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Blue Desert Cafe

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12518 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625-4779
+1 352-543-9111
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small 8 table, one chef/one waiter, located between St Rte 24 and the bayou in a very eclectic blue cracker cottage.The Blue Deserts' (BD) cooking maven, Terese, offers so many menu selections that all but the burger/fries diner will come away happy and pleased that you stopped. It's the food foremost that keeps us dedicated BD'ers. But, there is no... More 

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Thank Anne L
Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It takes time to cook good food as a reviewer wrote. Yes it does that is why you prep ingredients before you open. Then when you get an order you cook it...a novel concept I know for the restaurant business.A steak well done might hold things up 20 minutes to ruin it. A pizza made from scratch here could take... More 

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1 Thank hospitalityand
Cedar Key, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really good food. Each dinner individually made by the owner so you need to relax and have a glass of wine while she makes it.

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Thank Lynn S
Riverview, Florida
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256 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The sign came out Friday night that they were open and we ventured in to see what they had to offer. No one else was inside this eclectic location with mismatched tables and walls adorned with foreign currency and license plates from the US. The food would trn out to be excellent The nacho soup was top-tier. The burrito consistiging... More 

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Thank scoopC5
Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It took 45 min to prepare a simple meal of sirloin tips (small, rubbery, encased in a taco),beans (undercooked), and rice (ok). The wine tasted cheap and bitter, garlic bread was scanty. I guess that's it for me and Blue Dessert. It was frustrating to wait so long for a dinner so bad.

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Thank Barbara C
Norway, Maine
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We have gotten great food at Blue Desert Café. Both times we have chosen to get take out and were not disappointed. Both times we ordered a drink and sat outside and waited for our food. It didn't take long and our food was piping hot when they brought it out. We love the décor inside as well - its... More 

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Thank Mainesilver1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

After a long day on the rainbow river we decided to drive another hour to check out cedar key and grab a bite to eat. We drove around for a while to scope out the place but it seemed like everything was closed. We REALLY wanted to have a place to eat and watch the sunset but there really were... More 

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Thank Riley R
Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Good food with a nice menu with plenty of choices. Its a nice place to bring family or friends to. I will go back again.

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Thank Barry C
Cedar Key, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

very small restaurant, with great interior. All tables were different types, with some having table cloths, some not. Walls had license plates, pictures, money etc all over. There were trivia pursuit cards on tables to play. Menu fairly limited but all made to order. Believe owner is the cook and planning to retire. Restaurant up for sale. Hope someone as... More 

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Thank kvillll
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you're in a hurry this is not the place to go. Besides, in Cedar Key where do you need to be? If you want outstanding dishes THIS IS the place to go. Each dish is prepared separately by "the only person" in the kitchen. Kick back, enjoy the moment. You won't be disappointed. However, on our last trip a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, American, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?