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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
+1 305-295-7970
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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1 - 10 of 1,452 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very quaint place. Service and food were both great. Price point was reasonable given quality. Nice hat they also offered a small selection of meals for kids.

Thank FLKDtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the Lobster Mac n Cheese to the Red Curry Shrimp to the Banana Salsa on Snapper...so, so good. Location is off the beaten path so the crowds of Duvall St aren't a bother.

Thank rhartsock
Reviewed 1 week ago

HOLY heck ya'll. This place is for real. First of all, locals eat here, which is telling. This restaurant is situated in the middle of a neighborhood, so you have to know ab it to find it. Seriously, I was worried for a minute walking...More

Thank Cris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to go to the restaurant on a recent trip to Key West with friends. There were 6 of us, all with varied tastes and needs. The variety of the menu was perfect for us and it was all delicious!!!! Can't wait to...More

Thank cindy s
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our pleasure! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a girls trip, have been to key west dozens of times but always used to eat wherever we ended up at dinner time. This time, my OCD friend made reservations at a place she heard of. At first, I fought her on the...More

Thank MariBDoral
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We look forward to feeding you again. Scot. Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As frequent visitors to Key West we finally tried The Flaming Buoy for dinner. We were pleasantly greeted and taken to our table. The waiter was very nice and explained the menu and answered all our questions. The food was very very delicious. Service was...More

Thank Scott D
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite place to eat while we were in Key West. We went on recommendation from a friend and it was the perfect place for us. Made reservations by calling before we left on our trip. It is small and has limited tables...More

Thank fiftystateswithkids
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. So pleased to read you enjoyed yourselves! (It's funny that you should mention dress. At 46 (August of last year), I decided that this year I should probably start dressing my age. You know, button down shirts. Pants. Shoes that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place because we were looking for something off of the main strip. Something different! And pleased we were. Amazing food, Lobster Mac and cheese was amazing. Shrimp grilled perfectly! Great friendly service. Couldn't have had a better experience. And if your a...More

Thank Scott S
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review. May the fork be with you. Always. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Flaming Buoy on the recommendation of a friend, and were very thankful we did! Great food and very friendly staff. The atmosphere was eclectic! (Star Wars themed rest room...) Everyone enjoyed the food, even my son who doesn't eat seafood.More

Thank Mark E
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! About that bathroom: All of those things (and there are tons more in my office in the back of the restaurant) are things I was told by my partner I could not use as decoration in my home. I'd smuggle some Star Wars...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try a new restaurant for our anniversary and chose The Flaming Buoy because of its reviews and closeness to our B&B. Thankfully we were not disappointed. We had the appetizer trio with a caprese salad, lobster mac & cheese, and Key West Pink...More

Thank Christophejb
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Above all else you wrote (I'm glad you enjoyed your food), your review made me very proud to have the staff I have. I'm still not going to give them a raise, but I am proud of them. I hope...More

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Amy A
January 20, 2017|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of us. Most people make reservations at most a couple of months out. We haven't a parking lot, but there is generally plenty of street parking. Hope this helps. Scot.
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KaylaNCohen
July 20, 2016|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
We don't, per se, but we can make chicken fingers or fries or spaghetti, stuff like that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $32
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-7970
  • E-mail
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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