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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
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hogfish” (180 reviews)
“filet” (126 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner! The staff was so friendly and engaging. We shared the trio starter and then had the trio entree. Delicious! Two people could share both of those trio items- it’s plenty of food. I liked the variety it offered though. Atmosphere is quirky and...More

Thank travelbugg75
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is Very rare that I go to a restaurant where everything I try is AMAZING! Chicken and Waffles! Lobster Mac n Cheese! NY Strip with Garlic Butter! Lobster Thermidor! There were 8 of us, and we all ordered something different. Had the intentions of...More

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

You have taken your first step into a larger world. Thank you, and may the fork be with you. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago

One word: WOW! My husband and I found this wonderful little gem on the same day of my son's birthday while vacationing in Key West. They were able to accommodate us the same day and made our son's 13th birthday so special! Our servers name...More

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

Thank you! We look forward to the next birthday! (Note to self: Buy another candle). Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Food! Great Service! Love the atmosphere. If and when in Key West Definitely don’t miss out on eating here! Great all around!

Thank Nyc2k4life
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little gem! We have been here 2 summers in a row and will continue to have dinner here every time in KW. The service is wonderful, the guys are so attentive, helpful and friendly!!! Then the food is absolute delicious!!! Bacon wrapped scallops,...More

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

Thank you for repeat visits – the ultimate flattery! We look forward to seeing you again next summer! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet CO.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish was tasteful and presented beautifully. Great place for a gourmet dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was top notch as well!

Thank Seussy23
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 3 weeks ago

A lovely quiet place hidden in a quiet neighborhood. Staff was fun. food was good. their boasted mac and cheese could be better. I will go back again.

Thank Esther K
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had their trio entree special (cannot remember but he said it was very good) and I had the Lobster Mac/Cheese (to die for)!! This Lobster Mac/Cheese had a very good sauce and with every bit you had some lobster also. This melted in...More

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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Wow. Wow. That is all I can say. A must. The food but more significant the service by Scott and his crew was sensational. We felt like the only couple at the restaurant because they spent time with us. I was super impressed at...More

Thank Irishtarheel
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! It was truly a delight to meet the two of you. You wear those glasses better than I ever could. Bleep bleep bloop bloop. Please, come see us again when you are next in town! And may the fork be with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The flaming buoy is amazing period. Jay, our server/bartender was amazing. Great conversation and great info regarding other things to do in Key West. Now I’m going off the subject a bit. After what jay said his rent was I’d like to personally invite the...More

Thank John W
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. P.S. It's true about Jay's rent. Very few can afford him.

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Alina L
July 3, 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Alina, I'm so sorry. My response to your review was in no way intended to be negative in any sense of the word. I was, rather, making play on the multiple meanings of the word "feel." You are absolutely right about Key... More
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Aleksandar A
May 7, 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Aleksandar, I'm sorry we didn't see your email until too late. We don't recommend sending an mail to make a reservation, particularly an hour before we open as we are busy getting ready. Our phone number and online... More
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Aleksandar A
May 7, 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Aleksandar, I'm sorry we didn't see your email until too late. We don't recommend sending an mail to make a reservation, particularly an hour before we open as we are busy getting ready. Our phone number and online... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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