Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast

810 3rd St
Cedar Key, 32625
Reviews:
This is my favorite place other than my own home. Not only does the B&B have the most incredible property on the entire island, but the experience is unmatched. I have never felt like a guest here; only as though I had been welcomed home after a long journey away. Each room is sweetly decorated with old Florida history and whimsey provided by "Miss Alice." While there are certain creature comforts in every room, you'd be amiss to turn that television on instead of sitting on the porch with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, a good book, and the cat who lounges around with guests. Breakfast is incredible every single morning and the hospitality of the staff is equally a blessing. Alice Phillips is one of the kindest, most joyful and authentic ladies you will ever encounter. She's been on the island for quite some time, knows everyone, and is known by all. She always makes perfect recommendations for day trips and excursions based on your likes and interests. The B&B has golf carts and bicycles for rent and I strongly encourage you to go out and explore. Dock Street is fun, but it's not everything the island has to offer. Truly, I will never stay anywhere else if I am visiting Cedar Key. It has become my "home away from home" and I have truly felt that way with every stay.
Amazingly well kept and clean for an historic building. The treehouse suite was like living on a hobbit house, in a good way! Wonderful hospitality. Truly magnificent love oaks and cozy porch overlooking the gardens. Well be back.
My guy and I spent a delicious weekend at this heavenly place. If you crave quiet, a sea side ambience, and a bit of vintage Americana--I think this is the place for you. The B & B itself is charming and quaint, pristinely clean. In between our lazy naps on the king sized bed and relaxing bath in the claw footed tub, we counted at least 10 doilies adorning our room. The atmosphere will remind you of summers at grandma's house, including the mouth watering pancakes and breakfast pizzas served on tables overlooking the garden. And, oh, the garden! Lush ferns, Saw Palmettos, and an ancient live oak tree providing shade and endless topics of conversation between the guests. One of the staff members even got married under that live oak the weekend we were there....talk about magical! By far, the best part of the B & B were Alice, Gail, and the rest of the staff. Their laid back, easy going attitudes and friendliness reminded me so much of hanging out at a loved one's home. I'd definitely go back there again! (And, I'd send all of my friends there too!)

(352) 543-9000

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Kona Joe’s Island Cafe

4051 D St
Cedar Key, 32625
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My husband and I went to Kona Joe's twice during our stay in Cedar Key and enjoyed it! I highly recommend the Island Blend Iced Coffee - perfect mix of special coffee blend, cream, and sugar that wasn't too sweet like some iced coffees are. The crab quiche was awesome and my husband lived his big Kahuna breakfast sandwich with an egg and cheese omelette, sausage, ham, and bacon on a kaiser roll. This is a great little spot in Cedar Key!
Just had breakfast at Kona Joe's. Delicious blue crab quiche and Belgian waffles. Great service and dog friendly too :) Perfect local restaurant.
I'm giving Kona Joe's five stars because Kona Joe should run for Mayor of this town! He was one of the nicest proprietors I've ever met-a kind man, who is very proud of his wife and her cooking and he loves dogs so much, his cafe is dog-friendly. On the day we visited, his wife made a delicious blue crab quiche that was loaded with succulent blue crab and cheese. It came with a side of fresh assorted fruit for $6.50 which was reasonable considering that crab has to be hand-picked. We took our two dogs and immediately, Joe was bringing water dishes (cut-glass, I might add-no plastic for the dogs visiting this place!) and special dog treats. We were just passing through Cedar Key on our way to another destination but because of our pleasant experience and the hospitality we received at Kona Joe's we decided to extend our stay another day. If you are looking for a quaint, breakfast spot on the water, Kona Joe's has a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of fresh foods for you to enjoy with "man's best friend." Loved it and will return again and again!

(352) 543-9898

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Island Hotel & Restaurant

373 2nd St
Cedar Key, 32625
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What can we say, but just fantastic! This was our wedding dinner restaurant and they could not have been nicer. Salad was fresh, filet mignon was wonderful, our seafood past dish was delicious, everything was just first rate all the way and reasonably priced. The building itself is worth the visit, very historic and is known as the most historic B & B in Florida. The nautical bar area is something that is also a must see. Very small, but does have music on Friday nights. Some guest of ours stayed at the Hotel and loved it. I can't say enough positive things about this place. Just great and delicious food. Make sure it is a stop while in Florida, Cedar Key is one cool place!!
My wife and I have eaten here twice and have not been disappointed. The menu always has several non-seafood items, which is a nice change for this area. One evening I had lamb chops and they were outstanding. If the weather is nice, try to dine on the screened in porch because it's fun watching the street scene. The dining room is lovely, very quaint and charming and seemingly unchanged over the last hundred years. Highly recommended.
I have gone to the Island Hotel many times for dinner. Last night I went again and as always the food was fabulous. I had a shrimp, scallop and clan special over angle hair pasta with mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and sugar snap peas. My meal was so eye appealing I had to take a picture and it tasted wonderful. The service was fantastic. The atmosphere is so comfortable is this very old beautiful hotel.

