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12A Buoy

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22 Fisherman's Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 672-4524
Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Went to go see what the big fuss was about!!

First impression of the place was that it had to be excellent. Had a 25-30 minute wait which was no problem it was full of people. We were seated outside 6:10pm. Normal service up to that point took our drink and appetizer order. I got their famous lobster mac and cheese which was to die for... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Shantelle H
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Pierce, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

First impression of the place was that it had to be excellent. Had a 25-30 minute wait which was no problem it was full of people. We were seated outside 6:10pm. Normal service up to that point took our drink and appetizer order. I got their famous lobster mac and cheese which was to die for!!!! (Wish it had just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We come to Ft. Pierce every yr and love 12A. The Miami Vice is incredible as is the lobster mac. The wait can be a bit long on the weekends but that is to be expected.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

great little place tucked away along side the boat ramp awesome fresh fish dinners and always the best oysters on 1/2 shell in the area....try the Miami Vice and the Lobster mac......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food at the 12A Buoy is excellent but I couldn't give it 5 stars only because they have a very limited menu. We've been there four or five times and everything has always been good. I love the outdoor seating. Inside is extremely loud, so I prefer to sit outside when I can.

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Scotia, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were pleased to find an appetizer plate of fried oysters - plentiful and very tasty! The shrimp scampi was yummy. Steak special, not so much. Plates decorated with lovely mini orchids. Although this restaurant could use some updating, it is SRO most days. Be prepared to wait. And.... we did wait for quite some time at the bar to... More 

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Colorado
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've previously reviewed a dinner we had here and only gave it an "average" rating. Friends who live in Ft. Pierce were apoplectic and insisted we return with them for lunch. We did, and, indeed, had a much, much better experience (thus a higher rating). Again, the place was packed and extremely noisy. This is not your place for discussion... More 

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Delran, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. We were there on a Saturday night and sat outside. Music was a nice touch

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Top Contributor
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What nice place to eat. I had the Thi rock shrimp. Over the top good. Sitting on the deck with beer and shrimp don't get any better then this. I guess if you can find where the locals eat you got it made. So stop on in.

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of my wife and my favorite restaurants located on the Indian River. You will not be impressed by outward appearance of this restaurant, but wait until you sit down to dine on some of the amazing seafood dishes offered here. I love unique recipes, and the "Miami Vice " chowder is one of my favorites here. It has generous... More 

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New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Met a friend for lunch and we both had the local catch which wad Mahi. I had mine grilled with a fresh fruit salad on the side and a garden salad. Was only $10 which I think was pretty good. They had a good selection of reasonably priced lunch items and appys. For beverage I had fresh brewed unsweetened ice... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?