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UPDATE | The Cedars Floating Restaurant

Lakeside dining is now a year-round proposition

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Cedars recently expanded its desk to bring more tables out to the water's edge.
  • Cedars recently expanded its desk to bring more tables out to the water's edge.

Just in time for the summer tourist season, the Lake City's most authentic lakeside dining experience — because it's literally floating on the water — has debuted an entirely new outdoor deck to allow for year-round, open-air dining. The year-round element comes into play with heating options and enclosures to protect diners from the weather during the cooler months.

"We're very thrilled," says restaurant manager Lynette Baskins. "It's the perfect place for celebrations of all kinds."

To celebrate the 50-year-old waterfront restaurant's new feature, the Cedars is hosting a 3 pm daily happy hour through all of July and August. Besides the new deck, the restaurant also has spruced up its popular salad bar, upping the number of toppings and ingredients to 40 items.

Because these changes are bound to bring diners both new and faithful into the establishment, the Cedars also added more parking spots in its lot. The restaurant begins serving dinner daily at 4 pm.