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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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Sebring, Florida
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for a late lunch and since it was such a beautiful day we sat in the patio area which is delightful. Our waitress was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu. My husband and I both had a cup of clam chowder and it was delicious. If you go to Tony's you must try it. The lunch... More 

Thank Joyce B
New Bedford
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first thing I said to our waitress is we are New Englanders and are chowder gourmets and we were prepared to tell her what we thought. After finishing the waitress came over to our table and reluctantly asked "How was your chowder?" I said OUTSTANDING and gave her a thumbs up. The reviews are right on target. I would... More 

Thank meandsue
Spring Hill, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here our first night in Cedar Key. We did not want a big meal, so we each had a bowl of clam chowder and we split a fish sandwich. Everything was excellent. The clam chowder was some of the best that we have ever had. The waitress was very nice and she brought an extra... More 

Thank maryfmoran
Baton Rouge
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch based on local residents recommendation. Clam chowder was thick, creamy and excellent. Steamed local clams with butter and garlic also top notch. Our server Wendy was very efficient and did a good job.

Thank Stephen M
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The three of us had dinner at Tony's recently. Even though I've been to Cedar Key several times, I hadn't checked this one out. The service was excellent, the atmosphere quiet, and the food was fresh and well presented. I intend to eat here again when I'm in town.

Thank Gregory W
Middletown, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light bite and the famous award winning clam chowder. Service was friendly and quick. The chowder is creamy, peppery and chock full of clams and veggies. The atmosphere is more of a storefront and features walks filled with posters touting the chowder and take home options.

Thank djsmd
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten at Tony's a few times. The food is ok. I've had the steamers and this time had the blackened fish sandwich (over seasoned) and fried green beans. They really push the clam chowder which is only fair. Overall ok experience but not great. If you can get a table on the back patio it's nicer than the main restaurant.

Thank X272DUmichaelf
Tampa, Florida
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a New England native and must say--the clam chowder is excellent! We visited on a Monday around noon. The service was speedy and the waitress was friendly. Try the chowder! The crab cake sandwich with cole slaw was excellent, too.

Thank Ryan H
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

So very nice of you to take a few minutes to say something nice about your time with us. Thank you so very much from all of us here at Tony's. Super appreciated!! Happy Holidays! More 

Kingsland, Georgia
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always our reviews are solely based on our particular tastes, likings and experiences during a specific visit; they are never intended to persuade/dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. This was our first visit to Cedar Key and after reading fellow TA reviews decided to try Tony's Seafood - good job reviewers, you were spot on. Tony's is a quaint,... More 

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tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your words and your review. Yes, we've been blessed with hundreds and hundreds of glowing reviews by TA folks and we never take those for granted. Thank you for visiting and rating us highly. Please return again soon. Happy Holidays! More 

Tampa, Fl.
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expected the chowder was really good. Small, personal restaurant which fits in perfectly with Cedar Key.

Thank Mike Y
tonyschowder, Owner at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you - yes a perfect fit for Cedar Key and Tony's. Happy Holidays! 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, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?