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12A Buoy

22 Fisherman's Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 672-4524
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Ranked #2 of 160 restaurants in Fort Pierce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Fort Pierce, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were celebrating birthdays a few months ago. The atmosphere outside was great, and the service was wonderful. The food was absolutely fantastic, and the shrimp were huge! Everyone in our group agreed, so we have returned and will continue to do so. I highly recommend 12A Buoy.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Inside seating is limited so if you want AC you must arrive early. Otherwise you can sit at the outside tables.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here last night. There was a wait for an inside table so they asked of we would like to sit outside. We said yes, and she mentioned there would be flies. We said that would be ok, but didn't realize just how bad the flies would be. Everyone loved their food, but as soon as the fresh seafood... More

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For a lunch after you have walked a nature trail and gone to the beach, it is fabulous! We had the mahi fingers and cheese grits, it was absolutely delicious. make sure you try the smoked fish dip with crackers, wow, no words, it was awesome! The place is clean, nice and very cozy, feels like you are family here,... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Easy to miss if your not going there specifically, I grew up on the chesapeake bay and fried seafood was abundant. The seafood id the draw, yet they have other fare and I've yet to have a bad meal (lunch or dinner). Great Chowder

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Jensen Beach, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had shrimp and grits. Great!!! Cocnh chowder. Spicey and good. Seared tuna. Good too. Food was really good!!!!! Worth the drive ...

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My brother, a Ft. pierce local, suggested 12A Buoy and we're glad he did!! The conch fritters were the best I had in the area and the rest of the food was good too!! There was live music playing and our server was really good. The reason I couldn't give it a five star rating was because of the abundance... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Try the crab stuffed shrimp it's amazing. Lobster was also very good. Lobster mac was amazing. The music was a little loud butility over all over very friendly environment. We are planning another trip already with our kids and we will be coming to the buoy.

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California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We loved the 12A Buoy. While on vacation here to purchase a condo, friends brought us to the 12A Buoy. Reservations are recommended as it fills up quickly. We definitely recommend the Conch Chowder! It's the best we have ever had. The portions are good sized and the service was excellent. Once we move to Hutchinson Island permanently, I can... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went here for first time on Saturday night. Read many great reviews prior. Waited about15 mins for table. The food was amazing and the presentation was just as good. We had the smoked fish dip as an appetizer, best ever. I had the crab stuffed shrimp, they were delicious and big. My boyfriend had the pasta gluttiny...again,supern, full of fresh... More

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