Island Room At Cedar Cove

4.6
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cedar Key is a small, quaint fishing village and artist community that seems as though time has bypassed it and saved it from the commercialism found in Florida today.
We invite you to savor renowned chef Peter Stefani's remarkable cuisine in an elegant setting on the Gulf of Mexico, featuring the freshest local ingredients available. We grow our own fresh herbs, salad greens and farm raised little neck clams.

What the critics say...
Robert Tolf, Restaurant Editor for Florida Trend magazine, "...Enthusiastic chef-proprietor Peter Stefani has created a gastronomic oasis in this one of a kind community..."
David Carlson, Gainesville Sun restaurant critic, "...The Island Room may be the best restaurant on the long stretch between Tampa Bay and Tallahassee..."
What 32 people are saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TracyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The setting, the wine list, the European-style fare including duck and escargot & fabulous French onion soup as well as amazing seafood ...hadn’t been in about 10 years and was so glad it was still there and maintaining its high standards- even during the early pandemic!

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vipJagsFan
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We never miss an opportunity to dine at the Island Room. Although our dinners were not up to the usual high standards we have come to expect, it was still a lovely evening.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very nice dining experience. Impeccable staff and service. Quality dishes for discerning pallets. Unpretentious atmosphere with clean crisp lines. Casual relaxed mood for friends, business and intimate occasions. Peter and Gina are great hosts.

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DeniseF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

None better in CK! Great chef/owner and great wait staff. Ice cold martinis, good reasonable wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, terrific local🍗 ambiance

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FrankH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful! Had Trippltail picatta riht off and it was spectacular!

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LindaH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here with a view of the Gulf. Attentive but not overbearing staff. Good value for the excellent food.

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Whidan
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most outstanding meals we have had in awhile

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this place always lives up to our expectations! We have dined here many times over the years and we always look forward to coming to Cedar Key and the Island Room. I always get the grouper piccata which is always fabulous. The service is great and the view and atmosphere is the best on the island.

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CarmenB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything: food, ambiance, and service!!

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mandyO
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, delightful ambiance, great wait staff.

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Thea
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 7 of us in our party and all of us received our food at the same time...and it was excellent! We all had appetizers, main courses and drinks and there was not a single complaint from anyone!
My dinner clothes were accidentally left at home and although I felt slightly under dressed, not a single staff person seemed to notice!
I would highly recommend the Island Roon at Cedar Cove!

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GlenW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2 person party. Shared an appetizer over a glass of wine and hi quality bourbon for me. Homemade bread brought out early, warm, fresh and tasty. Appetizer was good and enough to share. Two specials offered for dinner although we ordered from menu. Both main dishes were great and the Ms carry some home which was placed in a sealing container by the waitress. Service was four stars and table covered with white cloth, views out on to the water for all the tables and bar available. Nicest place in Cedar Key to eat in my opinion. Restrooms super clean. All good.

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vipJenniferW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! We had the crab cakes and grouper piccata, and they were some of the most delicious entrees we’ve enjoyed in years. We also had the crab bisque and clams for appetizers, and they were delectable! We can’t say enough wonderful words about our time at the Island Room. I hope we can return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attractive tasty food served promptly and hot. Generous portion size, delivered by a professional wait staff.

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KimK
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit to the Island Room. It is a very welcomed addition to the dining scene in Cedar Key. It is a lovely dining room with a quiet upscale ambiance. I had the clams vongole and it was delicious. Service is terrific. Do think they should offer more wine choices by the glass.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a fiasco from the second we walked in. We were virtually ignored for 10 minutes until I went up to the bar to get someone’s attention. When the host finally came over and I told him we had a reservation he told us that he did NOT have a reservation
for us. I told him I had a confirmation email and I could show it to him but he just walked away in a huff and acted like this was our fault and we were somehow the problem. At this point we decided to just leave as all this wasn't adding up to a very positive experience and we hadn’t even sat down yet. We went elsewhere and spent over $200 for a very enjoyable meal. Needless to say we will NOT be going back to the Island Room!

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MikL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always enjoyed our meals & time spent at the Island Room. So glad it's reopened! Wait staff was terrific, Brunch food was excellent. This was first time there for our friends and they also were delighted. We will definitely be back.

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JessicaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our reception here. It is absolutely amazing.❤️😍💯

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Sopper
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and we were treated to a sea view window table. The Martini’s were excellent.
The waitress (and Chef) went out of their way to create a custom Bruschetta appetizer. The house salad was “extra large’, delicious and shareable. The crab bisque excellent. We greatly enjoyed the Seafood Cardinale and a ribeye main courses and finished with the New Orleans Bread Pudding smothered in warm Bourbon sauce.
We can without hesitation, recommend the Ilsand Room for your dining pleasure.

Note: To be fair, another table was celebrating a “joyous” occasion and it was their non-disturbing “cacophony” that prompted our “moderate” noise level rating.

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kimw
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great location on the water. Food was very good, Unfortunately they were very short staffed and it took a long time to get food and drinks. The staff were very good just overworked.

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JOHNS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our appetizer of clams, entrees of shrimp and steak, and deserts of key lime pie and apple crisp. Waitresses were both very friendly and helpful . We had an excellent view of the water from our window seats. Service was a little slow at times because they were quite busy, but we were in no hurry and got to enjoy the fine house cab wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food service & nice atmosphere

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DarcyB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was awesome and very attentive. There is no hostess station so you just kind of walk in and stand there waiting in an open room. The escargot was fantastic!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative menu and very delicious
A very special place

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Eunee
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were at Cedar Key spending a quiet weekend. So ate out three dinners at different restaurants. The Island Room was newly renovated to modern standard. Liked the quiet food carrying cart and the professional service quality. I had a special seared Tuna with rock shrimp dish, my husband had the duck special. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I heard the tuna dish has its own special sauce, and NO Wasabi. But the huge seared tuna was excellent in presentation as well as in taste. My husband's duck was good enough for his crispy preferred taste bud.
This place is a nice welcome gem for the Cedar Key area.

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PamG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience at the Island Room. From the time we arrived for our reservations, we were greeted warmly and sat at an amazing waterfront table.
The service is excellent and the food was excellent as well. Not many places that have escargot on the menu so we were pleased.

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MichaelD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for something a little more upscale on the island than this is the place . Great food and service

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GinaL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about this place. Our anniversary dinner was fantastic from the delicious homemade sour dough rolls to the entree. I had duck confit and my husband had grouper picata. Both meals were beautifully plated and equally delicious! The service was superb! Fine dining at the beach!

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Denise
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I ordered the Venus clams with homemade pasta. Unfortunately I think they were old... My husband accurately described the smell like "dirty wet socks". I couldn't stomach it and ate somewhere else after paying our $95 bill. Husband had the crab cakes which was pretty good. Server and food runner were nice but unfortunately we were not checked on about our meals. 83 West or Steamers were significantly better.

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MaryO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding but the atmosphere was more for casual dining.

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PamelaM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Restaurant just opened after hurricane damage. Everything new. Great view on the water.

FAQs

Island Room At Cedar Cove is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.