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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 - 9:00 pm
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 12
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  • 7
    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
Most recent review
A fun place for drinks at the Top of the Keys

Easy to find by car....hard to find by boat...it is worth the trip either way for a stop at the Buzzard's Roost. We stopped only for drinks, and found the prices low, the drinks cold, and the service friendly and professional. Situated on the end of a short canal oceanside, there is plenty to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Mrchanute
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Chanute, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chanute, Kansas
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Easy to find by car....hard to find by boat...it is worth the trip either way for a stop at the Buzzard's Roost. We stopped only for drinks, and found the prices low, the drinks cold, and the service friendly and professional. Situated on the end of a short canal oceanside, there is plenty to watch while enjoying your favorite drink.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere sitting by the marina. Snapper ceviche was pretty tasty and the blackened fish tacos were some the best I've had in a while. I'd recommend it as a lunch stop if you are in Key Largo or traveling through the Keys

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Havertown
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A very nice laid back atmosphere. Good drinks, good food, great service. A real gem off the beaten path.

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

It is always nice to see a review that makes us smile. We are so glad you stopped in and enjoyed your time visiting our restaurant. We work hard at pleasing and trying to give everyone the best experience possible. Our staff is awesome, they love what they do and the work environment isn't bad either. Not a bad place... More 

Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

six of us stopped for lunch at buzzards on Feb 24th. Our waiter was tremendous. Helpful, friendly and made excellent recommendations. The hogfish was outstanding. Wish we would have saved room for the coconut cake.

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

Thank you for stopping and trying us. We realize you can go anywhere you like and it makes us feel very special when you choose our place. Also, thank you for the great review. We appreciate you letingt us all know we are doing our job and doing it well. We want everyone that comes in to dine with us... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The rest of the dinner was excellent. If only we'd skipped dessert. Pre-made crust on the Key Lime Pie was thin and soggy. Would eat here again, however.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us, we appreciate your business and feed back. Interesting about your experience with our Key Lime pie because we do make it in house, including the crust. It is the traditional, authentic pie but I know you can get many different great versions through out the Keys. I will certainly check on the crust... More 

Saint John, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On our way to Key West my husband and I stopped here. Fun place, good food, if I had a complaint it would be slow service but our waitress kept apologizing for the weight. Great place to kick back and relax before the drive!

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

We are so glad you had a great experience when you came to visit. Sitting out by the water and looking at the ocean really gives us all a sense of appreciation that we have arrived at such a beautiful place. The Keys are a very interesting place and the water is wonderful. Glad you enjoyed going down to Key... More 

Key Largo, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's water view is at the end of a canal, the service was very slow and the live music limited. Not worth the price compared to others in the area.

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

Kari, it looks like you live in Key Largo. With that said, not sure if this was your first time visiting but surprised you haven't found us. As you would know, the canal we are on is really neat and a wonderful feel for the real Keys. The fact that we are on the water and you can see the... More 

Guilford, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Buzzard's Roost is known for "Hook to Cook" service where by you bring your freshly caught fish and the chef prepares it for individual plates or family style with choices of sides, salads, etc. So when my friend and I caught a whole "batch" of Hog Fish (don't turn up your nose until you have eaten Hog Fish!!) it was... More 

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

Thank you for coming in to dine with us. We are very sorry your service was not what was expected and it is very rare that we do not have enough staff to take care of our customers. That being said, we had a day that 2 of our servers called out last minute due to an illness and one... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I ate here recently and was severely disappointed. I ordered the seafood platter (almost $40!), and every single thing on the plate was cooked within a minute of complete desiccation. Even the myriad sauces that came with it (cocktail, tartar sauce, butter, sour cream (for the potato), and one more that I can't remember) couldn't save it. The atmosphere was... More 

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

We appreciate you dinning with us and very sorry you had a less than wonderful experience. I am not sure what you ordered, but we do not have anything on our menu for $40.00. Our seafood sampler is $27.00 and most people think it is a bargain. If your order wasn't cooked to perfection, telling your server is the best... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped here on our way down to Key West for lunch. Very nice atmosphere. Server was very polite and helpful. We ordered fish sandwiches, ribs (which were surprisingly good) and hogfish at server's recommendation. Fried fish, snapper sandwich and grilled fish were all fantastic. Jerk seasoning on sandwich was one of the best I've had and not too spicy. Homemade... More 

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

Hi Chad and thank you for coming in to see us. We are very happy you had a good time and enjoyed our restaurant. Those corn fritters definitely get a 10, everyone loves them including myself. I am sorry your service wasn't up to our standards and was a little slow, but we had 2 people out sick. I think... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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