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12A Buoy

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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22 Fisherman's Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 672-4524
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 340
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unexpectedly Amazing!!

We are residents of the Treasure Coast for over 25 years and our visit to 12A Buoy was the absolute best dining experience to date. The service, food, presentation and comfortable atmosphere is without a single complaint, and the pricing for the quality is outstanding! We will be return customers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
ScottKatt
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Stuart
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Stuart
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We are residents of the Treasure Coast for over 25 years and our visit to 12A Buoy was the absolute best dining experience to date. The service, food, presentation and comfortable atmosphere is without a single complaint, and the pricing for the quality is outstanding! We will be return customers again and again!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The lunch menu is ordinary. I had been here for dinner and was very happy with the food. We actually told our friends how great it was. So we went for lunch. Two people said the fish fingers were terrible and would not finish them. I had the fresh catch sandwich and was happy. Lunch was not the same quality... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a great local place, not very big kitchen or dining room, decent outdoor decks. The Lobster Mac & Cheese is awesome, could eat that for your dinner. My wife liked the thai shrimp app as well.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We all ways try to sit out side as it is a bit noisy in side but the service and staff are great no mater were you are seated

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Fort Pierce
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant. We always bring out of town guests here. Crunchy Grouper is my favorite. Also their fried shrimp & oysters are the best in town. This is truly a gem. A local hang out.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went here based upon TripAdvisor reviews. First, let me say that it's not directly on the waterfront as I had read in some prior reviews. It's located in a wharf and it's not uncommon to see local fisherman using the nearby boat ramp for ingress / egress. When we arrived we saw a few folks seated at one of... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Of course we went because of all the good reviews. We were seated fairly quickly at a booth. The place is small and a little noisy. I ordered fried oysters because of reviews. We also had the steamed clams. There were a lot of oysters and the breaking was not overpowering. Very good but almost enough for a meal. The... More 

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Ft.Pierce
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Very fresh seafood - love their fried oysters (enough for an entree), snapper and crunchy grouper sandwich. Not on water but plenty of outdoor seating. However clam chowder although tasty and full of tender clams is way too thick.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went here the first night of our weekend visit in Fort Pierce after reading about it on Tripadvisor. The food was great. We had the lobster/mac as well as scallops and crab stuffed shrimp. The food was so good we decided to go back for the second night of our beach weekend, The second night we had Timmy as our... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

When you drive up to this restaurant / bar it looks like your typical local establishment. But once your food arrives to your table, it rivals a 4 star restaurant. Our party of four ordered Scallops, Sesame Ahi Tuna, MahiMahi and a Red Snapper sandwich with a side salad with grilled shrimp. Everything was delicious, but the scallops were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Fisherman's Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
  • Phone Number: (772) 672-4524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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