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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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations

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  • 329
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  • 155
    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
Unassuming and great

Give me their flash-fried shrimp and a key lime pie for dessert and I'm in heaven. Never had fried shrimp like 12A Buoy's. The place is homey; basically a bar with a dining room that serves fresh, great sea food. On a recent weekend stay in Ft Pierce we are all our meals there. As a matter if fact... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Orlando
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Give me their flash-fried shrimp and a key lime pie for dessert and I'm in heaven. Never had fried shrimp like 12A Buoy's. The place is homey; basically a bar with a dining room that serves fresh, great sea food. On a recent weekend stay in Ft Pierce we are all our meals there. As a matter if fact, we... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Each time we go to 12A Buoy we are pleased. It's worth the 30 minute drive from Vero. The scallops are melt in your mouth good and the Yellowtail Snapper was fantastic! It's a pretty happening place so it's loud, crowded and fun inside! You will always have a wait but get a beverage from the bar and hang around... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We love the quality of the fare here...just so good! The staff is fantastic as well, wish it was a four story building since that would reduce the wait times during peak sitting hours. That is the only thing that would ever hold me back from making the choice to dine here rather than anywhere else. The food simply cannot... More 

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fried Shrimp were some of the best I have had in a long time. Large and cooked perfectly. Husband had the Offshore Pasta which was a good sized portion and very tasty. Had the Bahamian Conch Fritters as an appetizer. I am not a Conch Fritter Aficionado, but we did not like these at all, Very salty and greasy and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is hands down the best food I had during my stay in the area! We all ordered seafood dishes and they did not disappoint. Ample portions, beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. Save room for dessert! Their key lime pie is to die for!

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ROCKLEDGE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

VERY difficult to find, but a fun little spot. The service is outstanding...the beer was great and super good clam chowder, but the rest of the food would have to be called 'average', tho ample portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great food, good service! A 30-40 minute wait on a Thursday night, but worth the wait!!!A bit loud, but interestingly it works. Definitely will visit again!!!

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I don't even know what else to say, other than: today, I was treated to the most amazing Chowda' (chowder for non-north easterners) I have EVER eaten!!! I assume everything else will be equally delicious!!!

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Oswego, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place as reported was hard to locate, but once we found it the first thing I wondered was if it had been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This small bar that was packed with happy visitors. We ordered the shrimp cocktail for starters, for dinner kids has shrimp scampi and alfredo dinners. I had the 10oz. Florida lobster... More 

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Fort Pierce, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

By far the best food in the Fort Pierce Inlet area. Place is small but do not let that make you go elsewhere. The food is incredible. Be sure to try the tuna stack appetizer. Amazing

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Additional Information about 12A Buoy

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

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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