We’ve dined at and reviewed many restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Cedar Key, Florida one of our favorite Florida Gulf Coast towns. We still have some to try on our future visits.
Below we list and provide photos of a number of the places to eat drawn from the visiting the Ceder Key Chamber website and from our experience walking around town. If the restaurant or pub has a website, we’ll add the link.
We also provide links to the our reviews of the Best places to eat in Cedar Key (lower down the page).
Top 10 Best Restaurants in Cedar Key Florida
2nd Street Cafe – Website
Cedar Key’s newest breakfast and lunch restaurant. Located downtown on 2nd Street next door to the Cedar Key Welcome Center.
83 West – Website
Located on Dock Street. 38 West offers two dining areas. Downstairs is the casual pub, featuring sandwiches, 16 beers on tap, and panoramic gulf views. experiences to accommodate all guests. Upstairs is a “more refined” full service dining with a full bar featuring separate lunch and dinner menus, as well as a raw bar.
Big Deck Raw Bar-N-Grill
Casual and inexpensive dining on Dock Street overlooking the harbor. Friendly, fast service. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Duncan’s On the Gulf
Under new ownership and a name change, slightly more upscale dining than its neighbors, but still affordable. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Island Hotel & Restaurant – Website
Located on the main downtown street (2nd street), it located in one of Cedar Keys oldest, most historic buildings (1859). You can dine in their “casually elegant” dining room or on the screened porch.
Tony’s Seafood Restaurant
Probably the most popular seafood restaurant in Cedar Key. Can be crowded at times but the food, especially their world class clam chowder is worth the wait. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
1842 Daily Grind and Mercantile
Popular coffee shop and breakfast/lunch location, across the street from Tony’s Seafood Cafe. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Steamers Clam Bar & Pub
Vying with Tony’s as the most popular place to eat in Cedar Key, they offer great views, good service, and decent food and drink. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Located along the main highway leading into (or out of) town, Annie’s is a popular breakfast and lunch spot for both locals and tourists. It doubles as a mini-garden center and artist and artisan gallery with works both inside and out. A fun place to visit with friendly staff. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Away from the World Burger Bar
On dock street with one of the best views of the water, ATFW boasts its burgers and beer, but also offers a wider menu that includes seafood, salads, and tropical cocktails. See the link to our review and photos lower down this page.
Top Ten Cedar Key Places to Eat . . . and one more
Robinson’s Seafood Market
Actually located out-of-town between the burgs of Sumner and Rosewood, it offers probably the best fresh seafood for your money. Owned & Operated by a 4th generation local fishermen.
Reviews of Best Restaurants & Pubs in Cedar Key, Florida
- Restaurant Review: Away from the World Burger Bar
- Restaurant Review: Steamer’s Clam Bar & Grill
- Restaurant Review: Duncan’s on the Gulf
- Restaurant Review: Big Deck Bar & Grill
- Restaurant Review: Tony’s Seafood Restaurant
- Restaurant Review: Annie’s Cafe
- Restaurant Review: 1842 Daily Grind Cafe
More Cedar Keys Links on Things to See and Do
- Visiting Cedar Keys: Gem of the Hidden Gulf Coast
- Top Things to Do in Cedar Key Florida
- Hiking and Nature Trails in and near Cedar Key
What are your favorite Cedar Key restaurants, pubs, or cafes? Let me know in the comments below.
Your Travel Guide: Ross Reinhold