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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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10:30 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 237
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Add extraordinary service to excellent food and a great location

Last night we were dining outside on the water when severe weather hit. Thanks to our server Mabel and some other Buzzard's Roost staff everyone outside was "rescued " by a staff member and a table inside was somehow arranged. Great job! Our thanks to everyone involved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
BEACHMAN103
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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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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434 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Last night we were dining outside on the water when severe weather hit. Thanks to our server Mabel and some other Buzzard's Roost staff everyone outside was "rescued " by a staff member and a table inside was somehow arranged. Great job! Our thanks to everyone involved.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love this restaurant. Great friendly service. Fresh seafood. My husband loves the Hog fish basket and Calamari. Me the Cheeseburger done my way. Yum. The day we went they were shot handed and management came out and helped. We always sit near the water. The view is excellent and the music relaxing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We initially went to shipwrecks bar and grill and left after being seated and not receiving any service for 20 minutes. Called ahead and the Buzzard had a table waiting. Fish dip and ceviche was awesome. Main entrees were great and the coconut cake for dessert was a wonderful surprise. Mabel was our server and she was top notch. Great... More 

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Orlando
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180 reviews 180 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant looks like a house from the outside. It's right next to a marina on the canal so there are times where you can watch boats go by and enter the ocean. The staff is very polite and fast. They were a bit understaffed when I was there, but the service was still very good. The conch appetizer is... More 

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I believe this is my favort watering hole in key largo. It sits right on the jew fish canal with a small fleet of fishing and dive boats in the parking lot but they are another story. very friendly staff great food and good prices

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

Your the best and you are welcome back to our watering hole anytime you can come by. You seem to know the area well, maybe you spend a lot of time here. In which case, we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for giving us a high five and thanks for your business. More 

Bowie, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Like many Key Largo restaurants, off the beaten path but obviously popular with those who know where to go. Small with friendly staff and an excellent kitchen. The filet was melt in your mouth great.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, makes our day. But, most importantly you had a great experience dinning with us. We think we are doing a good job but when we get your personal opinion, it speaks volumes. Really glad you came to visit and hope to see you again some time. More 

Morris Plains, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we love this place there ceviche is amazing don't miss it and there fried shrimp is the best and i've had it in four other places - not even close Very casual inside or out a great place keep it on your list

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

It is wonderful to hear you love our place. Just reinforces that we are doing our job and doing it well. We aim to please and we are so glad we made you happy. We hope you can visit us again soon, we really appreciate you and your business. More 

Inverness, Illinois
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Located in a working marina, we had the opportunity to dine while watching boats being forklifted into and out of the water. Our food was good. The potato skin app was notable as it is not your typical thick potato boats filled with stuff. Instead the skins were sliced really thin, like chips but soft and then covered with melted... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and giving us a very nice review. We are happy you enjoyed the food and watching the operations of the marina. This is not our season for boats coming and going at a regular pace but summer time is more active, so you got lucky. Really sorry your service wasn't as good as it should... More 

Cleveland Ohio
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When you get tired of the tiki bar scene and you're looking for something a little higher end, you should consider the Buzzard Roost. Not terribly expensive with a nice menu of local favorites. I like the location. Its kind of tucked into a boat yard with hoists and boat lifts surounding the dinning area. It wasn't busy the night... More 

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

So glad you found us and enjoyed dining with us. It is so nice you were able to come down and get some of our great weather and you were on Keys time, makes the vacation more relaxing for sure. We are tucked away, like a little unknown secret that was found out about years ago. People having been coming... More 

Florence, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

great location, great food and our service was excellent - thanks Rachel! If you want an iylic spot just off the beaten track overlooking the water and "fine dining" keys style or just a snack and a cocktail - this is it!

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

Thank you Shannon from S.C. nothing could be finer, right! I love the smell of the jasmine in that fine state. We really appreciate your wonderful chosen words describing our place. So glad you discovered us and got a taste of what we bring to the Keys. Rachael is one of our best and we are so glad we could... 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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