It should have been a clue when we walked in at 7:00 on a Friday night, and the place was completely empty, NO CUSTOMERS.. However, the atmosphere was very nice so we decided to give it a try. The waitress came to our table, and took our drink order, and explained that they only had 1 cook, so we should be prepared to wait for our food. But quickly followed that up with, "But it will be worth the wait." The menu is extremely limited,but there were some tasty choices, so onward we go. The first two things my wife ordered, They were out of. Diet restricted, she asked if she could get the shrimp linguini, minus the linguini, simply shrimp on a plate??? The waitress was terribly confused with that, but after some debate, she reluctantly placed the order. I had the Stromboli, Our two friends ordered and we were set. While we waited, Verrrrrrry long wait, refilling our drinks,(charged for every refill), our food arrives. I will take nothing away from my food, The Stromboli, however very small, was good. But, that only lasted until the check arrived.. WOW !!! I could not believe what we were served amounted to that.. So even though a bit disgruntled, I was ready to put this experience behind us and move on. So I offered my Credit card for payment. After several minutes, the waitress returned and asked if I could pay with cash, because the cook was having some issue with her cell phone credit card attachment. This made my experience whole.
I truly believe that the restaurant is only open for four hours a day, and since we were their ONLY customers of the night, we were responsible for their operation cost.
So bottom line, if they actually have what you want, and you want to pay Chef prices for an average at best meal, that the "only waitress" will try to convince you that "the Chef must create to order," and you have lots of time, Bring the bank and have at it.
As for me and my family, I'm sure we will not return.. Too many better choices in Cedar Key...
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