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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 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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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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109 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
tampa, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Heres the deal... So I went to Tony's and yes it Great chowder and I truly know great chowder but the best part is I found it on the soup section at Publix.. Not all carry it but if you ask the Grocery Manager in your Publix to bring it in ,,, Heo she surely will. About 3.79 can and... More 

Thank Kenneth F
The Villages, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Good clam chowder (pricey, though). Oyster sandwich was very good. Limited menu - unless you are there for seafood (and it is a seafood restaurant, afterall). Would go back.

Thank 2ofus4346
Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Big seafood lover.....this is the best, period. Large selection and quantity of great food. Don't miss Tony's !!

Thank Dan K
North Port, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The clam chowder is out of this world. So fresh and creamy. It's served with hush puppies fried perfectly. The waitress was very friendly. Will come back again.

Thank Shay B

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