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Big Deck Raw Bar

331 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5167
+1 352-543-9992
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (35 reviews)
“grouper fingers” (20 reviews)
“muffaletta” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
331 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5167
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Reviewed yesterday

We ordered fried grouper sandwiches for each of us, but probably one would have sufficed. Each sandwich contained a large portion of grouper that was tasty, not oily, perfectly cooked and delicious.

Thank drdavegoodman
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've caught and eaten 100's and what I ordered wasn't one of them. Had the taste and texture of fresh water fish. Wasn't bad! But not what they are trying to pass off...Possibly swai. Don't get the "grouper." Used to eat here every trip to...More

Thank Mullethead18
Darlene S, Owner at Big Deck Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mullethead, we are very sorry you did not care for the grouper. It is highly illegal to pass off fish as something it isn’t. We must keep records of everything we buy, as a matter of fact grouper is the only fish we serve....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I each had the oyster basket and it was excellent. The mixed drink I had was a little lacking in vodka, but, I had two so it made up for it.

Thank pjalexxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of deep fat fried choices. It's a nice setting right on the water. I had the crab cakes and my husband had a burger. He said his was good. My crab cake was average - I've eaten better. This is a casual place with...More

Thank Mel2013_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Tasty lunch of Fish N Chips and Cold Beer! Food was Good and Fresh, Service was Quick and Friendly!!

Thank rhoads4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a variety of food between the 4 of us. Speaking for myself... the Burger that I ordered was huge and delicious. With good portions of sides, I definitely enjoyed the Big Deck experience. Their menu was excellent and should fill the desires of...More

Thank Richard W
Darlene S, Owner at Big Deck Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a nice review. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great casual place. Had crab cake dinner and enjoyed the band playing that evening. Friendly atmosphere and our waitress was fun and helpful. Reasonable prices too.

Thank bbeevaldosta
Darlene S, Owner at Big Deck Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your business and taking the time to write a very nice review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I won't comment on everyone else's meals, let them write their own reviews. I had the blackened grouper, which actually tasted more like Swai. Swai is a much cheaper fish so I wouldn't be surprised if they did a switch. And I asked for Blackened...More

Thank HappyFloridians
Darlene S, Owner at Big Deck Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was in fact Grouper. It's the only fish we serve and it is illegal to make a switch. Very sorry you didn't enjoy your meal.

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is our second time to visit Cedar Key and both times we made sure that we ate at Big Deck. First of all, and very important to my wife and me... we can sit with our dog and have lunch on the deck. Second,...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Cozy bar accommodated our need to watch the Purdue/MSU Bball game while vacationing. The staff was so fun too. They really know how to make patrons feel like family, including our Golden Retriever Sparty!! Grouper fritters were delicious, but the tiny fries must have been...More

Thank Chris C
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13 February 2018|
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Response from FarawayInnCedarKey | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Big Deck is pet friendly as long as your pet is well behaved and on a leash. Keep in mind that there are cats on Dock Street so please keep your pet leashed for everyone's safety.
Ed S
30 July 2017|
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Response from Marsha S | Reviewed this property |
9 December 2015|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Not really it's tight quarters but you can get your wheel stair though the door or they have outside dining also. this is place is like a open air eatery. Great food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5167
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-9992
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