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Dining at Tony's


Tony's Seafood Restaurant is a small, popular restaurant, and waiting for a table can be common during busy times.  Try to visit us between 11am - 1pm, or 3-4pm to avoid the rush. 

Often, you may notice that all dining areas are full. If that is the case when you approach the front entry please be patient. And please be aware we are so small that there is no inside waiting area. Our serving staff will advise you how long your wait will be and direct you to the benches we've provided in a covered area outside. Tony’s servers are very good at working to get waiting parties in as quickly as possible.

 

Reservations
Tony’s is a small establishment that seats a total of 54 patrons, with seating in two dining areas. The main dining room in the front of the building can seat up to 30. The World Championship Dining Room in the rear area holds 24-30. It’s recommended that if you have a large group and plan to dine with Tony’s you should contact a manager as soon as possible. We can accept your reservations well in advance of your scheduled date. In certain cases we may be able to reserve a dining room for you.

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant accepts reservations for parties of 8 or more. Under certain circumstances if you are celebrating a special event and want to secure a table, we will do everything possible to accommodate you. Email us or call the restaurant and speak to a manager. Please be advised that a 22% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more even if payment is broken into separate checks. 

For Cedar Key Festival Weekends (Arts Festival - April & the Seafood Festival - October ) we are not able to accept reservations. We greatly appreciate your desire to bring your friends and family. It is our intention to serve everyone who would like to dine with us but due to our limited seating capacity we simply cannot take reservations for festival weekends. If you have any questions about our festival seating policy please call us and a manager will be happy to assist you.


Accessibility 
Tony’s Restaurant is completely accessible to handicapped patrons. Our restaurant, unlike many others in Cedar Key, is located on the ground floor. Parking is available in the front of the building. Please call ahead if you or anyone in your party requires any special assistance to enter or exit our establishment safely. 

At Tony’s the atmosphere is casual dining. Shoes and shirts are required. If you’re cold-natured please bring a sweater. The Hale Building is a very old structure and its air units are difficult to moderate for temperature variations in the dining rooms.


Customer Satisfaction and Quality
At Tonys we strive each day for total customer satisfaction with your complete dining experience. If there is anything that you are not completely satisfied with please inform your server right away. We will do whatever it takes to make your dining experience only the very best. Our restaurant management staff will gladly visit your table and correct any issues on the spot. We also enjoy your positive feedback on our food and your service while dining at Tony's.

We provide comment cards at each table and we welcome your compliments and your suggestions. All comment cards are hand delivered each day to our owner. 

In addition, we always encourage our valued diners to contact us via our website and share your dining experience with our management staff. For nearly 7 years Tony's has consistently maintained top notch internet ratings by our customers. We always welcome and appreciate your reviews. If your dining experience with Tony's fell short of your expectations and you chose not to inform our staff while dining, please contact us via our website before you post a negative review. This gives us the opportunity to research the circumstances and offer suggestions to correct the situation if necessary. Please be informed that the entire property is under audio & video surveillance at all times and the management staff can and will review the recorded footage to determine the facts when a situation arises. 

Tony’s is dedicated to only serving the finest seafood available on the market today. WE DO NOT COMPROMISE QUALITY FOR PROFIT. Fresh seafood is expensive and our goal is to only serve the very best. Consuming shellfish, poultry or raw un-cooked meats and seafood’s can be a health risk to those with immune deficiencies and certain health risks. Tony’s follows the guidelines of the state of Florida for cooking all foods. Please govern your consumption. If you are allergic to anything please inform your server prior to ordering.

If you have any additional questions please contact us at info at tonyschowder.com.

 

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Gift Certificates  
Tony’s gift certificates make the perfect gift! What could be better than a wonderful fresh seafood meal while visiting the islands of Cedar Key?
Tony’s offers Gift Certificates in any denomination. These certificates are available for purchase at the restaurant during normal business hours, or via phone at 352-543-9143.
Often customers have purchased a gift certificate’s as a surprise for friends while staying in Cedar Key. We then make it available to the diners at their lodging location.
Our gift certificates are redeemable for any food and beverage purchase. Any remaining balance after your check has been paid will be returned in cash. If you have any questions about gift certificates please e-mail us at info@tonyschowder.com.

 

Tony's Seafood Restaurant

597 2nd Street
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
352.543.0022

Tony's Corporate Office
352.543.9143

Hours:

Sunday - Thursday 11:00A-8P

Friday - Saturday 11:00A-9P


Seasonal dinner hours may vary. We request that you please call ahead to verify our closing hour.

testimonials

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Florida

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Bon Appetit Magazine

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