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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 796
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 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
Great food and service

a true treasure. Hidden off the main grid. Best to have reservation. Staff accommodating friendly but not over bearing

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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ogden
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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ogden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

a true treasure. Hidden off the main grid. Best to have reservation. Staff accommodating friendly but not over bearing

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came to this spot because of the great reviews & we were very disappointed! Cute quaint little place with decent service (although a little slow). To start we ordered the lobster Mac which was lacking flavor & lobster. The caprese salad was served ice cold & the mozzarella was flavorless. My entree: mahi mahi-overcooked & very dry, mashed potatoes-hard... More 

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Hawaii
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went without reservations and almost didn't get a seat but the host was so accommodating and got us in. We ordered all the suggested meals with a bottle of wine. We were not disappointed by any of it. A very nice experience all around. Only a 4 out of 5 because as good as dinner was it was not... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

we've been here before and were not disappointed. 4 people with 4 different starters and 4 different mains - all were great. Fish has been consistently excellent. i tried the bacon wrapped scallops and they were superb. A bit out of the way but worth finding. reservations a must. look forward to next year trying different options.

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Elgin, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Based on many positive reviews and the recommendation of the Westin, we made reservations (wouldn't go without reservations) at Flaming Buoy. We were not disappointed! The space was charming and the service was excellent. All four of us had the appetizer trio which included a small portion of their lobster mac and cheese (amazing) followed by the hogfish for an... More 

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Excelsior
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a great time at this restaurant, with several of us opting for the daily special which had fish, pork & beef served up very creatively. Desserts were unique as well. The service was great. It was off the beaten path, but you will love the food and service here.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go to Key West for a week every year in February. This year, we made sure that we visited The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. again and had another excellent meal. Fantastic place to have dinner in Key West. Make sure you try and the lobster mac and cheese!

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Richmond, VA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every time we are in Key West, we have to make a trip to The Flaming Buoy! Excellent food, wonderful service and a cool atmosphere. Fred, one of the owners, always makes us feel right at home. Outstanding restaurant! You MUST try it!

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Grand Rapids
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place has a very interesting menu! The food was very good, service was excellent! They have both indoor and outdoor seating. They are not in the normal tourist area, so be sure to look at a map, and make reservations. The restrooms were very clean. My husband and I both really liked this place and will go back the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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284 reviews 284 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at the Flaming Buoy, but are giving it a three for several reasons, the biggest being the expense. We shared a salad and an entree, had water to drink and paid $53. The lobster macaroni and cheese was lovely but the spinach salad was bland. No table cloths, no place settings, no bread. The service was... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?