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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
305-295-7970
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Ranked #20 of 361 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Key west, fla
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to have a nice dinner with friends and family. The food and service is top notch. They have the best lobster Mac & cheese I've eaten. Every entree at our table was cooked to perfection & we had ten. If you are not within walking distance by all means take a cab and get there.

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Key Colony Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We live in the Keys and go to Key West often for a movie and lunch or dinner. We found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and have now added it to our go to restaurant list when entertaining out of town guests. Sunday was 1/2 price bottle of wine. Started with the triple appetizer - Lobster mac n cheese, spicy shrimp... More

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Beckley, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Service was great and the food was fantastic. This will be a must eat when we return in October. We have been coming down for year's and would rate this one in the top 5 restaurant on the island.

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Key West, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a unassuming place from the outside but don't let that fool you! The food is great and the inside is quaint.

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While my husband and I were in Keywest we decided this trip we should try some different restaurants, we normally eat at the same places. Read the reviews and were very excited to try it. I'm not sure if we just ordered the wrong thing or what, the waiter was very very nice but OMG what a disappointment the food... More

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Larkspur Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant for dinner on Aug 14, despite the one negative review that focused on a waiter named Christopher. It turned out that Christopher was our waiter as well. All we can say is that there must have been some miscommunication by the earlier diner. Christopher was a delightful guy, very attentive, with great recommendations for the food.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I love Flaming Buoy, it's only two blocks from where we live in Key West (sadly leaving the island soon). Dined earlier this week despite large crowds. Not only had our typically great meal and service, but were treated to a (rare for this restaurant) visual and aural entertainment by a drunk group sporting tight pants, cliches,... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is literally right around the corner from me....and it couldn't be more convenient and delish......Chicken and Waffles...yes that's what I said.....it is crazy good....and the Trio sampler of Tai Shrimp, Lobster Thermador and Grilled Gouper......Excellent servie from Christpoher just made our meal that much more delightful... go and be treated to one of the best restaurants in KW!!!!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Flaming Buoy is our dear friends' favorite restaurant. And for good reason. You walk in this place and immediately feel at home. It's tiny, immaculate, and just lovely. The decor is calm, soothing and appealing, and everyone is smiling, staff and especially the patrons. The food was exceptional. I had blackened grouper, which was amazing, and was thrilled to... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Please avoid The Flaming Buoy if: - you often run late (they tend to be booked up most nights, and your rudeness throws off everyone else who bothered to show up on time) - you have a large group (it's a small restaurant) - you have no sense of humor However, if you love thoughtfully prepared imaginative food, a fun... More

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