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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
13052957970
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Key West we go to Flaming Buoy. Great local spot. The is great!!! So is the service!! My favorite is the Spicy Tropical Stir Fry. It was awesome. My husband's favorite is the lobster mac & cheese. Never disappointed. Full house tonight. Suggest you make reservation. We will be back!!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of Macaroni & Cheese. I am not a fan of lobster. I AM a HUGE FAN of the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese at the Flaming Buoy. The Trio appetizer was enough for a meal itself. The Trio dinner special put us way over the top. The wait staff was entertaining in subtle and direct ways.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing. Great staff. Some of the best scallops we have ever had. Might come across as bit pricey, but we had a great night with some great food and wine.

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing recommendations for a few years, we finally made it to the Flaming Buoy. We are only sorry it took us so long to get here! Brian was an excellent server and made the whole evening a ton of fun. The food was some of the most creative we've had in Key West. Talked to different staff throughout the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The steak was perfect the wine was plentiful and the ambiance can't be beat. 3 people at our table had the Lobster Thermador and didn't care for it. The service and staff were great, and very attentive. A bit pricey but worth it, overall experience was very good. I recommend going if you like the small quiet place away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mac and cheese was awesome and the trio meals were outstanding. It was a small treasure and I'm glad we found it. The servers are friendly and it is inviting.

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Thank Putter P
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great find - a small, intimate setting, with a wonderful, varied menu and wine list. The staff were brilliant and made our evening.

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Thank dpriches
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food and better service. Prices are very good for what you get. A trip to Key West isn't complete with out a meal here. You have to try the lobster mac and cheese.

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. The food, service, wine, and atmosphere were perfect. We had a party of six with different dietary requirements and all were met with grace. Oh wait... The restroom could use a little extra AC. Kind of humid.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with making my reservation over the phone, the service was great and exceptionally kind. Our waiter was helpful in describing the specials and menu, and the food tasted fresh and well made. I would’ve liked a bit more flavor in the mashed potatoes and maybe a bit more sauce on the fish, but the broccoli cake was delicious, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $32
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040-3263
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 13052957970
Description
An "only in Key West" restaurant, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. makes a statement on the hushed stage of a residential neighborhood. It is one part retro supper club, one part sassy corner bistro, and one part highly personal whim. Fred Isch, self-proclaimed Air Force Brat, grew up in every geographic segment of the country with a mother who loved cooking and collecting recipes. His partner, Scot Forste, grew up on the farm where his mother, bored of city life, spontaneously relocated to get back to the land, breed horses, and grow fresh, healthy food. Every recipe on the Flaming Buoy menu is an interpretation of something Fred or Scot ate at their respective family tables. Local additions, like seafood, tropical fruits, and Cuban flavors reinterpret the nostalgia, and the result grabbed the attention of the New York Times in 2011. Whether from a porch seat next to pots of herbs, or inside a white dining room accented in orange, dining the Flaming Buoy way is delicious and fun.

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