Monday, November 28, 2011

Beautiful Cedar Key, FL

Dusk at Cedar Key
Although it's only 8 miles into the town from Cedar Key RV Resort, it's not safely bikeable. Rats! Or Sparky would be biking into town every day for a cup of Tony's World Champion Clam Chowder! He's won these past three years in a row at the Knorr Great Chowder Cook-Off. Tony's Seafood Restaurant, in Cedar Key, is only a 54 seat restaurant, but he's world famous for the chowder. He's got the recipe down pat. Best clam chowder I ever tasted! If you like it, you can order it online and have it shipped anywhere! (I know Sparky is considering it, says E., but minimum order for shipping is HALF A GALLON, and we ain't got no stinkin' room! Even if we do have a residential fridge!) Eldo's not a chowdah hound, or we'd be gettin' some, for sure! After the chowdah and a nice salad, we walked the streets as dusk came...watching a fisherman throw scraps to the pelicans who fought over them.....

The main street of this little town, billed as "Florida's #1 Rural Small Town" as I said before, is filled with niche restaurants and little shops and a couple of galleries and "artsy fartsy" places...maybe these photos can give you a little glimpse of this sleepy little town that appears to have a hoppin' waterfront section with live entertainment, and all the different kinds of seafood you might possibly have a craving for....

There are TWO national wildlife refuges here, and we just didn't have enough time to check them time for sure! Here's a mosaic in the center of the town....
This little town is a hidden gem, kind of like "old Florida", before all the developers came and put up the high rise condos and all the trappings that come with overdevelopment...You won't find that here in Cedar Key!

Dusk at the dock....We'll definitely be back.......


  1. Looks like you're enjoying the "keys".

  2. Well now I have to go back. I didn't know anything about the famous clam chowder and I actually went to the visitor's center and talked to them. You think they'd have mentioned it wouldn't you.

    BUT I did get to the NWR's there and did a lot of paddling. FUN!!

    Next time I go, I'd like to try to stay at The Low Key Hideaway. They only have 5 sites on a canal but it's $700 a month or $30 a night if you stay a week. That's HIGH on my budget but I've heard great things about the place.

  3. Great pictures, looks just like I remember it :)