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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Well our last night in key west we decided to try this lil restaraunt around the corner from where we were staying because they were supposed to have good lobster Mac. Well I should say so. The Lobster Mac was to die for. The aged cheddar they used was fabulous. That was my wife's meal. I got the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well our last night in key west we decided to try this lil restaraunt around the corner from where we were staying because they were supposed to have good lobster Mac. Well I should say so. The Lobster Mac was to die for. The aged cheddar they used was fabulous. That was my wife's meal. I got the Hogfish with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant in Key West! No, it's not on Duval Street. It's actually in a former home in a residential area. With limited seating & little parking you might not find the Flaming Buoy. If that's the case, shame on you! The food is magnificent!!! The appetizers, entrees, & desserts are all to die for. Our waiter, Alberto (apparently famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food was awesome as always. We come to Key West at least once a year and we always go to Flaming Buoy!! The food is great and so is the service. Not to be missed. Love the intimate atmosphere. Also a plus, it's away from the crowds on Duval St.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A serious foodie treasure trove! For starters, the service is top notch. We were greeted warmly by Micah and waited on by Cameron, the utmost charming & professional. Alberto was also super friendly with us even though we weren't at "his" table. The food was to die for! The best lobster mac & cheese in my life. Now THAT'S a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just go. This place is understated and simple in terms of its decor and exterior however the food is really well turned out. Lobster mac - fresh and full of lobster. Trio of starters - flavoursome and interesting. The service was friendly and attentive, really personal without imposing. Despite our obvious British accents we were treated no differently to any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had already reviewed this restaurant last year but it warranted some additional praise after a friends/family visit two weeks ago. Our waiter, Alberto, was charming, helpful, timely without hovering, with the added bonus of being movie star handsome. The food was perfect. My scallops had a bacon wrap, with slightly crunchy brown sugar sweetness. The scallops were firm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I'm so glad I made a reservation here. What a great place. Small restaurant right in the middle of a residential area. Located closer to the southernmost point than the busy sections of Duval Street. Small restaurant with inside seating and a few tables outside. Great service and delicious food. The appetizer trio was great and the main meals were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've eaten all over the world and ate here two nights in a row. Incredible favors with simple ingredients. Tucked away in a residential section of key west so you are eating with the locals. If you are eating somewhere that sells a t-shirt, leave and come here.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was a party of 5 and we made the reservation for 7.15pm. They get really busy around 8-9. We got the two of the Combined Started-it came with lobster mac and cheese,shrimp and Caprese salad. A little taste of the goodness. For dinner some of us got the trio as well which is pretty much a little bit of... More 

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Key West, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Have dined here several times, and took a friend last night for her first visit. We were both in food heaven. If there's a better plate of food in town than the Entree Trio at Flaming Buoy, I haven't found it yet. The lobster mac & cheese, bacon wrapped scallops, everything I've tried is wonderful… I am a concierge, and... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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