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Island Room At Cedar Cove

4.6
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..."

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Breakfast/Lunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 543-6520

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Stefani

  • Neighborhood

    Cedar Key

  • Cross street

    Old Mill Drive

  • Parking details

    The Island Room is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key, Florida. It is approximately 60 miles S.W. of Gainesville straight out State Road 24 West.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Steamed Sunray Clams$10.00

    with Fresh Dill and Chardonnay

    • Island Room Steamed Clams$8.00

      with Herbs, Garlic & Chardonnay

      • Island Room Steamed Clams$9.00

        with Andouille Sausage & Tomato

        • Baked Oysters Rockefeller$9.00

          • Broiled Garlic Oysters$9.00

            • Smoked Salmon$9.00

              with Capers, Dill, Cream Cheese

              • Baked Brie$9.00

                with Mango Chutney

                • Crab Fingers in Lemon, Garlic, Butter$10.00

                  • Grilled Andouille Sausage$9.00

                    with Creole Mustard

                    Soups and Salads

                    • Crab Bisque$9.00

                      • Soup Du Jour$8.00

                        • House Garden Salad$7.00

                          • Caesar Salad$7.00

                            • Island Room Special Salad$8.00

                              • Spinach Salad$8.00

                                Entrees

                                • Island Room Littleneck Clams Vongoli$14.00

                                  • Sunray Venus Clams Vongoli$16.00

                                    • Crab Cakes$24.00

                                      • Cioppino$18.00

                                        • Grouper Piccata$28.00

                                          • Lobster Ravioli$24.00

                                            • Seafood Provencale$18.00

                                              • Blackened Chicken Aioli over Linguine$14.00

                                                • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi$18.00

                                                  • Chicken Portofino$14.00

                                                    • Duck Confit$18.00

                                                      • 10 oz Ribeye$20.00

                                                        • Veal Forestiere$30.00

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                                                          What 32 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.6
                                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                                          • 4.6Value

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                                                          1. TM

                                                            TracyM

                                                            Richmond

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 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!

                                                          2. JF

                                                            JagsFan

                                                            Jacksonville

                                                            26 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            26 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.

                                                          3. DM

                                                            DavidM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          4. DF

                                                            DeniseF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          5. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service, great food, terrific local🍗 ambiance

                                                          6. FH

                                                            FrankH

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          7. LH

                                                            LindaH

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          8. W

                                                            Whidan

                                                            Orlando

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 5, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Chicago

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            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.

                                                          10. CB

                                                            CarmenB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on June 17, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent everything: food, ambiance, and service!!

                                                          11. O

                                                            mandyO

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 26, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Superb food, delightful ambiance, great wait staff.

                                                          12. T

                                                            Thea

                                                            Tampa

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 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!

                                                          13. GW

                                                            GlenW

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            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.

                                                          14. JW

                                                            JenniferW

                                                            Tampa

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            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!

                                                          15. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          16. KK

                                                            KimK

                                                            Birmingham

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            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.

                                                          17. KB

                                                            KathyB

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 24, 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!

                                                          18. ML

                                                            MikL

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          19. JH

                                                            JessicaH

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 13, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          20. S

                                                            Sopper

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          21. k

                                                            kimw

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            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.

                                                          22. JO

                                                            JOHNS

                                                            Tampa

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          23. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Tampa

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 2, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely amazing food service & nice atmosphere

                                                          24. DB

                                                            DarcyB

                                                            Tampa

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            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!

                                                          25. MM

                                                            MichelleM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very creative menu and very delicious A very special place

                                                          26. E

                                                            Eunee

                                                            Naples

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            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.

                                                          27. PG

                                                            PamG

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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.

                                                          28. MD

                                                            MichaelD

                                                            Jacksonville

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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

                                                          29. GL

                                                            GinaL

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            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!

                                                          30. D

                                                            Denise

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            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.

                                                          31. MO

                                                            MaryO

                                                            Orlando

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 23, 2018

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

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

                                                          32. PM

                                                            PamelaM

                                                            Chicago

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Old Mill Drive

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Cedar Key

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Dinner: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
                                                            Breakfast/Lunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Seafood, Shellfish

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Smart Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            The Island Room is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key, Florida. It is approximately 60 miles S.W. of Gainesville straight out State Road 24 West.

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Peter Stefani

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

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