Guidebook for Cedar Key

Julie

Guidebook for Cedar Key

Food Scene
What a GREAT place to enjoy a specialty coffee, a unique breakfast treat and watch the town come to life! The owners are a delight and you'll get a kick out of the music selection - all played on an antique phonograph!
1842 Daily Grind & Mercantile
598 2nd St
What a GREAT place to enjoy a specialty coffee, a unique breakfast treat and watch the town come to life! The owners are a delight and you'll get a kick out of the music selection - all played on an antique phonograph!
Who can resist an AMAZING burger!?! Talk about options and unique and scrumptious choices! We've loved this restaurant for years. It's family owned and operated and it's not just about burgers! Everything on the menu is just simply awesome. And they have a nice selection of local and craft beers! Oh....and talk about a VIEW! It's right on the water so you can't help but feel the stress melt away as you enjoy your favorite food or beverage!
Away From The World Burger and Beer Bar
360 Dock St
Who can resist an AMAZING burger!?! Talk about options and unique and scrumptious choices! We've loved this restaurant for years. It's family owned and operated and it's not just about burgers! Everything on the menu is just simply awesome. And they have a nice selection of local and craft beers! Oh....and talk about a VIEW! It's right on the water so you can't help but feel the stress melt away as you enjoy your favorite food or beverage!
The Island Hotel is a historic masterpiece. If only the walls could talk......once a military hospital, once a general store, once a brothel.....it's reportedly haunted (by mainly friendly spirits) and you can just "feel" the history in the building. We love both the upscale restaurant for fine dining as well as the bar. The bar is truly unique (and tiny!) be sure to get there before 5pm if you want one of the 8 seats available! The very best thing to eat there is the low country grits. Think creamy polenta cake topped with sherry laden bacon and shrimp gravy. Holy Cholesterol!
7
locals recommend
Island Hotel & Restaurant
373 2nd St
7
locals recommend
The Island Hotel is a historic masterpiece. If only the walls could talk......once a military hospital, once a general store, once a brothel.....it's reportedly haunted (by mainly friendly spirits) and you can just "feel" the history in the building. We love both the upscale restaurant for fine dining as well as the bar. The bar is truly unique (and tiny!) be sure to get there before 5pm if you want one of the 8 seats available! The very best thing to eat there is the low country grits. Think creamy polenta cake topped with sherry laden bacon and shrimp gravy. Holy Cholesterol!
Great place for seafood and steaks with an unbeatable view!
Duncan's On The Gulf
490 Dock St
Great place for seafood and steaks with an unbeatable view!
Upscale fine dining that has recently been totally renovated after they were wiped out in 2016 by Hurricane Hermine. The food is spectacular as are the views! Make a reservation - and be sure to get a table by the window!
Island Room At Cedar Cove
192 2nd St
Upscale fine dining that has recently been totally renovated after they were wiped out in 2016 by Hurricane Hermine. The food is spectacular as are the views! Make a reservation - and be sure to get a table by the window!
Drinks & Nightlife
Located on the marina side of dock street, Big Deck has nice cold beer and usually has live acoustic music most weekends and evenings. They have really great wings and the quesadilla is amazing also!
6
locals recommend
Big Deck Raw Bar
331 Dock St
6
locals recommend
Located on the marina side of dock street, Big Deck has nice cold beer and usually has live acoustic music most weekends and evenings. They have really great wings and the quesadilla is amazing also!
How does one describe Bonish Studios? Think vintage collector meets photographer meets supreme mixologist. And VOILA! You have Bonish Studios. An eclectic favorite local hang out, you'll always find neat and unique treasures sure to provoke conversation or memories while you can enjoy an exceptional beverage (Try the Atsena Otie Sling!) and peruse some amazing photos of local wildlife shot by Pat and Cindi Bonish - the owners. It's truly one of our favorite spots and you never know what the night will bring at Bonish!
Bonish Studio
582 2nd St
How does one describe Bonish Studios? Think vintage collector meets photographer meets supreme mixologist. And VOILA! You have Bonish Studios. An eclectic favorite local hang out, you'll always find neat and unique treasures sure to provoke conversation or memories while you can enjoy an exceptional beverage (Try the Atsena Otie Sling!) and peruse some amazing photos of local wildlife shot by Pat and Cindi Bonish - the owners. It's truly one of our favorite spots and you never know what the night will bring at Bonish!
UNBEATABLE SUNSETS! And a really neat bar made by hand and laden with treasures found on Cedar Key over the years. I recommend the wine slushies!
Low-Key Hideaway
12050 FL-24
UNBEATABLE SUNSETS! And a really neat bar made by hand and laden with treasures found on Cedar Key over the years. I recommend the wine slushies!
Parks & Nature
This cemetery is filled with history and has an incredible boardwalk that takes you out and over the marsh. It's a wonderful place to walk, hike, bike and just enjoy the nature and beauty surrounding you!
Cemetery Point Boardwalk
16050 E Point Rd
This cemetery is filled with history and has an incredible boardwalk that takes you out and over the marsh. It's a wonderful place to walk, hike, bike and just enjoy the nature and beauty surrounding you!
Directly across the street from our unit - the park is a great place to go for a jog, enjoy the beach, use the swing sets or covered shelters for BBQs (there are charcoal grills at several areas), etc!
City Park
188 2nd St
Directly across the street from our unit - the park is a great place to go for a jog, enjoy the beach, use the swing sets or covered shelters for BBQs (there are charcoal grills at several areas), etc!
Sightseeing
Great not only for fishing but WATCHING people pull up HUGE black drum! If you love to fish, drop in a line and get ready for some action!
Cedar Key Fishing Pier
Great not only for fishing but WATCHING people pull up HUGE black drum! If you love to fish, drop in a line and get ready for some action!
Once an international airport - Cedar Key's little airstrip is a great place to explore on the golf cart! You can usually catch a private plane coming or going - and if you're brave there are tours by air available there!
Southwest Airport Road
Once an international airport - Cedar Key's little airstrip is a great place to explore on the golf cart! You can usually catch a private plane coming or going - and if you're brave there are tours by air available there!
A wonderful way to see Cedar Key is from the water!
Kayak Cedar Keys
6027 A St
A wonderful way to see Cedar Key is from the water!
Arts & Culture
Filled with history of Cedar Key - the museum is easy to get to on the golf cart and will give you a perspective of just how unique the island is!
Cedar Key Museum State Park
12231 SW 166th Ct
Filled with history of Cedar Key - the museum is easy to get to on the golf cart and will give you a perspective of just how unique the island is!
Filled with local artist's treasures, Cedar Keyhole is an excellent place to pick up souvenirs unique to the island while supporting local artists!
Cedar Key Arts Center
457 2nd St
Filled with local artist's treasures, Cedar Keyhole is an excellent place to pick up souvenirs unique to the island while supporting local artists!
Everything Else
A plethora of information about Cedar Key!
Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce
450 2nd St
A plethora of information about Cedar Key!
Shopping
Just about the only place to buy groceries on the Island - but they a surprisingly great selection of meats, cheeses, wine and more!
Market At Cedar Key
7031 D St
Just about the only place to buy groceries on the Island - but they a surprisingly great selection of meats, cheeses, wine and more!
Great place to find cute clothes and Cedar Key Souvenirs!
Dilly Dilly Gally
390 Dock St
Great place to find cute clothes and Cedar Key Souvenirs!
You may want to hit Dollar General on your way into town for your groceries and essentials!
Dollar General
7090 FL-24
You may want to hit Dollar General on your way into town for your groceries and essentials!