(352) 543-5111

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Robinson’s Seafood Market/Restaurant/Charters

6991 SW State Rd 24
Cedar Key, 32625
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Had dinner at this restaurant tonight and the food was excellent. I had fish chowder first which was delicious. My entree was broiled shrimp served with baked beans and cole slaw and a buttery dipping sauce. My husband had fried mullet. The portions were large and his diner was all you can eat. With the amount of fish they served, he did not ask for seconds. Our server was warm and friendly and very good at her job. She was attentive and we lacked nothing. The atmosphere is homey and there is a fish store right next door if you want to cook at home. I would recommend this restaurant as the food is good and the price is very reasonable.
Not what we expected! The oil was old tasty. The grouper hoagie was not tasty because the cooking oil tasted fishy. I had clam strips and they were fair. If I return to the area, I will eat often water in Cedar Key. This place has a seafood market also and the seafood smelled very fishy as well. Disappointment.
Absolutely great food.... so worth the two hour drive. We enjoyed the smoked mullet dip. The all you can eat is super reasonable at 13.95. Great fresh fried mullet, oysters, and shrimp.

(352) 543-5051

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Cedar Key Pizza

598 2nd St
Cedar Key, 32625
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I read the review about this place running out of pizza dough, so we went there at around 1 pm to order for a 7:30 pm pickup. We ordered a medium house special pizza and a small house salad, as we were advised that the large salad would be way too big for two people. We showed back up at 7:30, and while there 6 or 7 other people there, waiting, our pizza and salad were ready on time. Both were excellent, with a great combo of sausage, pepperoni, and cheeses on the pizza, and almost an entire beefsteak tomato cut up on the salad. Both were excellent and we even had three slices left over! We highly recommend this place!
For a large specialty pie you will be just shy of $18. Oh and make sure you have cash no credit no check. The pizza is a great looking pizza. The crust is sort of like a hand toss. The veggies are fresh and tasty and they use a good quality mozzarella. It's stringy and delicious. The issues I have is there might as well not be any sauce on the pizza because there is so little you can't taste it. The meats are not good. They must be low quality because you can taste it. I would buy a pizza from here again but I would keep it veggie only.
This one is a bit tough to rate. Cedar Key Pizza is clearly a business that is primarily take out. There are no interior seats, and only three tables outside on the patio. Those tables, and the patio itself, are in a state of disrepair and mess that leads me to believe that they are hardly ever used. But we wanted to sit down in the shade and eat. June in Cedar Key is no joke. The pizza was pretty good, no real complaints there. We ordered single slices though, it could be that the fresh made to order pies are even better. The owners are very nice, and $6 for two slices and two drinks is a pretty good deal. Probably another side effect of the non-use of that patio: the parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes are in foil food service packets. Maybe there's not enough business on the patio to warrant having fresh ingredients in house, but I would have preferred something better. Still a good experience overall, and we'll return the next time we are in town.

(352) 543-0860

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Island Pizzeria

12720 State Rd 24
Cedar Key, 32625
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Solid pizza. Could have been a bit more friendly when ordering.
What more could be perfect than an amazing sunset at the Low Key Hideaway Tiki Bar.. then having your dinner delivered to the bar?? We loved this establishment during our month long stay. And the best part? They will make a gluten free crust-less pizza! Just order your toppings and they'll bake them in a small pan with the sauce and cheese. Perfecto for us gluten free and low carb folks.
Wow. Ordered a pizza the combo pizza. The person on the phone did not care if I was dead or alive. Pizza was cold! Nothing tasted fresh after two bites. Driver just wanted to get tipped and leave. Will never try to order there again.

(352) 543-5999

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Blue Desert Cafe’

12518 State Rd 24
Cedar Key, 32625
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We ended up going here on one of the OTHER times that Frog's Landing was closed, but this was a very pleasant surprise. It was really, really good! The pizza was excellent, and we also split a mud pie for dessert. If it weren't so far away from Gainesville, I think we would have gone back again.
Overall we had a pretty good meal. From past reviews, we did know in advance that it could take a while for our meal, everything is made to order. I'm happy to wait for scratch cooking. We were expecting it to take a lot longer than it did take, so that was a nice surprise. We really enjoyed the overall charm of the eclectic decor and bits of history hanging on the walls. Our favorite thing was the trivia pursuit cards on the table in the old tin. We had a lot of fun passing the time for dinner reading and quizzing each other. Best parts of the meal, the caesar salad and desserts. For dessert we tried two (key lime pie and mixed berry pie)and enjoyed them both. It was a nice surprise that the berry pie was heated.
Delicious food; the shrimp and scallop burrito was fresh and tasty. You can tell real ingredients are used in the food, not prepared food off a delivery truck. Quirky little space and eager, but unpolished, wait staff. Third time here and it has always delivered great tasting food.

