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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 #18 of 360 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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Plantation, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Before leaving on our vacation to Key West I researched restaurants on Tripadvisor and other sights. We have been to Key West several times and I wanted to make sure we tried some new restaurants. The reviews of the Flaming Buoy enticed me and I thought it would be a good choice. My only concern was that we would have... More

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you want to get away from the tourists and riff-raff of Duval Street, try this place. It's awesome. We went on a weekday night, without a reservation. We were lucky enough to get a table, so making a reservation is probably a good idea. Located on a quiet residential street, it was just a few blocks from our hotel,... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner there on Friday night. Great Hogfish! 1/2 price wine. Service was excellent. Not a big place but we will be back for sure.

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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

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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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