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12A Buoy

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

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  • 33
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  • 16
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  • 12
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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
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I try to visit 12A Buoy whenever we fish out of Fort Pierce. Be sure to get the lobster mac n' cheese and the

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I try to visit 12A Buoy whenever we fish out of Fort Pierce. Be sure to get the lobster mac n' cheese and the

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Stuart, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While service was slow, the food was worth the wait. Apps were large portions, easy to share and tasty too😛. Hard to find...just look for the boat launch area and get there early...place filled up during weekends.

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mims
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant looks a little rough but do not let that fool you. The food was great. They had a couple guys outside singing, that was nice. On hotter days, the outside may be a little much but inside was comfortable. They only have beer and wine, so if you want something stronger, you will need to go elsewhere. The... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great little restaurant. Be sure to get there early as it is very small and indoor seating is limited. There is quite a bit of outdoor seating if it's not too hot. Seafood here is fresh and there is a good amount of choices on the menu. I love the shrimp and grits appetizer and the peel... More 

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Tropicalfire
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch on our way from South Hutchinson Island to North Hutchinson Island. We arrived about 2pm on a Sunday afternoon (on a Holiday Weekend) and, though busy, we had no wait for a table indoors. There are nice outside tables as well but it was about 90 degrease that day. I had a crispy fried fish sandwich... More 

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CT
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The dinner that I had, Thai chive rock shrimp, for $11 was an excellent choice - delicious. Our waitress was excellent and friendly. The bartender was also excellent and the house wine for $5 was very good. My dinner companion also had excellent Ahi tuna. We asked early for the key line pie but they were out. We could not... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My fave here had to be the fried Snapper dinner that was a pleasant surprise upon arriving at the table butterflied and stacked in a beautiful display. A bit pricey but took a piece home and not for the lack of trying. Enjoy.Not a fancy place but fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Whenever we get to south Florida, we schedule at least one meal at 12A Buoy (and usually go back for more). Their great preparation of fresh seafood and the laid-back old-Florida atmosphere are the key ingredients to a wonderful experience that should not be missed.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food is considtently excellent...tho I am hesitant to give away our local "hidden secret" as lines will only get longer!

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Ft. Pierce, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The food is ALWAYS delicious at 12A Buoy. Try the lobster mac and cheese. It will make your head spin around!

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?