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Whale Harbor Inn

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-4959
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Ranked #61 of 79 restaurants in Islamorada
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night
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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Can't beat the value, service and view!!!! We had margaritas and peel n eat shrimp. Best muddled margarita ever!!!! Peel n eats were warm and good sized. Very pleased!

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Roann, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Food was tastefully and attractively prepared. Great key lime pie! Grouper was good. Enjoyed watching over the harbor while eating.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

CLOSED due to kitchen fire, but no signs to tell you this. Adjacent restaurant Wahoo's is open and that is how you find out there is no seafood buffet

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jmendelson, General Manager at Whale Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Due to smoke damage, both the Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet & Braza Leña Brazilian Steakhouse in Islamorada are currently closed. We are working diligently to repair the damages and plan to reopen approximately in Mid-April. During our construction you can still visit any of our sister properties: *Wahoo's Bar & Grill located at Whale Harbor Marina - Mile Marker 83.5... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were in a rush, and told our server Matthew that. He did his best, but still forgot Andrea's soup. The food was good, but I liked it better the last time I was there. I would still go back, but I think it is a better deal at the affiliated seafood buffet next door. Two rabbit ears up!! (\... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food is pretty good for all you can eat buffet. I love their seafood stand with some good humor Mexican dudes. I asked him for raw oysters and he told me 'no' with a straight face. I was stunted at his answer but then he started to laugh. I had good time with these guys.

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medina o
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

its a Buffet, its good to very good, but its for the younger set, i think, just cant eat that much anymore, but all the food was good

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Key Largo,FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It was simply amazing to be there. It was very nice food with perfect welcome of us. I had been there with my family and everyone just liked the food. They have perfect balanced taste on food they make for their customers.

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Williamstown NJ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stopped there on way home from Key West for their Seafood Buffet. Great deal for $30 The food was awesome with lots of variety. We staff and service was excellent. The jumbo shrimp and crab legs were some of the best we have even eaten. You can get them cold or warm. They give you them in 1/2 lb... More

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White Oak, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We vacation to Florida Keys at least twice or three times a year for the last 15 years and we always make a point to stop by Whale Harbor for a dinner. This time I brought my Dad and Sister who happen to visit from California to have a great dinner. There were as usual a large variety of seafood... More

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jmendelson, Public Relations Manager at Whale Harbor Inn, responded to this review

We apologize for the poor experience that you had in our restaurant during your last visit. We strive to do our best and depend on our employees to deliver their best for our customers; all with a proper attitude and service with a smile. We will address the problem that you experienced immediately. The person you met was not a... More

Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I heard about this restaurant from our hotel staff. We ate lunch there and decided to go back for dinner since it was so good. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly. Margarida, our server was so friendly and gave us excellent service. We were lucky to get Margarida twice as our server! Clean, great... More

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