(352) 543-9111

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Away From The World

360 Dock St
Cedar Key, 32625
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My friend and I visited Cedar Key for a day trip out of Gainesville. We stopped by Away from the World and were extremely happy with our dining experience. The waitress was extremely helpful, very attentive and friendly. I ordered the blacked Grouper Sandwich and it was amazing! So fresh and tasty! I highly recommend it!
So delicious!!! The fries are to die for. Also got the pig burger and even though I couldn't finish even half of it!! Great craft beers on tap, great view, friendly staff. Just so much yes!!!
The previous 1 star review was unfortunate, but if that reviewer had waited, she would have not given one star. The menu has great variety.The clams are excellent but the show stopper is the Manhatten clam chowder which is the best I have ever had. We were waited on by Laia, or should I say Princess Laia. She is delightful! Ask for her. Away from the World Cafe is a MUST!

(352) 477-5008

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Holey Moley Donuts & More

510 2nd St
Cedar Key, 32625
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If you are sugary donut concoction fanatic this is for you!! We shared two of the donuts,.. they were mmmmm. We also share the Huevos Ranchos WOW!!! Hubby and I split this masterpeice of eggs and salsa. This is downtown and in a cute old well kept building. It was fun!!!
Yikes. I do mean yikes. Buisut and gravy, 2 sodas, a breakfast sandwich and a donut will waste $15 From ordering to getting food was 30 minutes (not busy)and they were basically microwaving everything. If you like sugar order a donut because that's all it will taste like. The gravy tasted like raw flour and the sandwich was pathetic. Microwaved egg and bacon on a lenders bagel.. really? How can you screw up a breakfast sandwhich?the food was so bad it made us angry. Better off going to the gas station and getting what they have to offer.
Cheap and amazing local donut place. Wish I had one near me. Fresh and delicious even at 1:30 on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended. They appear to have a modest breakfast and lunch menu as well; not just for sweets. I would definitely recommend.

(352) 477-5022

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Steamers Clam Bar & Grill

420 Dock St
Cedar Key, 32625
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The restaurant was full when we entered, but the sign said "seat yourself.". While we waited, others came in & stood, also waiting. I asked if they started a list when there were people waiting, so they did. We were a group of 5, & while we waited for our 5th chair, a 6-person table opened up, so we moved. The table was finally cleaned, & we ordered. We felt like an afterthought the whole time. People who arrived well after us got their food first, we had to ask several times for silverware, & though there were several servers & not so many tables (there were empties), service was not speedy. I ordered a piña colada, & my daughters each ordered virgin coladas (they are clearly well below 21). When the waitress brought the last two, she said she thought they were virgin drinks. She thought?!? We tasted them. One was definitely non-alcoholic; one was not, & I asked her to ask the bartender. It had alcohol. It's hard to forgive this. The food was okay; not terrible, not great. My grouper sandwich was dry, but my kids liked the lobster mac 'n cheese. My husband's fried shrimp & steamed clams were fine; nothing special. We had debated going back to Tony's...& we wish we had. When I clarified that the non-alcoholic drinks were the same price as the alcoholic, the waitress took $10 off the bill because she knew we were unhappy & because we'd waited so long. That was nice, but we still wouldn't go back.
Was in town over the weekend for an event, our group liked this place so much we went 4 times over the three days we were in town. Twice just to drink and twice to drink and eat. The food we ordered was delicious. We all got the BBQ rum pork the first time around which was FANTASTIC. Best pulled pork I've had in a while. We also all sampled the clam chowder. We all got a bowl of it the second time around with our meals. The burger was pretty good and cooked, but the bacon was a little undercooked for my taste. The drinks were good, if a little pricey IMO. Certainly not the cheapest around town but were we did get the best deal for alcohol the service was horrendous. The folks here were nice and handled unexpectedly large crowds well. They eve reopened the bar for us after closing when they discovered we had returned after receiving crappy service at another location on dock street. Overall, I would recommend Steamers to anybody I know headed to Cedar Key as out of all the restaurants we sampled it was our favorite.
The saddest blackened Mahi Mahi ( if it was even Mahi) I have ever seen: thin, dry, and over seasoned. Crab cake was over cooked flavorless. I love Cedar Key, but will not be going back there for food, only drinks.

(352) 543-5142

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