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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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  • 820
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 25
    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
small restaurant big service

We went here for our anniversary. Before even entering, a waiter saw us in front of the beautiful flowers arching over the entrance and offered to take our picture, without knowing we were customers. There is pleasant outside dining on the porch, but as it was very hot, we ate inside. The high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
bruce b
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went here for our anniversary. Before even entering, a waiter saw us in front of the beautiful flowers arching over the entrance and offered to take our picture, without knowing we were customers. There is pleasant outside dining on the porch, but as it was very hot, we ate inside. The high ceiling spaced is simply furnished with contemporary... More 

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Malibu, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Everything about this little restaurant is magical. If you are looking for a delicious food experience in a cozy off-the-beaten tourist path---this is the place for you. They have a nice wine list that is super affordable and the restaurant is filled with good vibes. Pretend you are a local, order the appetizer trio and and enjoy the food. Reservations... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

decided to go with my husband and two teenage sons as per it's high rating. Although is was small, it was a cute place. The menu was limited for kids and the prices were too high! My son ordered the Chicken and Spicy Waffles. the chicken was dry and over-cooked and his waffles were soggy on the bottom from juices... More 

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Key West, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant for the first time with some other locals. Can't believe we hadn't before, had a great meal and our server, Mika was awesome!

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atlanta
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Key West is tough with parking, wait times & $$$. This place is off Duval so that's a plus, easier to find parking along the residential street and we were able to be seated on the cute porch immediately (on a Tues PM). I can't recall the name of the waitress but she was very friendly and knowledgable about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had just arrived in key west and dribbled upon this quaint this restaurant. If it wasn't for the specials sign out front, I'm not site we would have even known or was a restaurant. We sat outside on the porch and enjoyed the locals. We shared an appetizer and split a meal. And we both still had left overs.... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fabulous food and service! Thanks Alberto! From the lobster mac and cheese to the tropical stir fry with shrimp...you cannot go wrong. Must try...grilled shrimp appetizer. This is a hidden gem that visitors to Key West should definitely try. Can't wait to return.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant. It feels like you're in someone's front room. The lobster mac and cheese was fantastic - as were all the dishes we tasted. I recommend the appetiser and entree trios so you can try a variety of great fresh food. The service was very friendly. The drinks were also good value.

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Skillman, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant, a little walk outside town, with outstanding filet mignon, very reasonable wine menu, and fresh fish dishes too. We really enjoyed our meal - very nice wait staff too!

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Ewing, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I celebrated my birhday at Buoy last night with friends and family. It was amazing! The food was terrific and the service even better. Our waiter,Christopher was engaing and supremely attentive. Our host, Brian, even ordered special beverages for our party and greeted us with glasses of wine and beer while we waited for our party to arrive. The food... 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?