Did You Know?
You are floating on 600,000 pounds of concrete!
The concrete pods encase an inner core of Styrofoam.
The entire restaurant weighs 1.2 million pounds.
2017 – Updated paved entry was added to the parking lot. With the expansion and construction of the Hagadone Marine Mega Center on Blackwell Island, Cedars received this much welcomed road improvement.
2016 – An expanded dock system was added to accommodate additional boat up dining Guests. This makes Cedars a true drive-up or boat-up dining venue.
2015 – This spring the restaurant 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. Additional parking spots were also added to the lot this year, as well as launching an even bigger and better 18-foot salad bar.
2004 – Hagadone Hospitality purchased The Cedars Floating Restaurant as well as the development plan for Blackwell Island. A new, updated walk-way bridge was added to improve Guest safety and comfort on the walk from the parking lot to the floating restaurant.