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Island Hotel & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
+1 352-543-5111
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food at Steamers was better, but the atmosphere was better here. Relaxed, casual, old fashioned, true southern hospitality. The food was fine. Our table had, clams, burger, salads, steak, soups. Nothing remarkable and nothing bad. Just wsh something had stuck out as wonderful.

Thank Christopher C
Ghent, New York
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Lovely screened-in porch to eat on. Everything was very well prepared. The wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient. Escargot was delicious. Fish piccata was well prepared. This place doesn't disappoint. Go!!

Thank JMMDzcdllf
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were fortunate to dine at eight different venues during our time in Cedar Key....there were no clunkers, but this was hands down our favorite total experience. We were in for dinner. The building is part of the community's history, as are several menu items. It is said that the heart of palm salad was invented here.... More 

Thank Olin P
Apopka, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our dinner for New Year's Eve was quite a let down along with being way overpriced ($125/couple). Small portions (my wife & I each had three greens beans & two carrots), middle-of-the-road service, etc. Definitely could not recommend to anyone.

Thank Jim Z
Winter Springs, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

NYE dinner (at $125.00 per couple) was terrible. Tiny portions, mediocre service, and way over priced. We'll never go back. Sure hope the Island Room at Cedar Cove reopens soon !!

Thank Jim W
Chicago, Illinois
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226 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Island Hotel Restaurant fed me the best meal of my 10-day road-trip. Casual atmosphere in an historic old space, friendly service (Dawn is a hoot), and fresh-baked rolls. My fish-scallop combo was perfect. The crab bisque at the next table smelled alluring; next time.

Thank cdub333
Titusville, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Seafood Elizabeth was superb - baked scallops and shrimp. We chose to eat on the screened porch from which we could view the cottaged bedecked with Christmas lights.

Thank Kay S
Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had a great Christmas Dinner. I had the Seafood Elizabeth (crap cake on top of shrimp & scallops) very tasty. Had to ask what one dish was Pear casserole it tasted ok just too sweet for me. I also had the tomato bisque very good and plenty of it. My husband had the pork tenderloin with mushrooms he really... More 

Thank SRHopper01
Leesburg, GA
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had appetizers in the pub - stuffed mushrooms and clams. Both were average and over priced. We stayed for a night in the Hotel - quaint and clean, but a little shabby. Breakfast the next morning was good.

Thank Reagen B
Kennebunk, Maine
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274 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Island Hotel is a landmark - 1859 - and on our first visit to Cedar Key we were looking forward to dinner in the dining room or the pub for our first night. We opted for the pub for a more casual evening. The pub menu is inviting and reasonably priced. My husband had the Neptune Seafood Pasta which... More 

Thank AlohaTravelerOahu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-5111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?