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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 828
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    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 25
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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
Excellent meal away from Duval St.

We made reservations here upon recommendation from Mark, the owner of Uva Wine Shop in town. We were not disappointed at all, lobster mac n cheese is amazing and we don't eat lobster or seafood very often. For our entrees, my husband ordered the filet mignon and I ordered the entree trio (smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
LoveToTravel8799
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We made reservations here upon recommendation from Mark, the owner of Uva Wine Shop in town. We were not disappointed at all, lobster mac n cheese is amazing and we don't eat lobster or seafood very often. For our entrees, my husband ordered the filet mignon and I ordered the entree trio (smaller portions of Mahi Mahi over mashed potatoes,... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had my first hogfish, a local variety that was delicious. It was served with corn on the cob , carrots and a spicy broccoli cake. My wife had grouper. Her mashed potatoes were decadently good. The fish was impeccably fresh. Just be careful if you eat outside--skeeter attack! But what a beautiful place. Escape Duval and try this place!

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Montgomery, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Made a reservation just to make sure there would be a table for us after reading excellent reviews from other TripAdvisor patrons. The staff is very friendly and chatty. The food was spectacular. From the appitizer to the entrees and of course desserts. Enjoyed the quite setting in a residential area. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful flowering vine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Some of the best service ever!!! Make reservations and ask for Brian!!! The food was delectable!!! Some of the best locally caught hog fish I've ever had!!! This is a place you must stop at in key west!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant on our last evening in Key West, and after having seen most of the Key West areas, from Duval Street to all the other side roads, we had the nicest meal at The Flaming Buoy! The restaurant is located in a residential area so you are in a nice, beautiful and calm surrounding area.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a quaint, enjoyable place in a Key West neighborhood an easy stroll from mid-south Duval Street. Our party of four caught the last seating on Saturday night and we were rewarded with a super meal. While adult beverages are currently limited to wine & beer, the choices were sufficiently varied to satisfy and accompany our meal choices. We... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ate in a hurry at the bar.....made time for dessert though. Enjoyed chilled Albariño, lobster thermadore, & chocolate quesadilla for dessert. Yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very friendly! Very accommodating! Food was good. Service was great. Had the hogfish special and they split it and the portion was perfect. Watch the muffin! It was spicy but delicious!

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Winchester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is off the beaten path and quite a jewel. Our server Brian was GREAT at suggesting favorites dishes and items other diners liked. The people were VERY friendly and the flavor of the food was excellent. The portions were a bit small but they make up for it in flavor. It was a relaxing laid back experience and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The location is excellent, still close to everything but far enough away from Duval that we were able to bring our car and actually find a close parking space! We chose to sit outdoors which proved to be an excellent choice for us. There was a lovely tropical breeze blowing and the trees and the surrounding area were quite lovely.... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?