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The Buzzard's Roost

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21 Garden Cove Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037
305 453 3746
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 259
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Off The Main Path, But Worth The Visit

We had dinner at this restaurant our last evening in the Keys. It is a casual, open air restaurant with a very varied menu, including steaks and local seafood. Try to avoid the seafood restaurants on Highway 1 and instead go down the side road to the Buzzard 's Roost. The portions are plentiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
DLtavels
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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469 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Really went here wIth fairly high expectations and wanting to move their ranking up on Tripadvisor. Must say first off how super our server was explaining items on the menu. Secondly, I don't mind paying higher prices for tourist places, but I get really ticked when quantity is substituted for quality. The special, hogfish with scallops and shrimp with green... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant our last evening in the Keys. It is a casual, open air restaurant with a very varied menu, including steaks and local seafood. Try to avoid the seafood restaurants on Highway 1 and instead go down the side road to the Buzzard 's Roost. The portions are plentiful and the homemade desserts are worth... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

They did it again great food great service and a spectacular view a definite stop when you are here. Buffy was awesome wonderful service.

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We work hard to be consistent and always keep it as you remember. Buffie is one of our favorite, she always has a smile and is happy to make suggestions about our menu. We are happy you came in to dine with us and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Naples, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is consistently good with a great outdoor setting. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of overseas highway.

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for spending some time with us and we hope to see you again soon. We really appreciate your stopping in. More 

Decatur, Georgia, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on the recommendation of a local. Sat outside by the water and watched a few boats come and go. Helpful waitstaff. Conch fritters were unremarkable. I had the shrimp wrap special. Very good, with lots of shrimp. I will definitely stop here again if I'm in the area.

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

So happy to hear you would visit us again and we would love to see you when you are back in the Keys. Being on the water is a plus and our outside dining is a neat place to watch all the action in the Marina. Thank you for coming by and we will welcome you back anytime. More 

Hudson
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Good service, tasty food! I ordered a crispy mahi wrap sandwich with coleslaw & my husband got grilled mahi with fries & hush puppies .

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in to see us, we appreciate you and your business. The Mahi wrap is always a good choice. We appreciate you and your business and it is always nice to get a friendly review. See you again... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Quaint little restaurant with great food and excellent service. My husband and I had the fish tacos. Delicious and fresh! For dessert we had the coconut cake and it was very good! So good that we went back another night for just dessert and margaritas! And again excellent service!

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

We are glad you came back also. We know we are doing it right when someone visits and comes back around again. Hope you had a good time in the Keys and you can come back to visit again soon. We really appreciate you reviewing us and thank you for your business. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Came down for my 3 year anniversary with my lady and it was a great atmosphere with a nice view and food that tasted even better. Amazing appetizers, delicious mahi sandwich and one of the best desserts I've ever tried called the Coconut Cake. Definitely will be returning and will recommend to anyone!!!

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

You are the best to choose us to celebrate your special day. So happy you enjoyed your time with us and you were one of the lucky ones that were able to try our famous Coconut Cake. It is so popular, we sometimes run out sooner than we plan. We think our food is great but when our customers give... More 

Chicago
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We decided to try a few new places when visiting Key Largo this spring. Buzzard's Roost was first on our list. Thanks to our waitress' recommendation, I tried the Lobster Reuben. It was wonderful. Our service from Brooke was excellent. Overall this restaurant was worth trying to find.

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for trying us and saying you will be back, that means so much. Its people like you that let us know we are doing it right. We will continue to do everything we can to make our customers happy because it is important to us and our staff love what they do. We are so happy you decided... More 

Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The view of the waterfront is amazing, you need to sit on the other side of the island for the sunset but this place was still really cool. The food was outstanding and the service for the outdoor seating was great. I had the buzzards seafood pasta and the scallops were perhaps the best I have ever had.

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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you and your business. We bring in some of the best scallops and they are superior to all others, a good choice. We don't have the sunset and there are nice restaurants that do, but you should see the moon, especially when there is a full moon, just beautiful. So glad you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Garden Cove Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: 305 453 3746

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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