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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
305-295-7970
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 24
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Only beer and wine are served - no liquor. My 16 year old son was with us - doesn't drink soda - and they had no juices or milk for him to drink. That's a miss to me. Some of our dishes were very good - lobster mac & cheese very tasty - though the lobster wasn't necessary to the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
uws10024
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Only beer and wine are served - no liquor. My 16 year old son was with us - doesn't drink soda - and they had no juices or milk for him to drink. That's a miss to me. Some of our dishes were very good - lobster mac & cheese very tasty - though the lobster wasn't necessary to the... More 

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braintree,ma
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

made reservations for two but did not ask for the porch so we were seated inside which had a party of six who were very loud. I had a hard time hearing the waitress. My husband had the stir fry with Hogfish. It was very tasty, just the right amount of spice. I switched the mahi dish for hogfish. It... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Strong menu, everything was tasty, and service was great. Friendly and on top of their game. Accommodated us when we showed up a bit early and made great drink suggestions. I'd definitely return when in Key West again!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My husband & I were in Key West for our honeymoon in August, 2014. The Flaming Buoy was recommended to us by a bartender at another KW restaurant. Everything about our experience here was unbelievable. Our waiter was kind, knowledgeable, funny & helpful. I ordered a glass of wine & our waiter brought over a bottle of another brand that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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149 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

First let me say that the staff was very friendly and helpful - everyone we met. Our waitress was great - knowledgeable about both the food and the wines by the glass, and she handled a table near us that was full of picky eaters with patience and grace. We ate on the front porch (it's a converted house) which... More 

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Key West FL
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22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

last night my daughter and I took our visiting NJ family friend for dinner. All were greeted by the owner, hugs all around, great attentive service ( without that hovering factor), laughter and excellent food. Once again I ordered the tropical stir fry with tofu. Ginger rice, bananas, veggies and grilled tofu. It can be ordered with items other than... More 

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Key West, Florida
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110 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Once again we were delighted by the service and amazing food. Try the trios, you can't go wrong. The place is cozy and cute as heck. You will love it like we do. Can't wait to eat there again. EAT HERE!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took husband and the three kids (16,15,10) to dinner. Staff was courteous and nice. . Had the lobster mac and cheese, lobster thermadore, Thai curry shrimp, chili and chicken and waffles. Thermadore was dry but the rest of EVERYTHING was amazing. Menu is limited, if you are not willing to step outside the box, choose elsewhere.But we are willing!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had to wait a bit but once we sat down, perfect evening! This place has it all... Ambiance, great food and fabulous service! If you are in Key West definitely try this restaurant.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We love to find a new place to eat every time we come to Key West. The Flaming Buoy was just that. They were very accommodating for outdoor seating and the menu has so many great selections. It is the kind of place that you sit down and read the menu and say "I am coming back here tomorrow night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-295-7970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?