harley505
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you. Nice words of praise for the chowder. We never get tired of compliments about the chowder. Much appreciated.

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cjdahlia3
4 April 2018|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is about two blocks from the water. Just a short walk.
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milliesnickers
24 April 2017|
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Response from tonyschowder | Property representative |
Hi-Thank you for your interest in joining us. Call the restaurant (352)543-0022 and the staff will be happy to assist you.
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Linda O
22 April 2017|
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Response from Patrick R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about steamers either, just had the award winning chowder.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Meals
Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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