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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 #19 of 369 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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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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Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had some dishes I liked and some that left me disappointed. First the good. The lobster mac and cheese was great. Have this is my recommendation. Now the disappointed. I had the grouper with banana salsa that was very bland. The fish was bland with no seasoning and the banana salsa was also flat. It could have used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

You can always tell something about a Key West restaurant, when many of the reviews say things like "out of the way", "long walk from Duval" or "hard to find". The chances are good that in spite of its location, this restaurant has a lot of reviews because the food and service are excellent. We visit Key West each year... More 

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Farmington, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Ok - make reservations at least one day ahead or you might wind up sitting at the bar (with only 4 seats). This quaint little restaurant has 8 tables and a party of 6 might be their limit - like I said, better call. If you're a couple - ask for the table for two near the kitchen. The food?... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The snapper with the banana salsa was incredible. The Caribbean flavors blended together to create a wonderful and tasty dish! The restaurant is cozy and inviting. We met the owner Fred, and along with our amazing servers Chris T. and Mikah, they each made us feel as if we were at home. This all just added to the excellent evening.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We just didn't want another large commercial chain restaurant experience while spending a holiday weekend in Key West. We therefore turned to TRIP ADVISOR and let it influence our choices. The Flaming Buoy was very nice and satisfied our hunger after a lengthy day of bicycle riding around the island. Try the samplers.....smaller servings of featured specialties. I cannot imagine... More 

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Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The name says it all. It is a special place off the tourist trail that offers really, really great food, a quite neighborhood setting with charming staff. We had the baby back ribs and the shrimp curry which were both delicious. The waiter was very funny and delighted in the history of the funky restaurant especially the derivation of the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I'm a local - born and raised. So with that being said, you can guarantee I have been to every restaurant on the island and quite a few up the keys. Flaming Buoy is not only located in an 'old town' residential neighborhood but the atmosphere of the restaurant is so warm and welcoming. They offer indoor and outdoor seating.... More 

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Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a nice meal of pan seared Hogfish with pineapple and banana salsa and BBQ baby back ribs. Both were very good and were served with unusual but tasty side dishes. Service was friendly, and unpretentious, atmosphere was casual and playful. Prices were very reasonable. Location is on a quite side street. Reservations recommended for dinner. A local recommended... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Brought a whole group of us here after recommendations from a friend who raved about this place. Big mistake and worst experience we had the entire trip. Should have known how the dining experience was going to go after being shooed out of the restaurant (basically into the road) waiting for our reservation. Small place, and there was a group... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Party of 8 with a reservation, the experience was a complete disaster. Service staff drinking behind bar, food took almost an hour and was cold. A very sad attempt at service.

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Additional Information about The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Address: 1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
Phone Number: 305-295-7970
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

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