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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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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 17
    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
Hidden Gem

We had a wonderful lunch here as our first stop in the Keys on our way to Key West. It was a little bit of a challenge to find although they do have a sign out on Hwy 1. Kathy Lee Grifford mentioned it on the Today Show so I thought it might be fun to stop in. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LolaK
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch here as our first stop in the Keys on our way to Key West. It was a little bit of a challenge to find although they do have a sign out on Hwy 1. Kathy Lee Grifford mentioned it on the Today Show so I thought it might be fun to stop in. We were... More 

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Thank LolaK
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a regular stop for us on our way back from Miami. Nice atmosphere and great service! This place is at the end of a canal, so it's not an ocean view, but nice all the same. The smoked fish dip is excellent! Clayton, the bartender, is one of the best! He is friendly, and efficient. There are two... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 stars. We so appreciate you and your business. Our view is really nice and thank you for letting people know that at the end of that canal you can see the ocean. Glad you like the fish dip, we have a lot of fans because, it is really good as you mentioned. Clayton is a... More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on our way to Key West. Having arrived from the snowy north only hours before, dining at this sunny spot, under the palms was heaven. The food we tried (sandwiches and shrimp baskets) was very good and reasonably priced.

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

So glad you found us and enjoyed our seating outdoors, nothing like those palms blowing gently in the wind and looking at that wonderful water. We have a large menu with some really good items, looks like you found a favorite. Thank you for dinning with us, come back for another visit when you are in town. More 

Bala Cynwyd, PA
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on our way from Boca Raton to Islamorada, so it was our first taste of the keys. The server recommended hog fish, which we had never tried, and it was delicious. We sat outside in the enclosed are and had a great view of the marina.

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Thank LovesToTravel27_10
oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in, we really appreciate your business. Hogfish is really good and always fresh, we make sure of it. Hope you can join us again real soon. Thank you. More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant offers a good menu with good, fresh food. The portions are large, so we enjoyed the leftovers the following day. The service was speedy and genuine. We would certainly recommend his restaurant to anyone in the area.

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you stopping in and trying us out. Also, we thank you for recommending us to all those fellow travelers. Thank you for recognizing that we have a great staff. They will let you know that you come first, always. Hope to see you again on your next trip. More 

Stony Brook, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place based on Trip Advisor. We were greeted and seated outdoors under a lighted tent as we requested. The wait staff was pleasant and professional. I had the broiled Seafood Platter while my husband had a blackened hogfish sandwich. Both dishes were excellent! For dessert we shared a slice of Key Lime Pie. I would highly recommend... More 

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

Thank you for your review and recommendations. Yes and yes on our staff, we thank you for that comment. We take a lot of pride in who represents our restaurant and we have the best. Being family owned and operated, they are our family and they represent us very well. You picked some really good dishes, so happy you enjoyed... More 

Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister knew of this restaurant because she works in Key largo. My husband and I would have never found it on our own as we travel up and down the main road (overseas Highway) when visiting. My husband had the burger, I had the grouper and the chowder. He shares so I tasted everything and it was wonderful. Charlotte... More 

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

Oh, thank you for calling us a treasure and for your 5 stars. We certainly consider our restaurant one of the best in the Keys, so when someone notices we really appreciate the statement. Our staff work really hard and best of all, they care. A big thank you goes out to your sister for bringing you in. Come by... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop after landing in Miami and heading to Key Largo. We were going to try the conch fritters, and the gal behind the bar recommended another house special. Fried conch with cream sauce and scallions on top. It was to die for. What a way for my fiancé to experience conch for the first time. Great... More 

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Thank acaligiuri7
oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Your 5 star review is so appreciated, you are the best. Glad you tried our special Bert's Conch, it is sooo good. We Keys people are pretty lucky to have such beautiful water, happy you came in and enjoyed our atmosphere. Maybe one day you will return and visit us again, hope so. More 

Key Largo, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite local places to eat. We visit several times a month and the food is always excellent. Best Chicken Salad Quesadilla in the world. I have tried them from Europe to Australia and all over the US and I have never found one that I liked better. Fish Tacos are also excellent. Back in a... More 

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

We love our locals and also, we always look forward to all our visitors. You are so right about the Quesadillas, they are pretty awesome. We appreciate you and your business. We will always do our best to make you happy when you come to dine with us. Thank you for such a nice complementary review and a big thank... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us came here for lunch. We were seated quickly in the interior room ( she called it the AC room). Setting is very nice and tables are not so jammed together that you can't move, as they are in some other places in Key Largo. We tried lobster bisque (tomato and cream based), shrimp, fish tacos and mahi... More 

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Thank Pam52787
oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review

Nothing like a good Bloody Mary. Thank you for your review and all your kind words. We work hard for you and it is so nice when someone takes the time to talk about it. Our food is really good but our team is a big part of making our customers happy. Hope to see you again. 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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?