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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every part of this dinner was supreme. The appetizers were delicious. The server was fun and friendly without being overbearing. The entrees were so uniquely tasty it seemed like a festival of happiness. Make a reservation otherwise you won't be eating here.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022

My BFF and I were on a girls trip and looking for somewhere great to dine. We were able to get a last minute reservation at the bar - what a wonderful surprise! Brian, our server, was amazing and made the experience so much fun....He offered great wine recommendations and it was clear that all the staff were happy to be there. Scot, the owner, came by several times to ensure we were pleased with everything and we also met another server, Juan, who was also delightful. We connected Brian and he offered lots of recommendations for our night out - he sent us across the street after dinner to meet his husband, who made us an amazing craft cocktail! I had the entree trio because I could not decide - it was all great but the bacon-wrapped scallop over sweet potato mash was amazing. My friend had the steak with the blue cheese butter, which was also amazing. My only complaint was that we could not eat more - I would have loved to be able to eat an app, salad and dessert. Don't miss this dining experience - 10+/10 food and superb service!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

Found this amazing place a few years ago and it’s our go to spot every time we visit Key West. The food is just delicious! Highly recommend the appetizer trio, lobster Thermidor and banana French toast dessert! But honestly, everything is delicious! The owners and...staff are genuinely glad you are there and provide such attentive service and a good laugh or two! The decor is so cool! Don’t miss checking out the bathroom..especially if you are a Star Wars fan! Can’t wait to return next summer:)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022

What a great surprise! I expected it to be good but it was GREAT! Relatively small place with great service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing and so was the service! We went here for dinner on a girls trip and the food was 10/10! Everything we got from our apps to our entrees was fantastic. And our server, Brian, was so kind and helpful! He gave...us recommendations to a few other places on the island that were awesome as well. We got the lobster Mac and cheese appetizer, and I got the bacon wrapped scallops as my entree…all so good 🤌🏼More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

The food and service were both amazing!!! Best meal I had during my stay in Key West, you have to try the lobster mac and cheese. Brian provided excellent service and made our visit even more memorable!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

They requested a credit card to reserve; thus forced to go or we would have been charged otherwise. This set our expectations a lot higher but it was salty, wine was hot, the caprese salad seemed as it was done out of Costco’s with cherry...tomatoes, and the surf and turf was average.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

We would never miss a visit to the Flaming Buoy when we come to Key West, and it is not often enough. The food is consistently fantastic, original and delicious, with the right mix of really decadent treats and unusual and delightful recipes that are...surprising twists on what you might expect (spicy chocolate! Lobster Mac!). No surprise that the entire menu is filled with fresh fish, snappy salads and veggies, and amazing sides too, all of which have a Key West flair. But it is the owners who make FB the special place it is. They have created a gem of a restaurant with top notch and loving service, where you feel cared for and at home, a space that is gorgeous and filled with whimsical details, and one where everyone who enters is transformed into a happy diner and grateful customer—and new friend. We are lucky to have the chance to enjoy being a part of the Flaming Buoy fan club—may the force be with them!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

Our thing is to always try and seek out a new unique place for dinner whenever we travel. Tucked about half a block off Duval St. and if you're not looking, you'll walk right past. We arrived early and decided to sit and eat at...the bar as our table was still in service. Promptly greeted by one of the owners (Scot, who's a bundle of entertainment energy) a bottle of Merlot was chosen, and the night was off and running. Our Filets were excellent as was the Lobster Thermidore. Make sure you take your Light Saber!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

My wife found this place on Trip Advisor and it was worth the search. It is small, quirky and excellent! I ordered an Asian noodle with shrimp meal while she ordered ribs. We shared and both were excellent. Both entrees had well blended spices enhancing...the flavors as fine dining should. We loved finding all the themed details behind the bar and in the restroom. This is not your neighborhood Apple bee's. If you are a foody looking for those little special quirky great food places, this is it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Love the Flaming Buoy and visit on every trip to KW (sometimes more than once). Excellent service and the food is always awesome.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

What an amazing evening with Jirka at the Flaming Buoy! The flat bread caprese was delicious and the ambiance was very comfortable and the Star Wars object d’art was a whimsical addition! The bacon wrapped filet with blue cheese cream sauce was wonderful and tender...as were the red skin mashed and the sautéed spinach. The Danish ribs were HUGE and tender…. the spicy green beans were a surprising fresh delight. Mac and cheese was rich and done perfect! Do not miss your chance to experience this amazing place. Reservations are 100% recommended⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

Next to the theatre on a side street, if you walk by during the day you might think it's an empty storefront. BUT don't be fooled! Cozy supper club with fabulous food and service. Husband had a surf and turf special with lobster thermidor and...filet mignon and said it was the best meal we had in KW. The place belongs to folks who live Star Wars, so don't forget to look up at the ceiling and check out the bathroom. Be sure to call ahead for a reservation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

You walk in and the restaurant decor looks modern chic and very inviting. Better yet, as you sit and look around there are subtle Star Wars items - not like "Oh my, I'm in a Star Wars restaurant (except the bathroom)" but like "Oh, I...just noticed a Chewbacca doll high up on the bar next to the wine. How cool!". Food was quite good - grouper entree and on the trio entree was perfect! Seafood well cooked overall. The curry shrimp on the trio needed more curry sauce. Appetizer trio also very good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

Scot, what a restaurant you have created! The decor blew us away! The food is as out of this world as the Star Wars Galaxies!!!! I cannot start to list what we experienced, but get there early, and try to see a movie next door...at the Tropic Cinema for a night that you will not forget! And then head back afterwards for an after movie drink!!! The staff made us feel right at home. Brian could not have been a more attentive and helpful bartender!!! And just a good person! The amount of repeat customers that we met while we were there speak volumes of the Flaming Buoy…. Scot, tell Mom she can rent out your room!!!! Love you guys!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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We do not serve peel and eat shrimp, but we do have other local shrimp offerings.
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