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Address: 12170 State Road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5703
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+1 352-543-5980

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Excellent Clams!

We purchased 100 clams from Southern Cross. The price was excellent and they tasted amazing! I highly recommend stopping into their retail store while in Cedar Key!

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Bristow, Virginia
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Bristow, Virginia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We purchased 100 clams from Southern Cross. The price was excellent and they tasted amazing! I highly recommend stopping into their retail store while in Cedar Key!

Thank jawjgw
Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We traveled to Cedar Key, FL to take in the sights. We got sidetracked by a line of people waiting to get into Southern Cross Clam Hatchery and decided to check out what was going on. The tour guide was excellent - he answered everyone's questions regarding the clams from fertilizing to harvesting. Did you know that in the state... More 

Thank jmsmeljoe
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We took a tour of the Southern Cross Sea Farm and enjoyed it so much! It was educational to learn how sustainable aqua-farming is! We got to see from start to finish how they fertilize, raise, and take the 'clam-seed' out into the bay to live until they are large enough (in 2 years) to harvest. What an amazing process.... More 

Thank Linda R
Cookeville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Tours are given on Friday at 1. Covered the whole process of clam farming. Fascinating. I doubt children would like it but great for adults.

Thank linseyCo
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are in Cedar Key don't miss the free tour of the Southern Cross Sea Farms. It was very informative, interesting and well worth the time spent. Our guide was friendly and gave an in depth explanation of how the clam farming operation works. Would highly recommend!

Thank DenPow
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We always stop at Southern Cross on the way out of Cedar Key to fill our coolers with Fresh Clams. Always good prices, very good seafood and they will provide ice to pack it up with.

Thank pcfl258
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have bought seafood here many times and have no complaints what so ever. Friendly folks. They have great clams and other types of seafood to purchase.

Thank Craig M
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were having an oyster roast and drove over to try the Cedar Key oysters. We bought 3 bags of 50 at $17 a bag and a small bag of clams. I wasn't sure how to prepare the clams, but the friendly fellow helping us told us to throw them on the grill with the oysters. The oysters were a... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped there the last weekend of October , they were not impacted by the recent storm Hermaine and were up and operational.. Bought 3 bags of large clams, great service... Would love to do their free tour the next time I visit since they really have the clam farming down to a routine..Very cool the way they farm the clams... More 

Thank Roland H
Crystal River, Florida
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254 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Drove an hour from Crystal River and were looking forward to buying a couple of bags of clams. Although their web site shows they are open on Saturday, they were closed. We stopped before lunch and after lunch. Very disappointing.

1 Thank Bigal1217

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