Cedar Key Travel Guide

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Cedar Key Highlights

  • Pro
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     Quiet little town 

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     None 

  • In a nutshell
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     Great Weekend Getaway 

Cedar Key Things to Do

  • fishing pier

    pictured is the public fish pier on dock street in downtown cedar key. a nice place to fish or photograph wildlife. entrance to the pier is free.

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  • fishing

    cedar key is known for it's excellent fishing. depending on the time of year you can catch tarpon, snook, sea trout, red fish, grouper, and snapper. check out the two attached websites for fishing info for cedar key.

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  • cedar key arts center

    the cedar key arts center is located on 2nd street in the historic district. the first floor of the arts center is an artist coop with works on sale. the second floor is an exhibition gallery. pictured is an interesting fisherman sculpture next to the gallery.

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  • cedar key historical museum

    the cedar key historical museum is located on D street in downtown cedar key. this interesting museum has indian artifacts, civil war relics, and exhibits on cedar key's pencil and seafood industries.

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  • cedar key state museum

    the cedar key state museum is one of two museums in cedar key. pictured is the st. clair whitman house that was built in the 1920's. inside you can see whitman's shell collection and other cedar key artifacts. there also is a short nature path at the cedar key state museum.

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  • Boat tour

    At the Cedar Key Public Marina, the Island Hopper offers boat rentals and tours of the Keys on pontoon boats. We saw many birds, even though it was very cold out on the water on the Dec day that we went out.

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  • Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; it was established to protect the last 20 miles of the historic Suwannee River and the coastal islands that line the Gulf. The gulf sturgeon, manatee and all other marine creatures benefit from the high water quality. The Suwannee is one of the largest...

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  • Sunrises and Sunsets

    You can experience both on a small island!! This is not the place for a hurried visit. Kayak or canoe through the bird-filled salt marshes and mangrove swamps. Wander about the queit town poking your head into one corner or another. Walk along the beaches and simply slow down.

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  • Pelicans and the Outer Keys

    To experience the environment closer, a kayak is ideal. There are several places to rent a boat, get maps and tide tables or to book a guided tour. There is also the Island Hopper, a small passenger boat that will take ou out to the keys or simply on a tour of the area. The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the 12 outer islands....

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Cedar Key Hotels

Cedar Key Restaurants

  • Great food & view

    Upstairs, so great view of the water. Crab bisque, made with real cream, served in a Huge bowl...superb!!! Steamed clams also very good. Grilled grouper good, but could have used some more seasoning & lemon.

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  • Supposedly famous for clam chowder

    Very small. Servers aren't real attentive to customers coming in if they are busy, so you may have to wait, blocking the door,until you can be seated. Seafood combo was o.k. We thought the price was $3 less until we got the bill. Server wasn't real knowledgeable about the menu. We weren't happy. Didn't go back.

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  • seafood

    frog's landing is located on dock street in downtown cedar key. frog's landing is on the water so try to book a table with a view. a nice place to eat and drink and watch the sunset over the gulf of mexico. good seafood moderately priced.

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  • on the water

    the seabreeze restaurant is located on dock street in downtown cedar key. the seabreeze is on the water so try to book a window table. a nice place to eat and watch the sunset over the gulf of mexico. good seafood moderately priced.

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  • seafood

    tony's is located in an 1880's building on 2nd street in the cedar key historic district. in my opinion tony's is the best restaurant in cedar key. great seafood moderately priced.

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  • Loud, live music at times

    Another one on the second floor with a view of the water from one side of the restaurant. Wait staff needs a lesson in manners. We were told to "sit anywhere" and when picked a table for 4 as far away from the loud music as we could get, waitress came over and informed us they usually "save these larger tables for larger parties." When we asked her...

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  • Fresh seafood!

    Another one on the 2nd floor with a great view of the water. Enclosed porch puts you even closer if you can get a table there. C rab bisque, made with real, fresh crab & cream. So thick you could eat with a fork! Also fried small scallops were extemely well done with a very light batter. Special of the day was an oyster poboy that looked yummy...

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  • Breakfast place

    Another one on the second floor with a great view of the water. Outside dining is available if the weather cooperates. Small, only about 10 tables inside. Only did breakfast, but that was good. From what we observed, locals were getting the french toast and it looked good. Stay away from the biscuits! Mine was about 2" square, 1/2" high, very...

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  • Great clams

    Great atmosphere...2nd floor with great view of water/boats, etc. Great clams (fried strips, chowder and roasted). When very, very busy, service can be slow, but just relax & enjoy the view! Fried clam strips....fresh, local clams with just the bare minimum of breading & done just perfectly. Basket brought to table with lots of containers of...

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Cedar Key Nightlife

  • restaurant and bar

    frog's landing is a restaurant and bar on dock street. they have a "hoppy" hour 4PM to 6PM monday through friday. on weekends they have live entertainment. a fun place to eat and drink in cedar key. casual.

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  • "key west" bar

    coconuts is a key west style bar located on dock street in downtown cedar key. they have a nice deck were you can have a drink and watch the sunset. casual.

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  • historic bar

    the bar at the island hotel is an interesting place to visit in cedar key. the island hotel was built in 1859 and is listed on the national register of historic places. casual.

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Cedar Key Transportation

  • gulf kart rentals

    Great way to get around. Reasonable prices. Have your cash ready. One thing I don't like is I gave these people my business three times on my two trips to Cedar Key, and I got a lot of extraneous commentary every single time. The man who works there acts like a Bill O'Reilly type, rough and gruff and mocking and condescending to me. I just want to...

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  • gulf kart rentals

    a great way to get around cedar key is by "gulf" kart. you can park your car at the cedar key market and leisurely explore cedar key by golf kart. gulf kart rental is located at the end of SR24 at the cedar key market downtown.

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  • Cedar Key Hotels

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Cedar Key Off The Beaten Path

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    Pelicans

    by kyoub Written Jan 26, 2005

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    This has to be the very best place to look for a fish. At least the pelicans seem to think so.
    They sit out on this fishing shack all day long.
    When it is dinnertime they dive down and get a fish.

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